Whether you’re taking a summer break enjoy water sports on Lake Jindy and bucket-list alpine adventures in Kosciuszko National Park or joining the winter skiers and snowboarders on the slopes of the Snowy Mountain ski resorts – there’s plenty of places in Jindabyne to relax outdoors or cozied up fireside, share good conversation with friends, and reward your day’s efforts with your favorite tipple!
Jindabyne is a charming NSW lakeside town that attracts visitors year round thanks to our close proximity to the Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park, summer water sports on Lake Jindy, amazing and diverse restaurants, and classic Aussie bars and pubs to relax and indulge for aprés ski, summer sundowners, and late night live music after a day in the Snowy Mountains.
Plan a pub crawl with your mates or find a scenic spot to sip a crisp cold beer while the kids play – you’ll find it all in Jindabyne with holiday homes just a short walk (or stumble) away.
Here’s our guide to the best bars and pubs in Jindabyne with libations for everyone, gorgeous lake views, fun local events, and entertainment that’ll have you dancing ‘til dawn.
The Banjo Paterson Inn
1 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne NSW 2627
With authentic alpine dining, three bars, weekly specials, and fun nightly events, there’s something for everyone at the Banj! Situated across from Lake Jindabyne, the Banjo Paterson Inn is a classic Aussie watering hole popular with both locals and visitors looking for great food, live music, and a wide selection of beer, cocktails and handpicked local and international wines.
The famous Kosci Pale Ale is brewed onsite at Kosciuszko Brewing Company and served fresh straight from Vat to Tap!
We love Clancy’s Cocktail Bar for an intimate evening or gather your friends and join the crowds for burgers and brews (18 taps on rotation!) in The Overflow Bar or the great outdoor beer garden overlooking Lake Jindy. The Banj has gaming, pool tables, big screen TVs, bingo, DJs and dancing in The Overflow, and live music in the main bar for late night aprés ski.
Jindabyne Bowls Club
2 Bay St, Jindabyne
The Jindabyne Bowls Club is across from the Banjo Paterson Inn on the shores of Lake Jindabyne. The “Bowlo” boasts magnificent views of Lake Jindy with great (and affordable!) food and drinks, trivia and games nights, an indoor playground to keep the kids happy, and classic old country hospitality. There’s even a courtesy Bowlo Bus to get you home safely!
5/33 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne
Fancy a tequila fiesta? Cocina Taqueria is a classic Mexican taqueria with the biggest selection of tequila and mezcal this side of the Main Range, traditional Mexican tapas with a creative twist, and an amazing atmosphere. The upstairs private tequila lounge offers a menu of killer cocktails, local and imported beer, and classy reds, rose, white and sparkling wines.
Lake Jindabyne Hotel
21 McLure Cct, Jindabyne
Situated lakefront next to Banjo Paterson Park, Lake Jindabyne Hotel has a great bistro, several pubs with amazing pub grub, big screen TVs, gaming machines and playgrounds for the kids, pool tables, and outdoor seating with the best sunset views over Lake Jindy. Lake Jindabyne Hotel is also home to an onsite bottle shop open daily from 11AM to 12AM.
Pinot’s Wine Bar
Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne
For wine lovers, there’s a new addition to the Jindabyne bar and pub scene. Pinot’s Wine Bar (named after Pinot the dog) is a classy wine bar in Nuggets Crossing with a great selection of wines and craft beers to pair with grazing boards, bruschetta and delicious jaffles. Open daily with regular live music, trivia events, and singalong Sunday karaoke sessions, it’s highly recommended for your Jindabyne pub crawl.
Brumby Bar & Grill
Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne
The Brumby Bar & Grill has been a Jindabyne institution for over 20 years! Book online for a delicious gastropub dinner from the grill, or stop by for frosty cold beer on tap, wine by the glass or bottle, and a fun night out on the town. With regular “Happy 2 Hours”, live music, DJs and dancing, it’s another hot spot for a night out in Jindabyne.
Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne
Rydges Horizons is only a few doors down from the Brumby Bar on Foreshore Park and is open to guests and outside visitors. Embers Fireside Grill is one of the top restaurants in Jindabyne for a night of intimate and elevated dining – or grab a table in the beer garden or fireside for good conversations over cocktails and craft beer.
5 Nettin Cct, Jindabyne NSW 2627
Situated in a purpose built shed perched high on a hill, Jindabyne Brewery is an amazing microbrewery and bar with the best lake views in Jindabyne. Snack on skewers, share plates and seasonal specials and sample Jindabyne Brewery’s local house beers, wines from Shut the Gate Cellar, premium ciders from The Apple Thief, and non-alcoholic classics from Bundaberg Brewed Drinks. Last drinks strictly at 9PM!
The Wildbrumby Distillery & Café is situated in a spectacular ridgetop setting halfway between Jindabyne and Thredbo Resort and is a must-do on every Jindabyne holiday planner. The Stillhouse café offers cozy indoor seating and outdoor tables overlooking the sculpture gardens and organic raspberry fields – a perfect setting to round out a summer bushwalk in the Snowies. Plan ahead – their locally distilled and award-winning schnapps, gins, and vodkas are so delicious you may need a designated driver!
Find a Snowy Mountain Holiday Home with Alpine Country Holidays
Whatever brings you to our charming mountain town, Alpine Country Holidays has a holiday home to suit every style, budget and group size. Stay close to the bars and pubs in the center of downtown Jindabyne, pick a penthouse apartment with panoramic lake views, escape the crowds in a waterfront retreat on Lake Jindy, or find a home away from home near the slopes of Thredbo and Perisher.
Our goal is to give you the best holiday experience in Jindabyne! Take advantage of our 10% Book Direct Discount and reserve your holiday accommodation online or call our team on 1-300-916-454. This is our home – we know the best places to stay, play and drink in Jindabyne!