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Opening dates

14 December 2019 – 23 February 2020



Food and beverage available for purchase

In the shadow of the spire, tucked away outside behind The Barre, you’ll discover our very-good, poorly-kept secret.

In the shadow of the spire, tucked away outside behind The Barre, discover our very-good, poorly-kept secret - Melbourne's latest pop-up cocktail bar The Speakeasy at The Barre.

Inspired by CHICAGO's prohibition era, Melbourne's newest (and we think best) cocktail bar, The Speakeasy at The Barre, is shaking up classic prohibition cocktails, sliding local and international beverages across the bar, and tempting you with a mouth-watering menu of both small and large bites. This alfresco setting is the perfect spot for a clandestine encounter or a raucous celebration, so come before or after the performance, or just to simply kick back and enjoy the summer weather.

During prohibition if the door of a restaurant was painted green, it indicated the presence of a speakeasy. Now, hidden in The Barre Backyard, behind the trees and behind the green door you’ll discover The Drifter bar serving up Australian and international beers. True to its probation era inspiration, some will be served in teapots. Or, for those seeking a specialty cocktail inspired by CHICAGO, The Dragonfly Cocktail Bar will be offering seven custom-made, discreetly-served cocktails, including 'The Roxie - Herradura Paloma' and 'The Velma - Fords Gin Bramble'.

Whether you're settling in for the long-haul or planning a fast getaway, The Speakeasy at The Barre is the perfect outdoor summer destination at Southbank to enjoy a drink or a cocktail and a delicious menu of oysters, naked fried chicken and American style pizzas.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Speakeasy at The Barre. But sshhh...tell everyone.

Opening Hours

Monday – 4pm until late
Tuesday – 4pm until late
Wednesday – 12noon until late
Thursday – 4pm until late
Friday – 4pm until late
Saturday – 12noon until late
Sunday – 12noon until late

*Opening and closing times are subject to performances and may change without notice

Download The Speakeasy menu

  • Woodford Reserve
  • Byron Bay Brewery
  • Batch & Co
  • Schweppes Logo
  • The Barre

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