Q&A: About The Bar

Date posted: 15 Mar 2012Author: STC


Finally, Sydney Theatre Company is unveiling The Bar at the End of the Wharf, our very own watering hole right here in the Wharf 1 foyer. It is a place for staff and artists and, most importantly, our patrons to eat drink and be merry. Running our fabulous new venue are recent additions to the STC staff Food and Beverage Manager Sharon Timms and Bar Manager Joe Cutcliffe. Here they give us a bit of insight into the action…

Why is there so much noise and dust at the end of The Wharf?

Because it's Chuck Norris's house? No, really… we're all donning our hard hats and building our own bar!
Why does STC need it's own bar?

We want to extend the STC experience from the theatre into the bar. This means creating a great place to eat and drink pre and post show with affordable food. A comfortable place to discuss and debate a performance you've just seen or just enjoy the view with a glass of wine. 
Who is The Bar for?

Anyone and everyone! STC Artistic Directors Andrew Upton and Cate Blanchett said: "The Bar at the End of The Wharf will undoubtedly improve the experience for everyone who comes to STC, whether they're seeing a show, attending a rehearsal, having a meeting or just hanging out at one of Sydney's most beautiful spaces. We look forward to many great and good times there".
What will the atmosphere be like?

Relaxed and casual, yet professional. Baristas who can make a damn fine coffee, and bartenders who give good chat about current shows whilst making your favourite tipple. The heavily-local beer and wine list reflect the STC's commitment to a 'green' attitude, which is reinforced by local designers and craftspeople having created bespoke furniture and light fittings, while 'found objects' and recycled materials will feature as part of the design.

Will there be food available at The Bar?

Absolutely! The new menu will feature an all-day share plates with a few daily specials. There's also a wild rumour about some late-night gourmet toasties if you ask your friendly bartender…
When is it open?

We'll be ready for action on Friday 13th April, 2012.

Will there any reason (other, of course, than the fabulous view) to stick around at the bar after shows?

Late night snacks & drinks, the potential thespian sighting, and a live band if you're in on the right night. Bar team Sharon Timms and Joe Cutcliffe are two more reasons; they'll be serving up incredible cocktails as well as walking you through the great new beer and wine list. 

The details

When is it open?Every day from 12noon.

What will be served there?A wide range of drinks (including organic wines, cocktails and locally brewed beer) and food (including tapas style snacks and hearty main meals).

Do you have to book?No! Just turn up and we'll always find room for you.

Will it be expensive?Affordable offering are the main game of our new bar. Think chicken liver pate ($10), roasted mushroom bruschetta ($9)

How late is it open?The bar won't close until 11pm each night, so there is plenty of time to stick around for a drink and a chat after seeing a show.

Will there be somewhere to sit?Absolutely. There are lots of tables and chairs, plus bar seating all the way around the balconies to take advantage of the best view in Sydney.

Do I have to see a show to use the bar?Not at all! Come and visit us any time.