Ice cold beer on tap
Welcome to the Bamaga Tavern
The newly renovated Bamaga Tavern is more than just a watering hole, it’s a meeting place and social hub for the people of the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA). Please note that COVID-19 has impacted our operations – visit our Facebook page for the latest updates.
Why not put your name on the map by enjoying a refreshing drink at the northernmost pub on the Australian mainland? Recently renovated, and with an extensive range of icy cold beer, soft drinks and wine, relax in comfort and enjoy a refreshing, cool treat in the bar or beergarden. Whatever the time of year, whether it’s footy on Foxtel, a pool comp or chook raffle, there’s always something happening. Whether you’re staying in Bamaga or just passing through, join our welcoming bar staff and friendly locals for a drink, some entertainment and a yarn or two as you soak up the Cape York hospitality
Bottle shop and drive-thru
Whatever your taste, the Bamaga Tavern has something to quench your thirst. Conveniently located, our well-stocked bottle shop and drive-thru boasts a wide range of basic beers, spirits and sparkling, red and white wine. We’re also equipped with EFTPOS and ATM facilities.
We’ll let you in on a locals’ secret – the Bamaga Tavern bistro is famous for its selection of pizzas. There’s no better venue on Cape York for hearty, lovingly prepared meals. Sit down in the restaurant and enjoy one of our delicious pub favourites or grab a cold drink while you wait for your takeaway order to be prepared. Open six days for lunch and dinner, our recently renovated bistro offers a RSL-type atmosphere to sit and feast or relax with friends and family.
The Bistro can be hired for private and community organisation functions such as birthdays, farewells and similar celebrations/special occasions, meetings, fundraisers etc.
A recently completed major renovation means the Bamaga Tavern is eager to host your next function. Talk to our experienced staff about staging wedding receptions, birthday parties, conferences or fundraisers – we can host the lot. Or if you want to keep things simple, you’re welcome to cook your own meal on our free BBQ in the beergarden.
Alcohol Management Plan (AMP)
The NPA is subject to a State Government instigated Alcohol Management Plan (AMP) which imposes carriage limits on the amount of alcohol that can be carried in a vehicle. These limits are one carton of beer, or premixed alcohol, and two litres of wine. There are severe penalties for being in contravention of these limits.