Northern Hotel

Pub in Byron Bay

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This live-music stalwart is as grungy and boozy as it ever was, and has played host to everyone from Billy Bragg and Dizzee Rascal to Dinosaur Jr and PJ Harvey. The front bar is a prime spot for people-watching with a cold drink out the open windows or on a streetside table, and does $10 burger and chip deals for lunch daily.