Although Henley Beach is home to a number of well-established pubs, the new-school bar scene here is still young. The best among these newer venues include rooftop bars with panoramic ocean views and places that do drinks right by the beach – just make sure to brush the sand off before you go in.

West Rooftop


A retro beachside rooftop bar from Maybe Mae's Ollie Margan.

Level 1 269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach



This beachside venue blends New York-Italian food with Aussie surf club vibes. Every table in this expansive, 260-person capacity venue is a good one, but special points go to the balcony. It affords views out over the ocean and Henley Square.

255 Esplanade, Henley Beach

Melt Henley


An all-day diner and cocktail bar that brings the outdoors inside.

269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach

Mia Margarita


A colourful two-level Mexican-fusion restaurant and bar serving “trash can tacos”, tuna tostadas, Margaritas and Mojitos.

330 Seaview Road, Henley Beach