Fun Birthday Ideas In Essex

Live music paired with quirky cocktails? Pop-up cinemas in gorgeous outdoor locations? Whatever your idea of a great celebration, we've got it covered. From bustling restaurants with private dining rooms all the way to alternative craft beer bars, here's our guide to fun birthday ideas in Essex.

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Last updated on 3rd July 2024

Après Bar Hull

If you're searching for ways to celebrate a birthday in Essex this summer, check out what The Spritz Social has in store. Nestled in the heart of Chelmsford, the pop-up bar will have you playing ping pong, snapping pictures and sipping on thirst-quenching cocktails. 

Three Wise Monkeys Colchester

Looking for something a little bit different for your birthday celebrations?The Three Monkeys is the Colchester pub known for its unbeatable lineup of live entertainment. Swing by to dancing the night away to Duran Duran tribute bands and incredible up and coming bands.

Garage Brunch

Get ready to groove and shake your special day away as Garage Brunch comes to Essex for the first time. Taking over a secret location, tickets to this all-day party include a two-course meal as well as an hour of free-flowing cocktails and a whole lotta' live entertainment.

CJ’s Bowling

Looking for something a little different to do on your birthday? Then head to CJ's Bowling in Hockley, where they've got retro lanes lit up in funky neon colours, as well as snooker, pool and augmented reality dartboards - which start from just £18.95 for 30 minutes and includes up to six people. Topping it all off? A mouthwatering menu of hotdogs topped with grilled onions, beef or spicy bean burgers, red Thai curry and much more.

Zebrano Brentwood

If you're looking to celebrate your birthday in a restaurant that's as good-looking as you (you're welcome), then book dinner at Zebrano in Brentwood. Hire the lounge for a private affair seating up to 35 guests, or dine in a small group casually. Tuck into sushi rolls and soft shell tacos, then wash it down with creative cocktails. 


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If you're not sure where to celebrate your birthday, how about booking a table at the stunning Mediterranean restaurant Yuce's in Harlow? Spread over two floors, it premises excellent Turkish cuisine as well as a pretty lounge open on Fridays and Saturdays, perfect for drinking. If you want to secure some space for yourself, hire out the function room for up to 300 of your friends, and look forward to a selection of hot mezze and doner kebabs. 


If you're on the hunt for a fun birthday bar in Essex, look no further than Faces. Perfectly perched on Gants Hill, the bar, restaurant and club is a brilliant spot for boozy brunching and late-night dancing, with live DJs and stunning dishes to help you celebrate your special day.


In need of some fun-packed plans for that special birthday celebration? Be sure to head to BCK YRD Golf on Springfield Road. This top-notch party bar is home to two 10-hole courses, alongside a plethora of alcoholic slushies and games. Think escape rooms or BB gun ranges.