The iconic Kirra Beach Hotel has officially reopened, ready for a new era of welcoming locals back to the much-loved watering hole overlooking one of Australia’s most iconic surf breaks.
The highly-anticipated reopening comes three years after the venue was shut down to undergo the stunning transformation at the newly developed Kirra Point Precinct.
The Pub’s Publican and Licensee Greg Hodge, known affectionately as ‘Hodgy’ is back at the helm, along with a number of other core staff who have returned.
The Kirra Beach Hotel has been a local landmark since 1956 and Hodgy says they’re excited to be back, just in time for Summer.
“The team have done a great job on the new fit out and I know the locals are going to love it,” he said.
“It still feels like home and has that nostalgic, old-school pub charm to it.
“The Kirra Beach Hotel has always been more than just a pub for our guests and it’s a place where anyone is welcome.
“It’s a second home, a place where you can relax and be on a first name basis with our staff, a place where you can pop in after a surf and grab a bite to eat, and perch up with a beer in hand and watch the waves and magic of Kirra roll in.”
He says locals and tourists can walk straight to the pub from a swim at the beach, sandy and happy, with the venue open 7 days a week for walk-ins only.
“We will always keep a tub of thongs behind the bar for you, if you haven’t got shoes,” he joked.
The 1300 sqm venue features a sun-drenched beer garden, along with a family-friendly bistro, kids area, public bar, sports bar, and a boutique bottle shop.