12 Durham Street East,
(09) 309 3830
My Bar Information
My Bar is situated in an intimate lane off High Street and offers a drinking experience and atmosphere of bars found in Melbourne. This contemporary styled inner city bar has a great range of boutique New Zealand beers and wines, and signature cocktails served by friendly, knowlegable staff.
Mon - Tue: 16.00 till late
Wed - Fri: 12.00 till late
Sat: 16.00 till late
Avg Food Spend
$$ per person
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
I hired the function room to host a hens party and I felt so lucky to find this gem! Located right in the heart of the city, My Bar was the perfect location.
Paying just $200 to hire the venue was amazing. No bar tab and no minimum spend really too the pressure off. And, you can BYO food! So I could bring my own food and make up platters which was awesome.
I was able to come in 3 hours before my function and set up and decorate and at the end of the night the staff cleaned everything up and stored a bag of my belonging for me to pick up at a later date so I didn't have to carry around for the rest of the night.
My only criticism was, leading up to the event everyone I dealt with at My Bar was very amazing, helpful and friendly, but on the night there was a new girl who had just started. She was quite unhelpful and unfriendly. I actually had a few people at my function comment about how it would be nice if the bar tender would actually smile and be friendly. It seemed like everything was too much of a hassle for her which was a bit disappointing.
I would definitely hire this space out again for my next function and thank you My Bar for being a reasonably priced in all aspects and so flexible. I was able to organise the perfect night! :)
Had my 21st birthday celebration here at My Bar, and it was a blast! The function room could hold up to 50 people and it had a nice intimate atmosphere where people could sit or stand and chat.
The friendly staff team working there was definitely the highlight too! Very accommodating to the needs of the host - rearrangement of furnitures, sound system, lighting, food & drinks etc. (Many people commented at how delicious the food was!)
Would highly recommend this place to anyone who's wanting to either hangout or throw a party!
Situated right next door to Renkon Japanese and just up the road from Glassons on Durham Street East, My Bar is a great place to catch up with friends over a drink.
I have been to My Bar three times now and each time has been fun. The service is always friendly and the bartenders are really helpful when you want to try something new. I recommend sitting outside because it is a great opportunity to 'people watch' and if you are feeling hungry, you can order a meal from Renkon to enjoy with your drink. They also sometimes have live music, which is great!
Just recently had my 21st Birthday at MyBar and I have to say, it was an AWESOME TIME. A++ hands down. The food platters i ordered were great, even brought some own catering in with no fuss, the bartender was a TOP MAN. He had great service, friendly and so chill in general.Would definitely recommend to others. Also the beer range was amazing at amazing prices. Bar tab/subsidize can be set up however you want. Once again, the bartender service was absolutely superb, booking was easy. Guaranteed great time. Cheers
We held my partners 30th at My Bar on Saturday night. We had the most fantastic time! First the staff are amazing Brett the manager is so accommodating to the point where he went off home and got his own TV so we could have the All Blacks Vs Australia game on. Then when had Kim as our bar tender. Such a helpful person, and constantly making sure we had what we needed! Secondly even though we brought our own food My Bar helped us get it ready and served! And finally opening the bar on Sunday for us (when they are closed and its the staffs day off ) so we can pick up the things we had left there!
If you are looking for somewhere to hold a function My Bar is the place to do it at. You will not be dissappointed. Any further functions we will be holding will be at My Bar!!
Thank you for making our night awesome!
Had my 21st at My Bar last night, I was so chuffed with the service. Everyone was lovely and the staff really went above and beyond what they had to do. Very conscientious and responsible, seriously impressed! It was really lovely to have one of the bartenders find me to wish me a happy birthday at the end of her shift, it was really nice. So easy to book with these guys, were allowed to do our own finger foods and were able to subsidize the bar however we wanted. Definitely recommend this bar and I'm sure my family & I will be back for more functions if they'll have us :)
Tonight we had my daughters 21st at My Bar. The Venue was very reasonably priced,and nice central city location The staff were great. Helpful, polite and friendly, in fact I believe they went above and beyond the call of duty The venue was the perfect size for our 50 guests as it was not to big so everyone mingled well and had a lot of fun.Once we got to the venue the pressure was off as they served the food and looked after our guestsThey provided an out door smoking area so our guest did not have to stand on the streetI thought it was very nice that the bar lady came to wish my daughter a happy Birthday at the end of her shift and that the bar (I'm not sure if he was the owner or manager) went to great lengths to ensure every thing ran smoothly for the entire evening, even flagging down or Taxi for us on our departure.THANKS MY BAR FOR YOUR PART IN A WONDERFUL 21st FOR MY DAUGHTER
Held a function at MyBar, the staff were very accommodating in allowing a reasonable degree of freedom of how I planned the event.
The atmosphere was quite relaxed and the bartender Andrew had plenty of suggestions to surprise guests where taking a shot for the sake of a shot was treated with a different suggestion to make the experience better.
There was no pressure on how much minimum amount to spend on drinks or food. My guests were happy with everything and I hope to hold an event there again.
Thanks to Grant, Brett and the team at MyBar.
