Byron Bay’s best bars and restaurants for group bookings
In charge of planning your group getaway to Byron Bay? Booking restaurants and bars for large groups can be tricky, but luckily there are some fantastic options available for groups travelling together in Byron Bay. Take a look at our favourite bars and restaurants for group bookings:
Bang Bang serves up some of the best Asian fusion cuisine in town with a cosy ambience, friendly waitstaff and great cocktails (the Castaway Caprioska is a personal fave!) Groups of 2 or more can order from the menu or choose the ‘Bang-quet’ option.
Lightyears Asian Bar & Diner
Another Asian delight for the senses, Lightyears Asian Bar & Diner offers tasty share-style food and unique cocktails in a bold and modern ‘Insta perfect’ setting. The bao buns are simply delicious and the miso corn is a must-try!
Enjoy plant-based dining at its finest. No Bones offers a delightful menu for Vegans and food-lovers alike in the heart of Byron town. We love the Konjac ‘calamari’ strips and crispy fried chicken. Great vibes, mouthwatering food and animal and eco-friendly ethics – what’s not to love!
A short drive from Byron Bay, locally owned Harvest in Newrybar showcases the best of seasonal produce in the Northern Rivers. Food is locally sourced from farmers, artisanal producers and Harvest’s edible gardens. Groups of 8 or more are welcome to try the 3-course set menu sampling a selection of local dishes from the menu.
Serving up locally sourced and seasonal produce with native indigenous ingredients, Karkalla is a unique treat for the tastebuds. Enjoy a simple (yet delicious) selection of cocktails and menu items inspired by the indigenous heritage of Karkalla’s founder, Mindy Woods, a proud Bundjalung woman of the Widjabul Wia-bul clan.
Light Bites & Cocktails
Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.
Right in the centre of town, Balcony Bar oozes laid-back Aussie style with a side of Byron feel-good vibes. Balcony Bar & Oyster Co features a simple and honest seasonal menu from freshly shucked oysters and locally sourced meat to freshly made pasta dishes. Groups of 10+ can enjoy a variety of group dining set menus catering for all appetites.
The Mez Club
The Mez Club is what Byron dreams are made of. Take a tour around the Med from Morocco to the South of France and beyond with tapas-style dining, a late-night snack menu, tasting menu and a range of Byron-inspired cocktails. The upstairs space known as ‘The Souk’ caters for parties and group events – and even has its own cocktail bar! – so round up the crew for an arvo to evening Mediterranean feast!
The Surf House
Welcome to Byron’s Bays original rooftop bar with beachy boho style and nostalgic decor inspired by Byron’s rich surf culture. Enjoy guest access to the rooftop bar when you stay at The Surf House from 3pm ‘til late every day. Happy hour kicks off from 3-6pm with $5 beer, wine and spirits, $10 pizzas and special Brookie’s Gin cocktails. Check out the range of private and shared rooms and book in your Byron stay.
Miss Margarita, known to locals as ‘Miss Margs’ delivers a fun fiesta for all with colourful decor moreish cocktails and great food. As it’s ‘walk-ins only’ the guys at Miss Margarita recommend popping in earlier to check on wait times – they’ll do their best to cater for groups of all sizes.
One of Byron’s freshest bars, Casa Luna brings a tropical fusion of culture and fun to Byron’s nightlife taking inspiration from Mexico’s Tulum all the way to the Mediterranean. Enjoy tapas-style dining, Med-inspired cocktails, DJs and dancing. Casa Luna is open ‘til the early hours so you and your group can eat, drink, dance and be merry from the arvo into the night.
Nestled within palm trees and fairy lights, across the road from Belongil Beach, is Treehouse. This is a great spot to go with a group of friends, to enjoy shared wood fired pizzas, listen to local live music and DJs, and settle in as the sun goes down. Bonus: they offer $15 margarita happy hour every day from 3-5pm!
Pubs & Bars
North Byron Hotel
The North Byron Hotel offers a true Byron paradise escape located slightly away from town behind Belongil Beach. Previously Bistro at Sunrise, this tropical treasure is still relatively hidden with a brand new revamped beer garden, fairy-lit evenings and ultimate chill-seeker vibes. Head here for live music over the weekend (Friday to Sunday).
Looking for some classic Aussie pub grub for you and your group? Head to Brunswick Hotel. This cool old watering hole in Brunswick Heads (15mins drive from Byron Bay) is a great spot to while away an afternoon in The Bay. Enjoy classic pub food, fresh seafood, cold beer and live music most weekends.
If you’re into live music, The Rails Hotel will be your Byron go-to. Delivering free live music every night of the week for the past 30 years, these old-school legends know how to deliver a laid-back pub atmosphere. You’ll find Rails in the centre of town just a quick 5min walk from The Surf House.
Beach Hotel Byron
Another Byron live music institution, Beach Hotel Byron serves up the goods featuring live artists on the daily and the best ‘Sunday sesh’ in The Bay. Find Beach Hotel just a stone’s throw from Main Beach for the ultimate beach to bar vibes.
As its name suggests Saltwater Social is all about those beachy Byron feels. Visit for lazy weekend cocktails, relaxed dinners and late-night drinks whilst you soak up the laidback coastal vibes. For large groups, the upstairs library can be booked out for a range of events; from hen and stag dos, family get-togethers and wedding afterparties. Your private area includes lounge seating, a private bar, an outdoor balcony and even features a fireplace for those fresh winter evenings.