Image of the original Meyers Place Bar shot on a summer night, showing the warmly lit interior through the open glass doors and windows, two men talking at the bar.
A busy footpath outside Meyers Place with patrons standing outside Meyers Place talking and ordering drinks at night.
Six Degrees founding Directors sitting on the back of truck sharing lunch when building Meyers Place.
Six Degrees founding Directors sitting on the back of truck sharing lunch when building Meyers Place.
Sketch of internal bar space.

One More Night at Meyers Place with Six Degrees

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Meyers Place, Six Degrees Architects 1994. Relocation and new venue, Herbert & Mason 2019.


Rediscover Meyers Place, Melbourne’s inaugural laneway bar. Designed and built by Six Degrees 30 years ago, it emerged from the rubble of the early '90s recession to define ‘Melbourne cool’. Constructed primarily from salvaged materials, the bar served as ground zero for a Melbourne revolution.

Evicted from its original location beneath the Italian Waiters Club in 2017, it resurfaced, along with much of the original fit-out, at nearby 7/24 Crossley Street in 2019, now carrying on the legacy as Bard’s Apothecary. Join us there for a floor talk with one of Six Degrees' founding directors, James Legge.

What's On

You will be reintroduced to the early days of Melbourne's emerging laneway culture. Explore what led to the changes that firmly placed Melbourne on the cultural map. Discover how the inaugural Meyers Place set the scene, learn about its creation and the factors that led to its closure and relocation under new ownership. Join us on an excursion into Melbourne's more recent history, presented by Six Degrees Director James Legge, and delve into what defines a good city and what is necessary to keep it alive. There will be time for a drink and Q&A at the bar.

Images: (1-2) Meyers Place Bar. Photos: John Gollings. (3-4) Six Degrees founding directors building Meyers Place Bar. Photos: Six Degrees. (5) Meyers Place Bar design sketch by director Simon O'Brien.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday July 27
Open access 5pm-8pm
Talk and Q+A at 5pm + 6.30pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 60

No bookings required. Tour group capacity is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meet at Bard's Apothecary, 7/24 Crossley Street, Melbourne


Accessible parking nearby


7/24 Crossley St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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