Get out of town! There’s more to the shire, than the Byron bubble. There are heaps of charming, country pubs and beachside beer gardens to explore during your stay. Here are our top out of town pubs to catch a live band, grab a beer and have a bite to eat.
The iconic Bruns pub is the epicentre of nearby Brunswick Heads. Situated right in front of the stunning Brunswick river, the venue is famous for its live music and epic Sunday Sessions. Big names like The Rubens, Parcels and Grinspoon have all rocked the stage in recent months. It’s the quintessential Aussie family pub with a spacious beer garden, kids play area and extensive food menu spanning pizzas, burgers and seafood dishes.
The Middle Pub is a century old, traditional pub in the heart of the free-spirited little town of Mullumbimby. Offering a reasonably priced pub food menu with regular nightly entertainment, the Middle pub attracts day trippers, holiday makers and locals alike. This hidden treasure is not to be missed, especially on a Friday night where they host the only Karaoke night in the region!
A classic, country pub in the Northern Rivers hinterland. The Eltham Pub oozes old world charm, a historic gem tucked away in the lush, tropical hills of the Byron Shire. The drive out there is just as special as this quaint pub’s friendly atmosphere. Take a step back in time, escape the crowds and enjoy a cold one on the deck.
With its beachfront location and alfresco dining area, the Kingscliff Beach Hotel, affectionately known as “The Kingy” has a relaxed, family atmosphere with great live entertainment every weekend. Built in 1932, the hotel has undergone extensive renovations that retain its character. The menu is equally appealing, offering classic pub fare and delicious bistro meals.
The unique Billinudgel Hotel is thee place to visit for a cold beer, a good feed, live entertainment and a comfortable place to stay the night. Its infamous, best sounding shed in the Southern Hemisphere plays host to the shire’s biggest Sunday session, “Nudge Nudge Wink Wink” Each month, this party with a conscience donates all its proceeds to a chosen Northern Rivers charity with the best local DJ’s providing the tunes. Don’t forget your dancing shoes for this one. Nudge On!
If reading this has made you thirsty for a visit to Byron Bay, book a stay at our resort and pull up a barstool in one of these charming, local pubs.