Watch them Play on our 20th Anniversary on May 20,2023


May 20, 2023 |

 8:00 pm

 - 11:30 pm

Genre(s): Acoustic Music

About Whiskey Bear Logic can’t quite explain how or why paths cross; logic is for apparatuses and systems. Making music is mostly about pathos and not for the faint of heart; stories will be told and tears will be shed. From the Isle of Skye, Texas, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and India, five souls traveled far and wide looking for something. A sound, perhaps. A feeling. Euphonic stage sweat. Unwritten songs and missing strings. Friendship, harmony, love. What they found was a home in each other and a shared musical vision. What they’ve become is WHISKEY BEAR. Since their first studio album release Hill Shack Arson in 2017, a feel-good bluegrass jam, WHISKEY BEAR has written and recorded over 40 songs. In 2021, amidst the global pandemic, WHISKEY BEAR stretched their range and style with Terra Imperfectum: Worlds Away but Still in Tune, a 16-song tour de force Americana album. Today, WHISKEY BEAR strives to hit that next chord, a new verse, the thrill of the next song as they move along together on their journey. Emma bowing her fiddle to the swing of her highland roots, Tarini on percussion and the meanest rendition of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” that Whitney would surely cheer to, Carl on bass—on production, on everything in between, Nix on rhythm guitar and her sangin’ ‘bout folks and love and heartbeats, and Michael, lyricist on a mission to save the world. This is WHISKEY BEAR. Join the journey as they continue to capture their story!
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    Booking Terms and Conditions

    Reservations are not confirmed until 1) acknowledged by Handlebar management as a pending booking, and 2) payment for the reservation is made.

    Reservations booked via the Handlebar seat/table reservation system are automatically confirmed unless otherwise advised by Handlebar management. 


    Reservation payments are consumable, except during designated major events. During these events, a portion will be consumable depending on the event.

    1. Event Reservation:
    • For a private event, the pool table area, rear area, or main bar can be closed to the public (except for access to comfort rooms, etc.)
    • Events are on a per head basis, catered, & with drink verification via wristbands or other means.
    • Events must be pre-planned with our manager, chef, and event coordinator.
    • Reservations will not be available for dates clashing with major events.


    1. Table Booking:
    • A table can be booked for a period of time.
    • Table reservation charges will be based on the no. of seats, not the no. of expected guests.
    • Customers making a reservation will need to supply the no. of guests and a second contact number.
    • Customers expecting a small number of guests will not be able to book larger tables.
    • Other customers may use the table up to 1 hour before the reservation time and will be asked to relocate 15 minutes before the reservation time.
    • If the group has not arrived by the reserved time, they will be reminded via phone call of the 15-minute grace period. Beyond this period, Handlebar reserves the right to give the table to other customers.
    • If a reservation has timed out and been given to others, the group making the booking will be accommodated within the availability of seating. The consumable portion of the reservation will still be consumable.
    • During major events, a premium reservation price of over 1 beer per seat will apply.


    1. Seat Booking:
    • During popular events where there are tables booked, a 3-4 seat table will be reserved for Seat Bookings.
    • A seat may be booked for a consumable reservation charge worth 2 beers.
    • Seat bookings must be made at least 4 hours before the event. Otherwise, the table is made generally available.
    • Seat bookings will not be allowed during major events. However, reservations to enter can be made on a standing room basis.


    1. Major Events:
    • Major events will be announced at least one week prior.
    • Major international events (ie., AFL, NRL, Super Rugby Finals, Rugby Test matches) starting between 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM will be assessed individually as to whether they will be classed as major events.
    • Pacquiao matches (if he ever fights again) and any future UFC boxing crossovers are likely to be major events.