The Best Beach Bars In Sydney

Photo of Chloe Hanschen
30 November 2016

Sydney, Australia is known for their warm weather and the friendly people who live there, and this relaxing atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for a good drink and stunning views. Below, we have listed some of our favorite beach bars in Sydney.

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The Bucket List

The Bucket List is a casual and family-friendly bar located right on the beach. The colorful interior and decorations make this an opening and inviting place, and the bar includes an indoor area, a large outdoor patio, and a garden terrace. This is the perfect place just to relax on the weekends or to hang out with friends. In addition to their drinks, they offer a special kids menu, tacos, and other small bites.

Watson’s Bay Beach Club

Watson’s Bay Beach Club is one of Sydney’s most popular beach bars. The bar is located right on Watson’s Bay and offers great views of the harbour, and their menu features fresh seafood dishes as well as an extensive cocktail list. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Come here to enjoy a morning coffee while soaking in the beautiful sunrise, and we promise this will be a great start to your day.

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The Island

The Island is only accessible by water taxis that leave from Double Bay Wharf. The bar exemplifies European club ‘culture,’ meaning that there is always popular music playing and a lively crowd. The bar includes day beds, cabanas, and beach chairs. They also have special events on the weekend, so check out their Facebook page for the latest details and be sure to buy your ticket online beforehand.

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The Theatre Bar

The Theatre Bar is a trendy and casual bar located at the end of the wharf, so come here before or after seeing a show at the theatre. The large bar is very spacious and is located right on the water. Spend time here with a large group of friends for a great time. They also have half price meals Mon-Thurs after 8pm, and serve special dishes that are inspired by the shows the theatre is playing.


Seawall Bar and Restaurant is located right on the waterfront with views of the Walsh Bay pier. Their menu includes locally sourced seafood and fresh produce. Their cuisine is influenced by the Mediterranean and the menu is constantly changing. They also offer an innovative cocktail list and extensive wine list, so come here for a casual meal or for drinks after work.

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