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 Friday, 4pm until late
Saturday, 1pm until late
Sunday, 2pm 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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We are a walk-in bar and restaurant so we recommend you arrive early as we don’t take reservations.


Kylie on Stage DJ Sessions

‘Enjoy Yourself' at The Barre every Friday night from 7pm – 9.30pm during our Kylie on Stage, exhibition now showing in Gallery 1. Kick on with a Kylie-themed DJ session with DJ Argonaut – best known as the musical face and co-producer of the well-known Bar Kylie dance parties.

While at The Barre experience the glitz and glamour with a costume inspired cocktail, For the Lovers. A glamourous cocktail with Camorra raspberry liqueur, vodka, raspberry purée, lime juice, cream and finished off with freeze dried raspberries, it’s sure to have you ‘Spinning Around’.

Join us from 7pm – 9.30pm for some great tunes and drinks. 


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