piano bar covid-19 update

| Last updated Sunday September 19th

As of 11:59pm, Sunday September 19th, Geelong will be going into a 7 day lockdown, as per the Vic Government restrictions.
Due to this, Piano Bar Geelong will be closed for the next 7 days and all bookings will be contacted and we can move your booking across to a new date, arrange a gift voucher to rebook or offer a refund.
If you have not received an email, please check your junk folder and if you still haven't heard from us, feel free to get in touch by emailing play@pianobar.com.au 

All Piano venues will be closed on Friday September 24th due to the lockdowns in Geelong and Ballarat and due to the public holiday. 
We will be reopening in Bendigo on Saturday for 3 sessions (4pm - 6pm, 6:30pm - 8:30pm and 9pm - 11pm). Piano Bar Geelong and Colac will be closed on Saturday and we will confirm if Ballarat will be opening once we have confirmation that the lockdown will be ending on Thursday. 

For the full DHHS update, click here.
We will keep everyone updated as we get more information.
Piano Bar Group


Updated Wednesday September 15th
As of 11:59pm, Wednesday September 15th, Ballarat will be going into a 7 day lockdown, as per the Vic Government restrictions.
Due to this, Piano Bar Ballarat will be closed for the next 7 days and all bookings will be contacted directly and we can move your booking across to a new date, arrange a gift voucher to rebook or offer a refund.

If you have not received an email, please check your junk folder and if you still haven't heard from us, feel free to get in touch by emailing play@pianobar.com.au 

All other venues will be opening as planned this weekend.

Stay safe Ballarat,
Piano Bar Group



Friday September 10th

As of 11:59pm on Thursday September 9th, restrictions for Regional Victoria will be easing. 
While we were very excited to hear this, we are sad to find that we are limited to having just 20 people in the venue at any time. 

Due to this, all bookings up to Sunday September 20th will be automatically cancelled. Please contact us if you have a booking and we can move it to another date, send a gift voucher for you to rebook at your leisure or arrange a refund. Please contact us via Facebook or via email at play@pianobar.com.au 

 

Piano Bar will be opening from Friday September10th for very exclusive dining experiences every Friday and Saturday night with 2 sessions per night - 6:30pm - 8:30pm and 9pm - 11pm. For more information and to make a booking, please click here.

While we are so severely limited in our venue capacity, we will unfortunately not be able to run any drag events at this time. As soon as restrictions ease further, we will be re-launching all of our fantastic drag events. 
 

Under the new Victorian Government restrictions, we are allowed to open for seated service only, meaning that our dance floor is closed at this time. 

 

We require photo ID for all guests on arrival and cannot accept any guests with Metro Melbourne addresses on their license. If you are using your passport or other valid photo ID that does not have your address on it, we do require a recent bill or rental agreement containing your current address to allow you access into the venue. 

 

Masks are required both inside and outside so the only time your mask can be removed is when you are at your table, eating and drinking, or when you are outside smoking. Masks must be worn at all times when moving through the venue (eg. ordering at the bar, going to the bathroom, going outside).

 

For more information, please head to the DHHS website.

We hope to see you again soon,
Piano Bar Group

 

 

Previous Updates: Saturday August 29th

As of 12:59pm Saturday August 21st, Regional Victoria is moving back into lockdown.

Under the Victorian Governments new restrictions, all Piano Bar venues will be closed from 1pm on Saturday August 21st until the restrictions for hospitality venues ease.

All bookings have been contacted and we can move your booking to a new date, offer a gift voucher to rebook for another suitable date or arrange a refund. Please email play@pianobar.com.au if you have not received an email about your booking.

Stay safe,
Piano Bar Group

Tuesday August 10th, 2021

As of 11:59pm Monday August 9th, 2021, the COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria will be easing for regional Victorian.

 

Piano Bar venues will be allowed to reopen from Tuesday August 10th for seated service only with a limited capacity of 1 person per 4 square meters and bookings are limited to 10 people per group. 

 

Under the new Victorian Government restrictions, we are allowed to open for seated service only, meaning that our dance floor is closed at this time. You are welcome to dance in your chairs at your table. 

 

We require photo ID for all guests on arrival and cannot accept any guests with Metro Melbourne addresses on their license. If you are using your passport or other valid photo ID that does not have your address on it, we do require a recent bill or rental agreement containing your current address to allow you access into the venue. 

 

Masks are required both inside and outside so the only time your mask can be removed is when you are at your table, eating and drinking, or when you are outside smoking. Masks must be worn at all times when moving through the venue (eg. ordering at the bar, going to the bathroom, going outside).

For the full update, head to the DHHS website.

Stay safe and we can't wait to see you again,
Piano Bar Geelong

Tuesday July 27th, 2021 

As of 11:59pm Tuesday July 27th, 2021, the COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria will be easing statewide.

Piano Bar venues will be allowed to reopen from Wednesday July 28th with a limited capacity of 1 person per 4 square meters and bookings are limited to 10 people per group. 

Under the new Victorian Government restrictions, we are allowed to open for seated service only, meaning that our dance floor is closed at this time. You are welcome to dance in your chairs or at your table. 

Masks are required both inside and outside so the only time your mask can be removed is when you are at your table, eating and drinking, or when you are outside smoking. Masks must be worn at all times when moving through the venue (eg. ordering at the bar, going to the bathroom, going outside).

For the full update, head to the DHHS website.

Stay safe and we can't wait to see you again soon,
Piano Bar Group

Previous Updates: Tuesday July 20th, 2021 

As of 11:59pm Thursday July 15th, 2021, Victoria will be going into a statewide lockdown.

