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Happy Hour In Byron Bay – The Best Drinks Specials In Town
July 5, 2019 by Gemma Dennison

Some say any hour is Happy Hour if you’re in Byron Bay. Let us guide you to the best spots in town to grab a sunset cocktail or beer during your stay in the bay!

The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.

Happy Hour In Byron Bay

The Balcony is the perfect spot to go for sundowners and watch the world go by. Their Sunset Happy Hour is daily from 4pm – 6pm with a mix of refreshing cocktails, wines and beers all on special.

  • $13 Selected coctktails
  • $6 Tap beer (schmiddies)
  • $10 Tap beer (pints)
  • $6 House wines, spirits

Come back after dark for their late night Espresso Martini deal, $12 from 9:30pm until close!

The Mez Club

Tap into these fantastic drinks specials at The Mez Club daily between 4 and 6 pm, the best way to kick off an evening on your holiday! Perfect for both grazing and dining, chow down on some delicious Greek mezze plates and mediterranean eats while you enjoy the feel good, coastal vibes.

  • $5 Stone & Wood or Pacific Ale
  • $10 Ink Gin & Tonic, Hendrix Gin & Tonic or Aperol Spritz
  • $12 Classic Margarita, Classic Mojito, Peach & Thyme Collins
  • $14 Espresso Martini

The Bolt Hole

Happy Hour In Byron Bay - The Bolt Hole

The Bolt Hole is Byron’s hippest Craft Cocktail, Whiskey and Gin bar. Check our their drinks specials on offer from 5pm – 6 pm everyday!

  • $8 G&Ts
  • $10 Whisky Sours
  • $5 Mulled Wine
  • $5 Tinnies
  • $5 Bubbles
  • $5 Wines

Miss Margarita

Happy Hour In Byron Bay - Miss Margarita

Miss Margarita Byron Bay is know for its fun, vibrant and laid back atmosphere. Make your way there for Happy Hour 5 – 6pm and enjoy:

  • $10 Ginger & Lime Mule
  • $11 Classic Margarita
  • $12 Mojito
  • $5 Tecate

The Beach Hotel

Happy Hour In Byron Bay - Beach Hotel

The Beach Hotel, known affectionately by the locals as ‘The Beachy’ is the only bar in town with ocean views. Soak up the late arvo sun with $6 sunset beers, Monday – Thursday 4pm til 6pm…cheers to that!

Take advantage of our Winter Warmer special rates and book your Byron getaway now.

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Byron Writers Festival 2019: The Adventure Of Storytelling
June 28, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
Byron Bay Writers Festival Beach

Join us on a literary journey when the 23rd annual Byron Writers Festival returns to the bay from the 2nd-4th August 2019. The inspiring festival aims to connect people and communities through the power of storytelling. This year’s explosive line-up features over 140 incredible writers and compelling thinkers from around Australia and the world. Head along to readings, workshops and writing sessions and hear from a host of scholars, creatives and literary masterminds. The Byron Writers Festival Program features 121 panels and conversations taking place across six stages over three days beachside in beautiful Byron Bay. The eclectic program has something for everybody spanning fiction, memoir, crime, environment, society, politics, poetry, art, comedy and music.

Byron Writers Festival 2018
Byron Writers Festival

Check out the full festival program and if you haven’t already, you can book your 3-Day or 1-Day pass at byronwritersfestival.com/tickets.

Accommodation
East On Byron

If you’re visiting Byron Bay we would love to welcome you, host your stay and ensure you have a fantastic Writers Festival experience! Book now to avoid disappointment.

Featured image via Byron Writers Festival

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Cheap Tuesday In Byron Bay
June 19, 2019 by Gemma Dennison

When it comes to dining out, every Tuesday is Cheap Tuesday in Byron Bay. Holidaying in Byron doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg with these fantastic meal deals!

Here’s the lowdown on where to eat out on a Tuesday.

The Northern

The Northern Chicken Schnitzel
The Northern

Get shnitty with it! Grab a bite from The Northern from 12pm til 3.15pm. Their lunch deal will get you a Chicken Schnitzel, Chips, Salad and Gravy, all for $15.

Main Street Burger Bar

Burgers Main Street Burger Bar
Main Street Burger Bar

Make your way to Mates Rates night at Byron’s burger joint, Main Street Burger Bar. Sink your teeth into $10 burgers from 5pm – 7pm. Full bar available with delicious shakes and cocktails to choose from.

Di Vino

Di Vino Pasta Carbonara
Di Vino

Di Vino Byron Bay is a traditional Italian restaurant and wine bar. Serving up an authentic Roman Carbonara every Tuesday for only $15. Bookings essential.

Legend Pizza

Legend Pizza Byron

Get a slice of the action with the Legend Pizza lunch special. Any medium pizza will cost you $10 until 2pm.

El Camino Cantina – Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday El Camino Cantina
Taco Tuesday at El Camino Cantina

Tex Mex restaurant, El Camino Cantina is located upstairs in Byron’s newest shopping precinct, Mercato On Byron. Get into the spirit of things and don a sombrero while sipping on a margarita. Expect a fun, vibrant atmosphere all while tucking into $2 tacos!

