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The Bolt Hole

9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 8410
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Bolt Hole
1. 'Best cocktails in Byron Bay!'
"definitely the best place for drinks in byron bay"
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2. Enjoy a stool at the bar
""Insomnia" is the best espresso martini I've ever had"
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3. Enjoy a Whisky Experience
"The drinks especially the cocktails are World class."
Nerine M
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We visited The Bolt Hole two years ago and we're blown away and recommended it to everyone. Went back on Saturday and we were so disappointed! We ordered the tasting platter, fries and popcorn mushrooms. We were later told that the fryer was broken so...More

1  Thank Anitabirdi
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

What a special place! We got the meat platter and a vegetarian platter. For me, this was the best veggie food I've had in Australia. They adapted the meat loaded fries to make them veggie. The cheese sauce and beans they topped the fries with...More

Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Rather cosy with friendly staff. Some good beers available as well. A little dark, but relaxing. Also has table service.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Really cool spot to have a quick drink. Cost but trendy at the same time. Highly recommend it for one or many drinks.

Thank chubby22
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

All the cocktails had strange ingredients (tabasco, pale ale beer etc.) and they didn't have any classic cocktails like mojito, mai tai, long island iced tea, zombie etc. It seems they don't want to cater for everyone. I didn't want to risk paying $20 for...More

Thank Nathan L
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Went to the bolt hole for a gin and tonic as that’s my favourite drink and I have struggled to find a good one whilst being in aus, although their menu boasts 300 different spirits to chose from and there’s atleast 40 Gins, the actual...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing look/vibe/music/lighting/atmosphere. Fantastic cocktails made with love and expert knowledge. Friendly skilled bartender. Amazing huge gin selection. There's simply nothing not to love. Highly recommend.

Thank YVR19
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Soo many options to choose from. Creme Brûlée was amazing. Lovely ambiance.. and very helpful staff.

Thank miz_emma11
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Initially we were met with friendly, fast service. The brisket tacos were delicious although the crab taters and cheeseburger were reportedly underwhelming. The alcohol list is extensive, and while expensive, the cocktails are well made and delicious. Unfortunately from here we were disappointed. Our second...More

Thank NQPsych2U
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We made a reservation for 7pm on Saturday night - and really looked forward to a BBQ dinner. After narrowly avoiding being knocked down the stairs by some other patrons (god only knows how they managed to get that drunk by 7pm!!!), we got inside....More

Thank tigga23
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24 January 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 24
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Fletcher St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6685 8410
  • E-mail
We are owners and operators of a multi award winning bar in Sydney and we've taken our unique bar creating talents to the heart of Byron Bay! Be excited - we are! As evening approaches, The Bolt Hole is a hidden treasure in the heart of Byron Bays town centre. Sitting at the top of a 2 story building at 9 Fletcher St, The Bolt Hole enjoys open panoramic windows which frame the stunning Byron hinterland and the famous breathtaking sunsets. The Bolt Hole is a dimly lit refuge from Byron Bay's sun-dazed, crowded streets. Entering via a vintage church door, visitors find themselves in a cosy, vintage haven, with references to hunting, steam trains and nautical escapades. Green Chesterfields, handmade furniture, antique light fittings and a tarnished copper bar, supported by recycled timber ensure The Bolt Hole is a place you will never want to leave. The 6m bar showcases over 200 Whiskys & Gins, Craft cocktails, artisanal spirits, organic wines and a cracking Craft Beer list! Our kitchen boasts a hand crafted wood fired smoker imported from the US. We offer 'low and slow cooked' BBQ treats all ethically sourced locally with seasonal variations. Our Pitmaster is always smoking up an American barbeque storm delivering a stateside culinary tour for all, with Certified Angus Beef (CAB) Brisket, Smoked Berkshire Pork, Apple Wood Smoked Pork Ribs, Smoked Sticky Salmon, Hickory Smoked Chicken and the already famous The Bolt Hole Burger. Bluesy music, designer bathrooms and a host of hidden features make this venue a real bartenders hangout. Check it out next time your in Byron Bay. If you ever needed an excuse to visit - The Bolt Hole is your answer! We look forward to welcoming you to The Bolt Hole soon!
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