Arbory Afloat

Bars, Cocktail bars Arbory Bar and Eatery , Melbourne Until Thursday February 28 2019
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Arbory Bar’s super popular pop-up floating bar is back

Oh buoy! The team behind massive outdoor eatery and beer garden Arbory Bar and Eatery have brought back their famed floating bar and restaurant Arbory Afloat for summer.

The giant, nautical-themed floating pontoon has moored itself alongside Arbory’s permanent fixture beside platform 13 of Flinders Street Station. This year Arbory Afloat has teamed up with Parks Victoria to create a barge that's 19 metres bigger than last year’s (it now sits at over 69 metres in length).

As well as boasting 360-degree views of the Yarra River and the CBD skyline, Arbory Afloat has an extensive cocktail list (think fruit-driven cocktails like Pomegranate Daquiris and Watermelon Sangria) and a Mediterranean-inspired wine list. Hungry? You can dig into fresh seafood including grilled southern calamari and eight different wood-fired pizzas.

Entertainment has been curated by Sky Lab and will feature some of the country's buzziest DJs who will be soundtracking your balmy evenings all throughout summer. A curated session called Arbory.Live will happen every weekend and feature music acts, DJs and theatrical performances. Look out for Supple Fox who will be bringing their roving theatrical performance 'Aviary at Arbory' to Arbory Afloat. Expect a flock of avian creatures flocking to the barge at sunset with a series of song and dance performances.

Arbory Afloat will be open from 11am to 1am, seven days a week, including Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. If last summer is anything to go by, Arbory Afloat will be the hippest watering hole in town so we suggest arriving early to nab your spot beside the Yarra.

By: Rebecca Russo

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Venue name: Arbory Bar and Eatery
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Address: Flinders Walk
3000
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 7.30am-11.30pm; Thu-Sun 7.30am-1am
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street Station
Event website: http://arboryafloat.com.au/
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before heading down the river on a boat tour one afternoon, my girlfriends and I got ourselves a table on the floating pontoon of Arbory Afloat. With the temperature up in the late twenties, we all were gasping for something refreshing and decided to try the local Melbourne Gin Co. G&Ts which came garnished with pomegranates and elderflower Fever Tree tonic. They have a really good selection of gins and it's a beautiful riverside setting. Tricky to get a table though when the weather is wonderful.