My daughter had done a great deal of research into venues for 21sts and chose My Bar due to the web site......The location and overall look of the bar was appealing.From the beginning Grant was excellent to deal with and we had complete freedom re; amount we put on the tab etc.. We chose to go with food on offer from the bar and it was excellent ( the chips are amazing!!!)The room is lovely, exposed brick, a lamp , tables and couches.. My daughter chose from their music selection and made her own playlist up .If we have another occasion that we need a venue to hire we will come back again.Our barman Andrew worked his socks off that night cooking and bar tending but he was so was so easy to deal with and I appreciated all his hard work. Great location very central... Highly recommend!!!
I had the opportunity to have my 22nd birthday in the function room upstairs. Prior to this, the managers and staff I was dealing with were very accommodating. It was the only bar where I was able to bring my own food, had no pressure of a minimum spend at the bar and among all the other bars I had looked at, My Bar was the best priced. The bar man on the night was fantastic. He knew all the mixers and was fully immersed in my celebrations. I did not have to worry about the clean up and throughout the night I was commended on my choice of bar and the great atmosphere it embraced which made for excellent photos. I couldn't fault my experience and my friends were certain that this would be a place they would hire for themselves. 5 stars out of 5.
I held my 21st birthday here (in the upstairs function room) and they were really helpful with all the organization. It was easy to sort out a bar tab as well. The food and drinks were both really good and everyone who attended had a fun time.
This is a brilliant venue to host a private function. The owner Grant is extremely helpful and our barman on the night, Asa, was a wonderful host. The drinks were very reasonably priced and the music options were awesome. Thanks Maxine
My friend and I had our a joint Birthday/Farewell party here. It was so easy to organise and definitely good value for money. The staff were fantastic, so accomodating. The Security Guard on the night was particularly good at his job and very professional. My Bar is situated in a very handy location and we would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a venue for any occasion :) Thanks Kim and Victoria!
Hidden away just off Queen Street, MyBar is a real gem – much in the spirit of the Cheers bar in Boston. Small, intimate and classy. I decided to celebrate my birthday here last year, and I cannot recommend MyBar (and Kiki) more highly!
I looked at a few different venues, but most of them were simply too large. This venue is ideally suited for 40-50 people. It’s big enough to not feel crowded at those numbers, but it’s small enough that in the early stages of your function (ie. when only 10 people have arrive), it doesn’t feel too big either!
I also love the fact that the function room is isolated from the main bar. This makes it very easy to control gate-crashers (which is always a potential problem when you’re offering free food or drinks). For your money you get a room with its own bar [and hostess – would recommend Kiki ;) ]; your own seating area; your own music system; your own toilets and your own smoking balcony… perfect! I’ll definitely be coming back this year to once again celebrate my birthday. Thanks Kiki! =)
We booked MyBar (at the very last minute!!) for a hen party. I was amazed by (and thankful for!) the relaxed and accomodating attitude of the staff at the venue. All of our requests were catered for smoothly and efficiently - the drinks and food are very reasonably priced, the function room is classy and the facilities (such as the plasma tv and ipod connectivity) really enhanced the night. The location was very central and accessible for all of our guests - I could not recommend it highly enough! I live in Melbourne and this bar has the character and charm to rival Melbourne's famous laneway bars. Try out Mybar, you will not be disappointed!
I had my 40th birthday in the function room upstairs at Mt Bar. It was an awesome night, Kiki (hostess) was outstanding and exceeded all our expectations. Zero room hire, great food (lots of variety), very attentive service, all lead to a seamless function. I was able to take a iPod play list and play through My Bar's system which was great. There were lots of comments from our guests about how nice and central the location was, and lots of fans of the gourmet beers. 5 stars not applied lightly, the whole night and planning was professionally handled and the result was a fantastic night. Couldn't have wished for anything else!!
Brilliant! - Steve Avery
I threw a surprise Birthday Party for my husband recently upstairs in the Function Room at My Bar. It was a wonderful party. The bar tender was really attentive and made us some amazing cocktails. One of the My Bar staff made up a playlist of contemporary music including some great dance tracks. My Hubby and his mates loved the local craft beers on offer. Two of my friends are planning on having their Birthday celebrations at My bar - its a great party venue.
Nice interiors but dealt with disrespectful and uncommitted staff. Held a birthday party at My Bar's functions room upstairs, paid 200 for the night with an understanding the party will go past midnight and perhaps wrap up around 2am. The nice thing with the deal was no minimum spend seeing my party was for a small group of friends.
But on the night, the manager in charge wanted to shut the whole bar at 12! Didn't speak to me directly but sent a bored lady staff who probably just wanted to chitchat with other staff downstairs to tell me that. Outrageous, total inconvenience and mood downer in the middle of a party and a rip off for the money!
We argued of course and stayed till 1:30 but what skin cringing nuisance. Wouldn't go back to My Bar again!
I work in the city and had been meaning to try out My Bar for a few weeks so myself and a few colleagues went there last Wednesday.
Although busy, we managed to get an outside table (great for people-watching) and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good wine list and the staff at My Bar really looked like they were enjoying themselves (which you don't often see particularly at this time of the year.)
Great bar, great atmosphere, great people at The Bar (staff and patrons alike), fantastic music selection.
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