The Barre

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Welcome to your new favourite spot at the arts precinct

Approach Arts Centre Melbourne any night of the week and you’ll feel the buzz. It’s the anticipation of people waiting to see a show; the energy of audiences emerging from the theatre; the thrill of ordinary days becoming special. 

Now, there’s another reason to get excited about visiting Melbourne’s arts precinct: The Barre. Curving around the southern side of the building, The Barre is a restaurant and bar that harnesses the energy of the Arts Centre and provides just the right touch of luxury you'd expect, with some unexpected twists along the way. Whether you're here for a show or simply looking for a great spot to catch up with friends, this warmly lit slice of sophistication has you covered. 

Open Monday to Saturday from 3pm until late, The Barre is a bright, sleek space which incorporates timber floorboards salvaged during the redevelopment of Hamer Hall and converted into parquetry. On the menu, you’ll find modern Australian dishes championing local produce – Wednesday’s plate of the day is a roast lamb rack with cinnamon roasted Japanese pumpkin, or if you’re in the mood to snack, there’s everything from beetroot cured salmon to smoked beef brisket tortillas. 

So next time you’re seeing a show, stopping by Southbank or just searching for somewhere to relax for the evening, make it The Barre. Cheers!

Find out what happened with Time Out invited 200 Melburnians to experience the best of local craft at The Barre in August. 

By: Rose Johnstone

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Venue name: The Barre
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Address: Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd
3004
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 3pm-late; Sat noon-late; Sun noon-5pm
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