- We Will...
- Be Open Every Day From 7am to 8pm
- Keep ALL Our Staff Fully Employed (no stand-downs!)
- Keep Supporting All Our Local Suppliers
- Have A Full Selection Of Our $12.50 'Ready To Heat" Meals
- Offer FREE Local Area Deliveries To Those Who Need It
- Reschedule Asap All The Great Artists That Have Been Cancelled
- And Put Your Espresso Martini Into A Takeaway Coffee Cup At 10am With No Judgement ( its 5 o'clock somewhere! )
Arcobar is VERY proud to have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2021 MUSIC VICTORIA awards, as Best Live Music Venue (Regional; Over 50 Gigs Per Year). Congratulations to the nine other amazing Victorian venues who made the shortlist also - in particular Caravan Music Club in Archies Creek - who were our live music neighbor until they were forced to relocate. Given Arcobar is the ONLY Melbourne Metro Live Music Venue that made the list - we had better make sure we have live music seven nights a week again when we reopen (oh the pressure!!!). Thank you to all the amazing artists who continue to choose to play at Arcobar - and our very loyal and dedicated live music fans who continue to ensure that every show we put on is a sell-out! The 2021 Music Victoria shortlist for our category is:
Arcobar, Heatherton | The Barwon Club Hotel, South Geelong | The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine | Caravan Music Club at Archies Creek Hotel, Archies Creek | The Eastern, Ballarat | Peninsula Hot Springs, Fingal | Piano Bar, Geelong | Sooki Lounge, Belgrave | Theatre Royal, Castlemaine | Volta, Ballarat
Arcobar is proud to have received the 2021 LUXlife AWARD for BEST RESTAURANT and BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE (Southeast Melbourne), the 2021 HERALD SUN AWARD for BEST BAR (Melbourne South East), as well as the 2020 AWARD Most Recommended Suburban Restaurant in Melbourne (RestaurantGuru.com). Very Proud!
ALL LIVE MUSIC EVENTS AT ARCOBAR NOW RELEASED - Arcobar is proud to support the return of LIVE MUSIC to arcobar in the coming months, with 100% of the base ticket price going directly to the artists. We will also have a heap of FREE live music events EVERY Saturday & Sunday afternoon upon reopening, with some great solo artists to be announced soon. Bookings for ticketed events are NOW OPEN, noting the following:
- Should a show not go ahead, our priority will be to reschedule your ticket to the next available date (for the same artist).
- If we can't reschedule, we will provide you with a refund or a credit.
- If there are additional or new and unforeseen limitations placed on live music events, we will adapt & advise accordingly.
- All shows are indoors, and will comply with spacing requirements (which are yet to be advised).
- Maximum table booking is for 8 people.
- All shows are ticketed as either DINNER & SHOW (which includes an extensive two course menu), or SHOW ONLY, with dinner & drinks at menu prices.
- Everything is based on our best guestimate (we don't know any more than you do; probably less).
For a full list click on the link below:
WE ARE STILL OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK from 7am, with our much awarded "Ready to Heat" take home meals, takeaway section, pizza bar & café section open from 7am to 8pm.
OUR RESTAURANT SECTION WILL REOPEN as soon as restrictions allow, for breakfast, lunch and dinner - from 7am until late, 7 days a week - as well recommencing a great lineup of scheduled (ticketed) live music events, and our award winning $19.50 weekday lunch offer. Please note WE DO NOT TAKE BOOKINGS for breakfast, lunch or dinner (walk-ins only). We ONLY TAKE BOOKINGS for our TICKETED EVENTS (live music, comedy and special events), and for GROUP BOOKINGS OF 10 OR MORE inside the restaurant for general dining (which requires a deposit of $20 per person). Please note we only have a very limited number of group bookings available each day (pending configuration). For booking ticketed live events please call us directly on 95511424. Current State government COVIDsafe restrictions limit our capacity to 62 people inside our restaurant (based on 1 person per 4 sqm) for general dining, and to 50 people inside our restaurant for live events. A copy of our industry COVID compliance plan is located at the bottom of this page.
OUR CAFE & TAKE HOME MEALS SECTION remains open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm, with a huge selection of our famous (and award winning) $12.50 'ready to heat' meals, $12.50 pizza's to go, homemade pastries & cakes, and our much awarded coffee. CALL US ON 0395511424 - SEVEN DAYS A WEEK - FROM 7.00AM to 8.00PM FOR TAKEAWAY, PHONE ORDERS, LIVE MUSIC AND EVENT BOOKINGS, & OUR FAMOUS $12.50 PIZZAS. CLICK BELOW for a copy of our take home meals menu (pick up only):
FOR ALL OTHER MENUS CLICK HERE: ⇩ ALL OTHER MENUS
FOR A COPY OF OUR AWARD WINNING DINNER & SHOW MENU CLICK HERE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION (updated 17th August 2021) - Arcobar respects the health and safety of both staff & patrons equally - and strives to meet the highest standards of implementation of the hospitality industry COVIDsafe plan & MUSIC VICTORIA COVIDsafe event plan.
We are glad to be welcoming everyone back into our restaurant, and we are aware of the huge responsibility we have as a venue to ensure we provide the highest standards of a COVIDsafe environment, not only for our guests, but also for our team. As such, Arcobar has put into place some strict COVID control measures, which we ask everyone to respect as a condition of entry. This includes the requirement to collect name & contact details of each patron via the Victorian State Government QR system. We recommend you pre-download the Services Victoria app to complete your registration. A manual system is available for those who require.
Current COVID guidelines (as at 17th August 2021) will limit our indoor capacity to 1 person per 4 square metres, allowing us to have 62 people for general dining in our restaurant area, or 50 people for ticketed live music events. Equally, our outdoor capacity is restricted to a maximum capacity of 50 people also (being 100 people in total inside and outside).
State Government requirements mean masks are required to be worn inside the premises, except whilst seated and eating or drinking. Customers are not allowed to congregate at the bar area, and no dancing is permitted.
Importantly, arcobar will do whatever it needs to, to ensure the return of live music. It is not for us to agree or disagree with the rules that we are required to work within, rather it is our opportunity to get live music going again as quickly as possible - and artists earning money again. As such, we ask you respect our COVIDsafe plan plan, which requires all patrons to remain in their allocated seat (unless going to the toilet or to the bar), and ensure that you wear your mask as required.
If you are unsure about the ongoing changes of regulations & requirements - please ask - and we will be happy to help.
We do ask however that you treat our staff with respect, as they do not make the rules, rather they have been asked to enforce the rules that we are required to abide by in order to open.