Upstairs was later gutted and transformed into a nightspot and then in another huge multi million dollar makeover was undertaken to spruce the venue up for a whole new generation. Around the corner in Church Street the Saleyards got its name clipped a bit to be known as just The Yardz. It later became Space Odyssey a huge games parlour around the time of the first video games and was like nothing Geelong had ever seen before. One venue that has come and gone and come again as a pub is the George and Dragon building, located opposite the Palais Theatre in Moorabool Street. Sitemap Geelong Pub and Nightclub History Over the last thirty years or so the Geelong nightlife and pub scene has certainly transformed. Another loss was the Queens Head once stood proudly in Ryrie Street. The popular Max on Gheringhap Street was once the notorious Golden Age one of our more historic watering holes.