Drink it in: places to experience Geelong’s own beverages and bar scene

When it comes to unique, award-winning, and reputable locally-made beer, wine, and spirits, look no further than Geelong’s own – made, bottled and sourced right on the shores and surrounds of Corio Bay.

On equal measure are the wineries, wine bars, cocktail bars, gin bars and breweries that serve these fine drops.

There’s a world of choice on offer on Geelong’s doorstep. Go home with lasting memories of Geelong’s burgeoning and fine establishments. Cheers to that!

There are brilliant things cooking below the big chimney at the Federal Mills in North Geelong. Anther Gin Distillery is passionately bottling their curiosity in their working distillery. Spirit lover or adventurous at heart, try the local flavours and native ingredients of this craft gin cellar door. Open Wednesday to Sunday.

Little Creatures Village, in an old, restored Woollen Mill, not only is the brewery distributing Little Creatures to the Australian East Coast (and tours are available!) but there’s also The Canteen with casual food and brews and the White Rabbit Barrel Hall with craft beer and bites. Open Wednesday to Sunday.

Provenance Wines cellar door and winery is the main space in the restored building at the Old Paper Mills site, with bluestone walls and cathedral ceilings, the tasting experience of guided wine and food matches for six or eight courses is recommended, along with their award-winning Geelong wines. Open Thursday to Sunday.

Blackman’s Brewery Geelong – super fresh beer made right here in the region, straight from the source – the tanks – to you. Family-owned, learn more with a brewery tour. Open Thursday to Sunday.

The 18th Amendment Bar – this captivating 1930’s speakeasy bar is hidden above the Little Malop Street shops and the staff are experts in liquor and can find a match for your tastes from their lonnnng list of cocktails and mixed drinks. Open 7 days.

Geelong Cellar Door – featuring the best wine from vineyards across the Geelong region, walls of Geelong wine at your fingertips and perfectly portioned charcuterie boards. In the heart of Little Malop Street. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

Black Sheep Chamber of Gin – many combinations of drinks and cocktails starring gin from five distilleries in Geelong and on the nearby coast. Adjacent to the National Wool Museum. Open 7 days.

Union Street Wine – small intimate wine bar with a diverse range of wines, both in the bar and adjacent wine store and passionate wine knowledge. Open Wednesday to Sunday.

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