Sidebar Exclusive at P.J. O'Brien's Southgate

  4 reviews  – 
3 Southgate Avenue, Melbourne, 3006
Flinders Street Station (250 m)

Events T.

About this space

Booking P.J’s Sidebar exclusively provides a generous open space, small stage area and a semi-private Upper Lounge Bar.

Our versatile venue is perfect for many private and corporate events, with flexible layout options and a vibrant atmosphere.

P.J’s Sidebar also comes with basic audiovisual equipment including a projector screen, data projector and wireless microphone for presentations and speeches.


Event offers and packages

Package per person

Canapes

COLD
Freshly Shucked Pacific Oysters
Shallot & cider vinaigrette
Smoked Salmon Blinis
Potato blini, caper & dill cream
Ham Hock Terrine Seeded mustard, pickle
Roast Capsicum, Tomato & Olive Bruschetta V
Feta, basil pesto
HOT
Lemon Pepper Calamari Sriracha, aioli
Colcannon Croquettes Mustard mayonnaise V
Pork Sausage Rolls Red pepper romesco
Fish Goujons Homemade tartare
SUBSTANTIAL
Mini Beef & Guinness Pies Tomato ketchup
Mac & Cheese Croquettes Irish tomato relish V
Black Pudding Sliders
Mustard mayonnaise, roquette
Fried Chicken Sliders Coleslaw, pickle
SWEET
Guinness Chocolate Cake
Cream cheese icing
Cheesecake Tartlet
Whiskey caramel
Irish Apple Cake
Toffee sauce

Seated

ENTREE Select 3 for guests to choose from

Smoked Salmon Boxty Dill cream, salmon roe
Mac & Cheese Croquettes Irish tomato relish V
Lemon Pepper Calamari Sriracha aioli
Whiskey Glazed BBQ Chicken Wings
Sesame seed, ranch dressing
Ham Hock Terrine Pickles, mustard

MAIN Select 3 for guests to choose from

Beef & Guinness Pie
Creamy mash, garlic butter vegetables, gravy
Roasted Barramundi
Spring Bay mussels, aromatic broth, kipfler potatoes,
summer greens, pickled fennel
Lamb Hot Pot
Braised lamb shoulder, onion, kipfler potato, watercress
Roasted Chicken Breast
Potato gratin, glazed carrots, mushroom sauce
Vegetable & Lentil Pie V
Cheesy mash, garden salad

DESSERT Select 3 for guests to choose from

Guinness Chocolate Cake
Cream cheese icing, berry compote
Aromatic Apple Crumble
Vanilla ice cream, brandy cream
Crème Brûlée
Irish shortbread
Brie Cheese
Water crackers, soda bread, seasonal accompaniments

Christmas Party Offers

$8000 min. spend
Minimum guests for Fridays & Saturdays in November & December: 100
Canape
$35 per person
OPTION 1
$35 PER PERSON
6 pieces per person

OPTION 2
$42 PER PERSON
8 pieces per person including 1 substantial

OPTION 3
$55 PER PERSON
10 pieces per person including 2 substantial

Minimum 20 Guests

COLD
Freshly Shucked Pacific Oysters
Shallot & cider vinaigrette
Smoked Salmon Blinis
Potato blini, caper & dill cream
Ham Hock Terrine Seeded mustard, pickle
Roast Capsicum, Tomato & Olive Bruschetta V
Feta, basil pesto

HOT
Lemon Pepper Calamari Sriracha, aioli
Colcannon Croquettes Mustard mayonnaise V
Pork Sausage Rolls Red pepper romesco
Fish Goujons Homemade tartare

SUBSTANTIAL
Mini Beef & Guinness Pies Tomato ketchup
Mac & Cheese Croquettes Irish tomato relish V
Black Pudding Sliders
Mustard mayonnaise, roquette
Fried Chicken Sliders Coleslaw, pickle

SWEET
Guinness Chocolate Cake
Cream cheese icing
Cheesecake Tartlet
Whiskey caramel
Irish Apple Cake
Toffee sauce
Dining Event
$48 per person
2 COURSE - $48 PER PERSON
3 COURSE - $58 PER PERSON
ADD CANAPES ON ARRIVAL - $15 PER PERSON
3 pieces per person, choose 3 canapes from selection (excludes substantial)

