It was a warm Saturday afternoon in Geraldton and we were a little bored. Jeremy the French Helpx helper had come back from his assignment on the farm and we all decided that we should hit the town and check out the local pubs.
The Provincial Bar & Café
We found out that their happy hour went from 4:30pm to 5:30pm and after walking 3.5km into the city, we got there with 10 minutes to spare. Juz was super happy about them serving White Rabbit on tap so Jeremy and Juz got the White Ale while Dave went with the Dark Ale.
This place has an awesome atmosphere and we could see why it’s one of Geraldton’s most favourite places. Plus, its run by a guy from Melbourne so you know their woodfire pizzas are gonna be amazing.
The Freemason Hotel
It was a bit too early for dinner so we walked down the street to the Freemason Hotel. The band was just warming up so we had to yell across the bar for our beer of choice. Apart from the live music, there was a round pool table, foosball table and heaps of dance floor room for a late night boogie.
The Geraldton Hotel
We were looking forward to this place but when we walked into the main bar, we were a little disappointed. The lighting was white and bright with a bunch of old codgers sitting at the bar watching the West Coast vs Carlton match.
After a round of drinks, we went to order and were impressed by the massive beer garden that hosts their Sunday Sessions. Dave got the steak sandwich while Juz and Jeremy got the chicken parma – all meals are $10.
Our food was ready really quickly. The chicken parma was ok but could have been better if the chicken meat was real. The chips were really bland but the small amount of salad compensated in flavour. Dave’s steak burger was good – a nice piece of rump steak with beetroot and processed cheese in a soft sesame seed bun.
The Camel Bar
This place was pumping when we arrived. There was a band playing, people both young and old were sitting at the bar, playing pool or finishing off their dinner.
The place was decorated with camel paraphernalia – the biggest collection in Western Australia! We had a bit of a laugh and showed the manager the infamous camel picture.
Breakers Bar & Café
Compared to the Camel Bar, this place was a bit quiet. The décor was modern and sleek with a curved metallic bar, black couches and a stage for live music. They do cheap meals throughout the week, including a $15 parma on Thursdays – hopefully we’ll have a chance to try one.
We had a round of drinks here before we realised we had a massive walk back home. We fooled around with a floodlight on the way home, met some dudes who thought Dave’s beard was awesome, climbed some fences and got home just before midnight.