What's On In Essex

We're bringing you the best of what's on in Essex, from Colchester to Chelmsford; think everything from bottomless brunches, sought after movie experiences and club nights that you'd be mad to miss. And if you do miss something? Don't fret, there's plenty more coming up to get stuck in to.

Last updated on 7th December 2021

The Three Wise Monkeys in one of Colchester's best-loved boozers, and for good reason. The welcoming pub hosts incredible live music throughout the week, from up-and-coming talents to legendary tribute bands and old school rockers.

This new-age immersive experience is set to be the highlight of your week. Electric Gamebox Lakeside uses high-tech motion sensors, surround sound and projection mapping to throw you into all kinds of weird and wonderful activities.

Après Chelmsford

105 user reviews 4

The Spritz Social is an all-new experience that's landed in Chelmsford, bringing plenty of opportunities for a unique day out in Essex. Stuck for ideas of what to do? Swing by and you'll find a mecca of cocktail sipping, sublime dining and quirky activities. 

Players Lounge

45 user reviews 5

A place where eating, drinking and gaming all comes together, Players Lounge is also serving up a range of live entertainment. Whether you fancy a spot of live music or a bottomless Champagne-fuelled brunch, this is the venue for you.


21 user reviews 5

Keep things quirky with a trip to Acanteen in Chelmsford, where the party is always in full swing. Stuck for ideas of what's on is Essex? This spot is hosting bottomless drag brunches, tribute music nights, comedy showcases and plenty more things to get excited about. 

Garage Brunch

669 user reviews 4

Get ready to shake your stuff as the UK's liveliest brunch heads to a secret Essex location for the very first time. Expect free-flowing booze, mouthwatering fried chicken and plenty of lol-worthy entertainment as Garage Brunch descends this spring.

Coco Southend

103 user reviews 4

If you're looking for top-notch entertainment, you've come to the right place. Coco Southend is host to all kinds of events, from club nights and live music to themed brunches, including those centred around Mamma Mia and Madonna.

Looking for fun things to do in Essex? Faces is an unmissable bar, restaurant and club all rolled up into one. The recently-renovated mecca for drinking and dancing can be found on Gants Hill, offering everything from boozy brunching to late-night dancing.