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The Barre

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  1. Plate of food at The Barre Arts Centre Melbourne
    Photograph: Jason Lau/Supplied
  2. Drinks at The Barre Arts Centre Melbourne
    Photograph: Jason Lau/Supplied

Time Out says

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. 

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 the late afternoon 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.

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!

Written by
Time Out editors


Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Rd
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu 4.30pm-late; Fri, Sat 4pm-late
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