Warner Street’s stylish speakeasy Barbara burst on to the scene in 2015 with a youthful and engaging approach to hospitality. The beers were crisp, the cocktails were ace and the music was always on point. A few years on and the venue has only solidified its reputation, with the team behind Black Bear Lodge, Blute’s Bar and The Brightside coming on board to take over the reins from pals and original owners The Calypso Boys and looking to continue Barbara’s upward trajectory. With a bit of a cosmetic sprucing and a shift in focus, Barbara relaunched in May 2018, keeping the good times rolling. The new-look Barbara comes complete with a new cocktail menu, a killer new wine list, a more focused drinks selection and even a handy table service. Patrons seeking a snack will be pleased to know that food service is on the cards for the near future. As for entertainment, Barbara is leaning into its curated selection of specialty nights, with monthly live-music showcases curated by local outfits, a weekly jazz night, monthly comedy evenings and more to come


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