Lorne drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Wye River

Wye Beach Hotel

This is undoubtedly one of the finest coastal pubs in Victoria, if not Australia – the ocean views just don't get much better. It has an unpretentious, local vibe and an all-regional craft-beer selection on tap, wit…
Pub in Lorne

Lorne Hotel

Since opening its doors in 1876, this pub has been Lorne's best spot for a beer. Its AstroTurf rooftop deck, overlooking the main street and ocean, is the place to be come summer, with regular bands and DJs. There's…
Pub in Birregurra

Royal Mail Hotel

Birregurra's only pub is this beautiful art-deco building (c 1871) along the main strip. As well as being a local hang-out with a great beer garden, it has a gastropub section with excellent meals (mains $24 to $38)…
Bar in Lorne

Lorne Surf Club

If you're around in summer, head to Lorne's surf club for a drink on its upstairs deck overlooking the beach – the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a sublime sunset beer. It serves breakfast, lunch and d…
Coffee in Lorne


A surprising candidate for Lorne's best coffee is served at this old surf shop, where owner Guy whips up his award-winning single-origin brews.
Pub in Birregurra

Martian's Cafe

Part country pub, part cafe, Martian's is worth a stop for the name alone. It's a Dean's Marsh institution, with plenty of rustic character, local beers on tap and quality live music on Saturday. It does breakfasts …