268 Carlisle st
Balaclava , VIC

Over the past decade, Pause has built a reputation for great events, big and small – for cocktail parties, major milestone events including engagement parties, 21st, 40th, 50th and Christmas functions. There is something about the space that really works; there’s a cocktail bar, plenty of seating, room for dancing, great acoustics and a generous outdoor area.

Pause can comfortably accommodate groups of 20 -120 people. Best of all, there's no booking fee however we recommend that you book early for key weekend dates and public holidays. When you make a booking for 20 people or more, we will throw in a bottle of Ruffino Prosecco to help get the party started.


Indoor Facilities

  • Trestle Tables
  • Kitchen (Commercial)
  • Electric Urn
  • Round Tables
  • Kitchen (Domestic)
  • Oven
  • Chairs
  • Kitchenette
  • Pie Warmer
  • Heating
  • Servery
  • Microwave
  • Air Con/Cooling
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Shower Facilities

Outdoor Facilities

  • Playground
  • Balcony
  • Benches
  • Courtyard
  • Heating
  • Tables
  • Shelter
  • BBQ

Technical Facilities

  • PA/Sound System
  • Piano
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Microphone
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Projector Screen
  • Lectern
  • Sound Proof
  • Data Projector
  • Stage
  • Stage Light
  • White Board
  • Ipod Input
  • Large TV/Plasma
  • Flip Chart

Party Facilities

  • No dance floor, but there is a suitable area people can dance on
  • No Disco lighting available
  • Customer can arrange DJ hire
  • We can arrange background music free of charge
  • Customer can arrange a band

Other Facilities

  • Ample Street Parking
  • Private Area
  • Private Toilets
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Wheelchair Access


  • 21st Birthday
  • 18th Birthday
  • After Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Children's Party
  • Teen Party
  • Rehearsal
  • Adult Class
  • Meeting
  • Craft Class
  • Fitness Class
  • Parents Group
  • Workshop
  • Social Event
  • Training
  • Exhibition
  • Performance
  • Play Group
  • Forums
  • Dinner
  • Wedding
  • Engagement
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah
  • Religious Service

Catering and Kitchen

  • BYO or External Catering Company allowed
  • Venue Catering
  • No Catering Restrictions
  • Kosher Kitchen
  • Halal Kitchen
  • Vegetarian Kitchen
  • Vegan Kitchen
  • Pescetarian Kitchen
  • No Alcohol Allowed


  • Smoking area provided outside (please remove butts)
  • No animals allowed on hall grounds
  • Minors should be accompanied by adults at all times
  • Lower noise levels after 12am
  • No ticketed events on hall grounds
  • No restrictions on putting up decorations
Prices are not available online, please call for pricing information.

Additional Charges

Pause Bar requires a minimum spend of $2800 for Friday or Saturday night. For further information please contact the bar : drinks@pausebar.com.au


Open Close
Monday 4:00pm 1:00am
Tuesday 4:00pm 1:00am
Wednesday 4:00pm 1:00am
Thursday 4:00pm 1:00am
Friday 4:00pm 1:00am
Saturday 2:00pm 1:00am
Sunday 2:00pm 1:00am


Dimensions Seated Capacity Standing Capacity
Pause Bar - 40 150
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