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Band Room at The Penny Black

Why you'll love this venue

  • With several event spaces able to accommodate from 20 to 950 guests.
  • Equipped with AV facilities, a number of vintage arcade games and plenty of cosy corners.
  • Flexible and affordable event packages.
This beautifully decorated, dark and moody space features high ceilings, polished floorboards, pillars and a multiuse stage to WOW your guests as is or bring in theming to make the space your very own. With a private bar, DJ booth and working fireplaces (for some Insta-worthy snaps) be the centre stage of your function. The space can be hired exclusively for a more intimate affair or just book a section and be a part of the action. 

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Omid Master

May 21, 2024

Superb friendly service and atmosphere. With an amazing indoor open fire, live music, concert stage, centre room and outdoor area. Jason the manager was very helpful and friendly keeping the open fire burning. The food was delicious and substantial and the drinks are the best value in Melbourne

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Saige O'Brien

November 29, 2023

The sun was out and these guys had Thursday night $25 steak night and a beer garden, so we thought we'd give it a go. We certainly weren't disappointed! The steak was a little fatty on the ends but besides that it was super tender, cooked well and came with a very generous serving of either chips & salad or veggies & mash and your choice of sauce. We also timed it with their very generous happy hour (5-7pm) which was $10 selected pints, $8 house wines and $12 selected cocktails. The staff were friendly and the venue had a cool vibe, with plenty of different places to sit.

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Mark Eaves

January 13, 2024

Tonites entertainment PARTY PACK is at the fabulous Penny Black such a great bar and live entertainment venue brining you the best in top 40 coverbands weekly 🎸🎤🥁🔥

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colin batchelor

March 1, 2024

Had great night out The regular Thursday night is karaoke band Is fantastic a really enjoyable show Staff all friendly an approachable Good range of beer and tasty bub food

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Jamie Gauci

March 4, 2024

Came here for a dinner with a group of friends. Staff are mostly accommodating and friendly and helped us secure seating in the beer garden for the large group. Tap selection is okay, standout being the ginger beer, but not really to my personal tastes. There seems to be a disconnect between the front and back bars. Asked for a cocktail menu and was told they do all the classics, so tried to order a mojito at the back bar and was told that it wasn't included. Props to the female bartender at the front bar, when we tried to order there they did make us a mojito and delivered it to our table. The ambiance was kinda odd and not really a place to be if you want to just chat. They had a DJ playing trap and Dubstep quite loudly in the beer garden which wasn't really a vibe, but the DJ was having a fun time I suppose. The front bar had a 90s cover band which was more our vibe, but wasn't a place to chat with the band being the key entertainment (too loud for conversations). Overall, the above might not be an issue for most, but personally not really our vibe.

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Event Types

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