Updated: Jan 12 2020

The Best Spots for Beachside Happy Hour in Sydney

The space in time between day and sunset is a time to relax, unwind, cast away societys roles and slip back into yourself. What’s done is done. Find a place, call your friends and usher in the evening with a couple of cocktails and tunes. In our opinion, there is no place better than being beachside. The sun is at the perfect angle, the sea breeze is cooling down temperatures and the sound of waves puts your gamma waves into sync. Here is our list of the best places for beachside happy hours in Sydney.

Best Happy Hours in Manly

Manly Pavilion

One of the best locations for happy hour in Manly. From the outdoor terrace of the Manly Pavilion you get sweeping views of the harbour from the East Esplanade through to Dobroyd Head and Watsons Bay.

Wed - Sun 4-7pm

Manly Wine

Footsteps back from the beach, Manly Wine on South Steyne offers a great post beach day happy hour. Manly Wine's elevated seating gives punters a great view of the beach and is always a great spot for relaxing into the evening.

Mon-Fri 4-7pm

El Camino

El Caminos interior is loud and bright like an acid trip with flashes of a lucha libre match, 80s rock concert and a dose of surf culture. Come for the gigantic frozen margaritas and free corn chips and stay for the tasty tex mex food. El Camino is where it's happening on weekend evenings.


Hemingways is a literature themed bar / restaurant in Manly with a view of the ocean and live musicians.

Tue-Fri 4-6pm / Sun 6-9pm

Havana Beach

With a view overlooking South Steyne beach, Havana Beach serves up Mojitos & authentic Cuban food. They have happy hour specials on everyday and Saturday / Sunday sessions starting at 3 because weekend.

Weekdays 5-7pm / Weekends 3-6pm: $5 Wine & Beer $10 Cocktails

Sunday All Day: $5 Mojitos

Daniel San

Daniel san Manly's Neo Japanese fusion restaurant has beach side outdoor seating and happy hours Weekdays & Sundays

Weekdays 5-7pm: $5 Wine & Beer

Sundays 7-9pm: $10 Espresso Martinis

4 Pines Brewpub & The Keller Door

The Northern Beaches own Microbrewery just footsteps away from the Manly Wharf is another great place for a sunset wind down.


Tue-Fri 4-6pm: $6 pints & house wine

Keller Door

Fridays 5-7pm $8 pints

Sundays 4-7pm $16 jugs of beer & $10 cocktails


Overlooking the Manly Ferry Terminal, Sugarfish has great sun set views of the harbour. Enjoy a wide selection of signature cock

Everyday 4-6pm: $12 cocktails $6 wine, beer & spirits

In Situ

A Manly establishment, In Situ offers drink & food specials during happy hour.

Everyday 4-7pm: $5 beer, wine $10 cocktails

Best Happy Hours in Bondi

The Bavarian Bondi

Steins & Bavarian food by Bondi beach. Everyday is happy hour with $5 beer, wine & spirits & $1 chicken wings.

Everyday 4-6pm: $5 beer, wine & spirits $1 chicken wings

Mojos Tapas Bar

Mojos servers Spanish tapas & cocktails for happy hour. Outside seating gives you a great way to take in the views of Bondi Beach.

Fri-Sun: $8 cocktails & tapas

More Beachside Happy Hours

The Collaroy

Every evening, the Collaroy Hotel brings you Happy Hour with cheap beer, wine and spirits. The 2 storey beach themed bar & restaurant is set right on the beach and has an elevated open outdoor terrace with beautiful views up the coast.

Mon-Sun 5-7pm

Spirits $6 Wine $6 Pints $6

Coogee Pavilion 

Enjoy Happy hour at the iconic Coogee Pavilion with its 3 floors of food and drinks & entertainment. The outdoor balcony is a favourite place for soaking in the summer evening atmosphere. The rooftop is an adults only destination, but kids would rather be at the retro play area anyway.

Weekdays 5-7pm

Spirits $6 Wine $6 Pints $6

Pilu Baretto

Pilu’s beachside bar overlooking Freshwater beach is a great location for evening drinks on the weekend.

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 5:30-6:30pm

Negronis for $12 and Aperol Spritz for $10

Shaka Freshwater

Happy hour starts on Thursday and continues into the weekend at Shaka. Start with drinks and stay for a few bites.

Thu-Sun 4-6pm

food & drinks

Manly Pavilion
West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
The Bavarian Bondi Beach
108 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Coogee Pavilion
169 Dolphin St, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia
In Situ
1/18 Sydney Rd, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
El Camino Cantina Manly
Manly Ferry Wharf, Belgrave Street and, West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
Manly Wine
8/13 S Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
Shaka @ Freshwater
37 Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096, Australia
4 Pines Manly
29/43-45 E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
The Collaroy
1064 Pittwater Rd, Collaroy NSW 2097, Australia
Mojo's Tapas Bar
32 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Garfish Manly
1/39 E Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
Daniel San
55 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
Hemingway's Manly
48 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
Havana Beach
3/14 S Steyne, Manly NSW 2095, Australia
Pilu at Freshwater
Moore Rd, Freshwater NSW 2096, Australia

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