Looking for the best Byron Bay bars to enjoy a yummy cocktail after a day at the beach? Look no further!
While this iconic Australian beach town is known for its crystal-clear waters and reliable waves, it also boasts a vibrant nightlife scene that’s not to be missed. In fact, Byron Bay has become a chic boho playground with trendy restaurants and, of course, happening bars.
To help you satisfy your holiday cocktail cravings, we’ve rounded up the six best Byron Bay bars for a post-beach aperitif. Check them out below!
Forest Restaurant @ Crystalbrook Byron
Nestled in a lush oasis of 45 acres of subtropical rainforest, Forest at Crystalbrook Byron serves a playful range of delicious cocktails that feature both local distilleries and local botanicals (did we mention that 80% of their menu comes from within a three hour drive of the venue?).
With a dedicated Gin bar, it’s a botanical lover’s paradise. If the juniper spirit doesn’t tickle your taste buds choose from a long list of their signature and classic cocktails.
Cape Byron Distillery
Nestled amid dense subtropical rainforest about 15 minutes from town, Cape Byron Distillery lets you sip world-class gin in a serene natural setting. Order the signature Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin to quaff a truly top-shelf drop—this award-winning concoction is distilled from 25 botanicals, 17 of which are grown on-site.
Rather slurp something darker? Brookie’s Byron Slow Gin exudes delicate undertones of its key ingredient, the Davidson Plum.
Supernatural Restaurant & Bar
Looking for a Byron Bay bar that’s both chic and laid-back? Look no further than Supernatural! This industrial-cool hotspot on Bay Lane is a magnet for socialites who flock to its eclectic wine list, tasty tapas, and of course, creative cocktails.
With a cocktail menu that spans from contemporary concoctions to timeless classics like the Old Fashioned, you’ll find just the right boozy mixture to suit your mood. And if you swing by during happy hour (5-6 pm), you can indulge in sublime margaritas and negronis at the rock-bottom rate of $15 a pop – a steal that’s sure to put a smile on your face.
The Mez Club
A Main Street mainstay, The Mez Club does light Mediterranean bites and brightly-coloured cocktails. Inspired by the souks of Morocco and the vibrant Greek Isles, this rustic white-washed venue features ever-so-cosy furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal people watching.
Grab their signature creation, the ‘Turkish Princess,’ and wax lyrical with your mates over soothing live electro tunes.
Botanica Beach Bar
Bang on Belongil Beach, this funky vintage caravan serves tasty cocktails all afternoon. It’s attached to the five-star Elements of Byron resort, so don’t come expecting a bargain.
But if you’re craving the classic ‘cocktails-on-the-beach’ experience (toes in the sand and all), then this swanky spot is well worth the splurge. Remember to dress to impress.
Light Years – Byron Bay
Come for the exquisite Pan-Asian cuisine (don’t miss the Korean fried chicken bao buns) and stay all day for the smooth, fruit-infused cocktails. While primarily a restaurant, this hip pastel-hued venue has become a landmark on Byron’s hyper-competitive cocktail scene.
Located one block from Main Beach, Light Years serves a slew of creative boozy concoctions. Try the lychee rose martinis if you know what’s good for you.
Explore Byron Bay with Kiff & Culture
Keen to chew through Byron’s best farm-to-table fare and sip top-shelf drops from refined artisanal booze-makers?
Then book your spot on The Farm Long Lunch & Husk Distillery Tour. We’ll whisk you to a famous paddock-to-plate restaurant and a world-renowned distillery in one action-packed afternoon.