Byron Bay Nightlife

Two friends clinking beers in Byron Bay Bar

A Guide to Byron Bay Nightlife: The Best Pubs, Bar & Clubs

Welcome to the vibrant nightlife of Byron Bay, a coastal haven where every venue weaves its own unique story, offering experiences as diverse as the landscape itself. 

From the sun-drenched afternoons at Hotel Marvell Rooftop Cocktail Bar to the rhythmic beats at Woody’s, each spot invites you to immerse yourself in the essence of coastal living. 

Whether you’re a Byron Bay local, or someone just stopping through, let us guide you on this curated journey, where every destination promises not just a drink or a meal, but a memorable chapter in your Byron Bay adventure.

1: Horizon Rooftop Cocktail Bar

Trading Hours:
Monday – Sunday: Open from 12pm Daily
Address: 4 Marvell St, Byron Bay

Enjoy a serene sanctuary atop Byron Bay at the Horizon Rooftop Cocktail Bar, where panoramic views meet a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Ideal for leisurely afternoons or lively evenings, this rooftop haven presents an exquisite array of local brews and spirits – carefully crafted by the best barstaff in Byron Bay. 

The menu showcases the best of Byron’s distilleries and breweries, complemented by a selection of innovative cocktails and a diverse range of wines from incredible vineyards.

If you happen to be in Byron Bay on a Friday, make the Hotel Marvell rooftop your first stop, with local DJs and live music from 6pm to 9pm.

This rooftop bar is one of a kind in Byron, so after a relaxing day of sun-soaked beaches, welcome in the evening with a signature cocktail. The Horizon Rooftop ensures every moment is special, elevated above the iconic Byron Bay backdrop.

2: Railway Friendly Bar (The Rails)

Trading Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 10:00am – 12:00am
Address: 86 Jonson St, Byron Bay

A mere saunter away, The Rails at 86 Jonson Street promises an authentic slice of Byron with its daily servings from mid-morning till late. This venue, a beacon of community and music for over three decades, hosts an array of live performances echoing with roots, reggae, blues, and rock.

Patrons find solace and excitement in the open beer garden, sampling from an extensive selection of brews. The Rails stands as a testament to Byron Bay’s spirited culture, offering memorable afternoons and evenings of camaraderie and entertainment.

3: The Beach Hotel

Trading Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00am – 12:00am
Friday – Saturday: 11:00am – 12:45am
Address: 4 – 10 Bay Street, Byron Bay

What’s better than a night out against the backdrop of a beautiful Byron Bay beach? Enter, the Beach Hotel. Nestled directly on Bay Street, a brisk seven minute stroll from Hotel Marvell, the Beach Hotel offers a tranquil oasis. Here, patrons can enjoy lunchtime feasts, and classic pub evening dining amidst the breathtaking sunsets and the picturesque Byron Bay. 

Cushioned seating on the grass complements the ambient glow of teepee tent lights, perfect for enjoying classic libations or frosty beers. Live tunes, ranging from soothing to exhilarating, complete the scene, making an evening at this locale an essential Byron Beach itinerary item. For those that love a relaxed but energetic night out, the Beach Hotel must be on the list!

4: The Loft

Trading Hours:
Sunday – Friday: 4:00pm – 12:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:00am
Address: 9/4 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Tucked away just a stone’s throw from the famous Main Beach, Loft Byron Bay offers a slice of coastal sophistication. Open seven days from late afternoon until midnight, this chic spot boasts white walls, comfortable seating, and warm wooden tables, creating an ambiance of relaxed luxury. 

Patrons can indulge in an array of happy hour specials, select beers, an extensive wine list, and innovative cocktails like the lychee chilli coconut martini or the Brookies spring gimlet. A visit to Loft is an essential Byron Bay experience, blending elegance with the quintessential Byron laid-back beach vibe.

5: Miss Margarita

Trading Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 9:30pm
Friday – Sunday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Address: 2 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

In the heart of Byron, Miss Margarita invites guests into a world bursting with the vibrancy of Mexico. Open daily for lunch and open until late into the night, this lively cantina, affectionately known as Miss Margs by locals, offers a feast for the senses. 

Enjoy fresh, delectable dishes, chilled beers, and signature margaritas, all accompanied by cool ocean breezes. With a welcoming team dedicated to making everyone feel at home and a varied menu including options for children, Miss Margarita encapsulates the spirit of Byron with a Mexican twist.

6: The Northern Hotel

Trading Hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00am
Sunday: 10:00am – 12:00am
Address: 35/43 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Just a brief walk from the heart of Byron Bay, The Northern Hotel is a beacon for lovers of live music and vibrant atmospheres. Operating Monday through Saturday from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, and extending hours on Sunday, this spot is renowned for its lively Piano Bar. 

Here at the Piano Bar, guests are treated to performances by some of Australia’s most talented pianists, creating an irresistible dance environment with their dueling melodies. It’s a place where old-school dance steps meet contemporary beats, offering a unique experience for all. 

For the night owls, the Northern also boasts one of the best places in Byron to go out after midnight, staying open to 2:00am all nights of the week besides Sunday (when they shut at 12:00am).

7: Hotel Brunswick (Brunswick Heads)

Trading Hours:
Monday – Sunday: 10:00am – 12:00am
Address: 4 Mullumbimbi Street, Brunswick Heads

A gorgeous 22 minute drive from Hotel Marvell leads to the Hotel Brunswick, an emblematic Australian pub situated just north of Byron Bay in Brunswick Heads. Open daily from lunch until late, this venue is a beloved local haunt with its expansive beer garden and dynamic stage setup. 

Patrons enjoy tranquil river views, a variety of beers on tap, and a diverse food menu that invites them to linger from daylight to evening. With live music almost daily, a dedicated children’s play area, and a welcoming atmosphere, Hotel Brunswick encapsulates the essence of Australian leisure and entertainment.

8: Woody’s Surf Shack

Trading Hours:
Wednesday – Thursday: 9:00pm – 3:00am
Friday – Saturday: 8:00pm – 3:00am
Address: The Plaza, 9-10 90/96 Jonson St, Byron Bay

Woody’s Surf Shack in Byron Bay offers an unmatched nocturnal experience with its vintage surf ambiance, beckoning patrons with daily live music, pool tables, and happy hour specials every night until 10:30 pm. 

Known for its vibrant vibe, Woody’s is the go-to spot for those looking to soak in the local surf culture and dance the night away. Open from 9 pm to 3 am, Woody’s promises a night filled with fun, energy, and the spirit of Byron’s beaches.

As our tour of Byron Bay’s most iconic venues concludes, we hope you’ve found inspiration for your next outing, whether it be for a serene sunset cocktail, a lively night of dance, or a leisurely afternoon with friends. Each venue’s doors open to stories waiting to be told, cocktails waiting to be sipped, and music waiting to move you.

If you plan on visiting Byron Bay to enjoy its vibrant nightlife, consider staying at Hotel Marvell. A five-star luxury hotel in the heart of Byron. Book your stay and experience the pinnacle of comfort and convenience.

Nestled in the heart of Byron Bay, we look forward to welcoming you

Whether you are looking to unwind, indulge or explore, we have everything you need to make your stay unforgettable.