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The Budgie is open on Thursdays from 5-10pm, Fridays from 4.30pm-12am, Satrudays from 1pm-12am and Sundays from 12pm-8pm.
Public holidays openings at The Budgie are a case-by-case situation. Keep a close eye on our socials for any updates regarding any upcoming public holidays and other special opening days.
You can find us at 1/166 Maroondah Highway in Ringwood, 3134. Its right off the Eastlink / Ringwood bypass and neighbouring Ringwood Lake. You can just search for ‘The Budgie Bar’ in your maps app and it should bring you straight to our door.
You can book for tables up to 12 people straight through the website. If you’re looking to reserve something for a bigger party, definitely reach out to us via email at, firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can accommodate.
Although booking ahead is recommended, we love walk-ins at The Budgie. Stop by the front desk on your way in and the staff member should be able to find a spot for you in the venue.
A sitting at The Budgie is 2-hours long. If you’d like to stay for longer once your sitting is complete, have a chat to the host to see if they can find another spot for you. Looking to stay at the venue all day? Email the team the week before at, email@example.com
We do have limited parking available on-site at The Budgie. The spots usually fill up quickly so I likely wouldn’t depend on being able to find a spot close by. Definitely get an Uber/Taxi if you want to be safe!
With Hecho En Mexico in the kitchen, you can most definitely join us at The Budgie for your daily main meals. A booking is recommended as they are generally some of our busiest times.
You certainly can order at the bar. The Budgie runs a hybrid bar/QR code service for both food and drink so you can approach your ordering however you like.
We can definitely accommodate the booking of an entire space at The Budgie. Whether is be the Showroom, or The Budgie Bar, or even the entire venue. You can read more about our space and make an enquiry through our ‘Spaces‘ page and the team will get back to you ASAP!
The Budgie is a bar – and while it isn’t strictly for patrons over the age of 18, we don’t currently offer any child-friendly food, services or seating.
You can, but only on Sundays. The Budgie’s beer garden for the Summer Sunday Sessions are fur-family-friendly. Please make sure that they are well socialised, on their leash and are well behaved during their visit.
Technically, YES! For the early birds, if you pop in between the hours of 4.30-6.30pm on a Friday after work, you can enjoy all of the half priced drinks you like.
We sure do! Every month, the bartending team at The Budgie put forth their latest cocktail creations to see if any of them have what it takes to make it onto the full menu. There are also monthly specials for beer, spirits and wine. You can find this months specials on our ‘Menu‘ page.
The classic car collection is on display in the showroom in the middle of the venue. Its a look but definitely don’t touch set-up. You are welcome to visit to showroom regardless of where you book in the venue.
Patrons are more than welcome to visit our Palm Springs-inspired selfie room, Cacti Corner. It is located next to the main bar in warehouse at The Budgie. It’s available from Thursday-Sunday for snaps.
Classy and smart dress is required for entry. No workwear, steel capped boots, hoodies, caps or activewear.
The Budgie’s bottomless cocktail sessions run every Saturday from 1.30-3.30pm as well as 4-6pm. These sessions are pre-booked and pre-paid online – you can grab a table for you in your friends from our ‘Book a Table‘ page.
Head straight to our ‘Book a Table‘ page and go to the ‘Bottomless Cocktails’ section. There, you’ll find some more info about the experience and an easy walkthrough on how to book. For groups over 12, shoot an email to, firstname.lastname@example.org to assist with the booking.
They sure can! When you arrive for your Bottomless Cocktails session, The Budgie team will hand out wristbands for all those taking part in the Bottomless session. Those without wristbands can order food and drink straight from the regular menu if they please.
Bottomless cocktail sessions only run at The Budgie in the allocated time slots. The experience is not available at any other time.
Trivia is completely FREE! Our friends from Quiz Meisters join us every Thursday night from 6.30pm in the Budgie Bar. The questions + answers usually go for a few hours and wrap up around 9-9.30pm. There are a bunch of prizes to be won throughout the night and some grand prizes for top teams.
During your night of Trivia at The Budgie, you are welcome to partake in some of our delicious $12 cocktail specials on the night. You can check out the latest Thursday night cocktail specials on our ‘Book a Table‘ page in the Trivia section.
The Bottomless & Trivia experiences aren’t the only thing you can do during those times at The Budgie. You are more than welcome to join us during those session times to just have a drink and bite to eat elsewhere in the venue.
Budgie Bottled Cocktails are a selection of our past, present and future cocktails in glass bottles for people to enjoy from home and all over the country. The brand also creates other cocktail-related paraphernalia for your home bar.
Through The Budgie Store, cocktails can be sent and delivered Australia-wide. Locals can enjoy a special next business day hand delivery service as well as Click & Collect from Monday-Friday.
We sure do! Whether it be for a special party, or a corporate event, or for a wedding place setting – Budgie Bottled Cocktails can completely customise any of our existing bottled cocktail labels to suit your desired aesthetic. Get in touch with the team at, email@example.com to learn more.
There is a small gift shop-style set up as a part of the entrance to the warehouse at The Budgie. There, you can get a feel for the cocktails as well as browse some of the other home bar must-haves. Talk to the front desk to see what cocktail flavours we have in store for you to take away.
Other than the labels, and although all of our cocktails use the highest quality ingredients, the main difference is the recipes. The Premium Series is chock full of top shelf ingredients while the Signature Series contains some more approachable spirits.
Reach out to the team at Budgie Bottled Cocktails at, firstname.lastname@example.org and they will reach out to assist ASAP. There is also a live chat function on the website that operates from 8am-4pm on weekdays.