Our heritage-listed Masonic hall, resembling an upside-down arc, is broken up into private dining and function areas, Brunswick's first beer hall and a glowing emerald bar and cocktail area. Come for a taste of Melbourne's varied food culture paired with classic and playful cocktails as well as a huge variety of boutique and tap beers.
  • "Think tasty dishes such as sushi, dumplings and Chinese doughnuts, all made in the venue’s Lucky Panda Kitchen." 

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  • "The Mess Hall offers something for everyone in a way that doesn't suck."

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  • "The bar has been raised and no one's looking back."

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  • "It's a cocktail bar, Asian diner and beer barn, and the only place you need to take big tricky groups from now on."

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20 - 80 GUESTS


Birdcages and baskets of greenery contrast raw brick walls in the front rooms and lungs of the BMH. For your own private garden party with pizzazz we recommend Asian food and a fruity punch bowl (or three) in either or both of our leafy, indoor atriums.

Extra details: Heated, small personal bar, minimum spend but no hire fee.



UP TO 40 GUESTS


Size, structure and style has led us to liken our main hall to an upside-down, hollowed out cargo ship. Ivy and floating lights dangle from its rafters over large, communal dining tables. Take a seat here, at the bar, or on our comfy, plush couches. Our feng shui is flexible and we can shift tables to accommodate groups.



Up to 26 Guests seated
Up to 35 Guests standing


Free from the bustle of the beer hall our cheeky back room can be booked in full for stand up cocktails or by table for a more private sit-down dinner with table service and room to stretch your legs.


DIY class on how to make a pinata - perfectly in time for Australia Day BBQs!



DIY class on how to make a pinata - perfectly in time for Australia Day BBQs!

DIY class on how to make a pinata - perfectly in time for Australia Day BBQs!

DIY class on how to make a pinata - perfectly in time for Australia Day BBQs!



DIY class on how to make a pinata - perfectly in time for Australia Day BBQs!

DIY class on how to make a pinata - perfectly in time for Australia Day BBQs!

DIY class on how to make a pinata - perfectly in time for Australia Day BBQs!



DIY class on how to make a pinata - perfectly in time for Australia Day BBQs!

DIY class on how to make a pinata - perfectly in time for Australia Day BBQs!

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