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.

Easter Weekend 241 Cocktails!!


From Thursday to Saturday this Easter weekend we will be offering 241 cocktails from 6pm until 9pm. Start the Easter weekend early and join us for some succulent cocktails & fab live music. 


Tables available- call the bar on 01483 453227 for more info. 

Friday 18th April from 8:30pm!

Live music from Little Wingz Duo


Little Wingz are an acoustic duo that play a large repertoire of songs ranging from California Dreaming to Cry Me A River.


Their flamenco rhythmic style guitar playing is captivating with some truly original re-worked renditions of old classic guitar riffs, the musicians shine through for what will be a whole lotta soul of an evening. Sit back and enjoy our cocktail menu with friends.


Free entry! Book your table now!

Saturday 19th April from 8:30pm!

Live music from BR James


BR James is a unique R&B singer based in Hampshire. Starting off with nothing but passion for music, BR James has stunned even critics in recent times. Melita Dennet of the BBC commented on BR James saying ''He comes up with consistently good material, I am very partial to BR James' understated delivery, he's got a really really good, strong clear vocal'' 


BR James is one of the newest musicians to Bar des Arts & we have the utmost confidence that you will truly enjoy this talented, young musician. 


Free entry. Bookings are limited so don't miss out! Call the bar on 01483 453227 to make your reservation. 

Thursday 24th April from 8pm

Topsie Redfern Drag Act 


The alter ego that is Topsie Redfern will be returning to the stage for another fabulous

night of saucy shenanigans. Singing & strutting her stuff, Topsie will desperately be 

looking for her next boyfriend! 


Nathan Kiley has been a professional performer since 2005 making his West End debut in 2009 playing Mary Sunshine in the hit musical Chicago. 


This is a sell out show so booking is essential. Tickets are £6.00 each and we still have tables available to book. Call the bar on 01483 453227 for more info! 

Friday 25th April from 8:30pm!

Live music from Whitney & Stilwell Duo


Acoustic Duo Whitney & Stilwell are a local female covers band performing a mixture of popular songs from 60's to modern. A mix of male & female pop/rock/country artist covers they have an extremely varied repertoire of songs old and new. You're bound to be singing along to a few on this night! 


Free entry & tables are still available to book! 

Saturday 26th April from 8:30pm!

Live Music from Francesca Young


Francesca Young hails from Shalford and heads up the A281 to entertain us with her own take on current chart tunes.  Her unique voice and keyboard work is a memorable combination – perfect for a mellow Friday night’.


This talented young lady will be performing her own soulful take on well known popular music. Francesca covers the likes of Adele, Emili Sande, Ed Sheeran and Katy Perry, as well as older more classic artists like Aretha Franklyn, Carole King and Al Green. Francesca’s solo act is the perfect musical option to set a lush and relaxing atmosphere!


Free entry & tables are still available to book!