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 Sunday: 4pm until late
Happy Hour:
Daily, 9pm – 11pm
Friday, 4pm – 7pm
Sunday, 5pm – 7pm



Evita Post-show Supper

Discuss the spectacular performance of EVITA over a late-night drink and supper.
Hello & Goodbye – Supper for two
Victorian cheeses served with crackers and a bottle of Giant Step Pinot Noir or Chandon Cuvee $55
The Art of the Possible – Supper for one
Alfajores plus a glass of Chandon Blanc de Blancs $30

Order on the night or pre-book


Tar and Roses

Sunday Feast inspired by Tar & Roses wines 
Winemaker Narelle King and Senior Chef de Partie Ceclilia Salvante have created a Sunday feast inspired by sweet love and Tar & Roses wines.

For more information and to book

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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