Function Venue Southbank

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To enquire about functions within P.J.O'Brien's or at P.J's River Bar Opening Soon please email, call her on 0414 539 901 or complete the enquiry form below. 


P.J.O'Brien's Irish Pub located within Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct on Southbank.  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 events (meetings, launches, seated breakfasts, lunches and dinners), cocktail parties, engagements and Christmas Events.

Offering both exclusive and semi-private hire availability with capacity for intimate gatherings for 20 to larger groups of 180, within P.J.O'Brien's, the Sidebar is a generous space with flexible layout options over two sections; The Upper Lounge and the Lower Deck.

The atmosphere here 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 complementary beverage packages to suit most budgets.


For more information on this venue or our other amazing function venues in Melbourne and around Australia, visit Red Rock Venues.

COVID-19 Refund Policy : Venue will abide by all Government directives in relation to capacities and any other trading restrictions due to Covid-19. Venue reserves all rights to cancel an event if it is unable to operate in anyway directly or indirectly due to Covid-19 restrictions including staff shortages. A full refund shall be provided for all bookings if this situation occurs and the refunded amount will be the maximum compensation for any booking loss.

Venue Specifics

To enquire about functions please email our Events Sales Manager Catherine Ross call her on 0414 539 901 or complete the form below. 

The Sidebar at P.J.O'Brien's 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 flexibility layout options and a vibrant atmosphere. Sidebar also comes with basic audio visual equipment including a projector screen, data projector and wireless microphone for presentations and speeches.


Full Sidebar Upper & Lower 

  • Standing Room - 180 guests
  • Sit Down - 80 guests

The Upper Lounge is ideal for smaller, more intimate occasions and meetings. It is a warm, inviting space with a central bar making guests feel welcome and relaxed right away. There's the ability to look out onto Southbank or create a cosy setting with curtains drawn.

  • Standing Room - 60 guests
  • Sit Down - 40 guests
  • Boardroom - 16 guests
  • Classroom - 20 guests


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