Located on trendy Pakington Street, The Barking Dog has long been one of Geelong’s favourite drinking and dining haunts. The venue also prides itself on offering a unique venue to host your function. Whether it’s a birthday, corporate gig or engagement party, the venue has you covered. All you have to do is fill out a form and leave the rest up to them – it’s that easy! Let’s take a closer look at their function rooms.
The ‘Front Bar’ accommodates 50-120 people. With full access to a private bar with eight beers on tap, priority use of the beer garden and plenty of seating, this particular room is perfect for those bigger celebrations. ‘The Bistro’ area is suited to host sit-down large dinners, such as a 21st or 50th. With a capacity of 50-80, the venue’s event co-ordinator will work with you to tailor a food and beverage package that suits your need and style.
Something a little different is their ‘Strasse Bar’ function area. The team at the Dog has transformed the Kennel into this unique experience. While there is a strong focus on top quality food and craft beer selection, the Strasse Bar also offers a unique array of function ideas. These packages include Murder Mystery Nights, Make Your Own Cocktail Master Class, The Strasse Trivia Experience and Consumer Appreciation Evenings.
Various food platters are available to suit all tastes. $30 platters include their 25-piece Sandwich Platter with an assortment of gourmet fillings and their Cheese Platter, which also comes with fruit and bread. For $35 you can try their Pizza Platter, which comes with a delicious serving of margarita, vegetarian and Barking Dog’s own. Their $40 Bar Platter is your classic party pies, sausage rolls and dim sims platter, plus a few other goodies.
For those with a different taste, their $70 Deluxe Platter is a winner. Select four items from a menu that includes seared scallops with celeriac puree and crisp prosciutto and pork belly with apple sauce, fennel and pea salad. Those with a sweet tooth are also catered for.
In terms of beverages, drinks can be paid for as bought or TABS can be set up. They also offer an all-inclusive option which offers beer, wine and soft drink for three hours at $35 per head.
Music-wise, the venue offers an iPod function. Musicians or jukebox can be organised.
Street parking is available. Fully licensed venue. For further information hit thebarkingdog.com.au.
Location: 126 Pakington St, Geelong West
Phone: 03 5229 2889