Southbank Function Venues in Melbourne

Trina S
3 mins read 19 April 2024
Celebrate on the Southside on Southbank

Want to celebrate a special occasion on the Southbank side! Check out these four venues along the river in Melbourne.

Here’s all you need to know about these unique venues, all offering an amazing location and different experiences.

Celebrate by the River

You are going to love us – we’ve got BearBrass, Ludlow & Hophaus all situated by the banks of the Yarra with beautiful outdoor terraces and lovely views over our amazing Melbourne city skyline or perhaps go for a cosy feel within Southgate precinct at the favorite P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub.


BearBrass on Southbank offers a modern riverside venue to host a variety of functions & events including birthdays, hens, engagements, corporate events, EOFY, end of year corporate parties, Christmas celebrations and more.  Recently we have updated our Brass Bar area near the pizza oven.  This area has it’s own private bar, a laid-back feel and can cater for standing cocktail events as well as seated dining functions.  So get your people together for a relaxed event at BearBrass.  For further information or to come and view the space please call Annaliese on 0476 058 365 or email


P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub

Over the years P.J’s has established a solid reputation as one of Southgate’s leading function venues, being the perfect setting for corporate or private events from cocktail parties to sit down lunches or dinners. We have hosted many a special occasion, birthdays, engagements, anniversaries and even weddings, not to mention christmas parties. Call Catherine 0414 539 901 or email to chat about your requirements.

Side Bar provides a generous open space with flexible layouts across The Upper Lounge and the Lower Deck, a small stage area and a semi-private Upper Lounge Bar. Side Bar also comes with basic audio visual equipment including a projector screen, data projector and wireless microphone for presentations and speeches. A lovely Southbank function venue.

Offering both exclusive and semi-private hire with capacity for intimate gatherings for 20 to larger groups of 180. Within P.J.O’Brien’s, the Side Bar is a generous space with flexible layouts over two sections; The Upper Lounge and the Lower Deck.  The perfect Southbank function venue.

The atmosphere is warm, relaxed and inviting with enough charm and style to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests, and our menus have been designed to cater for both cocktail-style and seated functions with a great selection of beverage packages.

Call Catherine 0414 539 901 or email to chat about your requirements.

P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub


2022 Winner of AHA (Vic) Best Function & Event Space.

Hophaus is a stunning Southbank functions venue with much to offer, from its showcase deco-dining hall to its enviable location with north-facing waterfront views of the Yarra and Flinders Street Station.

From stand up cocktail parties on our terrace looking over the river and city to sit down events in our dining area, we have a diverse range of spaces to suit any kind of event.  EOFY, corporate functions, Christmas parties, private celebrations such as birthdays, engagements, ladies lunches and blokes beer brunches!

For further information or to come and view the space please call Annaliese on 0476 058 365 or email

Hophaus Bar

Ludlow Bar & Dining

From a stunning intimate dining room to large event spaces, Ludlow can host a diverse range of functions from EOFY and corporate events, birthdays, engagements and Christmas celebrations.   Ludlow epitomises Melbourne’s riverside dining & drinking culture.  Large restaurant and dining room, cocktail lounge, public bar and huge terrace, all topped off with stunning views of the Yarra.  With such a versatile design, Ludlow is one of the leading function venues on Southbank for small & large groups.

Call Catherine 0414 539 901 or email to chat about your requirements.

Ludlow Bar & Dining Room