Australians are well known for their love of a good time. Visiting Geelong affords you a chance to party to the break of dawn with locals and foreigners till the break of dawn.
Nearly all the nightclubs in Geelong are located towards the beachfront, near the hotels and premium restaurants. There’s no shortage of clubs and bars to choose from that are open throughout the night; popular spots include Lords of the Isle Tavern, where visitors get can down fresh seafood and cocktails before strutting their best moves on the dance floor.
Since Melbourne is one of the biggest film cities in all of Australia, sometimes a fun night out isn’t always spent on your feet. Pull up a chair at any of the movie theaters that serve booze or the bars that show movies. Beav’s Bar has a film night on Tuesdays where they broadcast local movies and TV shows that might not otherwise make it up onto the silver screen. You may even find yourself rubbing shoulders with the directors and stars themselves.
Gambling is legal throughout most of Australia, but only in select locations that are affectionately referred to as “pokies”, short for poker houses. Don’t think that it’s just a bunch of card tables, however, as video gambling is huge when you go Down Under. One well-known mini-casino, Buckleys, services anyone who comes to Geelong in search of some fun and maybe a few more bucks in their pocket. Buckley’s has all the amenities of home, including a restaurant and live music.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about nightlife in Geelong.