Give more children access to the performing arts.

The Barre strikes the perfect balance. A vibrant and modern atmosphere, with a focus on seasonal produce, great wine and a classic cocktail list. The best place to start or finish your evening.

The Barre, Arts Centre Melbourne’s sleek space running along the curve of the ground floor of the Theatres Building, offers a touch of luxury and hint of showmanship. It is often filled with the lively pre- and post-show buzz that takes the bar and eatery from early evening to late night…with a dash of panache!

Our modern Australian menu, with its emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients, offers both small and larger dishes to be shared and enjoyed with friends. Choose from a well-considered wine list that gives prominence to local winemakers, an exciting range of craft beers and ciders, or a distinct selection of cocktails and small-batch Australian gins and single malt whiskies from Australia and New Zealand.

With a blend of contemporary aesthetics and sculptural silhouettes, The Barre’s welcoming space, designed by Clare Cousins Architects, includes a special nod to Arts Centre Melbourne history – timber floorboards, salvaged from the Hamer Hall redevelopment, recycled into parquetry throughout the main bar.

From a pre-show sparkling with a share plate, a meal with a fine wine or a mellow late-night drink, we invite you to join us at The Barre.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 4pm until late
Saturday: 3.30pm till late
Sunday: 1pm till late (Note Sun 26 May 4pm until late)
Happy Hour*:
Daily, 9pm – 11pm
Friday, 4pm – 7pm

*No further discounts apply



The Bowie Barre

During this season of Lazarus, The Barre transforms into The Bowie Barre.
Enjoy specially formulated cocktails inspired by David Bowie.

18 May - 9 June
Mon-Sat: from 4:00PM till late
Sun: from 1:00PM till late
Note: Sun 26 May 4pm until late

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Helen's Hill Lunch

An autumn Sunday lunch inspired by Helen's Hill Estate wines
This not to be missed luncheon will pair the ‘terroir’ driven, micro-climate influenced, Yarra Valley wines of Helen’s Hill Estate, with four courses from The Barre kitchen.

Sunday 26 May - 12:00 PM

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TarraWarra Wine Lunch

A Sunday feast inspired by the TarraWarra Estate.
From their stunning winery in the coolness of the Yarra Valley, TarraWarra wines are perfectly paired with four courses from The Barre kitchen.

Sunday 23 June - 12:00 PM

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Shiraz vs Syrah

Spice up the winter chills with the ultimate wine showdown. Shiraz vs Syrah.
Special guests Hugh Waterman from Yangarra Estate Vineyard, and Mark Cunliffe from Craggy Range; will work with Senior Chef de Partie Ceclilia Salvante pairing reds with a four course feast.

Sunday 21 July - 12:00 PM

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The Barre

Location Address

100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 4pm until late
Happy Hour Fridays: 4pm – 7pm

(03) 9281 8317

A walk-in bar and restaurant, we don’t take reservations, so we recommend you arrive early.

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