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Pétanque Social

Crown's new bar is inspired by the beach clubs of St Tropez.
By Sarah Ward
October 28, 2020
By Sarah Ward
October 28, 2020

Before Melbourne started emerging from its most recent COVID-19 lockdown — and before the city's bars, restaurants and venues were given the greenlight to reopenan increase in outdoor dining was floated as one of the key steps on the path back to normality. Cue Crown Melbourne's newest addition, Pétanque Social, which has taken advantage of that shift .

Joining the casino's riverside precinct — and perched right by the Yarra on the riverwalk — the new bar is inspired by the beach clubs of St Tropez. As well as sipping drinks and grabbing a bite to eat (including via picnic boxes, or tucking into $2 oysters on weekends), you'll hang out on day beds and lounge chairs beneath striped pastel blue umbrellas.

The whole idea is to make you feel like you've been whisked far from home, which is a sensation we could all use this year.

And, entertainment-wise, there are live DJs, a big screen playing sport all summer and room for the game that gives the venue its name — so get ready to sit at Pétanque Social and play pétanque.

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