59 Humffray St Nth,
Ballarat VIC 3350
Phone: 03 5331 8459

Founded as a venue for musicians, artists and like minds to socialise and enjoy an atmosphere of music, wine, art and conversation, this little wine bar/restaurant situated in Ballarat has a charming beer garden and a casual lounge for relaxing and listening to live acoustic music through Babushka's exceptional sound system.

Babushka stocks fine wines and spirits, including the mysterious Absinthe fountain, imported from France for an exotic flavour experience, and has a custom list of delicious cocktails, plus some old favourites.

It also features an exhibition wall which shows art by local artists.  Babushka is an escape from the chaos and rush of local nightlife and provides an atmosphere of inclusion, variety and festivity. FREE WI-FI.


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FRI 3rd October

Quintissential Doll with Gullivan and Zoe Ryan & The Dandy Lion

$10 - 3 Acts.
Quintessential Doll brings whimsical electro-tinged folk music to Ballarat as part of the Let Not the Monsters Destroy Me EP Tour. Quintessential Doll has been shortlisted for 2013 RAW Musician of the Year Award and has been enjoying increasing media attention, including making it to the finals of the 2014 Valley Fiesta Local Love Competition. This performance at Babushka promises to be a charmingly quirky treat for Ballarat locals. Quintessential Doll will be supported by singer songwriter Gullivan.

Sat 4th October

The Acfields

The Acfields

The Acfields – Sibling folk/pop duo

“Emotionally charged…with strong vocals”
Maggie Collins, Triple J
“Naturally charismatic performers” 
Jeremy Millar, Beat Magazine
“We think these guys are something special” 
Timber and Steel
“Blessed with a great deal of musical talent” 
Forte Magazine

 Bound by two distinct voices that have obviously spent many a childhood car trip harmonizing with each other, sibling songsters Dan and Hannah Acfield have been aptly described as “the ying to each other’s yang” (Scene Magazine, 2012).  Despite living in separate cities (Brisbane and Melbourne, respectively), the pair have left their previous solo careers behind and created a colourful blend of folk-pop and alt-country as ‘The Acfields’, and have been rewarded with groundswell and national acclaim.
Prior to their collaboration, success had certainly not bypassed The Acfields; both are accomplished songwriters and performers in their own right. Between them, Dan and Hannah had already released five solo EPs and toured both nationally and internationally. Hannah was described by Gotye to have “an expressive voice that engages you instantly”, and was nominated as a MusicOz finalist three years in a row, while Dan’s song ‘Red, Yellow and Blue’ was deemed by Triple J’s Alex Dyson to be “one excellent tune”, and earned him the spot of ‘Indie Act of the week’ on Rage.
In 2012, Dan and Hannah finally decided to pool their musical talents and released their debut double A-side ‘After You/Sorry I’ve Taken So Long’.  For what was initially considered a trial side project, the songs were received better than expected and so, realizing that they were onto something special, the pair released a subsequent EP ‘Turning a Page’ in November. Since then, The Acfields have attained widespread music media acclaim, as well as support from national and community radio, including a spot in the 4ZzZ hottest 100. They have embarked on multiple national tours and supported acts such as Josh Pyke, The Trouble With Templeton, Lakyn Heperi and Vika & Linda.
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, The Acfields have just finished recording their first full-length album and they can’t wait to share it with the world. 2014 will see the album’s release and extensive touring. Keep an ear to the ground because it’s going to be a big year for this duo.


“Naturally charismatic performers” - Beat Magazine

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