If you are looking for Geelong things to do at night this list includes plenty of ideas, regardless of if your idea of a fun thing to do at night is relaxing in your seat or getting active.
Try your hand at an Escape/Mystery room
The Mystery Rooms Geelong are open at night on a Friday and Saturday – a great way to get out at night in winter.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, escape/mystery rooms have become popular in recent years (I still haven’t been to one myself). They are essentially an experience where you are placed into a space and have to solve the puzzles and riddles to ‘escape’.
Play a game of Mini Golf
The mini golf course at the Range at Curlewis (on Portarlington Rd between Geelong and Drysdale) is open to 10pm at night daily, every day of the year except Christmas!
A fun little mini golf course with native plants, rocks, water and tunnels, you can rug up and navigate this mini golf course at night-time even in winter.
Join a boozy Art Class
XGolf in South Geelong offers indoor golf simulators as well as a licenced sports bar and games room. Make sure you book in a time before you visit.
Go for bowling & beer
When was the last time you went bowling? Oz Tenpin Bowling in Belmont Geelong is open late night and has a fully licenced cafe so you can ‘drink and bowl’!
Alternatively, Laser Quest in central Geelong has short lane bowling
Also coming soon (hopefully 2023) is a new ‘General Public’ venue in Corio Geelong which will house tenpin bowling, pool tables and an arcade centre all in the one venue.
See a live theatre production
There are several venues around Geelong that have live shows at night on a regular basis.
There are also periodic live shows run at other venues throughout Geelong like Shenton, Costa Hall, Theatre of the Winged Unicorn and private school venues for hire.
Laser Tag the night away
Love him or hate him, embrace your inner HIMYM Barney and visit LaserQuest for some nighttime laser tag in central Geelong. Sessions are available to 9.30pm most nights of the week.
Head to the Laser Quest arcade (timezone) which is open to 10pm daily and either load your card with credit or book in an unlimited time pack.
With both seated interactive games or more active options like basketball you can take your pick on how much effort your evening requires.
Go to the Fancy Movies
Most of us a familiar with the fun experience that is Gold Class, which comes with fully reclining seats and table service of pre-orderded food and drinks.
But for quite a few years now Readings Waurn Ponds has also offered an affordable alternative priced between a normal cinema and gold class and Village has also introduced its own middle-of-the-road alternative.
Both of these are licenced cinemas so you can buy basic drinks like beer and wine to take into the cinema with you for night sessions.
Splash-out options include:
Readings: Premium or Titan Luxe
Village: Gold Class or VPremium
Get your Bounce on a Trampoline
Looking for active things to do at night in Geelong? Bounce Geelong is open late Friday night!
Book a 1 hour session or go for a ‘Friday Super Session’ with a package deal that includes 3 hours of jump time with an optional upgrade with a meal and drink.
Visit the Pop Culture Collector Gallery
Open on a Friday night to 7pm, the Pop Culture Gallery is a chance to see floor-to-ceiling displays of pop culture collectables.
Combine your gallery visit with dinner, as it is conveniently located in the same historic building precinct as The Federal Cafe, Restaurant and Bar.
Indoor Rock Climbing
The Rock Adventure Centre is open at night time on weeknights (Monday to Friday).
You don’t need to have climbed before or own your own equipment, the centre will run you through safety inductions and you can hire climbing gear.
Enjoy a gin, beer, cocktail or wine tasting session
Anther Distillery in North Geelong offers both Gin & Cocktail tasting bookings early in the night. Gin tasting is most days while cocktails run only on Saturdays. The latest session you can book is 6pm which is a popular time spot so you may need to book in advance to avoid missing out on this nighttime session.
Alternatively, visit the Chamber of Gin in central Geelong which has brought together 5 local distilleries gins on their one menu.
For wine tasting, Archive Wine Bar has the option of a 75ml pour and a 165+ long wine list to try so you can essentially build your own by the small glass wine tasting session.
Or visit the Nicols Paddock winery which is basically in town, just on the edge of Geelong near the Waurn Ponds shopping centre. Wine is by the glass and you can buy a ‘feast’ option where you share and try different kinds of foods (both carnivores and vegans are catered for).