 

Under the Victorian Governments new restrictions, all Piano Bar venues will be closed from Thursday July 15th until the restrictions for hospitality venues ease.

 

As of Tuesday July 20th, we expect the lock down to last until at least Tuesday July 27th.

All bookings have been contacted and we can offer a full refund or a gift voucher to rebook for another suitable date. Please email play@pianobar.com.au if you have not received an email about your booking.

To see the full update, please head to the DHHS Website or The Premier's Website.

Stay safe and we can't wait to see you again soon,
Piano Bar Group

Wednesday July 7th

As of 11:59pm Thursday July 8th, 2021, restrictions are easing for all Victorians. 

 

Under the Victorian Governments new restrictions, Piano Bar can now open for seated and standing service, with up to 50 people on the dance floor at any time.

The restrictions around venue capacity have not eased at this time so we are still limited to 1 person per 2sqm and but the restrictions to group sizes have been lifted so we can accept bookings of any size. 

Masks are still a require in indoor venues meaning all guests are required to wear a mask when arriving at the venue and when not at their table (eg going to the bathroom, going out for a cigarette, ordering drinks at the bar).

To see the full update, please head to the DHHS Website or The Premier's Website.

Stay safe,
Piano Bar Group

 

June 17th, 2021 

As of 11:59pm Thursday June 17th, 2021, restrictions are easing for both Metro Melbourne and Regional Victoria. 

 

Under the Victorian Governments new restrictions, Piano Bar will now be offering a seated dining experience only, meaning that the dance floor will be closed but you can responsibly dance in your chairs.

The restrictions have eased to allow us to have a slightly increased venue capacity, however we are still limited to 1 person per 2 sqm and groups are limited to a maximum of 50 people per booking. 

All guests are required to wear a mask when arriving at the venue and when not at their table (eg going to the bathroom, going out for a cigarette, ordering drinks at the bar).

The Victorian Government has removed the restrictions on travel, meaning that Piano Bar can once again accept patrons from the Metro Melbourne region. 

To see the full update, please head to the DHHS Website.

Stay safe,
Piano Bar Group

June 10th, 2021 

As of 11:59pm Thursday June 10th, 2021, restrictions are easing for both Metro Melbourne and Regional Victoria. 
 

Under the Victorian Governments new restrictions, Piano Bar will now be offering a seated dining experience only, meaning that the dance floor will be closed but you can responsibly dance in you chairs.

We will also now be opening for a very limited 75 people at our Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo venues, 42 people at our Colac venue and 100 people at Piano Bar Shipped at Flemington Racecourse. 

All guests are required to wear a mask when arriving at the venue and when not at their table (eg going to the bathroom, going out for a cigarette, ordering drinks at the bar). 



For our regional venues, we cannot allow entry into the venue for anyone from the Metro Melbourne area. We will be checking ID for all patrons entering the venue so please ensure that you have a valid form of photo ID (eg. drivers license, learners permit) that has your current address on it OR photo ID (eg. key pass, passport) and a recent bill or rental agreement featuring your current address. If you or your guests live in the Metro Melbourne area and have a booking at one of our regional venues, please email play@pianobar.com.au and we can offer a full refund or a gift voucher to rebook once restrictions ease.

For Piano Bar Shipped Melbourne Pop Up at Flemington Racecourse, we can only entry for those who live within a 25 KM radius of the venue. To see if you living within 25kms, head to this website. If you living in Metro Melbourne but outside the 25km radius OR if you live in Regional Victoria, you will not be able to attend. We will be checking ID for all patrons entering the venue so please ensure that you have a valid form of photo ID (eg. drivers license, learners permit) that has your current address on it OR photo ID (eg. key pass, passport) and a recent bill or rental agreement featuring your current address. If you or your guests live outside the 25km radius or live in Regional Victoria and have a booking at Piano Bar Shipped, please email play@pianobar.com.au and we can offer a full refund or a gift voucher to rebook once restrictions ease.

If you have any questions, feel free to message us on Facebook or send an email to us at play@pianobar.com.au

DHHS Update
 

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon! 
Piano Bar Group

26th February 2021

As of 11:59pm February 26th, 2021, masks are no longer required in indoor venues where you can socially distance. You are absolutely welcome to wear a mask if you wish but masks are not required to be worn. 

 

Under the Victorian Government restrictions, it is a requirement that you carry a mask on you at all times so please ensure that you bring your mask with you.

Masks must be worn on public transport, in taxis and ride share vehicles so make sure you have your mask handy for the trip home.

 

For the full DHHS update, click here. 


Stay safe and we hope to see you soon!
- Piano Bar Group

 

11th December 2020

 

As per the latest restriction changes from the Victorian Government, all Piano Bar venues have reopened! To keep both you and our staff safe we will be implementing COVID guidelines and procedures, including the following:

 

- There are no limits to booking size (as long as it is within our venue capacity limit)

 

- Bookings are open for seated service or designated standing service
 

- Guests are permitted to move from their tables throughout the duration of the night to go to the toilet, order from the bar and to mingle between tables

- Food + drink orders can be made through table service or at the bar

- Dancing is now permitted in the venue - guests must dance from their tables as there isn't designated areas to dance in our venues

Our upcoming events can be found here and on our Facebook pages.

 

We are working hard behind the scenes, looking into running amazing events over summer and doing what we can to bring Piano Bar to you in any way possible. Stay tuned!


We would like to thank everyone for their ongoing support during these difficult times

 

Most importantly - stay safe. We’re almost there and we can’t wait to see you again!

 

- Piano Bar Group.