Minimum 20 Guests

ENTREE

Select 3 for guests to choose from

Smoked Salmon Boxty Dill cream, salmon roe
Mac & Cheese Croquettes Irish tomato relish V
Lemon Pepper Calamari Sriracha aioli
Whiskey Glazed BBQ Chicken Wings
Sesame seed, ranch dressing
Ham Hock Terrine Pickles, mustard

MAIN

Select 3 for guests to choose from

Beef & Guinness Pie
Creamy mash, garlic butter vegetables, gravy
Roasted Barramundi
Spring Bay mussels, aromatic broth, kipfler potatoes,
summer greens, pickled fennel
Lamb Hot Pot
Braised lamb shoulder, onion, kipfler potato, watercress
Roasted Chicken Breast
Potato gratin, glazed carrots, mushroom sauce
Vegetable & Lentil Pie V
Cheesy mash, garden salad

DESSERT

Select 3 for guests to choose from

Guinness Chocolate Cake
Cream cheese icing, berry compote
Aromatic Apple Crumble
Vanilla ice cream, brandy cream
Crème Brûlée
Irish shortbread
Brie Cheese
Water crackers, soda bread, seasonal accompaniments
Beverage Packages
$50 per person
OPTION 1
ON CONSUMPTION
Individual accounts can be set up to suit your requirements. You can choose from our extensive range of beers, wines and spirits.
A credit card will be required from the organiser or company director to be kept behind the bar until settlement of the account.

OPTION 2 - STANDARD PACKAGE
2 HOURS - $50 PER PERSON
3 HOURS - $60 PER PERSON

Draught Beer
Guinness, Furphy, Hahn SuperDry
Bottled Beer
James Boag’s Premium Light
Cider
Magners Cider

Wine
Morgans Bay Brut Cuvée VIC
Rothbury Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc VIC
Rothbury Estate Cabernet Merlot VIC
Soft drinks, juices
Tea & coffee

OPTION 3 - PREMIUM PACKAGE
2 HOURS - $60 PER PERSON
3 HOURS - $70 PER PERSON

Draught Beer
Guinness, Kilkenny, Furphy, 150 Lashes Pale Ale, Hahn SuperDry
Bottled Beer & Cider
James Boag’s Premium Light, Magners Cider

Wine
Chandon Brut Yarra Valley VIC
T’Gallant Prosecco Morginton Peninsula Vic
Azahara Moscato Red Cliffs VIC
821 South Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough NZ
Seppelt Drives Chardonnay VIC
Cape Schanck Rose Mornington Peninsula VIC
Seppelt Drives Shiraz Heathcote VIC
Rothbury Estate Cabernet Merlot VIC
The Stag Pinot Noir Yarra Valley VIC

Non Alcoholic Wine
Plus & Minus Blanc de Blanc Sparkling
Plus & Minus Pinot Grigio
Plus & Minus Blanc Shiraz

Non Alcoholic Beer
Heineken 0
Big Drop Pale Ale
Soft drinks, juices, tea & coffee
Christmas
$55 per person
Menu available upon request
Sharing Table
$55 per person
Reminiscent of festive gatherings filled with ‘craic & laughter’, the sharing table rekindles the tradition of coming together for a feast.
Enjoy a variety of shared entrees, mains & desserts with family, friends or colleagues.

Minimum 20 Guests

House-made soda bread on arrival

SHARED ENTRÉE
Selection of 3

Ploughman’s Platter
Potted ham hock, smoked salmon, Clonakilty black pudding, Irish tomato relish & pickles
Trio of Dips
Marinated olives, water crackers, grilled flatbread V
Mac & Cheese Croquettes
Irish tomato relish V
Steamed Mussels Creamy caper & dill sauce
Lemon pepper calamari
Sriracha sauce, garlic aioli, fresh lemon
Buffalo chicken wings
Hot sauce, ranch dressing

SHARED MAINS

Selection of 2

Salmon Fillet Baked in caper & dill butter, pickled fennel, wilted greens, lemon cheeks
Beef Striploin Rubbed with salsa verde, peppercorn gravy, roquette salad, hand-cut fries
Pork Loin Honey mustard glaze, crackling, apple sauce, potato salad, onion rings
Beef & Guinness Pie Rich gravy, creamy mash potato, buttered vegetables
Chicken & Vegetable Pie Rich gravy, creamy mash potato, roasted cauliflower
Lamb Shepherds Pie Topped with creamy mash, rich gravy, crispy roast potatoes, minted peas
Vegetable & Lentil Pie Topped with creamy mash, crispy roast potatoes, garden salad

