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The Best Bars in Byron Bay for a Coastal Cocktail or Two

It's 5 o'clock somewhere. Cheers to the good life at the best bars in Byron Bay.


One of Australia’s most idyllic coastal destinations, Byron Bay, with its relaxed vibe and crystal-clear waters, attracts crowds from far and wide. However, it's not only the sandy shores that draw in the masses; Byron boasts a buzzing bar scene that is second to none.

Spanning both ends of the spectrum, you'll discover everything from sleek, modern, and ever-so-trendy venues to easy-going beach shacks and everything in between.

While the iconic Beach Hotel will always have our hearts, there is much more to discover. From tapas and wine bars on Bay Lane to a dreamy pastel-hued paradise, these are the best bars in Byron Bay to visit when the cocktail cravings hit.

Saltwater Social Club

Saltwater Social Club

There's coastal charm aplenty at the Saltwater Social Club. With its laid-back atmosphere and stunning ocean views, this beachside haven is perfect for refreshing cocktails and delicious bites.

Whether you're soaking up the sun on the balcony or mingling at the bar, raise a glass and indulge in the epitome of Byron Bay's vibrant nightlife at this must-visit destination.

32 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Bar Heather

Bar Heather

As far as charming wine bars go, Bar Heather is the cutest one in town. Pop in for a sip of one of their many divine independent wines, sourced from around the world and then stay for a bite of some of their equally delish food. 

G9 Jonson Lane, 139 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Casa Luna

Casa Luna

Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambience of Casa Luna, a hidden gem among the best bars in Byron Bay. Step into a world of rustic elegance where dimly lit lanterns and cosy corners set the stage for unforgettable evenings.

Sip handcrafted cocktails prepared by skilled mixologists, serenaded by live music. Casa Luna seamlessly transports you from the arid lands of Mexico to the hedonistic shores of the Mediterranean. 

As night falls, DJs transform Casa Luna into Byron Bay's premier dance haven, evoking Ibiza, Mykonos, or Tulum.

9 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay



Experience coastal chic at Loft Byron Bay, where the sun-drenched interiors seamlessly flow onto the terrace overlooking Jonson Street and Main Beach.

The restaurant offers a modern Australian all-day menu, featuring fresh and locally sourced ingredients, while the wine list is filled with Australian and international varietals.

Whether it's an afternoon cocktail or a romantic dinner, Loft is the perfect pick.

4 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Light Years

Mixing laid-back Australian beach culture with an effervescent Asian dining experience, Light Years is a perennial favourite for Byron’s local cocktail community.

This gorgeous coastal hangout - with its pastel hues, friendly staff and amazing drinks - will keep you around all night. For something fruity, order a round of lychee rose martinis.

139 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

The Mez Club

The Mez Club

The Mez Club is a must for cocktail hour. This beautifully designed venue has a rustic Mediterranean vibe, with white-washed walls, floor-to-ceiling doors and beautiful Moroccan-style furniture.

The cocktails? Fresh, vibrant and dangerously moreish. 

4/85-87 Jonson St, Byron Bay

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

Steps away from Main Beach, The Balcony Bar embodies all that is Byron - laid-back and effortlessly cool. Renowned for their share plates of ocean-fresh seafood and delicious oysters, do as the locals do and park yourself up on the balcony with a cocktail in hand and watch Byron pass you by in the streets below. 

7/3 Lawson Street, Byron Bay


In the heart of Bay Lane lies Moonlight, a chic Japanese hibachi grill and wine bar crafted by the brains behind Light Years. Choose your spot—the bar, dining room, or alfresco—and delve into a menu that puts a spin on classical Japanese flavours.

Moonlight doesn't mess around with the drinks either, offering biodynamic wines synced with the lunar cycle, hot and cold sake, Japanese whiskies, and a cocktail list paying homage to the art of Japanese mixology. 

Bay Lane, Byron Bay

Pixie Food & Wine (

Pixie Food & Wine

Born from a passion for leisurely lunches and intimate dinners, Pixie Food & Wine, a local treasure celebrating food, wine, and connection has quickly become a favourite among the best bars in Byron Bay.

Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or a spritz on the terrace, or settle into the main dining room for a laid-back meal. Designed by Flack Studio, the warm and inviting space pays homage to 1970s Italy, creating a visual symphony with vintage lighting, burnt terracotta flooring, and a central ziggurat bar. 

139 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Raes Cellar Bar

Raes Cellar Bar

Indulge in beachside luxury at Raes Cellar Bar, a local gem among the laid-back bars in Byron Bay. Sitting pretty in the idyllic surroundings of Wategos Beach, this spot offers casual yet refined vibes, perfect for a relaxed bar snack and curated beverages.

Open seven days a week from midday until sunset, it welcomes locals and visitors alike to unwind in its inviting Cellar Bar & Terrace, offering the unrivalled experience of Byron Bay's coastal living.

6-8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay

Ready for your cocktail at one of the best bars in Byron Bay? For more travel inspo, check out these romantic getaways in NSW, or hit the open road with an epic Australian road trip.

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