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Best Beach Bars In Adelaide

Enjoying summer and beach bars is a way of life in cities on the water like Adelaide. Just imagine sitting in an open space with a cocktail in your hand and talking to friends on warm summer nights. Relax and enjoy local menus and the selection of South Australian wine in one of the venues listed below. Life is good!

bacchus henley beach bar

Opened from Thursday to Sunday 12pm-late, Bacchus Bar is the pearl of Henley Beach. Bacchus is a famous beachside hangout with live music and excellent DJs. Enjoy mixed fruity cocktails, and taste some freshest local specialties from an extensive menu. We love the welcoming, buzzing atmosphere. And guess what, from December to January, you don’t need a reservation! They look forward to seeing you at any time!

seasalt henley beach bar

2. Sea Salt

Bright and breezy SeaSalt beach bar is located on the beautiful Henley Beach. Sea Salt is well-known for the incredibly delicious plates of seafood made with sustainable, local ingredients. Some of the highlights are smoked croquettes, oysters, fish, spice-dusted sardines, and crisp-fried whole nannygai. Enjoy local wines and remember good old 60’s and 70’s atmosphere.

3. The Moseley Beach Club

The Moseley beach club is located on the white sand of Glenelg beach. Grab a cocktail while enjoying a view of the waves and incredible sunset. Settle in on one of eight cozy sun beds while DJs spin summer soundtracks all day long. We recommend making a reservation to secure the premium bed for your visit.

stella restaurant henley
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4. Stella

Stella is situated on Henley Beach and is famous for its incredible, wide-range Italian menu. Come here to feel a unique atmosphere and try their delicious dishes made with the best local ingredients while enjoying breathtaking ocean views and iconic summer sunsets. From now they have also extended their hours so you can enjoy the incredibly relaxed and calm Australian beach vibe throughout the year.

melt henley beach

5. Melt

Adelaide is blessed with extraordinary beaches close to the city center and amazing beach bars. The Melt is no exception. Melts’ décor is airy, bright and a bit retro in butthe best possible way. When at Henley beach, make sure to find Melt and taste one of their delicious pizzas. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail, feel the vibe and the beach views.

Palais Hotel

6. Palais Hotel

The Palais hotel is a big venue right on the beach at the beautiful Semaphore beach. The Palais is a hotel, a nightclub, a restaurant, a gaming room, and also a wedding venue. The food is delicious, and they have plenty of drinks on offer. It’s the perfect place to spend an evening outdoors in warmer months.

joes henley beach bar

7. Joe's Henley Beach

Joe’s is the only absolute beachfront bar at Henley. It’s welcoming and cozy, with sausage dogs on the roof and cute decor. Enjoy a delicious summer cocktail menu and plenty of places to sit indoors and outdoors. Joe’s closes early, so we would say it’s a spot for boozy brunch or early drinks and dinner.

Seacliff Beach Hotel Adelaide
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8. Seacliff Beach Hotel

Seacliff beach hotel is a great all-rounder. Enjoy great views of the beach from the top balcony. A downstairs patio is a good place to people-watch. The menu offers pub fare and lots of drinks.

Esplanade Hotel

9. Esplanade Hotel

Esplanade hotel is not at the top of the list as it is a bit outdated. It’s a great spot because they always have some deals on food which is great. Why not to finish up your workday and have an early dinner before heading home.

Grange Hotel beer view

10. The Grange Hotel

The Grange hotel should be higher on the list, but we forgot about it. Grange is the hidden gem of Adelaide, and the Grange Hotel is the center of it. The Grange Hotel is perfect in many ways. It offers delicious food, breathtaking views, and knowledgeable service. What a great spot to enjoy the summer.

Jason Masson

Jason Masson

22 just out of college and love to find new and interesting drinking spots. My favourite bar is the next one I visit.

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