Fancy a beachside bar? If you want sweeping views as you sip on a delicious drink, this list of the best waterfront bars in Perth will be just what you need!

Looking for a new watering hole to enjoy happy hour? With both the Swan River and the Indian Ocean at its doorstep, Perth is blessed with a plethora of bars with a view. And, regardless of when you’d like to visit, it’s always the perfect time to try out a new gem that might just become your new meeting spot!

Whether you’re looking for a beachside bar or something with water views, Perth has something to offer everyone. So sit back, relax and let us take you on a tour of the best waterfront bars in Perth. We’ll cheers to that!

<strong>Bathers Beach House</strong>
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Bathers Beach House

The alfresco area at Bathers Beach House became Australia’s first licensed beach back in 2016, and today it is still wildly popular for those seeking a unique waterfront experience. You’ll be able to sit right on the beach, sinking your feet into the white sand while holding a tasty pick-me-up. The lounge chairs and beach tables can be booked, but otherwise, you can sit inside and soak up the views alongside the floor-to-ceiling windows. Whether it’s for a function, romantic date, or catch-up with your friends, Bathers Beach House provides a memorable waterfront bar experience in picturesque Fremantle.

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47 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA 6160
<strong>Coast Port Beach</strong>
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Coast Port Beach

If you’re looking for a beachside bar in Perth, be sure to put Coast Port Beach at the top of your list. Found on the bank of Port Beach in North Fremantle, this venue is famed for having some of the beach beachfront views in the city. And, thanks to their large open venue, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean all with a drink in hand. Their menu includes the likes of freshly shucked oysters, West Australian prawns, woodfired pizzas and, not to forget, their generous drink specials. This is the perfect spot to get a large group of friends together for casual sunset drinks or a special occasion.

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42 Port Beach Rd, North Fremantle, WA 6159
<strong>The Left Bank</strong>
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The Left Bank

Previously the home of a boat building business, The Left Bank is situated on the shoreline of the Swan River in scenic East Fremantle. This waterfront bar in Fremantle, offers a laid-back setting for a refreshing drink, a delicious pub meal and live music on the weekends. Choose from their many wine, beer and cocktail options, which all pair nicely with their lunch and dinner menus ranging from woodfired pizzas, seafood and burgers. The Left Bank is a beautiful pub for a sunset beverage, and lucky guests might even be able to spot the resident dolphins cruising along the river.

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15 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle, WA 6158
<strong>Little Creatures</strong>
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Little Creatures

Previously a crocodile farm, this popular brewery has a relaxed dining venue on Fremantle’s harbour with an open Great Hall where you can enjoy your meal while still being immersed in the working brewery. Little Creatures was started by a group of friends who wanted to create an American Pale Ale for the Aussie scene, so the whole brewery was built around creating a high-quality brew. Ideal for a relaxed beer with friends; head on over to their outdoor area right along the waterfront where children are even welcome!

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40 Mews Rd, Fremantle, WA 6160
<strong>The Lucky Shag</strong>
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The Lucky Shag

Established in 1998, The Lucky Shag is a waterfront bar in Perth’s CBD overlooking the Swan River. Pop down for an afterwork drink, enjoying the craft beers and vast cocktail and wine options. For those staying for lunch or dinner, choose from crowd favourites such as burgers, nachos, steaks, seafood dishes and plenty more. Live entertainment by bands and DJs will accommodate the deck a few nights per week, and for the sports fans, there are big screens to enjoy all of the action. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, we don’t know what will!

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Ferry Route Barrack St Jetty, Riverside Dr, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>The Point Bar & Grill</strong>
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The Point Bar & Grill

Waterfront drinks is at its finest thanks to East Perth’s hospitality precinct where rooftop bar and restaurant, The Point Bar & Grill, proudly lies. With sweeping views of the Swan River, The Point Bar & Grill boasts chic lounges, an extensive drinks menu, and a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy its mesmerising waterfront views. Local musicians and DJs entertain the bar every weekend, namely from the sunset lounge on the rooftop. After one visit you’ll soon realise why this restaurant on the Swan River in Perth has been named the best.

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306 Riverside Dr, East Perth, WA 6004
<strong>Rambla on Swan</strong>
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Rambla on Swan

After remodeling their waterfront deck bar that looks out onto the Swan River, Rambla on Swan is our go-to for an expansive food and beverage menu. With a restaurant, alfresco and deck bar, here you can relax with a tap-poured beer in hand, a perfectly crafted cocktail, a glass of wine or a bottle of champagne and, most importantly, sweeping views of the Swan and the city skyline. With plenty of offerings including cocktail happy hour and live music, it’s no wonder why this waterfront restaurant in Perth always has you coming back for more.

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39/85 South Perth Esp, South Perth, WA 6151
<strong>Scarborough Beach Bar</strong>
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Scarborough Beach Bar

The glass balcony at the Scarborough Beach Bar is an ideal location to take in the bustling Scarborough beachfront, especially while indulging in a refreshing beverage and shared nibblies with friends. On tap they offer many popular local beers, and you can also take your pick from a large list of spritzes, fruity cocktails and esteemed wines. One of the best coastal restaurants and bars in Perth; with regular events and offerings, Scarborough Beach Bar always know how to draw in a crowd!

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1 Manning St, Scarborough, WA 6019

For water views and exquisite food, enjoy the view at one of Perth’s 8 Best Waterfront Restaurants. Or, for Perth’s best beachside cafes, we’ve also found the Best Waterfront Brunch Spots in Perth.

Feature image: The Left Bank. Image supplied via Facebook.
This article was first published on October 16 2020. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on April 06 2024.