Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall is like a lavish honky-tonk saloon meets bordello – conveniently beamed up from the deep south of 19th century America to Caxton St. Set in the majestic old Baroona Labour Hall, Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall has become a Brisbane institution in 3 short years. The beautiful heritage listed building has previously housed Tailors, Communists, punk rock kids and strippers.
Stepping into Lefty’s immediately transports you to an Old Western whisky bar. Dark leather, dark timber, scarlet velvet drapes, mounted animals, Chandeliers, giant mirrors, candle-lit booths, spirits mixed with freshly juiced apple and never-ending free popcorn.
Lefty’s is where you have the chance to embrace the atmosphere – and let the good times roll!
The main bar offers a wide selection of whiskey, (It’s all about the Whiskey) American and Australian beers and more, some nice wines and sparkling (if thats more your do), and of course great banter from all our bartenders.
Heading upstairs to our somewhat secret Mermaid lounge, which gives you the sense you are about to embark upon a sea voyage. Let this hideaway bar send you on your travels while you explore a selection of 70 odd rums!
There’s nothing quite like Lefty’s and whether your guests are 18 or 80 you’ll be sure that we can cater to their needs. Awarded the Best Bar in Australia by Gourmet Traveller and the Bartender Magazine’s highest industry award Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall is truly one of the most unique venues in Brisbane and a great place to host your function with a variety of areas to choose from and to suit all budgets and tastes.
Semi Private Areas
These are adjacent to our main room so your guests will be in right in the thick of the action. These areas are available for hire Tuesday-Sunday evenings from 5pm–9pm.
Backstage 30-50 guests
Host your very own backstage party, elevated above the stage and perfect for dancing the night away and being part of the party yet having your own exclusive area.
The Mezzanine 50-80 Guests
Elevated above the main floor the mezzanine forms an L shape and has its own bar and toilets. Perfect viewing of the stage and the shenanigans on the dancefloor.
The Mermaid Lounge 60 guests
Possibly the best secret bar in the country. Some call it a mermaid bar some call it a pirate bar either way, it’s full of rum, fun and great music. Featuring a two meter galleon that fires its cannons, life size great white sharks (Jaques and Marc) and a whole lot of other eye candy to dazzle the senses. The Mermaid Lounge is perfect for those wanting a completely private room.
Available Monday – Thursday from 5pm-12am
Friday & Saturday from 5pm-9pm
The Entire Venue – 300 guests
Weddings, Birthday’s, Fundraisers, Album Launches, Music Videos – you name it we’ve done it. It’s quite simply a great venue to impress your guests for any event. Whole venue functions are subject to availability, please contact our functions manager to discuss.
All functions at Lefty’s charge drinks by an ‘On consumption’ basis. Any combination of beer, wine, spirits or cocktails can be made available to your guests for the duration at the individual requests of organizers.
Lefty’s has a wealth of musical talent available to us at short notice. From Rockabilly to blues to bluegrass. We have live music every night we trade.
For exclusive hire functions we can book an act to your tastes or you can bring your own and we will provide the sound technicians. We’ve also got the famous “Wild Wild West Karaoke Band”, where you get to sing your favourite Country songs with a real live band.
Please note; any band/sound technicians will incur an additional cost or background music will be provided for you at no fee.