SHARED DESSERTS

Selection of 2

Banoffee
Banana, toffee & Irish cream on a biscuit base
Apple Crumble Vanilla ice-cream
Guinness Chocolate Cake
Cream cheese icing, berry compote
Christmas Pudding
Crème anglaise, walnut crumble
Cheese Platter
Selection of two varieties, water crackers, seasonal accompaniments

Prices

Sunday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00 am. All prices include GST.
Canapes
OPTION 1
$30 PER PERSON
6 pieces per person
OPTION 2
$38 PER PERSON
8 pieces per person including 1 substantial
OPTION 3
$45 PER PERSON
10 pieces per person including 2 substantial

Seated
2 COURSE - $45 PER PERSON
3 COURSE - $55 PER PERSON
Monday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00 am. All prices include GST.
Canapes
OPTION 1
$30 PER PERSON
6 pieces per person
OPTION 2
$38 PER PERSON
8 pieces per person including 1 substantial
OPTION 3
$45 PER PERSON
10 pieces per person including 2 substantial

Seated
2 COURSE - $45 PER PERSON
3 COURSE - $55 PER PERSON
Tuesday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00 am. All prices include GST.
Canapes
OPTION 1
$30 PER PERSON
6 pieces per person
OPTION 2
$38 PER PERSON
8 pieces per person including 1 substantial
OPTION 3
$45 PER PERSON
10 pieces per person including 2 substantial

Seated
2 COURSE - $45 PER PERSON
3 COURSE - $55 PER PERSON
Wednesday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00 am. All prices include GST.
Canapes
OPTION 1
$30 PER PERSON
6 pieces per person
OPTION 2
$38 PER PERSON
8 pieces per person including 1 substantial
OPTION 3
$45 PER PERSON
10 pieces per person including 2 substantial

Seated
2 COURSE - $45 PER PERSON
3 COURSE - $55 PER PERSON
Thursday
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $5000 min. spend
Per session
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
from $30 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00 am. All prices include GST.
Canapes
OPTION 1
$30 PER PERSON
6 pieces per person
OPTION 2
$38 PER PERSON
8 pieces per person including 1 substantial
OPTION 3
$45 PER PERSON
10 pieces per person including 2 substantial

Seated
2 COURSE - $45 PER PERSON
3 COURSE - $55 PER PERSON
Friday
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $30 per person
Per session
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $6000 min. spend
Per session
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $6000 min. spend
Per session
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
6:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $30 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00 am. All prices include GST.
Canapes
OPTION 1
$30 PER PERSON
6 pieces per person
OPTION 2
$38 PER PERSON
8 pieces per person including 1 substantial
OPTION 3
$45 PER PERSON
10 pieces per person including 2 substantial

Seated
2 COURSE - $45 PER PERSON
3 COURSE - $55 PER PERSON
Saturday
12:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $30 per person
Per session
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
from $6000 min. spend
Per session
5:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $6000 min. spend
Per session
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
from $30 per person
Per session
6:00 pm – 1:00 am
from $30 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 3:00 am. All prices include GST.
Canapes
OPTION 1
$30 PER PERSON
6 pieces per person
OPTION 2
$38 PER PERSON
8 pieces per person including 1 substantial
OPTION 3
$45 PER PERSON
10 pieces per person including 2 substantial

Seated
2 COURSE - $45 PER PERSON
3 COURSE - $55 PER PERSON

Capacity

Standing
up to 150
Dining
up to 70

Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Air conditioning
Natural light
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

PA system / music speakers available
Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Rules of the space

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Located in the heart of Southgate, P.J.O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's longest standing authentic Irish pubs and a favourite destination for locals and visitors.

Whether you are after a quiet beer, a comforting meal, after-work drinks or all of the above with some excellent LIVE music, we have you covered every single night of the week. Please note live music Wednesday - Sunday

Adjoining the pub is P.J's Sidebar, open seven days and nights a week as an oyster bar and available to hire for private and corporate functions.

With an exclusive private area overlooking the lower deck (which is also available for private hire) and fabulous function menus this is the perfect venue for intimate occasions through to breakfast meetings and corporate gatherings.


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