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Smack bang in the middle of South Melbourne, Smokin Barry's Diner & Bar will make you feel like you've stepped into an old BBQ joint you might find in Texas, Memphis or Tennessee. Massive wooden beams, exposed brickwork, timber style flooring all packed into an impressive jet black 2 story terrace.
Smokin' Barry's Slow Cooked BBQ Diner is a lot like a small family pub with lots of interesting spaces and character galore. They pride themselves on being unpretentious and their staff culture is all about being friendly and fun! Most importantly, the team are here to look after you and your guests.
They have been in the catering business for 10 years and have done hundreds of weddings, cocktail parties, big buffet spreads and corporate gigs. They were voted in the top 5 caterers in Melbourne by Age epicure just a few years ago!
Smokin Barry's is located right near Clarendon St and even closer to the corner of Kings way and Sturt St. The Tram (Number 1 to East Coburg) is 20 meters from their doorstep so leave the car at home. If you want to drive, there is tons of free parking in the evenings and all weekend.
The bar is the main area as soon as you walk through the front door. You will be greeted by an L-Shaped Booth with stools that seats 9-10. Along the wall is a long timber bar with 10 pivoting stools and then after that there are 2 more tables that are perfect for face-to-face chats that seat up to 4.
This area is the perfect place to mingle and have drinks upon arrival. The bar area leads through to a larger patio area at the rear. They've also got outside bar seating out the front for smokers to congregate, have a beer and still be part of the fun!
The Patio Beer Garden
Wander on through towards the rear, past the jungle wall mural, and step into the lush green "Patio". Wall to wall greenery is literally covering every wall! This is Melbourne's newest beer garden and probably the greenest! It's a New Orleans inspired wonderland where you will be transported away from Melbourne’s hectic pace to a very chilled and relaxed space. 2 rows of long timber tables are set up to make a big communal space but this can be rearranged to suit your needs. When combined with the front bar area you can have the whole venue to yourself!
Head upstairs to "Barry's Boardroom" for more serious get-togethers, secret meetings, or even private Bucks Party style shenanigans! Barry's boardroom seats up to 14 People with big directors’ chairs to lounge about on. They can also set up this room as an intimate cocktail party if you wish.
During the day, this space is perfect for training, meetings, product range showings, presentations or any other business use you can think of. The team serve great coffee and make amazing deli style sandwiches along with their hot offerings so your group won’t have to go far to be refreshed. The toilets are also upstairs for added convenience.
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