Although Byron Bay is mainly famous for it’s laidback, hippy lifestyle and a place to relax the mind, body and soul, it’s also a place to let go of those inhibitions and enjoy a great night out (or two… or three) at one or more of the fantastic pubs in Byron Bay (and the clubs). There’s a place for everyones tastes, so here’s a bit of information about our Byron Bay nightlife.
Byron Bay Pubs & Clubs
The Beach Hotel is a great place to drink a beer with friends, relax in the sun and listen to live music. It is the place to be for surfers, locals, tourists and backpackers to meet and enjoy the beautiful sea views and nice atmosphere. They also have entertainment at night time with amazing DJ’s and live bands. When you love to dance, then The Beach Hotel is the best place to go for you.
Located in the heart of Byron Bay you can find The Rails. It is a former railway station where train travelers could just order a beer directly from their window. Although the station is no longer in use for train transport, it is used for something more in the style of Byron Bay; a bar. It is a very popular place for locals to meet up after work and listen to the fantastic live music every night, although from time to time backpackers also visit this unique location. While you relax and enjoy the music you can watch sports on their various screens inside, or order one of the excellent meals they serve there.
The Sticky Wicket (formerly Cocomangas) is a popular late night sports bar located in Jonson Street in the middle of town. If you want an amazing night out with lots of fun with friends and dance the whole night on the dance floor where they play the best in Top 40, R&B, Dance, Mashups and commercial video styles, then The Sticky Wicket is the right bar for you!
They also have a main room where you can relax on couches and a balcony, overlooking the the town.
Most backpackers have heard about Cheeky Monkeys before they come to Byron Bay. Cheeky Monkeys is a party bar & restaurant where they serve great cheap meals from 7pm. There is entertainment every night like wet t-shirt contests, ladies night, or a cultural show and you can win amazing prizes like a Fraser Island trip!
After your meal you can party the whole night and enjoy the different styles of music they play. If you’re lucky enough to run into one of the promotion girls of Cheeky Monkeys who walk around town all day, you can get a wristband which could give free entrance, or discount on meals etc.
Located across from the The Arts Factory Lodge, you will find the Byron Bay Brewery / Buddha Bar which is open 7 days a week. Here you will find live music, open mic nights, DJ’s and big screens with major sporting events.
It’s the place to meet at any time of the day, to have lunch or dinner and one of the many excellent freshly brewed beers from the Brewery or just relax in the beer garden.
Also, during the summer season, the massive Sunday Safari takes place with the best DJ’s!
Woody’s Surf Shack is the place to be for surfers, backpackers and locals. It’s a bar with the best nightlife in Byron Bay, everybody will love the rocking vintage surf vibe.
There is a dance floor where you can dance like no-one is watching, or just hang around and maybe meet a few people. Woody’s is open every day of the week except Sunday and is the best place to drink something after a day of surfing, laying at the beach or for those of us not on holiday… after a hard day at work.
A great nightclub for a fun night out, that’s what La La Land is! It’s a small nightclub with a dance floor and balcony outside where you can have your smoke. The music provides fuel to get the party started. You will hear some of the newest DJ-talents in music but also cool international acts.
The Great Northern is an old style hotel with a grand old pub where you can see live music and meet with family and friends. Many locals come here, so if you’re tired of the many backpackers you should visit ‘The Northern’. They also offer a wide range of meals for lunch and dinner.
So if you’re staying in Byron Bay, don’t forget to check out some of these cool places! Or even better, try to see them all!