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.

Topsie Redfern Drag Act

Thursday 31st July from 8pm! 


Topsie is the alter-ego of Actor/Singer Nathan Kiley. Nathan has been a professional performer since 2005, making his West-End debut in 2009 playing Mary Sunshine in the hit musical Chicargo. 


Who is Topsie? Topsie has just turned thirty and is having a pre-mid-life-crisis. She is intensely career minded; singing and strutting from designer shoe shops to rendezvous with wealthy oligarchs, like an English Carrie Bradshaw. 


One of our most popular live entertainment evenings! Tickets are £6 each & booking is essential- please call the bar on 01483 453227.