Planning a night out in Bondi? Here are five bars in Bondi that will not disappoint.
Newcomers to the Sydney Suburb of Bondi are often overwhelmed by the selection of restaurants and bars. Here’s our top five favourite bars in Bondi to visit if you’re looking for a place to have a drink before getting dinner or just want to catch up with friends. All the bars mentioned below also serve food which makes them all an easy choice for dinner or bar snacks if you decide that you would rather stay put instead of venturing out for food.
1. Speakeasy Bar – 83 Curlewis St. Bondi Beach
Located at the back streets of Bondi Beach is Speakeasy. This bar is decorated with dark wooden furniture and accessories that will take you back in time. It is stocked to the brim with the finest wines and excellent selections of beers and signature cocktails. The food is simple yet heavenly. Recommend trying something off their dessert menu.
Try: Large tapas and roast beetroot
Cost: $12 to $20
Hours Open: Monday to Saturday 5 PM – 11 PM, Sunday 4 PM – 10 PM
Want to Get a Cocktail, but Don’t Want to Spend Too Much? Then Head to One of These Cheap Eats in Bondi Before Heading Out.
2. Bondi Hardware – 39 Hall St. Bondi Beach
Customers recommend Bondi Hardware as the best choice for brunch and dinner on Hall St. This bar serves everything from comfort food to fantastic entrees in large portions. You will love their sliders which are made up spiced chicken, beef or pork belly pumpkin which is among the house’s best sellers along with their tempting halloumi couscous salad with almonds.
Try: Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings
Cost: $16 to $35
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday 5 PM – 11 PM, Thursdays 5 PM – 12 AM, Fridays 12 PM – 12 AM, Saturdays 10 AM – 12 AM, Sundays 10 AM – 10 PM
3. The Bucket List – Shop 1, The Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Dr. Bondi Beach
When it comes to fun, The Bucket List spells it with a capital F! This bar has a fantastic ambiance with a retro touch. The casual crowd in this bar is so energetic you can even find people grooving and dancing to the beat each night. The food is overwhelming. Recommend trying their seafood menu especially the Grilled Fremantle Octopus. Their signature cocktails, wines, and champagnes are also reasons why people keep coming back for more!
Try: Sydney Rock Oysters and Grilled Fremantle Octopus
Mains: $16 to $35
Drinks: $16 to $45
Hours: Monday to Tuesday 11 AM – 5 PM, Wednesday to Friday 11 AM – 12 AM, Saturday to Sunday 9 AM – 12 AM
4. Fat Rupert’s – 249 Bondi Rd. Bondi
This bar is one of the few surprises that you will find in Bondi Beach. Fat Rupert’s has a warm and inviting ambiance, but if you wish, you could also dine outside along their bench sets. The food simple yet tasty and their beer and wine selections are worth checking out.
Try: Grilled Lamb Cutlet Spiced Yoghurt, Orange and Couscous Salad
Mains: $8 to $49
Drinks: $7 to $17
Wines: $10 to $65
Open hours: Tuesday to Thursday 6 PM – 12 AM, Friday to Saturday 11 AM – 12 AM, Sunday 11 AM – 11 PM
5. Bondi Icebergs Club – 1 Notts Ave. Bondi
Bondi Icebergs Club is the bar in Bondi with an incredible view! Their menu is spectacular especially their seafood entrees. You will also find a fantastic selection of fine wines, beers, and signature cocktails. Bondi Icebergs is one of the most popular events venues in Bondi.
Try: Seafood Platter for two is $75 or order from the Light Meals menu and split the king prawns, oysters, and fries with garlic aioli sauce.
Mains: $19 to $35
Drinks: $6 to $8
Open: Monday to Thursday 11 AM – 10 PM, Fridays 11 AM – 12 AM, Saturdays 9 AM – 12 AM, Sundays 9 AM – 10 PM