The best beer gardens to enjoy a cold one around Western Australia

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Western Australia’s watering holes are littered with big, beautiful beer gardens to enjoy our basically year-round great weather.

And why shouldn’t they be? We’ve got some stunning natural environments to enjoy, and if we can do so while indulging in a pint and pub lunch at the same time, well that’s pretty much heaven.

If you’re chasing some beer gardens closer to home we’ve already covered Perth’s best beer gardens, but now its time to cast the net a little wider to the rest of the state:

NORTH

Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club

We recently put the call out to you, our dear readers, to find out your favourites and we gotta say, Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club popped up a lot. It’s verging on metro in regards to the rest of this list, but let’s call it the first stop over as you make your way north to some of the other places on this list… Overlooking Ocean Reef Boat Harbour, it’s a huge space with five different areas and five licensed bars, but that beer garden plus an Indian Ocean sunset can’t be beat.

Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club

3 Boat Harbour Quays, Ocean Reef


Seabird Tavern

If you’re driving up to Lancelin and beyond along Indian Ocean Drive you can’t miss the signs for Seabird Tavern & Caravan Park, and while it might be tempting to drive by in service of arriving to your destination earlier, we implore you to make a quick detour. Seabird keeps its simple, with friendly staff, tasty pub grub (including a mean fish and chips) and epic views over the ocean.

Seabird Tavern

44 McCormick Street, Seabird


Endeavour Tavern

Packing quite possibly the best beer garden views in the state, the Endeavour Tarvern backs right up onto Lancelin beach where you can watch the boats – and dolphins – float by all afternoon. Be careful because time slows down while you chill on the grass out the back of the Endeavour, and you might just find yourself staying in town a couple of extra days by accident!

58 Gingin Road, Lancelin


Finlay’s

One of the Coral Coast’s most popular breweries, Finlay’s is a beautiful open-air restaurant set within the red dirt surrounds of Kalbarri, just down the road from the beach. Famed for serving up some of the freshest seafood dishes in the west, their beers are just as fresh coming straight from the brewery taps, and its beer garden is filled with character – and characters. Pop in on Sundays for live music, fur babies (and human babies) are all more than welcome!

Finlay's Kalbarri

13 Magee Crescent, Kalbarri


The Monkey Bar

The quintessential Coral Coast pub, The Monkey Bar within the Dolphin Lodge complex at RAC Monkey Mia Resort basically forces you to slowwwww down. Low-key vibes, laidback dining, live music, daily specials and delightful views await. There’s a fair chance you’ll spot a few dolphins cruising past as the sunsets too – not bad!

The Monkey Bar

1 Monkey Mia Road, Monkey Mia


Ray’s

The latest edition to the north west’s drinking and dining scene Ray’s is the new-look Hedland Hotel, a Palm Springs-inspired venue that fits in well with the warm temps and coastal vibes of Port Hedland. Offering slightly more elevated affair than your average regional pub, the menu packs some big So-Cal inspired flavours, with an extensive drinks menu and cocktail list to match it.

Rays Port Hedland

Corner of McGregor & Lukis Street, Port Hedland


Broome Surf Life Saving Club

Cable Beach‘s worst kept secret, the Broome Surf Life Saving Club is tucked away just behind the beach, offering very chill, family-friendly vibes with cheap beers and regular food trucks stopping by to keep you fed. In 2024 it’s getting a minor glow-up to be known as the Ocean View Bar, and it does exactly what it says on the tin:

Broome Surf Club

Cable Beach, Broome


Mangrove Hotel

With some of the best views for a pub in Broome that’s not on Cable Beach, the Mangrove Hotel’s Bay Club is a stylish outdoor restaurant and bar overlooking Roebuck Bay. Sip on cocktails and cold beer with the sounds of live music and the tastes of the finest produce the Kimberley has to offer. And if you’re in town during the Staircase to the Moon, the Mangrove is the spot to really take it in – just get down early to nab your seat.

Mangrove Hotel Broome

47 Carnarvon Street, Broome


Matso’s Brewery

Broome is home to Australia’s most remote brewery – Matso’s. With outside seating in the courtyard and verandah offering views over Roebuck Bay, one of the best things to do is grab a tasting paddle board and sample some of the range, including mango, chilli, and ginger beers. It gets pretty (fun) rowdy mid-week along with a good-time Sunday session.

