Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015


Of course there's plenty of partying to be done at the festival itself, but if you have any energy to go out after one of the massive days, you are not starved for choice in the Byron Bay town centre. There is essentially one road (Jonson St) running from the beach that has a string of great bars. We'll start from the beach and move slowly inland!

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  • Beach Hotel

    Sitting right on the beach is the town's most popular watering hole. You're not going to find much "cheap" here, but there are plenty of food and drink options, in a spacious setting situated opposite Byron's beautiful beach. It's as popular during the day as it is at night, and is an environment suitable for families - at least during the day and early evenings.

  • The Great Northern Hotel

    The Great Northern is Byron's main primary live music venue and one of the "last remaining old style hotels" in the area. But at the end of the day, it's just a great pub with plenty of beers and a decent, affordable menu.

  • Cheeky Monkey's

    Keep walking up Jonson St and eventually you'll come to the famous Cheeky Monkey's - restaurant by day, backpackers bar where you all dance on the tables by night. Many great nights will end here, even if you don't plan on it.

  • Byron Bay Brewery / Buddha Bar

    Attached to the Arts Factory Hostel complex, the Buddha Bar is a ten minute walk from the town centre, and they run a free shuttle from the old train station off Jonson St. The food is your typical pub food, often with a twist, but all reasonably affordable and tasty! They will sometimes will have live music to accompany your food, and given you're in town for Bluesfest, sometimes some of the performers pop in for a visit!