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Best bars in Essex

Essex is home of the night out but with so many exciting options to choose from, it is hard to know where to go. Have a look at our rundown of the best bars in Essex for some inspiration.


Get crafty
Craftwerk Beers, Southend-on-Sea

Drop into Craftwerk Beers for a pint or two, the home of craft beer in Southend-on-Sea

Craft breweries have exploded in popularity in recent years, no longer is a pint of lager a simple drink. Essex is no exception to this and is teeming with bars full of trendy ales and IPAs.

Craftwerk Beers in Southend-On-Sea is the mother of all the craft beer bars in Essex with a dozen on draft and even more on offer in cans and bottles.

To get up close with the brewing process visit the Leigh on Sea Brewery where you can taste beer straight from the tap.

Craft breweries have exploded in popularity in recent years, no longer is a pint of lager a simple drink. Essex is no exception to this and is teeming with bars full of trendy ales

Cocktail hour
Cocktails

A visit to a cocktail bar is a classic night out for a reason and Essex boasts many fabulous options for something shaken or stirred. The Speakeasy Bar in Epping is a cocktail institution that has been going since 2007. It has a beautiful marble top bar and provides entertainment in the form of DJs, live music and karaoke.

V Bar in Colchester is also worth checking out, it used to be an apothecary and the bartenders are inspired by the building’s history to invent creative tipples.

It’s brunch time

Brunch

Sometimes you want a bite to eat with your drink, especially if you’re socialising in the day, and brunch is the perfect meal to tuck in to with a Mimosa or Bloody Mary. Lots of bars in Essex now offer amazing bottomless brunch deals with tasty food and endless drinks for great prices.

Faces is one of the best-known bars in Essex and you might see some well know faces if you pop in! Their pancakes and cocktails deal is legendary and if you are not a morning person, they even offer brunch in the evening.

Channels Bar and Brasserie in Little Waltham is another tempting possibility with classics like Eggs Benedict and smashed avocado on the menu. Just order a bottle of bubbles and it’s bottoms up!

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