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Top bar recommendations from locals

Restaurant
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“Nice spot on the Esplanade in Torquay with a view of the beach. Good for a few drinks and something to eat - sometimes have live music on the weekends.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“Frontbeach is set on the Esplanade Beach in Torquay. With views of the ocean and Torquay’s famous Norfolk Pines. Frontbeach is a great spot in town to watch the world go by... Enjoy great drinks and food. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pub
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“Our favorite pub around! Take Bambra-Aireys Inlet Road and get here in 25 minutes. Food is that of a 5-star restaurant and the beer is brewed on-site. Try the surfboard beer taster for the best experience. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely Restaurant on the Esplanade in Torquay. Wednesday night is steak night. They have Happy Hour daily from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“and bar and light finger food. Request your favourite song and dance the night away!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Friendly, great vibe, great views, busy but you can almost always get a seat. Coffee is good and so is the food. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Bohemian lounge bar, with vintage furniture and red walls, for coffee, cocktails and craft beers”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice wine bar, opened during the day and evening. Located on Little Malop St.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“On the weekend's they have live music, and during the day a little beer garden which is great to soak up some sun!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“This small cosy wine bar has a wonderful range of international & local wines. Great vibe & small food options also available with a bottle shop next door. Definitely worth a visit. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Great environment and one of the oldest hotels in Geelong. Serves local drinks with amazing tastes. Good selection of food available on the menu.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“A cool place to people-watch on the spectacular Geelong Waterfront. Enjoy a coffee, drink or fabulous food from this iconic restaurant/ bar which features an extensive sun-drenched alfresco area and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Bright, boutique eatery with contemporary, woodsy-chic decor, serving Modern Australian dishes. Fine dining. Book in advance.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Quality Dining is a great atmosphere Reasonably priced for very good quality. Nearby - you can walk there”
  • 8 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Recently renovated and kid friendly, has a good variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The mussels are excellent. Views are great with open air seating and a rooftop space with great views.”
  • 5 locals recommend