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The heritage listed Mariners Church (est.1856) is now BAR100, a stylish multi-level venue that offers various event spaces, bar and dining options. Set over four levels, this beautifully designed venue is the perfect mix of old and new and caters for individuals, groups of friends and events from 10 to 800 guests.
Open seven days a week, BAR100 offers its patrons the best local and international entertainment including DJs, bands, musicians and performers. With fabulous seasonal menus, daily specials, cocktail list and a superior wine menu, BAR100 is the perfect setting for a relaxed lunch, corporate dinner or night out on the town with friends.
BAR100 sits above one of the most historic sites in Australia, believed to be where the First Fleet arrivals stepped ashore in 1788.
From 1856 to 1859, the Mariners’ Church was built at this site by the Bethel Seaman’s Union. Founded in England and later established in Sydney, the Union was born from the widespread evangelical religious revival of the early 19th century, which included missionary activity among seaman.
The building was designed by John Bibb, a notable early Sydney architect, in the Victorian Free Classical style. It was made of well-executed sandstone with a slate roof.