Best Clubs in Essex
Known across the country and the rest of the world for the hit TV series “The Only Way is Essex”, this county knows exactly how to have an unforgettable night out!
Whether you plan on going celebrity spotting (you’re bound to see at least one!) or not, people flock from all over the country to witness and experience the unbelievable party atmosphere when the towns come alive when the sun goes down. So if you’re heading to this corner of the country for a big celebration, we urge you to check out our list of the best clubs in Essex and start planning the ultimate celebration.
1. Sugar Hut
At the heart of Brentwood’s lively high street is The Sugar Hut, situated inside an historic 15th century coaching inn. Top choice for the stars of The Only Way is Essex, this celebrity hotspot is a huge venue that underwent a massive refurbishment at the end of 2019. Open every Saturday night ‘til the early hours of the morning, this is the place to go if you’re looking to party like the stars of TOWIE!
93 High St (Brentwood) | Website
2. Club 195
Just outside the M25 in the town of Epping is Club 195, another hotspot for TOWIE stars and Premier League footballers. Open every Saturday of the week, this decent-sized nightclub has been hosting some of the biggest nights out in Essex since opening in 2003. Featuring a top-of-the-line ‘Funktion One’ sound system, you’re guaranteed to have a great night here
Cottis Ln (Epping) | Website
3. The Pink Toothbrush
Holding the claim of being “the UK’s longest running alternative nightclub”, The Pink Toothbrush on Rayleigh high street is a fantastic venue that hosts unbelievable nights every weekend. Winners of the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Alternative Music Awards, there’s no wonder why this club is so popular with the celebrity guests it has brought in over the years with performances from the likes of Radiohead and Blur in years gone by!
19-23 High St (Rayleigh) | Website
4. Bar & Beyond
Doubling up as a brilliant evening bar and lively nightclub by night, Bar & Beyond Chelmsford is a venue that always has something exciting going on no matter what day of the week it is. Known for being one of the biggest clubs in the town, this venue features a huge dancefloor in the former cinema room. With fantastic drinks deals throughout the week, this unique club is one you need to experience for yourselves!
6 Moulsham St (Chelmsford) | Website
On the doorstep of Basildon’s train station is Colors Basildon. Noted for being the best gay club in the county, this large and exciting venue stays open ‘til the early hours of the morning three nights a week. They’ve also hosted some of the biggest and best DJs in the country throughout its time. Not only that, but this is also a brilliant destination for big groups!
Southernhay (Basildon) | Website
At the heart of Dartford you’ll find ATIK, one of the biggest nightclubs anywhere in the county. Featuring two distinct and unique club rooms, “Air” & “Breathe”, this venue caters for both the younger and more mature party-goers who flock here every weekend to dance ‘til the early hours! Playing everything from RnB to dance classics, you’ll also find the drinks prices to be very agreeable no matter what night you visit!
35-37 Essex Rd (Dartford) | Website
7. Unit 7
The biggest club in the town, the fantastic Unit 7 Basildon is an extremely popular weekend venue with its late-night club nights that party on ‘til the early hours of the morning. Regularly featuring big-name guests and DJ performances, this venue is split across three different rooms and even has a spacious rooftop bar for chilling out at! Featuring stylish and modern décor & booths inside, this is the place to go for a night you’ll never forget!
Pipps Hill Rd N (Basildon) | Website
If you’re looking to get away from the usual nightclub tunes then Bassment Chelmsford is the place to head to. Situated on the doorstep of the town’s main railway station, this cosy yet atmospheric club doubles up as a cocktail bar and offers an intimate vibe accompanied by a range of genres of music including funk & soul, indie, R&B and much more.
16-18 Wells St (Chelmsford) | Website
9. Infinity Nightclub
Right at the heart of this Essex town is Infinity Sudbury. Open every Friday and Saturday night, this club is renowned for its upbeat and lively atmosphere. Featuring two club rooms and plenty of drinks deals to get your hands on, this venue is a great choice if you’re after a big night out with all the trimmings! Each room offers a different vibe and music style, so you’re bound to find something to dance the night away to!
98 East St (Sudbury) | Website