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Bringing a fresh and fun new vibe to Canberra’s nightlife, Lala’s exclusive range of unique and truly authentic venues offer a variety of hospitality experiences. With live music, masterclasses, tastings, events, private and corporate functions, parties and karaoke, Lala has something for everyone and every situation.

The Lala story

Borne from a desire to offer world class experiences in Canberra, Lala Hospitality Group quietly entered the scene with the launch of Molly in early 2013. To our surprise Molly’s success was instant, she was so well received that plans were quickly put in place to push the envelope again. In 2015 after a lengthy and complex refurb of the beautiful, heritage listed Melbourne Building the doors flung open at The Highball Express. The concept once again focussed on small details and delivering a unique and authentic experience. In 2016, Black Market was launched in New Acton offering a chilled 70’s New York style vibe, whilst serving truly creative and innovative cocktail concoctions. In late 2017, the group will launch 88mph, Canberra’s most fun bar offering an all 80’s experience with a light show dance floor and private karaoke rooms. Planning is underway for two more exciting venues – so watch this space.



We’ve got the trifecta this Melbourne Cup - fun, frivolity and first-class service. We’ve got a fancy function and the race live at The Highball Express.


Hosted by the industries top Brand Ambassadors our ticketed masterclass events are a great opportunity to learn the origins, history and flavour profiles of some of our favourite spirits.




The journey of finding Molly is half the fun and once you arrive you’ll be treated to Canberra’s most extensive selection of whisky, smooth live jazz plus so much more in an authentic 1920’s speakeasy setting.

Black Market

Black Market brings a bit of theatre to the Canberra bar scene - expect hand chipped ice, liquid nitrogen, fat washes, barrel aged and bottle aged cocktails and more.

The Highball Express

With a laid-back tropical feel, streams of natural sunlight and a big, breezy balcony this venue is the perfect backdrop for a night of fun, frivolity and first-class service.


Hidden in a basement in Hobart Place, 88mph is jam packed with all things 80’s - the music, the colour and most importantly, the fun.