Exuding Art Deco glamour and inspired by the Golden Age of cocktails, R Bar brings an elevated bar experience and fine craftmanship to the lobby of Crown Towers Melbourne. An ode to the cocktail of the Great Gatsby era, R Bar seats 110 guests, including 16 in an intimate private bar. The drinks focus is on barrel-aged cocktails, an elegant martini service, a rotating line-up of hotel...
Exuding Art Deco glamour and inspired by the Golden Age of cocktails, R Bar brings an elevated bar experience and fine craftmanship to the lobby of Crown Towers Melbourne. An ode to the cocktail of the Great Gatsby era, R Bar seats 110 guests, including 16 in an intimate private bar. The drinks focus is on barrel-aged cocktails, an elegant martini service, a rotating line-up of hotel bar classics, and contemporary in-house creations – all of which feature Australian spirits, native ingredients and garnishes in tribute to the country’s dedicated producers and distillers. A hit-list of gourmet, delicatessen-inspired bites and classic bar snacks are available from breakfast until late. From breakfast smoothies and superfood bowls; to afternoon tea of house-made pastries, finger sandwiches, caviar and French Champagne; and savoury snacks, sandwiches and burgers alongside the country’s largest barrel-aged cocktail project, R Bar brings a one-of-a-kind, hotel lobby bar experience to Melbourne. R Bar is a little bit luxe with a whole lot of soul. The design palette is a plush ensemble of dark timber, bronze mirror panelling, sweeping velvet curtains and curved banquette seating. R bar can be hired in its entirety, or for smaller events and functions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Saturday - Sunday: 8.30am - Late
An Events Manager will contact you to provide further information and to discuss requirements for your upcoming event.
R Bar delivers classic and contemporary cocktails with equal measure. Barrel-aged cocktails, including Negroni, Manhattan, Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, Sazerac and Vieux Carre, are aged for a minimum of 30 days in a combination of port, sherry and bourbon, 20-litre barrels that have been broken down and repurposed for R Bar by Tasmanian Cask Co. Barrels from iconic Australian wineries, such as Seppeltsfield, and American whiskey heavyweight Woodfood have also been repurposed into custom-made casks for R Bar.
A sophisticated martini service features all-Australian produce and spirits and delivers two wet, two mid and two dry vodka and gin martinis that are poured and garnished table-side.
With a nod to some of the world's most iconic cocktails first created in a hotel bar, a rotating showcase includes the legendary Singapore Sling served at Raffles Hotel in Singapore, the Bellini from Harry's Bar, and the incredible Manhattan Sour from Manhattan's Bar. R Bar's own creations span sours, spritzes and fizzes.
Breakfast includes a selection of panini, pastries and croissants, house-made crumpets and health-boosting dishes. Sri Lankan tea by Somage and Lavazza coffee sit alongside fresh-squeezed juices and smoothies, and breakfast cocktails including strawberry and rhubarb Bellini topped with prosecco, and Bloody Mary, featuring Ketel One vodka, tomato juice and jalapeno shrub.
FROM 11AM & HIGH TEA
From 11:00am the menu moves on to oysters, a caviar service, tinned fish, olives, charcuterie and cheese. Savouries and snacks include skewers, crostini, finger sandwiches, and hot items such as arancini, crab cakes and meatballs with sugo.
More substantial items include classic salads such as Caesar, Waldorf and Russian, burgers and pies, and sandwiches that hero everything from the humble chip butty, to The God Mother, which is an artful build of seven cold meats, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickled chilli and hot sauce that is inspired by Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica.
House-crafted desserts and pastries include cream scones, chocolate profiteroles, lamingtons and macarons. Weekends bring an afternoon tea tray service, with two options: a classic collection of finger sandwiches, savouries and pastries, paired with French-pressed coffee and Somage teas, and a more indulgent offering with caviar and French Champagne.
1. Multilevel Car Park - The recommend parking is the Multi-level Crown car park as this has the most available parks.
2. The Basement Car Park - Restricted to Crown Signature Club Members who hold a Silver & above customer rating
3. Valet Parking: $65 available at Crown casino
Tram - 58 (Queensbridge Street) 96 & 109 (Kings Street)
Train - Flinders Street Station (10 min walk)
Uber - Drop off to Crown Towers Concierge