Many Geelong venues like 18th Amendment, distilleries and wine bars also offer one-off event sessions so it’s worth keeping an eye on their socials if you have a special interest.
Join a casual dance class
If you’ve always wanted to get your dirty dancing or strictly ballroom on, a casual night time class or social session is your perfect chance to try it out.
Geelong Salsa runs casual beginner learn to salsa dance classes on wednesday nights throughout the year.
Ballroom Baby runs casual beginner ballroom dance classes for adults on a Friday night in Geelong or Monday night in Torquay.
Improve your food skills at a Cooking class.
If you want to improve your cooking skills (or move beyond burning packet pasta which is what I’ve managed to do in the past) you might like to join a night time cooking class. Currently, Hibiscus Goddess offers late afternoon classes to evening classes.
After-hours Geelong Gallery
On occasion the Geelong Gallery has evening after-hours exhibits. These are generally very reasonably priced, for example, the current one is $12.50 for an adult.
Get your Trivia On
Long a pub staple, there are plenty of places around Geelong to try your hand at Trivia instead of staying home in front of the TV.
Catch an AFL night game in Geelong
Several times a season the Geelong cats play night games at their home ground, GMHBA Stadium.
Alternatively, if you are up for a long adventure you can catch the night ferry to a Melbourne football game.
Hit up Bingo
Embrace the bingo lingo (legs eleven – the only bingo name I remember) and head to Raiders Bingo in Breakwater for an evening bingo session.
Or for a fun night out join in Drag Bingo at the Piano bar on Wednesday nights in Geelong.
Scare yourself at the Old Geelong Gaol (Jail)
Scare yourself silly on a ghost tour at the old Geelong Gaol. Tours run at 8pm at night wednesday to sunday.
If your are a coordinated person (or don’t mind falling over) it might be time to embrace your inner kid and go Rollerskating/rollerblading at Rollerway Newtown.
Play some Pool
Slate Pool Lounge is Geelongs dedicated pool lounge which is licenced and open to 1am Tuesday to Saturday.
Things to do at night near Geelong
Conveniently located as the gateway to the Bellarine and Surfcoast there is things to do at night near Geelong as well. Check out these amazing things to do at night on the Bellarine Peninsula.
The Blues Train – Queenscliff
Jump aboard The Blues Train for a ‘mini music festival on a steam train as you travel along the scenic heritage Bellarine Railway’ is how the Blues Train describes their unique live music experience.
Available on select Saturday nights October to May each year the Blues Train is fun and quirky live music experience.
The Q Train
A moving ‘rail restaurant’, The Q Train prides itself on showcasing local Bellarine and Geelong region food, wine, beer and cider.
Evening bookings are available during daylight savings when you can enjoy the beautiful views of Swan Bay & the Bellarine Peninsula.
Seasonal Things to do at Night in Geelong
Things to do at night in Geelong at Christmas
The Geelong Region has some pretty special things to do at night at Christmas time, with Christmas themed activites usually popping up towards mid to late November.
Visit the Geelong Christmas tree on the foreshore and enjoy a free light show with the beautiful waterfront backdrop.
The Townhall lights up at nighttime with Christmas-themed projections.
Adventure Park on the Bellarine also runs its Christmas Festival of Lights annually.
Things to do at night in Geelong during Winter
Adventure park runs its Winter Glow during parts of June and July (school holidays) which it describes as a winter wonderland of snow, lights, fire & ice.
While this is predominantly aimed at kids, like the Christmas lights, adult can also go and enjoy the light installations as long as you don’t mind going to a family friendly event.
Things to do at night in Geelong in Summer
Catch a live baseball game in Geelong when our team Geelong Korea kicks off their 2023 schedule. Keep your eye out for night game schedule closer to November.
Are there any alcohol free things to do in Geelong at night?
There are plenty of things to do in geelong at night if you are a non drinker or doing an alcohol-free challenge. Check out this list for ideas
Are there any things to do in Geelong for couples at night?
Yes, there are plenty of fun things to do in Geelong for couples at night. Check out this list for ideas regardless of if you are looking for an active adventure or a lazy night out.