Take a stroll over the Evan Walker pedestrian footbridge that runs from Flinders Street Station to Southbank and you’ll notice something happening underfoot. No, it’s not the tourist boats zooming down the Yarra River. It’s Ponyfish Island, a riverside bar that’s latched underneath the busy thoroughfare.
Descend via the staircase on the footbridge and you’ll be acquainted with Ponyfish’s aquatically inspired pontoon bar. Watch the sun set over the city as you nibble on snacks from its Asian-inspired, all-day menu that features pork dumplings and satay chicken steamed buns.
After a renovation in late 2020, the bar can now host up to 150 people in the space. We suggest getting a draught beer or a cocktail and parking yourself beside the water as it's a prime people-watching location. Just be careful you don't get caught in the after-work crowd who notoriously flock there after five.