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1000 £ Bend


1000 £ Bend bills itself as “one of the most unique spaces in Melbourne”. And with its owner’s roots as the man behind the much-loved St Jerome’s Laneway bar, we’d think they’re right.

It’s also one of the largest independent galleries in the CBD. Recently renovated to include an all-new bar and kitchen, the space has a cool vibe.

1000 £ Bend is hip without being pretentious, and a fantastic spot to host a memorable event: weddings, parties, anything!

Blakes Feast provides fully licensed catering to the venue, and can devise a menu to suit your occasion.


  • 120 seated
  • 200 for cocktails


361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

To get to 1000 £ Bend, train it, tram it or taxi it. Carparks are located close by.

Entry for evening events is via Heape Court.

A brief history

1000 £ Bend was founded in 2009, following the closure of the iconic St Jerome’s Laneway bar. Before that the building was a motorbike repair garage.


Venue features

1000 £ Bend is home to a bustling café, massive gallery and events area, and an air-conditioned cinema space.

If you’re hosting an art show, there’s a custom-made tracking system to show off your artworks.

The downstairs gallery has an all-new bar and kitchen, and upstairs gallery is recently renovated, too.

What makes it a great venue for your next event?

1000 £ Bend exudes the independent creative atmosphere that Melburnians love. The impressive gallery space has great bones – it’s the perfect backdrop if you want a function space with an edge.