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.



UP TO 200 PEOPLE


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. Our feng shui is flexible and we can shift tables to accommodate groups and we love to throw a good party! From intimate to extravagant, casual to formal, we have the space and the function finesse to make your next party an event to remember!



Up to 30 Guests seated
Up to 45 Guests standing


Free from the bustle of the beer hall our velvet lined cheeky back room can be booked for a canape style cocktail event or for a private sit-down dinner.


The Mess Hall is getting ready for a whole lot of summer fun! Starting this November, we'll be opening our doors 7 days a week. So if you don't feel like going to the races come down have a cocktail and some spring rolls!



The Mess Hall is getting ready for a whole lot of summer fun! Starting this November, we'll be opening our doors 7 days a week. So if you don't feel like going to the races come down have a cocktail and some spring rolls!

The Mess Hall is getting ready for a whole lot of summer fun! Starting this November, we'll be opening our doors 7 days a week. So if you don't feel like going to the races come down have a cocktail and some spring rolls!

We have a new drinks menu full of delicious winter tipples, and as a super special we have mulled cider!



We have a new drinks menu full of delicious winter tipples, and as a super special we have mulled cider!

We have a new drinks menu full of delicious winter tipples, and as a super special we have mulled cider!

The Mess Hall is getting ready for a whole lot of summer fun! Starting this November, we'll be opening our doors 7 days a week. So if you don't feel like going to the races come down have a cocktail and some spring rolls!



The Mess Hall is getting ready for a whole lot of summer fun! Starting this November, we'll be opening our doors 7 days a week. So if you don't feel like going to the races come down have a cocktail and some spring rolls!

The Mess Hall is getting ready for a whole lot of summer fun! Starting this November, we'll be opening our doors 7 days a week. So if you don't feel like going to the races come down have a cocktail and some spring rolls!

We have a new drinks menu full of delicious winter tipples, and as a super special we have mulled cider!



We have a new drinks menu full of delicious winter tipples, and as a super special we have mulled cider!

We have a new drinks menu full of delicious winter tipples, and as a super special we have mulled cider!

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