Bondi on a budget: The best places in Bondi for happy hour, cheap eats & drinks
There are many reasons we love Bondi Beach. From its beautiful 1km stretch of golden sand, world-class restaurants, buzzing bars and boutique shops, it’s clear to see why Bondi is one of Australia’s favourite beaches. But staying in Bondi doesn’t have to break the bank; Luckily for you, you can stay beachside on a budget!
We’ve rounded up our favourite places in Bondi for cheap eats and happy hour specials for budget-conscious dining and drinking.
108 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Happy hour: Monday to Friday 4-6pm
Bondi meets Southern California at Salty’s; a fresh surf and skate-inspired bar right on Bondi beachfront with DJ’s every day, the best margs in Bondi and cool vibes all round.
Salty’s offers a generous happy hour with $6 beer, wine and spirits as well as half-price share plates Monday to Friday and $5 tacos all day Tuesday. Keen for a good feed? The menu offers everything from so-cal-style salads to pizzas, burgers and share plates as well as bottomless feasts!
And better yet, it’s next door to WakeUp! Bondi so you can roll outta’ bed, straight onto the beach and to the bar for happy hour – what Bondi dreams are made of.
Bennett St Dairy
73 Bondi Road, Bondi
Home to the famous Bennett St Cookie Dough, Bennett St Dairy’s cafe on Bondi Road serves farm-to-plate breakfasts and lunch with a focus on seasonal and fresh produce. For a cheap and tasty brekkie on the go, get your chops around the egg and bacon (or haloumi) brioche roll. It’ll set you back just $12 and in our opinion is one of the best in Bondi!
110 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Settle into beachfront bliss at our Bondi hostel, WakeUp! Bondi. With free social activities and cheap as chips food offers, your Bondi budget can stretch a little further! Take a look at some of our activities:
Monday: Pizza Night – $5 – Includes pizza & drinks on the rooftop
Wednesday: We head to Beach Rd for cheap as pub grub, fun and drinks – $5 happy hour, $5 pizza, $15 burgers & $3 pool
Thursday: Rooftop BBQ – $5 – Includes a BBQ sausage sizzle on the rooftop! BYO drinks.
Friday: Cheese & wine night
Sunday: Free fluffy pancakes every Sunday morning!
252 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Happy Hour: Monday to Saturday 4-6pm
If you love Mexican food, Bondi’s Beach Burrito Company is the place to be. Enjoy ocean views from their cosy Mexican beach shack whilst you sip on their happy hour $10 Frozen Margs and $7 tap beer and wine. Feeling peckish? Tuck into $6 tacos all day every day.
The Stuffed Beaver
271 Bondi Road, Bondi
Happy Hour: Every day 5-7pm
Craving a big feed? Head to The Stuffed Beaver, one of Bondi’s OG hangouts. All about the fun vibes, this casual style diner and dive bar offers a Canadian-style menu where you’ll find hot wings, burgers and their all-famous poutine – a big serving of French fries lathered in gravy and cheese – yum!
Make the most of their daily happy hour with $5 Grifter beer and $10 Nachos.
95 Hall St, Bondi Beach
Looking for an Asian feast on the cheap? Although there’s no happy hour here, the delicious generously sized portions and fairly priced menu make Bangkok Bites one of our go-to’s for cheap eats in Bondi. Pop to the bottle shop to grab a bottle of your fave tipple and tuck into delicious Thai street-food style grub (portions can easily be shared!) in this fun and buzzing Bondi restaurant.
Beach Road Hotel
71 Beach Road, Bondi Beach
Beach Rd Hotel, known to locals as ‘The Beachy’, offers cheap pub grub at its finest with tasty daily specials in a locally loved pub and beer garden. Start the week with a $15 steak on a Monday, join the WakeUp! $15 burger social night on Wednesdays and head back for Schnitty and Parmi Night on Thursday for a big Schnitzel, chips & salad for a sweet 15 buckeroos.
Mojos Tapas Bar
32 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Happy Hour: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4-6pm
Bringing the Spanish fiesta to Bondi, Mojos Tapas Bar located along the Bondi seafront offers karaoke, sangria, Spanish-style brunch and tapas galore. Catch their happy hour over the weekend and enjoy a range of tapas and cocktails for $8 each.
Shop 7/152 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Get your chicken wing fix here at Chuck Trailers – one of Bondi’s newest and seriously cool bars offering American Classics including $1 wings, burgers and bourbon. Staying late? Get your mitts on their $1 hot dogs after 10pm with any drink.
Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint
1/144-148 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach
Bondi Tony’s is an all-time favourite rock ‘n’ roll burger joint in Bondi. Go for the grub (gourmet and grass-fed burgers with delicious sauces – made by Tony himself!) rock ‘n’ roll decor, local vibes and enjoy $10 cocktails every day.
Keen to spend a little time beachside? Make yourself at home at WakeUp! Bondi. Enjoy daily social activities, modern facilities and access to our rooftop overlooking Bondi Beach; Trust us, the view doesn’t get much better than this! Take a peek at our oceanfront rooms and book in your Bondi stay.