Description

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...

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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.

Features & Facilities

Facilities

Air Conditioning .glyphicons-heat
Ceremony On Site .glyphicons-ring
Disability Access .glyphicons-person-wheelchair
Parking Available .glyphicons-cars
Near Public Transport .glyphicons-train
Easy Parking .glyphicons-cars

Event Guidelines

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Underaged Birthday Parties .glyphicons-ban
Underage Events .glyphicons-ok-2
Third Party AV Companies .glyphicons-ok-2
Alcoholic Events .glyphicons-ok-2
BYO Food/Drink .glyphicons-ban
DIY Theming .glyphicons-ban
21st/18th Parties .glyphicons-ok-2
Outside Catering .glyphicons-ok-2
Wedding .glyphicons-ban

Catering Options

Bar Tab
Private Bar
Vegetarian / Vegan
Liquor Licence
Restaurant On Site

Frequently Asked Questions

Monday - Friday: 7am - Late
Saturday - Sunday: 8.30am - Late
To enquire about holding an event with us at R Bar, please follow the link below to fill out an enquiry form.
https://www.rockpoolevents.com/contact-us
An Events Manager will contact you to provide further information and to discuss requirements for your upcoming event.
BAR
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
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.
Yes, our venue is available for exclusive hire. Please contact our Events Team with your enquiry.
We have private & semi private options for groups ranging from 13-80 guests. Please contact our Events Team with your enquiry.
Yes, our menu can accommodate a wide range of dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. Please specify dietary requirements when enquiring.
We are a fully licensed venue, therefore we do not allow BYO.
All beverages are charged on a consumption basis.
No, R Bar does not accommodate for weddings.
No, please note we do not allow glitter, balloons, confetti or any decorations of offence.
Yes, R Bar is a child-friendly venue. Please note we do not have highchairs on site. We can allow space for a pram or you are welcome to bring a booster to place in one of our chairs. Children need to vacate the venue at 10pm once dining has concluded.
No, we have an a la carte menu of cakes/desserts to order on site.
Smart, casual attire is suggested.
No, we are not able to place a tentative hold on event enquiries without going to contract.
AV is not suitable in R Bar - for further questions please speak with your Event Manager.
A room hire fee is subject to the venue and is event specific. A room hire fee and/or minimum spends will be provided upon quoting.
A minimum spend is the amount that must be met on food and beverage purchases. It includes staffing costs. If, the minimum spend has not been met at the conclusion of your Event, the final bill will be rounded up to reach this amount accordingly. The deficit is payable on the day of and immediately after the conclusion of the Event, by cash or credit card. Additional costs such as Service Charge, theming, security, AV etc. are not included in the minimum spend.
Service charge is not applicable at R Bar.
Yes, all in conjunction with Crown.
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
Yes. We can be accessed via the following modes -
Tram - 58 (Queensbridge Street) 96 & 109 (Kings Street)
Train - Flinders Street Station (10 min walk)
Uber - Drop off to Crown Towers Concierge
Yes, a 15% public holiday surcharge applies across all Rockpool Dining Group venues.
Yes, R Bar accepts all credit cards: AMEX, Visa, Mastercard and Diners.

Event Rooms

The Barrel Room

Max 35 people

The Martini Room

Min 1 people, Max 80 people

Exclusive Use

Min 1 people, Max 200 people

Event Room Layouts

Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
The Barrel Room
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20
35
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The Martini Room
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80
50
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Exclusive Use
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300
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Theatre
Classroom
U-Shape
Cabaret
Boardroom
Banquet
Cocktail
Hollow Square
Exhibition
The Barrel Room
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20
35
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The Martini Room
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80
50
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Exclusive Use
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300
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