Melbourne Floating Bars: Three Ways to Enjoy Summer
If you’re looking for respite in Melbourne city’s sweltering heat this summer, look no further than the Yarra River. There are now 3 floating bars within 300 metres of each other, each one providing a unique perspective on the city.
The newest edition to the Yarra River is Supafish, a 38-metre glowing pop-up bar in the shape of a fish, providing Melbourne with cocktails, tunes, and an all-day Mexican finger food menu. The futuristic neon bar is serving classic margaritas, espresso martinis, as well as a kombucha cocktail. Supafish is perfect for evening drinks with your mates and the colourful lights make for a perfect backdrop to your insta story.
Supafish is open from 11am-1am and will be running until the end of February.
2/ Arbory Afloat
The Arbory Afloat is a Mediterranean-style floating, summertime-extension of the Arbory Bar and Eatery. Its blue and white décor is reminiscent of summer in the South of France and it’s decked out with lush day beds, beach umbrellas, and timber fittings. The Arbory Afloat is an ideal destination for a cute date or afternoon drinks with friends on those breezy summer evenings.
The Arbory Afloat is open daily from 11am-1am until February.
3/ Ponyfish Island
Ponyfish Island is located under the Southbank Pedestrian Footbridge, surrounded by water on all sides; visitors have a 360-degree view of the Yarra River, South Bank Promenade, and Flinders Walk. The rustic timber bar is decorated with warm fairy lights and hanging plants, a breath of fresh air from the hustle and bustle of the city crowds. Treat yourself to a delectable cheese platter, a generous bagel sandwich, or a hot plate of nachos.
Ponyfish Island is open seven days a week year-round from 11am til late.
By Claudia Gallois