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Best Bars in Geelong

Best Bars in Geelong, VIC

Expert recommended Best Bars in Geelong, VIC. To help you find the best Bars in Geelong located near to you, we put together our own list based on customers reviews which includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!.

Recess Bar + Eats

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Nv Bandini Prosecco · Veneto, Italy, Nv Oakdene Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut · Bellarine Peninsula, 0 Giant Steps Chardonnay, Mcglashan Pinot Noir Rosé

Here’s The Deal:

Recess is Central Geelong’s only Gluten Free Restaurant offering you a space to run around, have a snack, play with friends and make new ones! This place is your go-to when you need a break from your hectic timetable. Enjoy your recess either dining on a delicious menu, enjoying an array of beverage options, sitting back in the beer garden or hanging out on the balcony.

Lambys Tavern

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Cheese, Meats, Siberian Caviar Bump With Frozen Belvedere, Sourdough, Marinated Olives, Gruyere Cheese Donut, wine

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And our tale is still being written today! The story of how Lambys Tavern came to be is one steeped deep in the fabric of Geelong’s history: with twists & turns, lots of wool, a friendly ghost and perhaps a couple of sneaky drinks in between! Lambys Tavern currently occupy the basement level within the now heritage-listed National Wool Museum building, a pinnacle of architectural innovation when it opened on August 1st 1872. By 1875, it was taken over by Dennys Lascelles & Co. and utilised as a wool warehouse, the first building in Victoria planned to facilitate storage, inspection and marketing of wool and became the second largest store in the colony. The wool industry was booming and Geelong was on top of the world!

Westend Geelong

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Zeally Bay Sourdough Casalinga, Marinated Olives, Fried School Prawns, Fennel, Spicy Harissa, Grilled Salmon, North African Chickpea Tagine, Lemon, Olives & Parsley, Pork Belly, Roasted Parsnip, Mushroom

Here’s The Deal:

westend is our modern interpretation of a great pub, dining room and bar. it’s a place to be social. and accommodates all sized groups for lunches, events, dinners or drinks in our bar and dining spaces. many traditional pubs can look dark, moody and masculine … basically all things that we didn’t want westend to be, so we got our good friend tarryn joyce (the smith prahran, the press club) to give her design interpretation of a great modern public house, with its dining room and bar featuring more vibrant, clean and brighter elements.

The Deck

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Burgers, Bbq Chicken, Pizza, Rosa Moscato, Pinot Noir

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Opened since early 2017, The Deck has quickly embedded itself as a fundamental part of Geelong’s Food, Bar and Function culture. Located in the heart of Geelong’s CBD waterfront, The Deck Geelong prides itself on our relaxed, fun and homey vibe, as well as our incredibly chilled and professional staff The Deck Geelong’s multi-level venue, with its colourful and rustic finish, provides the perfect place to enjoy a cold drink with your mates, a nice hearty dinner with the family, or a private area for any style event you might have!

Geelong Hotel

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Super Salad Roasted Peppers, Charred Corn, Black Beans, Quinoa, Sweet Herbs, Smoked Almonds Spicy, Garlic Bread, Vegan Chicken Bites, Crispy Spiced Chats, Pork Belly Bites, Kingfish Ceviche, White Lady Gordons Gin, Cointreau, Lemon, Sugar, Egg White

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Pub classics with a modern twist. Discover a seasonal menu that uses fresh local produce & high-quality ingredients. From a sit-down meal to rooftop snacks, we curb every craving.

