From beach to beer garden! That’s what holidaying in Byron Bay is all about. We’ve put together our top 5 beer gardens in Byron and beyond for you to enjoy a cold one during your stay.
The Beach Hotel
The “Beachy” is the pick of the beer gardens in Byron Bay to go to round off a day in the surf with a few sunset drinks and live tunes overlooking Main Beach. It’s the only pub in the centre of town with a views of the ocean and it’s attracts a mix of bag of punters, from locals to holidaymakers to backpackers. It’s Sunday afternoon session gathers crowds from all over, especially when soul sister Lisa Hunt and her band are playing. If you’re in town on Boxing Day, make sure you don’t miss her electric live show!
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. 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.
Kingscliff Beach Hotel
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.
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.
When sun goes down, go join the locals at The Railway Friendly Bar on Jonson Street or ‘The Rails‘ as its most commonly known. This open air bar has live music every night from a wealth of talented musicians from the region along with serving up delicious pub grub. The Rails is the after-dark venue to visit to experience Byron nightlife through a locals eyes.