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Located in the heart of Southgate, P.J.O'Brien's is one of Melbourne's longest standing authentic Irish pubs and a favourite destinations for locals and visitors. Whether you are after a quiet beer, a comforting meal, after-work drinks served with freshly shucked oysters or all of the above with some excellent LIVE music, we have you covered every single night of the week. 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. Check out our Functions Page for more information. Open every day from 11am offering lunch, dinner or just drinks. Lunch and dinner bookings recommended (group bookings essential). Come along for optional dinner in the Bar. Here is a copy of the menu. http://www.pjobriens.com.au/media/142973/sth-food-oct-2018_web.pdf Table for dinner booked under Jodie (Howell). Andrew's number is[masked] and Jodie's number is[masked] if you need to contact anybody. Then optional live band in the Bar. Live Band Saturdays Saturday April[masked] Live Band Live Band Saturdays Come into P.J's on Saturday nights for Melbourne's best Live bands. Come in early for a $10 Espresso Martini, available from 7pm-10pm. No Cover Charge! 10.30pm til late PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ON A NUMBER OF GROUPS. FINALLY 24 HOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT ON SATURDAY NIGHTS AND VERY CLOSE TO FLINDERS STREET STATION.
Let's go back to the Village Belle and come along and join Andrew and I for dinner (optional) and live music. Dinner will be at 8pm at a table booked under Andrew and then live music from 10pm. Here is a copy of their menu. https://www.villagebelle.com.au/menu/ ST KILDA'S PUB. A St Kilda Icon that has been embedded in the tapestry of St Kilda since 1891, the Village Belle Hotel recently reopened its doors to unveil a new look in time for the new year. The much-loved heritage-listed St Kilda pub has been restored, renovated and is now an all-purpose, sleek, contemporary, double-storey venue encompassing all-year-round beer garden, public bar and cocktail lounge across four distinct areas: The Garden Bar, Balcony Bar, Public Bar and The Doulton Lounge. The "Belle" of St Kilda, The Village Belle Hotel, is here to welcome back regulars and new faces. Be one of the first to find out what's on at The Belle. Also the dress code includes having a shirt with a COLLAR for gentlemen, no RUNNERS and if wearing shorts long socks need to be worn. Neat casual for women. Please note. This event will also be combined and posted on other meetup groups. Andrew's number is[masked] and Jodie's number is[masked] if you need to contact anyone.
A ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a night of traditional Scottish dancing. Join with the Brunswick Scottish Society and learn how to do fun dances, and have some BYO drinks. Don't worry if you don't know how to dance -- the lovely people will teach you. This is the best $5 night you'll ever have! This is like a big party in a hall with BYO drinks, BYO glass/cup, BYO food and lots of Scottish Dancing. Most of the dances are like square dances with everyone being told or shown what to do. A few of the dances are similar to those done at ballroom places such as the Pride of Erin Waltz, Parma Waltz, Charmain Foxtrot or Evening 3 Step. Don't worry if you don't know any, they teach you. It finishes early, about 11pm, which is good as it's cheap drinks (BYO) you are probably best to use Public Transport. The 96 Tram gets you back to the CBD quite quickly. Some of us pop around the corner after and go to the Lomond Hotel on Nicholson St. The Lomond Hotel normally has a good band and dancing with free entry. Note: The number 96 tram just outside the hotel is one of the trams that is now running all night. FAQ: COST: $5 tickets at the door TIME: 7:45pm for an 8pm start LOCATION: Fleming Park Hall, 96 Victoria St., Brunswick East (the building just east of the Brunswick Bowls Club - 96 tram, stop #26. Note: If you end up at the tram terminus you have gone one stop too far. FOOD: bring food for the shared dinner - such as pasta, a salad, or cupcakes. DRINKS: bring your own + bring glasses/cups WEAR: plaid/tartan if you have it. It's not required, it's just way more fun! AFTER: drinks at the Lomond Hotel on Nicholson Note: This is being placed on a number of meetup groups and similar. We feel that having around 50 people dancing is quite good for this hall but recently had months with it going towards double this. Consequently we're now setting maximum RSVP numbers with the maximum being shared between groups. We monitor the total RSVPs over all groups and when we get enough people we cut off each group's maximum so that further RSVPs go onto wait lists
Come along for some optional dinner from 6.30pm in the bistro at a table booked under Jodie (Howell.) Have eaten here before and the food has always been good pub grub. Here is a copy of the menu. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5af3a93bf407b4657fd444be/t/5cff1cadb68b8d0001697e3c/1560222903727/Main+Menu+-+Shoppingtown+Hotel.pdf Then come through to band room/ nightclub entrance from bistro if you've come for dinner) at about 7.55pm as doors open at 8pm for optional awesome bands You Am I and Jebediah. Totally fine to just come for the bands too. You Am I and Jebediah are two legendary bands that have resonated with Australian music fans for over two decades. As close friends and mutually agreeing that two is always better than one, the bands will tour together through late 2019 bringing all their hook laden punk rock to life for audiences around the country from Purple Sneakers and Berlin Chair to Leaving Home and Harpoon. Tickets cost $60.20 which is quite reasonable imo for 2 headline acts. Here is a link to buy tickets. https://tickets.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/fcb64fd7-34f2-4c6a-b739-817f65443719 Jodie's number is[masked] and Andrew's number is[masked] if you need to contact anybody. Huge car park so plenty of parking and a 903 bus stop is across the road too. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS ON MANY GROUPS.