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.

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!

Thursday 1st May from 8pm

Elton John Tribute 


Some tribute artist’s look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and you won’t believe them either! You simply won’t find a closer tribute to Sir Elton John.


Elton John’s extraordinary repertoire means that Ultimate Elton can serenade an audience with some of the most beautiful ballads ever written, including Your Song, Candle in the Wind, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Sacrifice and Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word. He can also change the pace and get people on the dance floor with classics like Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing, The Bitch is Back and Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting. Ultimate Elton’s challenge is often not what to play, but what to leave out!


Tickets are £10.00 each and booking is essential!