Situated next to the infamous Art Factory Backpackers, a slight walk from the main town centre, the Buddah bar is a great place to spend an evening. It’s main pull (no pun intended!) is the fact is serves up 100% natural beer brewed in Byron Bay – right there on the premises. In fact the whole process is laid bare amongst the nicely furnished bar space and you can even try all their samples alongside a brewery tour! Happy hour is the main event – with 2 schooners for $5 it’s always packed. There’s also heaps of entertainment to keep the night flowing too – from local and international bands right through to open mic night and inhouse musician Cockatoo Paul. But the Buddah Bar is more than just a bar – it also home to an art house cinema where you can catch bargain screenings of both mainstream and indie films. The aptly named “Lounge Cinema” is a mixture of traditional seating and bean bags, a great place for a date or a chilled evening! If you’re still not convinced there’s non reason not to give it a try – they operate a pickup bus throughout the evening that can grab you directly from your hostel accomodation and drop you into town afterwards…what more can you ask for?!