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.

Last edited by Talia Stanton

Last updated on 25th January 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. 

F Cooke Pie and Mash

F. Cooke is hosting this wicked comedy night, complete with a range of well-known stars. While you watch? Get stuck into the lip-smacking selection of pies and freshly brewed beer before laughing yourself silly.

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.

Mamma Mia Nyxperience

@ Yiamas & Nyx on Saturday 24th February 2024 and 2 other Saturdays

Calling all dancing queens and ABBA fans; Club Nyx in Essex is hosting the ultimate Mamma Mia experience – complete with a three course meal and immersive entertainment. For £60 you can bag a Greek feast, including meze plates and chicken souvlaki, plus half a bottle of wine or prosecco each and a front row seat to the three-hour performance.


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.