The Barwon Club has long been a go to destination for the traditional pub experience in Geelong, since it was first opened in the early ’90s. While the venue keeps the beer flowing and the good quality vibes, their extensive menu is often overlooked.
Much of the venues success can be pinned on owner Greg Dodds, who has been around since the early days ensuring patrons glasses are kept full and all plates are licked clean. Head chef Adrian Tozer also plays a key role in this, and has been serving up top quality pub meals for the past 12 months.
The BC prides itself on its menus affordability, and one that doesn’t skimp on quality. Each day locals can grab a lunch from the $12 menu or come dinner time can get a Parmi on Sunday or Monday night for $12 or one of the varying specials options of fish of the day, curries or braised beef cheek.
Aside from the regular deals, the menu has many outstanding meal options. For only $15 you can grab the BC burger, which is loaded with beef, bacon, egg, tomato, beetroot, lettuce and relish, then served with golden fries. Though head chef Adrian recommends the American pork spare ribs, which basted in house made smokey BBQ sauce, makes it one of the more flavour packed options on the menu.
After around 20 years, the iconic Geelong venue still manages to serve up fresh cheap food, while keeping the bands pumping the tunes on stage at regular gigs and the beer flowing from the taps. On a Saturday night the vibe is unlike any other, and one you have to experience for yourself.
509 Moorabool St, South Geelong / 5221 4584