Geelong Cellar Door

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Mixed Olives, Quince Paste, Mixed Mushrooms, Pickled Vegetables, Cornichons, Mixed Pickles, Cheese Platter, Charcuterie Platter, Vegan Platterchilli Mustard, Bread & Olive Oil, Extra Bread & Lavash

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Geelong Cellar Door is a truly local wine bar and store located in the heart of Geelong’s vibrant inner CBD conveying an ‘old world’ charm, look and feel with the ambience of a smart, sophisticated, wine savvy cellar door-retail/wine bar space. Geelong Cellar Door proudly showcases a fantastic array of premium cool climate wines produced within the Greater Geelong wine region. Our unique establishment is a ‘one stop shop’ for wine lovers, with the most comprehensive range of local wines on offer alongside a selection of local craft beers and ciders, quality cheeses and charcuterie platters. There’s a cozy open fire, regular tastings, guest wines and you can also purchase any wines to take away with you, which ensures a unique experience for those looking to explore and share the quality wines of our region.

Murphys

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Tacos, Spiced Jackfruit, Mexican Rice, Lime & Chimichurri, Lime & Paprika Calamar, Crumbed Cajun Spiced Zucchini Chips, Vegan Parmigiana, Mushroom Risotto, Creme Brulee, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Four friends followed their dream to restore an iconic Newtown pub, adding not only a Rooftop Bar and Sky Garden but also a modern flavour, a fun new social space and the best views of Geelong’s waterfront and beyond. The pub was built in 1855 and is known as the birthplace of the Geelong Cats Football Club as the team played at an oval just behind the hotel. The venue has a strong historic background, for many years being known as Irish Murphys, until mates Shaun, Tom, Dan and Ian reinvigorated the venue and gave it a new chapter in the history books! The venue layout has been modernised, with three levels and four different areas to cater for anyone looking for that place to have a drink, catch up with friends, have a special event, watch all your favourite sports live in HD or to simply bask in our amazing views.

There There

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Bowmore, Canadian Club, Dewar’s, Glenfiddich, Baileys, Chambord, Chartreuse Green, Chartreuse Yellow

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Leave today behind and step through a time warp at 8 Malop Street for cocktails, music and house party vibes that’ll take you right back to the 1970s. It’s a retro time capsule. Walk the corridor, laden with glorious double and triple denim, records adorning the walls and couches straight out of That 70s Show. For a night, you’ll be in a place where time stood still, spirits were free and inhibitions didn’t exist. The vintage venue is overgrown with lush vines and lit up with retro televisions. And when the needle hits the vinyl and the cocktails hit the bar top, you’ll feel decades away. Expect a 70s spin on cocktails like the Space Oddity, Pink Floyd and Harvey Wallbanger that will whisk you away to the best party era that ever existed. There There is a cocktail bar like you’ve never experienced but one you’ll feel so comfortable in that you’ll stay til the end of time… or at least the end of the decade!

Beav's Bar

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Beer-candied Bacon, Pickles, Plant-based Buffalo Chicken Burger

Here’s The Deal:

Beav’s Bar is a unique bar situated behind a red door at 77-79 Little Malop Street, Geelong. The retro, metropolitan-feel bar with it’s eclectic couches and coffee tables provides a very relaxed atmosphere ideal for sampling the many wines, craft beers, teas and coffees on offer. Beav’s Bar is open from 4 pm til late Wednesday to Saturday with live acoustic music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday – with no cover charge! Wednesday night is open mic and karaoke night. The bar is also available for functions. Drop in, put your feet up, lay back and enjoy, and don’t miss out on Friday night happy hour.

Sailors' Rest

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Espresso Martini 18 Absolut Vanilla Vodka, Mr Black, Kahlua, Espresso, Sugar, Margarita, Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, Cointreau, Lime Juice, Agave, Beefeater Gin, Fiorente Elderflower, Joseph Cartron Strawberry Liqueur, Lime Juice, Soda Water, Starward Two Fold Whisky Highball, Warm Sourdough, Dukkah, Olive Oil, Picnic Of Breads, Olive Oil Glazed, Satay Hokkien Noodle Bites, Chicken Parmi, Chips And Salad, Porterhouse Fillets, Gremolata, Rosemary Salted Chats, Green Beans

Here’s The Deal:

Sailors’ Rest has multiple function spaces that can cater to a variety of occasions.