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Coogee Bay Hotel

A beachside pub that's been a part of the community for 150 years.
By Andrew Zuccala
February 06, 2023
By Andrew Zuccala
February 06, 2023

The Coogee Bay Hotel has existed on this strip of beachfront (in one form or another) for 150 years. It's a proper local drinking and dining institution that plays a big part in Coogee's community — whether its hosting a never-ending lineup of events or sponsoring local swim clubs and charities.

But on most days of the week, folks flock to this oceanfront watering hole to spend long days and nights out with mates — in one of the many drinking and dining spaces.

First off, the beachside garden is the most highly coveted part of Coogee Bay Hotel. Nab a sun-soaked table and order rounds of drinks alongside pizzas, burgers and a bunch of sharing plates — think oysters, chicken wings and fried squid.

Head inside to escape the heat (or hide from the rain in winter) at Arden Lounge — and enjoy all the same food and drinks that are available outside. And while this space is great for everyday hangs, it's tailor made for hosting parties. The whole room (with its own private bar) can be transformed to fit just about any event you're keen to host.

Beyond this, you can also hit up the sports bar or balcony bar (complete with wicked views) or spend a few nights in its stylish hotel rooms. Make sure to stay across The Bay's website and Insta feed for up-to-date info on live music and special events too.

Coogee Bay Hotel is a one-stop-shop kind of hospitality venue, with the oceanic setting Sydney is renowned for.

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