The Best Beachfront Bars In Sydney

Matthew Clark

Australia is known for its hot weather and beaches. Sydney’s beaches are some of the most visited in the world, with travelers and tourists coming from interstate and around the world to experience the eastern Australian waterfront. If you’re looking for a watering hole near the ocean, read on to find out the best beachside bars in Sydney.

1. The Anchor

Bar, Pub Grub, Australian

Bondi Beach
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Incredibly well located with views over the eastern coast of Australia, The Anchor South Bondi is a margarita bar right near the iconic Bondi Beach. Head chef Zac Pauling provides a seafood based menu that uses only the best produce found on the eastern coast, which is perfectly accompanied by the affectionately created cocktails and the wine list that is compiled with the help of winemakers from the southwest of Australia.

2. Vue Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub

With incredible views, Vue Bar is one of the major hubs of Bondi’s wine and dining venues. This tapas and cocktail bar can attribute its great success to three things: its fantastic location, its strong relationships with some of Sydney’s finest suppliers providing the freshest and best quality produce, and its attention to detail and great service. You’re invited to make your way to this classy establishment with friends and try one of the delicious cocktails along with a range of great tapas style sharing plates.

3. Coogee Pavilion

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Contemporary

Set in the old Palace Hotel the Coogee Pavilion is a bar, restaurant and cafe on the golden sandy Coogee Beach a few kilometers southeast of the Sydney CBD. This huge venue celebrates the important things in life, like food, drink, friends and family, all on the beach with incredible views over the eastern Australian coast. Coogee Pavilion specializes in shucked oysters and seafood, which you can enjoy from the outdoor balcony with ocean views.

4. Stacks Taverna

Bar, Restaurant, Australian, Vegan

Angus Sirloin Steak at Stacks Taverna
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From the Greek isles to your dinner plate, you’ll be able to try a wide selection of Mediterranean delights at Stacks Taverna. This restaurant and bar is supremely located on the gorgeous Cockle Bay, one of Sydney’s most romantic and beautiful spots. This venue has a large outdoor dining area for you to enjoy Sydney’s fantastic weather, the incredible views, and the great food and wine in style and comfort. Don’t worry if the weather turns bad, the outdoor area is well covered and heated; if you prefer, you can always make your way inside where the atmosphere is sophisticated and relaxed.

5. Hickson's Food and Wine

Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean, European

Located by the seaside, looking over the Walsh Bay is Hickson’s Food and Wine, a bar and restaurant, offering incredible views over the city’s harbor, which you can enjoy while you taste the great food and the range of incredible wine. Boutique wines are sourced from the best producers in Australia, and these wines are coupled with seasonal top-quality sharing plates that highlight modern Australian cuisine.

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