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Arbory Bar’s pop-up floating bar is back for summer

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 along platform 13 of Flinders Street Station on the north side of the Yarra River.

The Arbory crew have upped the stakes this year too – the floating bar now measures 50 metres in length and has a capacity for 407 guests at a time (that’s almost 300 more than last time).

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 and lots of dark liquors) and a Mediterranean wine list that's perfect for an after-work tipple. Hungry? You can dig into a fresh fish and seafood, woodfired pizzas and house-made gelato too. Entertainment comes by way of local DJs Chico G and Simon TK, who’ll be soundtracking your balmy evenings all throughout summer.

Arbory Afloat is open from 11am-1am, seven days a week, until April 2018. Don’t miss the boat!

By: Rebecca Russo

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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.