Cafes & Bars
Just a few doors down from us and across the road from Blake Park, this is the easy and one of the tastiest places to go for a light breakfast, full brunch or lunch plus you can take-out too. Grab a coffee and a baked treat before you head down to the beach!
For all the sushi lovers, Satori Lounge has a fusion of Japanese and South American style sushi which is rolled fresh to order. Sip delicious cocktails while dining on sushi and listening to some laid back beats. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page for DJs and other events.
Mount Social Club
This restaurant, bar & cafe is famous for its fantastic coffee, tapas and events (from comedy nights to jazz, djs and bands), with live music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon. This is definitely a backpacker’s hangout.
A very groovy, somewhat quirky bar that plays some great music and has quickly become a fav hangout before, during and after gigs thanks to its proximity to Mt Social Club and Totara St.
As a smaller venue (they can host up to 500 people), Totara St is the place to go for awesome grass roots bands and edgy DJ nights. Make sure you check out their Facebook page when you get here as they pretty much always have something on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and other nights during the summer as well.
For those who enjoy a backyard atmosphere, live music and quality pub food, then this the place to go. Check out their Facebook page for the latest bands, djs and performers coming to play in their funky outdoor area complete with retro caravan.
Mount Brewing Company
If you love craft beer or consider yourself a connoisseur of hand-crafted beer, then you definitely need to try the flavours from our very own local. They have amazing platters, a pool table and often a live band playing.
Well known in town for it's large, handcrafted gourmet pizzas for which they only use the freshest of local produce. In case you're not feeling like going out for food... they also deliver to us at the backpackers!
Please visit our Facebook page to see what is happening in the hostel and the local area. We list current events from markets to local gigs in the bars. We also list any job positions that we need filling so it pays to be in the know!