Geelong has an ever-changing and thriving nightlife with a diverse selection of pubs, bars and clubs. Whether you are after a quiet drink with friends before trying one of our great restaurants or partying until dawn, the city offers something for everyone.
For night clubbers, Home House owned by paparazzi king Darren Lyons is top on the list of places to party until dawn, while another popular spot for the younger crowd is Rumours and the Opium Bar in James Street and Basement 159 in Moorabool Street under the T&G building.
There are some fantastic bars, with Beav's this quirky bar is one of the more popular towards the end of the week. For some cosmopolitan style, Mr Hyde in Malop Street is very popular and for somewhere a bit more relaxed there's the Tannin Lounge in Rock O Cashels Lane and The Wrong Crowd up the top of Moorabool.
The city has some terrific pubs, there's some traditional pubs like the Sir Charles Hotham, Sir Charles Darling, The Bush Inn, De La Ville and uni favourite the National. Over the past decade, many of our pubs have had large makeovers and are more entertainment complexes with great kitchens, nightlife and pub, like the Bended Elbow, Sporting Globe and The Eureka in Little Malop Street which is a Geelong institution being a hybrid between a pub and nightclub and attracts massive crowds.
A few favourites include Lambys under the Wool Museum, The Max, and the beautiful art deco themed Carlton. But the city has seen a few new players on the scene recently with The Edge, City Quarter now overlooking our waterfront.
Out of the city bars pubs like The Barwon Club, Cremorne and Barking Dog are also huge favourites and offer a fantastic night out.