Following its winter hibernation, Melbourne's OG floating bar and restaurant has returned for its eighth season on the Yarra this September. Last year, Arbory Afloat was decked out in the style of the picturesque Balearic Islands — and this year, it's a sun-drenched take on the tropical Yucatan Coast.
Brought to you by the team at Arbory Bar and Eatery, the 69-metre pop-up has been rebirthed as Afloat Viva Mexico: a tribute to the rich vibrant culture of hot vacation spots like Oaxaca, Tulum and Mexico City. The jungle-meets-paradise oasis will be a celebration of colour, festivity and flavours, and if the success of the floating bar's past seasons are anything to go by, Melburnians are in for a riotous treat.
Aboard this colourful pop-up, you're invited to bask in the sunshine and indulge in a menu of age-old Mexican recipes prepared with modern flair. Think classics like tacos, tortillas and tostadas, but also lesser-known gems, like gringas and jocoque. The drinks list will showcase plenty of mezcal and tequila-based cocktails, with a diverse range of inspired Margaritas reigning supreme – the perfect complement to your sun-kissed fiesta on the Yarra.
With plenty of fun events lined up in the coming weeks and months, there's no sweeter spot to take in the riverside vibes this year. Reservations are available online now via the website.