Bars & Brews

Best Bars In Byron Bay

Byron Bay pubs, breweries and distilleries have heart. Whilst each has a story, a past and an unabashedly individual personality that forms the foundations of its character, all are uniquely Byron.

On our list of recommended venues are ones you can visit for a casual sunset drink or explore hard-to-get organic wines or dance the night away.

A Stone’s Throw from Happy Hour Byron Bay

The laid-back beach culture at the epicentre of Byron’s vibrant village creates an atmosphere that lends itself well to effortless pre-dinner drinks, curated cocktail sessions and epic nights out. And all are within minutes walk from Beach Suites.

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Piano Bar @ The Northern

35-43 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Seven days: lunch until late
Duelling Pianos and Delicious Drops

Picture yourself at the margarita and espresso martini happy hour, tapping your foot to the incredible talents of not one but two pianists tickling the keys. Let the night take on a life of its own at The Northern and join the locals on the dance floor with your hands in the air, singing in full voice. Now that’s a night to be remembered – in one of the best Byron Bay pubs!


Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

7/3 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
Seven days: lunch until late
People Watching and Perfect Potions

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co personifies Byron Bay’s celebrated surf culture. Perch on your balcony seat above the hub of Lawson Street, just metres from Main Beach and watch the colourful characters of Byron as you sip your Hey Honey cocktail – it’s a delectable potion of Canadian Club and triple sec spiced with ginger, honey, orange sugar, lemon and bitters.


Bar Heather

G9 Jonson Lane, 139 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Tuesday to Saturday: early evening to late
Natural Wine Bar with Delicious Eats

Bar Heather is not just a place to drink wine. It is a space of beauty and evolution. Cosy and cool the bar itself welcomes you before ever-evolving menus of world class wine and enlightened bar eats will make you feel like you’re at your sophisticated best friends’ house. Feast on pippies in a tarragon chicken broth or pork and pickles in betel leaf then ask the team for a wine recommendation that suits your specific taste.

The Mez Club

4/85-87 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Tuesday-Friday and Sunday from afternoon until late. Saturday and Sunday from lunch until late.
Salty Mediterranean Dreams

You know this Byron Bay nightclub comes with a twist. Step into the whitewashed walls of Mez Club. Climb the stairs to The Souk to find a circular room that embodies the buzz of a Moroccan market with the classic old-world style of France and the soul of Spain. Groove to the live DJ with a cinnamon-spiced signature sangria in your hand.

Worth the Taxi

The earth is full of crystal magic, the forests are full of edibles, and the distilleries and breweries are full of earthy notes and crisp flavours.

From the sands of the coast to the trees of the hinterland, Byron Bay breweries, distilleries and tasting rooms find stunning locations to make their home, and then pour their distinct creativity into centuries old recipes, innovative drinks and distinct experiences.


Stone & Wood

100 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, 8 mins drive
Seven days: lunch to early evening
Byron Born Beer

Grab your favourite canine buddy and tour the spiritual home of this approachable Aussie craft beer brand. Retire to Stone & Wood’s sunny beer garden with a glass of their famous Pacific Ale, a crisp Green Coast Lager or the stone fruit flavours of the Cloud Catcher Pale Ale. Or experience the weird and wonderful Counter Culture series of one-off pilot beers.

Lord Byron Distillery

7/4 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay, 5 mins drive
Tuesday-Saturday: lunch to early evening
Magic and Masterclasses

Lord Byron Distillery distils artisanal spirits for the discerning and provides unique opportunities to get hands-on mixology expertise! Master the intricate blend of three exceptional cocktails in a masterclass led by one of Australia’s leading bartenders. Or learn how to mix your own special blend of botanicals at the Gin Blending Class. Search gin distillery Byron Bay and this local favourite will be at the top of the list.


Cape Byron Distillery

80 St Helena Road, McLeods Shoot, 13 mins drive
Friday: mid-afternoon to early evening Saturday and Sunday: mid-morning to early evening
Family Farm Fresh Botanicals

In the hills behind Byron Bay you’ll find a cellar door at the heart of a family farm and a Byron Bay distillery tour with a difference at Cape Byron Distillery. Join the Distillery Rainforest Tour and touch the botanicals of the forest that build the character profile of our native gins. Retire to a guided tasting session or indulge in our cocktail creations. Don’t miss the Shirl the Pearl! She’s a favourite.

Brooklyn Tasting Room

Shop 1, 29 Broadway, Burringbar, 13 mins drive
Wednesday and Thursday: mid-afternoon to early evening Friday and Saturday: mid-morning to early evening
Fine Wines and Crafty Brews

The Brooklyn Tasting Room is a natural, organic, biodynamic and sustainable wine bar bringing craft beers and the finest wines in the world to hinterland Burringbar. A sophisticated setting with a European soul and decidedly Byron heart. When your tasting is complete choose a hamper of goodies to take home.



1152 Dulguigan Road, North Tumbulgum, 44 mins drive
Wednesday to Sunday: mid-morning onwards
Pioneers and Potions on the Lawn

Until recently all Australian rum was made from molasses. The master distillers of Husk are pioneering the new rum. Experience a new cultivated rum made on sugar cane juice during a fabulous distillery tour. Or sip delectable Husk Rum and Ink Gin concoctions on the sprawling green lawn while you nibble paddock to plate munchies. Husk Distillery is leading the way into a new way of enjoying rum.

Find your next favourite cocktail, raise your glass and share that holiday vibe with those you love the most. Cheers to moments of togetherness.

The Best Byron Bay Restaurants

Whether you’re charging your body for a day of exploring Byron Bay, finding an inspired spot for the best lunch in Byron Bay or somewhere truly special for a distinguished dinner, Byron restaurants, cafes and dining experiences offer it all.

Keep the night alive by exploring the Byron Bay bars and nightclubs.