The new venue, called The Salt House, will be located on the northern border of the Glass Works square, just off Eldon Street.
It will sit alongside Superbowl UK, Nando’s and TGI Fridays.
It’s run by the True Independent Group, who operate a number of venues in Barnsley, including Cucina Sky Lounge.
Mat Crisp, managing director and also a Lib Dem councillor for the Darton East ward, said: “The Salt House will be Barnsley’s newest immersive bar and restaurant experience, combining creative cocktails with delicious dishes from some of the region’s most talented chefs.
“Our cocktail mixologists cover all the classics, while our house signatures focus on tequila, which are served alongside infused salts that are designed to complement our food menu as well.
“Sharing, socialising and experiences will be at the heart of everything we do.
“The venue is perfect for gathering round a table to share food and after-work drinks, enjoying a stylish date, or dancing the night away with friends.
“There’s going to be no expense spared on the venue and we can’t wait to open our doors to the public this summer.”