Suffolk Park Specials

If you feel like venturing out of town there’s heaps of Cheap Tuesday specials in the suburb of Suffolk Park. You can grab a $12 Steak at The Suffolk Park Pub, a large $10 curry at the locals favourite Indian Yellow Flower, authentic $5 tacos at Chupacabra Mexican restaurant and Pizza Paradiso are also offering up pizza and pasta specials.

Have the kids in tow? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide on the best kid friendly pubs in the area to enjoy a feed in a relaxed atmosphere.

Staying at East On Byron for a few nights and feel like staying in and cooking? Not a problem! Our apartments are fully equipped with kitchenettes, utensils…the lot. We have all you need to cook up a storm! There’s also BBQ’s on the outdoor decks if firing up the grill is more your thing.

Take advantage of our Winter Warmer special rates and book your Byron hideaway now.

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Lismore Lantern Parade 2019
June 12, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
Lismore Lantern Parade Puppets

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the winter months are truly a fantastic time to visit Byron Bay. There are heaps of special events and festivals happening every weekend for the locals to enjoy. Not to mention it’s the best time to spot the whale migration, go on bush walks, chase waterfalls and get crafty. The low season has a calmer vibe and the community relishes in the chance to epitomise the region’s motto “Cheer Up, Slow Down, Chill Out“.

Byron Bay Cheer Up Slow Down Chill Out
Cheer Up, Slow Down, Chill Out ✌️

One of our favourite winter festivals is the annual Lismore Lantern Parade. This year, the parade is set to take place on Saturday, 22nd of June 2019. The vibrant event is put together to celebrate the longest day of the year; the Winter Solstice.

The festival kicks off at noon with a unique art and craft market, street food vans, children’s activities, workshops, lantern decorating and a festival stage featuring local musicians and dancers. Around sunset, beautiful illuminated puppets in the Lismore Library tell the story for the year and the Lantern Parade dances through the streets of Lismore culminating with a fiery finale and fireworks display. The event continues on into the late hours with music, dance and performance.

Lismore Lantern Parade
https://www.lismorelanternparade.com.au/

A festival that’s sure to light up the darkness on these long, chilly nights. Come along with all the family and be prepared to fill your belly and warm your heart!

For more information, visit the website here. The town of Lismore is a just short hinterland drive away from our beachside on Belongil resort. Take advantage of our special winter warmer rates and book your escape to Byron Bay now.

Feature image of Lismore Lantern Parade via www.echo.net.au

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June Long Weekend In Byron Bay
May 31, 2019 by Gemma Dennison

The June long weekend in Byron Bay brings a hive of activity to the Northern Rivers. With crisp, sunny days and fewer crowds, the region is regarded as the perfect Winter destination and it truly is the best time to experience the magic in harmony with the locals.

Here are our top 5 things to do for the long weekend.

Festival Of The Stone

Festival Of The Stone 2019
Festival Of The Stone
Image: Stone & Wood Brewing

As the first-ever event inside the new and improved brewery, Festival of the Stone 2019 will take over new space in the Arts & Industrial estate, Byron Bay on Saturday 8th June from 3.00pm – 10.00pm, with live bands, food trucks and freshly brewed beer. The annual community gathering celebrates the release of their limited seasonal Stone Beer – a wood-fired stout brewed with hot stones. This year sees a stellar line-up of female headliners including pop-punk star Alex Lahey, alongside funky artist-producer Alice Ivy and local soul queen Lisa Hunt.

Bay FM Winter Discotheque

Bay Fm Disco Party
Bay FM Discotheque
Image: www.bayfm.org

Join Bay FM at the Bangalow Bowlo on Saturday, 8th of June for their annual winter discotheque. This year, the 5 hour dance party is celebrating the iconic Aussie music TV show “Countdown”. Come dressed as your favourite Countdown artist/band or as a 70’s/80’s audience member. And don’t forgot your dancing shoes! Delicious eats from One Green Acre. Get your tickets here.

Gold Digging At The Old & Gold Festival in Bruns

Old & Gold Festival. Brunswick Heads
Old & Gold Festival
Image: www.visitnsw.com

If you’re into collectables, antiques or just on the lookout for a great secondhand bargain, the Old and Gold Festival in Brunswick Heads on Saturday the 8th June is for you!  This is an all weather, all ages event with fun and entertainment, live music, free face painting, crafting, raffles, and a barrel of good old fashioned fun.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching Byron Bay
Image: Craig Parry Photography

It’s that time of year again! Whale watching season has just kicked off in Byron Bay. Throughout June, we get the pleasure of witnessing these fascinating marine mammals migrate. Thousands of humpback whales are beginning to make their annual journey north to the tropics to calve. They then make their return south with their young, with the last spotted going past in November. Our top lookouts include Cape Byron Lighthouse, Broken Head Nature Reserve and Lennox Point.

Lennox Head Community Markets

Lennox Head Community Markets
Lennox Head Community Markets
Image: www.byron4kids.com.au

The Lennox Head Community Markets take place on the 2nd and 5th Sunday of the month from 8am to 2pm. A visit to these vibrant markets are great day out for all the family. There’s heaps of kids activities as well as the nearby skate park and a beautiful reserve to kick back and relax in. Enjoy tunes from local musicians while you peruse the many stalls brimmed with yummy local food and regionally-grown produce. Why not get there early and catch a wave before grabbing a coffee and a bite to eat?

Treat yourself to a winter warmer in Byron Bay. Book now and take advantage of our low season special rates.

Feature image via Lonely Planet

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