The Motley Main Bar at The Motley Bauhaus

  11 reviews  – 
118 Elgin Street, Melbourne, 3053
Carlton

About this space

Our public bar and street-facing courtyard is a warm and welcoming space with comfy couches, timber finishings, and brass tones throughout. We offer an extensive cocktail list, O'Brien's beer on tap, and quality spirits and wines.

Located on the ground floor and with a capacity of 200, we can cater to public or private events including workshops, live music, festivals or fundraisers, work parties, birthdays, and anything else you can think of!

Please note this space is available for either private or shared hire, please specify which you are interested in.

Private hire must work around our usual arts programming - for a private space with more availability please see our Function Space - https://www.tagvenue.com/au/rooms/melbourne/36890/the-motley-bauhaus/private-function-spacestage


Prices

Sunday
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $200 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $200 + $2000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include GST.
Minimum spend indicated for non-private use of main bar - for private hire* an additional $500 hire fee applies

*pending availability with our arts and events programming, for a private space please see our Function space listing
Monday
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $200 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $200 + $2000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include GST.
Minimum spend indicated for non-private use of main bar - for private hire* an additional $500 hire fee applies

*pending availability with our arts and events programming, for a private space please see our Function space listing
Tuesday
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $45 per person
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $1500 min. spend
Per session
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
from $45 per person
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $200 + $2000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include GST.
Minimum spend indicated for non-private use of main bar - for private hire* an additional $500 hire fee applies

*pending availability with our arts and events programming, for a private space please see our Function space listing
Wednesday
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $45 per person
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $1500 min. spend
Per session
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
from $45 per person
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $200 + $2000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include GST.
Minimum spend indicated for non-private use of main bar - for private hire* an additional $500 hire fee applies

*pending availability with our arts and events programming, for a private space please see our Function space listing
Thursday
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $45 per person
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $1500 min. spend
Per session
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
from $45 per person
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $200 + $2000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include GST.
Minimum spend indicated for non-private use of main bar - for private hire* an additional $500 hire fee applies

*pending availability with our arts and events programming, for a private space please see our Function space listing
Friday
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $45 per person
Per session
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
from $45 per person
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $200 + $2000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include GST.
Minimum spend indicated for non-private use of main bar - for private hire* an additional $500 hire fee applies

*pending availability with our arts and events programming, for a private space please see our Function space listing
Saturday
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $45 per person
Per session
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
from $45 per person
Per session
4:00 pm – 12:30 am
from $200 + $2000 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 1:00 am. All prices include GST.
Minimum spend indicated for non-private use of main bar - for private hire* an additional $500 hire fee applies

*pending availability with our arts and events programming, for a private space please see our Function space listing
Pricing updated by venue 1 month ago

Capacity

Standing
up to 200
Dining
up to 80

Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
PA system / speakers
Free on-street parking
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Natural light
Storage space
Quiet space
Accommodation available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
Noise restriction

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Ground level

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted and ticketed events
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
Wedding licence

Host rules

Licensed until 1am.
Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
350pax capacity across the venue and allocated between spaces.
Smokers courtyard at front of the venue.


Cancellation policy: Standard 30 day

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The Motley Bauhaus is the perfect location for your next party or function.
We are a multi-disciplinary arts venue with a variety of different spaces available for booking and are licensed for up to 350 people.

The Spaces:
- Theatre
- Cabaret Stage/space with private bar
- Large sun-filled gallery
- Huge front bar and courtyard

For truly grand celebration we can also arrange the whole venue or anywhere in between!


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from $800
minimum spend / per session
from $1665
minimum spend / per session
from $1665
minimum spend / per session

FAQ

Cancellations 30 days in advance will receive a full refund.

Cancellations 30 days to 7 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations for events starting within 7 days are non-refundable.

Event date of a confirmed booking can be changed to another date within 1 months from the original date, at no cost.

At The Motley Bauhaus, the following catering options are available:

  • Bringing your own catering/food is allowed
  • Free on-street parking is available
At The Motley Main Bar, you can host various events such as Drinks Receptions, Corporate Events, Conference / Seminar, Social Parties, Christmas Parties, Weddings, Drinks and Dining.

Here are the recent pricing details for various rooms at The Motley Bauhaus:

  • Theatre hosting 75 guests: $580.50

For detailed pricing tailored to your event, please contact the venue.

The Motley Bauhaus is located at 118 Elgin Street, in the Carlton district of Melbourne.


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