Good Times Start Here.
Whether it’s after work drinks on a Friday, or loving some local live music; Pause Bar is the perfect venue for a get-together.
We have friendly mixologists on hand who can rustle you up anything from an Espresso Martini to a mean Negroni. If our Long Island Ice Teas are wrong you won’t want to be right, that’s why they’re infamously known as the ‘Wrong Island Iced Tea’.
We’re super proud to have served as a local hotspot in Balaclava for over a decade now, come down and check out what all the fuss is about. We’re based right in the heart of Carlisle St; the perfect venue for live music, functions and events.
If you’re feeling ravenous, we have a selection of house made bar-snacks including platters, calamari and fries with gluten free and vegan options available. Don’t forget to also check out our extensive range of tap beers and specialty wines.
If you need a PAUSE from life, visit us for Good Times and Great Cocktails.
Happy Hour is 4pm – 7pm, Monday- Friday.
Boasting a cosy and cavernous floorspace, we can comfortably accommodate groups of 20 -100 people, and will guarantee that you and your guests have an amazing night.
Best of all, there’s no booking fee! In fact, make a booking for 20 people or more, and we’ll throw in a bottle of Marechal French Sparkling to help get the party started.
Want to have your next party at Pause?
Over the past decade, Pause has built a reputation for a great event, big and small – for cocktail parties, major milestone events including engagement parties, 21st, 40th, 50th and Christmas functions. There is something about the space that really works; there’s a cocktail bar, plenty of seating, room for dancing, great acoustics, and a generous outdoor area.
A pause can comfortably accommodate groups of 20 -100 people. Best of all, there’s no booking fee however we recommend that you book early for key weekend dates and public holidays. When you make a booking for 20 people or more, we will throw in a bottle of Ruffino Prosecco to help get the party started.
Pause Bar is a perfect spot for a first date as well as celebrating meaningful couple times.
There are cosy spots with a romantic candle lights and delicious cocktails for any occasion.
EVENTS THIS MONTH
BORNSTEIN ULTIMATUMEvery Sunday from 4:30 pm
The Bornstein Ultimatum is a band that plays all the classics of the 60s and 70s and is made up of the cream of Melbourne musicians.
BROTHER SISTER - COOL FUNK RETRO GROOVESSaturday 9th December 8:00 pm
With members from ICEHOUSE, John Farnham , James Reyne , Daryl Braithwaite & Jenny Morris.
Brother Sister is a charismatic powerhouse of sharp musicians playing potent funk soul and groove from the 70s to 2020s
RIDGEBACKFriday 22nd December 8:00 pm
Blues with Bite
HIT N RUNSaturday 16th December 5pm
HIT N RUN play Southern Rock classics full of bluesy guitars vocal harmonies and great grooves.
Make a booking
A pause can comfortably accommodate groups of 20 -120 people. Best of all, there’s no booking fee however we recommend that you book early for key weekend dates and public holidays. When you make a booking for 20 people or more, we will throw in a bottle of Ruffino Prosecco to help get the party started!
Call Matt today on 9537 0511 or fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you ASAP // SEE EVENT CHECKLIST
Pause Bar Event Checklist
- NUMBER OF GUESTS: 20-120 people
- PARKING: Adjacent to a large car park
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Crawling distance from Balaclava Station and trams out the front.
- SMOKING AREA: Yes.
- WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
- FUNCTION MENU PLATTERS: Vegetarian, gluten-free and meat options available
- SEATING AVAILABLE: Yes.
- FRONT BAR: up to 40 people
- RED LOUNGE: up to 80 people
- TOTAL PAUSE BAR VENUE: 120 people
- SPECIAL WINE/COCKTAIL REQUESTS: Yes
- BOOKING FEE: No booking fee (however a deposit of $100 is required which is fully-refundable on the night.)
We are happy to work with your event stylist or florist for your special evening