Local Pubs & Restaurants

Pubs & bars

Beav’s Bar (Little Malop St)
Bar with live music, open until 1am

Blackmans Beer Bar (Dennys Place, off Lt malop St)
Microbrewery, open until 11pm

Geelong Cellar Door Wine Bar (97-99 Little Malop St)
Wine bar specialising in local wines, open until 11pm

The Edge (6 Eastern Beach Rd)
Large bar with a good menu, open until 11pm (midnight on Friday)

The Sporting Globe (175-177 Ryrie St; opposite the cinema)
Sports bar and meals, open until 11.30pm (1am on Friday)

There There and Captain Bar (8 Malop St)
Bar with courtyard and burgers, open until 1am

*Little Malop St, between Moorabool St and Gheringhap St, and the adjacent laneways have a good selection of small restaurants and bars which are all excellent

Food
Armageddon Cake Dessert Bar (McLarty Pl)
Late night dessert bar & cafe, $13 for dessert, open until 11pm

Black Bull Tapas Bar & Restaurant (48 Moorabool St)
Spanish restaurant, mains $18-36, open until 9pm

Burger Johnny (141 Ryrie St)
Small burger place, about $14 for a burger, open until 9pm

Caruggi Italian Restaurant (66 Little Malop St)
Pizza & northern Italian, mains $18-32, open until 8.30pm

Fishermen’s Pier (on the waterfront at end of Yarra St)
Excellent seafood restaurant, mains $28-44, open until 8pm

Hot Chicken Project (84A Little Malop St)
Southern-style fried chicken restaurant, mains $16, open until 10pm

Khan Curry Hut (97-99 Ryrie St)
Good value Indian restaurant, mains $11-17, open until 9.30pm

King George Fish and Grill (Western Beach Rd)
Casual seafood restaurant, mains about $15-20, open until 8pm

Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues (Little Malop St)
Southern and blues themed restaurant & bar, mains $17-32, open until 10pm (Wed), 11.30pm (Thurs), 1am (Fri)

Mexican Republic (115 Ryrie St) and Mojo Mama (54 Moorabool St)
Two excellent Mexican options, mains about $15-25, open until 9pm

Miss Gina Gelati (58 Moorabool St)
Open until 9pm

Wah Wah Gee (over the water at the end of Cunningham Pier)
SE Asian, mains $30-40, open until 9pm

*You can find many casual eateries along Eastern Beach Rd, between the conference venue and Bellerine St. There are also many fast food and chain venues scattered throughout Geelong city centre (e.g. Subway, Noodle Box, Hog’s Breath)

Cafes for coffee & breakfast
Café Go (37 Bellarine St)
Café and breakfast/lunch, really nice covered courtyard, 7am-4pm

Coffee Cartel (80 Little Malop Street)
Small café with fantastic coffee and a few basic food options, 7am-5pm

Freckleduck (131 Malop St)
Café, great for breakfast/lunch, 7am-4pm

Fuel Coffee + Food (2 Gore Place)
Café with great coffee and light meals, 7.30am-4pm

James Street Bakery & Café (James St)
French-style bakery, 7.30am-3.30pm

Launch Espresso & Kitchen (1st floor of Westfield shopping centre, overlooking Yarra St)
Café with good coffee and light meals, 7.30am-5pm