Cheer Up, Slow Down, Chill Out, and Have a Drink

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.” Plautus  

A luxury holiday in Byron Bay doesn’t need to be all remote beaches and hiding in the hinterland. Although, we understand if that’s all you want to do. For those who are up to a little socialising in relaxing surrounds, we’ve selected some of the best bars in Byron Bay that offer a unique experience or preach the local vibe with a sense of sophistication. We hope you’ll enjoy.

Beach Hotel:

Iconic local hotel in Byron Bay overlooking Main Beach. Relaxed, spacious beer garden with a beachy vibe and a sea breeze. The atmosphere is a reflection of the great Australian beach holiday. Cheers to an endless getaway! Live entertainment daily featuring local artists as well as major international acts. Sunday afternoons are cruisy, with locals gathering with friends to relax with a band and a cool drink after an active beach weekend. The beers focus heavily on craft but there’s also a wide range of local and international labels on offer. Just metres from the shoreline, the Beach Hotel Byron Bay offers an easy and relaxing place to meet up for a drink. The most famous pub on Australia’s east coast is a must visit on your holiday. Take your friends, or meet new ones. Open daily from 8am.

Mez Club:

Beautiful styling and a feel good coastal vibe. Not only does the Mez Club look luxurious and comfortable, the exquisitely pretty cocktails will have you lounging like an island princess. The Mez Club Mediterranean cantina and bar is inspired by Moroccan architecture and the Greek Islands, with a touch of Byron. It’s a meeting place for locals and guests to the Byron Bay region. Try their signature cocktail, Turkish Princess, with its locally produced Turkish delight liqueur giving a smooth, sweet and subtle hint of rose water. It’s delicate and delicious. Grazing, tapas and dinner menus. Private upstairs mezzanine, The Souk, is available for pre-wedding gatherings or special occasions. Daily happy hour 4-6pm. Walk-in or reserve a table by the window. See you at the Mez Club!

Loft Byron Bay is a Cocktail Bar & Restaurant luxuriously styled to frame sun-soaked views of Byron Bay’s famous Main Beach. Their light filled spaces, centrally elevated above Jonson Street and Bay Lane, are perfect for relaxing with family and friends. They have one of the best happy hours around with discounted drinks and $2.50 fresh oysters from 4 – 6pm every day.

Casa Luna

Casa Luna’s enchantment provides a direct passage from the arid lands of Mexico to the hedonistic shores of the Mediterranean. Casa Luna’s narrative is strengthened with a tapas and shared Mediterranean food occasion that’s both engaging and elegant. The seasonal menu and cocktails are imbued with influence and character from all areas of Latin heritage and culture. As the evening sets in further, local/international DJs and live performers transform Casa Luna into Byron Bay’s premier dance haven, inspired by the decadent nights of places such as Ibiza, Mykonos or Tulum. Casa Luna aims to provide the most exciting food, drink and dance experience in Byron Bay.

Lover’s Lane
Located on Lawson Street, the venue could be loosely described as ‘grungy yet smart’, a sentiment that has carried through to the interior. Lovers’ Lane is warm and soft, with an open terrace overlooking Lawson Street, and a mix of leather booths and lounges inviting patrons to sink in, get comfortable and stay a while. Local art and photography is peppered around the space, a nod to Byron’s artistic and creative heart.

Stone & Wood Brewery
Their Tasting Room and brewery – what they call their ‘spiritual home’ – is located in the Arts & Industry Estate and houses 31 brewing tanks, a canteen run by local foodie legends 100 Mile Table, and a leafy beer garden. It’s not only a place to go and take a deeper dive into craft beer, but it’s perfect for a catch up with friends and family…even the doggos are welcome. Most visitours who come into their Tasting Room have tried their iconic Pacific Ale, but many more will enjoy discovering their full range of beers, from the easy drinking Crisp Lager to the stone fruit flavours of our Cloudy Pale Ale. Ever wondered what goes into that delicious glass of beer? Their 90 minute guided brewery tours and tastings provide an up close and personal experience that’s fun for all level of beer lovers.

Other great Byron Bay Spots

The Rails – Live music every night of the week!

Great Nothern Hotel – Nightly entertainment from local artists to international ones! The duelling pianos act is a must see!

The Park Hotel – Suffolk Pub, a local favourite

Hotel Brunswick – With views of the Brunswick river, it’s the perfect place for a lazy sunday afternoon with family and friends. Various local and international artists perform here as well, and the gigs are always lots of fun!

Eltham Pub – Trivia Nights on Tuesdays are a local favourite, and their outdoor ambience tucked away in the Hinterland is one to explore!

Bangalow Hotel – Great for the whole family to enjoy!

The Middle Pub, Mullumbimby – Friday night karaoke is a must!