Matso Brewery Broome

60 Hamersley Street, Broome

SOUTH

Imperial Homestead

Turning our attention away from the coast for a minute (yes this one is east more than south), and if you like a side of history with your parmi and pint, the Imperial Homestead in York has it in spades. Built in 1886 to service travellers on the new railway, the Imperial Homestead has been fully restored in recent years while maintaining all of its heritage charm, especially in its sunny courtyard. Perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring the heritage streets of York.

Imperial Hotel York

83 Avon Terrace, York


Ravenswood Hotel

Okay look, we are suckers for a beer by the water, any the Ravenswood Hotel is perched right on the banks of the Murray River, offering a delightful day filled with excellent food and a lively atmosphere great for families. If you’re lucky enough to own a boat you can pull right up out the back and stroll into the magnificent beer garden for some well-priced pub grub and a bit of live entertainment.

Ravenswood Hotel

65 Lloyd Avenue, Ravenswood


Rocky Ridge Taphouse

A popular hang for Busselton‘s younger revellers, Rocky Ridge Taphouse is just a hop, skip and a jump from the iconic Busselton Jetty. It brings a bit of history in its own right, set within the surrounds of a former 1930s family home, there’s 25 taps featuring many of Rocky Ridge’s rare flavours to choose from, and ample spots to pull up a pew with your pals outside.

Rocky Ridge Taphouse

10 Marine Terrace, Busselton


Amelia Park Tavern

This one’s a hot tip from the office’s resident south west correspondent, noting that Amelia Park Lodge’s Tavern has a splendid outdoor area and beer garden, and who are we to argue? Don’t let the European stylings fool you into thinking its an uptight spot for high-falutin’ holiday makers out there, you’re just as welcome to roll up in boardies and thongs to enjoy some delicious pub-style snacks and a pint on the terrace.

Amelia Park Lodge

5850 Bussell Highway, Abbey


Caves House Hotel

Caves House is basically the super club of the south (minus the tack), featuring four main rooms, a terrace, billiards room, long bar and the popular outdoor deck. One of the biggest and beer gardens in the southwest, Caves gets pretty rowdy on the weekends when bands come into town, and it’s the best place around for a Sunday Sesh.

Caves House, Yallingup

18 Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup


Wild Hop Brewing Company

Wild Hop features a spacious deck with ample seating, room for the family dog and a super cool, natural looking jungle gym playground for the kids, shaded by established trees, perfect for those hot summer months. All of this alongside stunning natural views. Food here is shareable and leans heavily on the woodfire grill with small plates ideal for snacking, perfect for bigger groups and those looking for a casual style of eating.

Wild Hop Brewery

1301 Wildwood Road, Yallingup


Beerfarm

If you love your beers frothy and your faces friendly, a pop-in to Beerfarm should be high on your down south list. An independently owned Aussie brewery, their focus on sustainability and working with the land is only matched by their emphasise on good times and great beer. They sling some serious lunchtime eats too, and there’s always something going on for people of all ages, including a slippery slide in the summer months!

Beerfarm

177 Gale Road, Metricup


Augusta Hotel

There’s a strong case to be made for the Augusta Hotel to have the best views of any pub in the south west, potentially even the whole state – high on the banks of the Hardy Inlet. It’s no wonder it received such a resounding yes when we put the vote to the public as mentioned above, especially when you factor in the high probability of catching some whales cruise by during whale watching season.

The Augusta Hotel

53 Blackwood Avenue, Augusta


Boston Brewing Co.

One of the Great Southern’s most popular establishments, Boston Brewing Co.’s massive beer garden fills up fast on the weekend, so book ahead to sample a few of their ales and indulge in a hearty meal from the kitchen.

Boston Brewing Co

678 South Coast Highway, Denmark


Earl of Spencer Historic Inn

One of the more unassuming beer gardens in the Great Southern, The Earl of Spencer Historic Inn‘s outdoor area sure does get some serious dappling sunshine in the summer months. Soul-nourishing and belly-filling pub classics are the go here, along with a great range of tap beers and of course, a stellar selection of southern wines from the region.

Earl of Spencer Historic Inn

60 Earl Street, Albany


Bremer Bay Brewing Company

Being as deep south as Bremer Bay is, it should come as no surprise that Bremer Bay Brewing Company‘s charming little spot has plenty of quirks to keep the locals just as happy as the visitors. From the tinny umbrellas outside to Graham the shark inside, along with shark-shaped tasting boards, you’ll have a killer whale of a time at Bremer Bay Brewing Company.

Bremer Bay Brewing Co

1 Seadragon Avenue, Bremer Bay

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