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.
The world of booze, bubbles and beers is ever-changing and we’re excited to offer a new range of alcohol-free options at The Barre. Our range includes non-alcoholic beer from UpFlow Brewing and Sobah, non-alcoholic spirits from Brunswick Aces and Lyre’s Spirit Co, alcohol free cocktails plus unique flavour combinations from Non Wines. Our bar offer now gives our patrons the flexibility to enjoy something a bit more exciting than a lemon, lime and bitters. Find out more about the team’s jump down the alcohol-free rabbit hole which lead to the search for this new range to include on the menu.
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.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 4pm until late*
Wednesday and Saturday, 11am until late*
*Please note: opening and closing times are subject to performances and may change without notice.
Happy Hour Fridays*:
Friday: 4pm – 7pm
*No further discounts apply
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
(03) 9281 8317
A walk-in bar and restaurant, we don’t take reservations, so we recommend you arrive early.