The Barre

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The Barre

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.

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

Introducing The Barre – a sleek new space offering a touch of luxury, a hint of showmanship and a lively pre- and post-show buzz that takes the bar and eatery from early evening to late night, with panache.

With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, our modern Australian menu offers both small and larger dishes to be shared and enjoyed with friends. Choose from a well-considered wine list with an emphasis on local wineries, an exciting range of craft beers and ciders along with a careful selection of cocktails and small-batch Australian gins and single malt whiskies from Australia and New Zealand.

Clare Cousins Architects have created a welcoming space with a blend of contemporary aesthetics and sculptural silhouettes. With a nod to Arts Centre Melbourne history, timber floorboards salvaged from the Hamer Hall redevelopment have been 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.

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New Seasonal Menus

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View the drinks menu

We are a walk-in bar and restaurant so we recommend you arrive early as we don’t take reservations.


Events & Special Offers

Melbourne Festival
4 – 22 October
Melbourne Festival ticket holders can enjoy a main course dish served with a Moo Brew beer for $30. Show your Melbourne Festival ticket to redeem this offer.

Pop-up Bar
Whether or not your seeing a Melbourne Festival performance, stop by the Melbourne Festival Pop-up Bar in The Barre Backyard. Open from 4pm Monday to Saturday with Moo Brew beers from Tasmania and a wide selection of Mandala wines from the Yarra Valley. Perfect for enjoying sunny spring afternoons and evenings.

Stomping Ground Summer Grazing @ The Barre
Stomping Ground Brewing Company’s Master Brewer Ashur Hall together with The Barre’s Sous Chef Dario Mannino have created a Sunday feast designed especially for beer and meat lovers.
Sunday 26 November, 12:30 pm
Book your tickets here


Phone: (03) 9281 8317
Email: thebarre@artscentremelbourne.com.au