Welcome to Bar des Arts!



Opened by Richard Gouget and Sara Burks in 2010, Bar des Arts is a cafe by day and a sophisticated cocktail and wine bar at night. Located in central Guildford opposite the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, we are an oasis of calm during the day and lively, enchanting and entertaining at night.  We chose the name Bar des Arts as our philosophy is to meld the arts with the bar to offer our customers a chic environment where they can relax, drink great coffee, wine and cocktails whilst being entertained by poetry, dance, literary readings, live music, comedy and even magic.


All our cocktails are freshly made by our trained mixologists who are passionate about what they do, accompanied by live music, dance and other creative events. We also have a continually changing selection of art on the walls from a wide variety of very talented local artists.


During the day we offer freshly baked pastries, delicious light lunches and frequently have on offer special cakes.  In the evenings we have platters and apperitivos to accompany your cocktails and wine.  


The upstairs meeting room provides a perfect venue for hosting business meetings.  


If you would like to be on our mailing list and be the first to hear about events and special offers, please either call or email us.  


We look forward to welcoming you to Bar des Arts.

So Sinatra Tribute

Wednesday 23rd July from 8pm!


Direct from a sell-out at Ronnie Scott’s London to the Supper Club, this marvelous show pays homage to Frank Sinatra’s early 60’s nightclub performances.


This is your chance to immerse yourself in the wonderful intoxicating music, fun and relaxed atmosphere and imagine you are swinging with the high rollers, the way they used to. 


Tickets are £6 each and can be booked by calling the bar on

01483 453227.

Beverley Chadwick- Saxophonists 

Friday 25th July from 8pm!


Beverley Chadwick is a Saxophonist based in Cape Verde. Beverley will be taking the stage for one night only to serenade us with her musical talent. Beverley will be playing a wide repertoire of classic songs including ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, ‘Blueberry Hill’ and ‘Brown Eyed Girl’.


This night is going to be a real treat for us, so if you are a fan of the Sax come and join us for an unforgettable night.


Tables available to reserve. Call the bar for more info on

01483 453 227. 

Tomm Blackwood- Live Music

Saturday 26th July from 8pm! 


Tomm Blackwood is a startling vivid example of an anachronist. His unique vibration beckons self-revolution, his lengthy hair hangs down in honour of a by-gone sunshine age and the deeply soulful integrity of his music will most likely cleanse your mind of any devilish impurities. When the doors of Bar Des Arts close this night, try and walk through the door without beaming an immaculate positivity about your beautiful existence!


Free Entry!