Sweatshop Basement Bar & Yard at Seamstress Restaurant & Bar

Lonsdale Street, 113, Melbourne, 3000 Show map
Parliament Station (450 m)

Char M.

Safety rules may apply in this venue
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1.5 metre distance between tables
Weddings have no limit on attendees, 2 sqm rule applies
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About this space

The alter-ego of the Seamstress Cocktail Bar, this room is unashamedly everything the cocktail bar is not, and where all the mischief happens.

Where-as the Cocktail Bar is all jazz & blues, cocktails, table service, Sweatshop is the New York basement bar, straight up counter service, local beers, bourbon whiskey, banter and graffiti.

A robust space where you could literally swing from the rafters, we can accommodate up to 90 in the main room and there is more space in the partially covered courtyard, private to this floor.

Completely self-contained, it is available any night of the week for exclusive use. This is a great space for birthday parties, farewell drinks, student-faculty parties, engagements, wedding receptions, fashion shows, corporate networking events, client entertaining, Christmas parties, cocktails classes, product launches, pop-up galleries and more.


Capacity

Standing
up to 110
Dining
up to 20

Event offers and packages

Package per person

CANAPE MENU

Cold items

House roasted Chinese-style duck pancake w cucumber & hoisin (gf)
Vegetarian pancake of miso-eggplant, tofu sesame & gai-lan, miso dressing (gf) (v)
Teriyaki-eye-fillet en croute
Scallop sashimi w shaved fennel & avocado crème fraiche w orange gel (gf)
Duck betel leaf, Balinese sambal w peanuts coconut cream & pickled mango (gf) (df)
Betel leaf of roasted coconut & cashew w capsicum & pickled mango (gf) (df) (v) (vg)


Warm items

Charsu pulled pork slider w Asian coleslaw (gfo)
Cheese & mushroom quesadilla (gf) (v) (vgo)
Chinese black-pork sausage roll, Heinz ketchup
Tempura King Prawn, lime & ginger dipping sauce
Puff pastry dim sum of plum-spiced duck
Sweet potato wonton w green pea & coriander puree (df) (v) (vg)

Soft shell crab slider with asian salad & japanese mayo (gfo)
Malay style corn fritters with sriracha mayo (df) (v) (vg)
Braised short rib roast roll (gfo)
Vegetarian spring roll, chilli soy dipping sauce (v) (vg)
Thai style fish cake with chilli & lime dressing

Sweet items

Mini caramelised lemon tart
Mini elderflower & white chocolate custard tart
Chilli chocolate truffle (gf)
Rhubarb & mascarpone egg roll

Prices

Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Prices are subject to negotiation - $15.00 as per above is a suggested amount for a light meal equivalent of food ( 5 canapés per person )
From a food perspective, our canapé menu has been designed for ease of selection.

Price and suggested quantities

 cost - $3.00 per piece.
 light meal equivalent - we suggest 6 pieces
 moderate meal equivalent - we suggest 9 pieces
 full meal equivalent - we suggest 12 pieces
Monday
9:00 – 23:00
from $15 per person
Per session
9:00 – 23:00
from $15 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Prices are subject to negotiation - $15.00 as per above is a suggested amount for a light meal equivalent of food ( 5 canapés per person )
From a food perspective, our canapé menu has been designed for ease of selection.

Price and suggested quantities

 cost - $3.00 per piece.
 light meal equivalent - we suggest 6 pieces
 moderate meal equivalent - we suggest 9 pieces
 full meal equivalent - we suggest 12 pieces
Tuesday
9:00 – 23:00
from $15 per person
Per session
9:00 – 23:00
from $15 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Prices are subject to negotiation - $15.00 as per above is a suggested amount for a light meal equivalent of food ( 5 canapés per person )
From a food perspective, our canapé menu has been designed for ease of selection.

Price and suggested quantities

 cost - $3.00 per piece.
 light meal equivalent - we suggest 6 pieces
 moderate meal equivalent - we suggest 9 pieces
 full meal equivalent - we suggest 12 pieces
Wednesday
9:00 – 23:00
from $15 per person
Per session
9:00 – 23:00
from $15 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Prices are subject to negotiation - $15.00 as per above is a suggested amount for a light meal equivalent of food ( 5 canapés per person )
From a food perspective, our canapé menu has been designed for ease of selection.

Price and suggested quantities

 cost - $3.00 per piece.
 light meal equivalent - we suggest 6 pieces
 moderate meal equivalent - we suggest 9 pieces
 full meal equivalent - we suggest 12 pieces
Thursday
9:00 – 23:00
from $15 per person
Per session
9:00 – 23:00
from $15 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Prices are subject to negotiation - $15.00 as per above is a suggested amount for a light meal equivalent of food ( 5 canapés per person )
From a food perspective, our canapé menu has been designed for ease of selection.

Price and suggested quantities

 cost - $3.00 per piece.
 light meal equivalent - we suggest 6 pieces
 moderate meal equivalent - we suggest 9 pieces
 full meal equivalent - we suggest 12 pieces
Friday
12:00 – 1:00
from $15 per person
Per session
12:00 – 1:00
from $15 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Prices are subject to negotiation - $15.00 as per above is a suggested amount for a light meal equivalent of food ( 5 canapés per person )
From a food perspective, our canapé menu has been designed for ease of selection.

Price and suggested quantities

 cost - $3.00 per piece.
 light meal equivalent - we suggest 6 pieces
 moderate meal equivalent - we suggest 9 pieces
 full meal equivalent - we suggest 12 pieces
Saturday
12:00 – 1:00
from $15 per person
Per session
12:00 – 1:00
from $15 per person
Note: Alcohol licence until 01:00. All prices include GST.
Prices are subject to negotiation - $15.00 as per above is a suggested amount for a light meal equivalent of food ( 5 canapés per person )
From a food perspective, our canapé menu has been designed for ease of selection.

Price and suggested quantities

 cost - $3.00 per piece.
 light meal equivalent - we suggest 6 pieces
 moderate meal equivalent - we suggest 9 pieces
 full meal equivalent - we suggest 12 pieces

Cancellation policy

Other

The venue has not provided a cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.


Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering not allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Flatscreen TV
Air conditioning
Wi-Fi
Projector
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Seamstress Restaurant & Bar opened in 2007 in Melbourne's historic Chinatown district, housed in a 120yr-old former textile factory, warehouse and one-time Buddhist monastery.

We regularly host a variety of parties, events and functions across all 4 floors of our venue.

In the past 6 months alone we have catered for numerous personal gathering for birthdays, farewells & engagements as well as corporate meetings, dinners, networking drinks and team parties.


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from $35
per person / per afternoon
from $35
minimum spend / per session

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