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.
Fri JULY 11th

Arkie T Williama & The Mudlarks $10

Facebook page:


Sat JULY 12th
Dolphy's Albatross $10

Cool relaxing jazz-influenced music with sax and guitar.

Thurs JULY 17th  

Ciaram Granger with Sasha

“That smoky smooth voice and sophisticated guitar playing will cast you under a spell from the beginning to end”  Claus Hock, NWZ News, Germany (Feb 14, 2013)
Ciaram Granger is a Australian Singer, Songwriter, Blues Roots and Folk performer based out of Adelaide, Australia. 

Fri JULY 8th  
Lars Wallin and Glenn Musto tour


don't give up now

Musician Donates Song and Earnings to Mental Health Organisation

Glenn Musto has always had a knack for penning a tune. The former College Fall, Nordeens and Showbag frontman has been one of Perth's most prolific and successful songwriters since popping up with a bang in the early 2000s, and new single Don't Give Up Now is one of his absolute best. A daydreamy, hook-filled pop waltz that abruptly turns itself into a sing-along rock song.

Self produced (yes Musto is a critically acclaimed producer as well), Don't Give Up Now is hard to place in terms of Musto's past work, as it is more or less a collection of all of the best aspects of each era: the sweetness and charm of Showbag, the depth of College Fall and the swagger of The Nordeens... all wrapped up in Glenn's unmistakable melodies and vocal twang. His lyrics as authentic and soulful as ever.

Released on 13 July 2013 Don't Give Up Now will be available (CD and digital) on iTunes and Bandcamp, with all proceeds being donated to the incredible organisation Love Me Love You, who deal with young people facing mental health and substance abuse issues (

An absolute veteran of the road with a passport full of stamps, Musto will of course be using the release of Don't Give Up Now as an excuse to tour, heading out across Australia with incredible Swedish talent Lars Wallin, who embarked upon several European tours with College Fall (after first meeting them at a show for the Danish Royal Family). Between Musto's uplifting acoustic indie and Wallin's incredible Indigenous Australian-influenced Nordic folk, this tour will be a music lover's dream.

Sun JULY 20th  
Open Stage Jam FREE