Byron Bay nightlife is famed for its relaxed luxury, unapologetically unique spaces and unforgettable entertainment. Byron Bay pubs, bars and clubs are here to entertain.
Whether it’s tucked away dance floors or cocktails with ocean views, Byron Bay nightlife is something to be remembered.
Walk this Way
You can almost hear the clink of the cocktail shaker from your Vali Byron room. With such a central location you’ve got the pick of the most celebrated hot spots – and the very best of Byron Bay nightlife.
@ Great Northern Hotel Byron Bay
35-43 Jonson Street, Byron Bay (1 min walk)
Monday-Saturday: mid-morning to mid-afternoon. Sunday: lunch to midnight.
Love, Joy and Glorious Tunes
The Northern Byron Bay is a destination of epic live bands that should not be missed, but upstairs is a little local treasure – the Piano Bar. With two purpose-built pianos, you’ll find some of Australia’s most talented pianists tickling the ivories, coaxing each other into a creative battle of music you can’t help but dance to. So pull out some classic dance moves or try some new ones.
10 Bay Lane, Byron Bay (3 mins walk)
Thursday-Sunday: late afternoon to late
The Spot to Be
Spott is one of those venues that anchors the Byron Bay community and has a feeling all of its own. The space comes alive with bold textures, bolder drinks and worldwide music acts. With cocktails like the Cinnamon Girl and All Night Long, this Byron Bay hot spot is made for nights that you’ll describe in the future as ‘one for the books’.
The Beach Hotel
Bay Street, Byron Bay (3 mins walk)
Sunday-Wednesday: breakfast and lunch. Thursday-Saturday: morning, lunch and dinner.
Byron Beach Nights
Epic sunsets and iconic Byron Bay beach views are enjoyed from cushions on the grass. Cradle a classic cocktail like a Long Island Tea or Old Fashions or crisp beer on tap under the hanging lights of the teepee tent. Live music ranges from chilled out tunes to epic, dance-all-night sets. At least one night at the Beach Hotel is a must on any Byron Beach holiday to do list.
Loft Byron Bay
9/4 Jonson Street, Byron Bay (3 mins walk)
7 days: late afternoon until late
A little Byron Chic
Just off the sand of famous Main Beach, Loft is nestled above the bustle of Jonson Street and Bay Lane. Exuding beach sleek, Loft is white walls, comfy bar stools and warm wooden tables. Enjoy happy hour specials, beers on tap and educated wine lists and killer cocktails. Don’t miss the lychee chilli coconut martini or Brookies spring gimlet.
2 Jonson Street (3 mins walk)
7 days: lunch until late
Funky Mexican Cantina
Visit just once and you’ll be calling this place Miss Margs, just like the locals. Bursting with the colour, energy and flavour of Mexico. Enjoy fresh, moreish food, relaxed cold beers and banging margaritas with cool ocean breezes. With a friendly and welcoming team set on making everyone feel at home, the kids’ menu ensures there’s something for everyone.
86 Jonson Street, Byron Bay (4 mins walk)
7 days: lunch until late
Beers and Beloved Live Music
The Rails has been playing free live music to Byron Bay locals and lovers of this special place for more than 30 years. The venue hosts local and touring bands that are best served loud. You’ll hear everything from roots, reggae and blues to funk, folk and rock. This famous open beer garden offers more than 20 brews on tap for long lazy lunches and unforgettable dinners.
Treehouse on Belongil
25 Childe Street, Byron Bay (5 mins drive)
7 days: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wednesday-Sunday: open until late.
Off With the Fairies
The Treehouse is the home of food that hugs the body and music that soothes the soul. Think red velvet booths, retro TVs, stand up pianos and intimate spaces where pups relax and eye off the occasional bush turkey and music lovers sip quirky cocktails in the cosy garden under towering trees. There is an intimate atmosphere, largely thanks to the happy, welcoming faces of the Treehouse team.
4 Mullumbimbi Street, Brunswick Heads (21 mins drive)
7 days: lunch until mid-afternoon, then early evening until late
Brunswick Heads Night Out
This beautiful brick institution to the Brunswick Heads spirit is a classic Aussie pub with an epic beer garden and well-established stage. Hotel Brunswick offers multiple bars and live music almost daily. There are tranquil river views, a kids’ play space, countless beers on tap for lazy lunches and drinks and food menus that will make you want to stay for dinner and a dance.
Brunswick Picture House
30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads (19 mins drive)
Opening hours: various
That’s a Showstopper
Follow Hotel Brunswick with a stage show at Brunswick Picture House. Retro vibes and a theatrical soul make this house home to diverse acts ranging from circus, cabaret and comedy to cinema and music. You never know what you’re going to see, but you can be sure that you won’t forget it. Welcome to the big show!