Ahoy Arbory Afloat! Melbourne’s hot new pop-up bar

Arbory Afloat. Photo: SImon Shiff/Supplied

Arbory Afloat. Photo: SImon Shiff/Supplied

If drinking cocktails on a tropical island is your thing, we may have found Melbourne’s next best thing.

Arbory Afloat, Melbourne’s new floating bar, has opened on the Yarra River for a limited time.

Floating aside Arbory Bar and Eatery on Flinders Walk, the bar is perfect for afternoons basking in the sun or kicking on after the Spring Racing Carnival.

Decked out in nautical fashion, with laidback tunes and delicious cocktails, Arbory Afloat offers a taste of paradise.

If cocktails aren’t your style, beer, wine and French champagne should complement the fresh premium seafood and charcoal-roasted skewers available on Nick Bennett’s menu.

With views of the iconic Melbourne skyline above and chilled-out vibes, Arbory Afloat is the city’s latest oasis.

The venue is open from 11 am daily until Sunday, November 8.


The finished product! Phenomenal project we were privileged to be part of! Amazing work, fabulous venue, great team! Thrilled to see this realized and afloat on the yarra @toriallen_events @wearehuntly @arboryeatery @allroundbuilding now time to celebrate with seafood and champagne! Come join us before this floats off on November 8th! #popup #melbourne #yarra #arboryafloat #arboryeatery #summer #events #busyharry #pontoon #seafood #river #daretodream #arbory #harrythehirer #yarrariver #bar #sun

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THREE OF THE GREATS ?? Blood Orange Americano X White Grapefruit Paloma X Nautical Rose available 11am – Late #FLOATAWHILE #MELBOURNE ?⚡️@simonshiffphotographer

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This was so much fun!! Everyone should go there ???#arboryafloat #arbory #melbourne #ilovemelbourne

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Arbory Afloat Menu


  • Cold cooked Moreton Bay bugs
  • Crystal Bay prawns
  • Oysters
  • Caviar



  • Buffalo mozzarella, green sauce and artichoke
  • Chicken sandwich
  • New England lobster roll
  • Cheese board



with bonito mayonnaise / ginger and spring onion relish / soy and mirin

  • Seasonal crusted tuna
  • Chicken thigh and spring onion
  • Miso-marinated eggplant
  • Wagyu beef



Ile Flottante (‘Floating Island’)

A poached meringue floating on white chocolate anglaise finished with fresh raspberries.



  • Veuve Clicquot
  • Chandon
  • 2 x white wines
  • 2 x red wines
  • Asahi
  • Stone and wood
  • Mountain goat



Blood Orange Americano

Tanqueray Gin, Campari, topped with Schweppes Agrum and garnished with a slice of blood orange

Shrub Ahoy!

House-made strawberry shrub mix, Pampero Blanco Rum, topped with soda and garnished with mixed berries

White Grapefruit Paloma

Tromba Tequila, lime juice, white grapefruit juice, with a splash of soda and a slice of pink grapefruit

Nautical Rose

Lillet Rose, topped with a dash of Lemonade over ice and garnished with fresh orange




Arbory Afloat. Photo: Simon Shiff/Supplied


Arbory Afloat. Photo: Simon Shiff/Supplied



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