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Casa Aperol x Petanque Social

Aperol’s Rivieran Summer has arrived. Make the most of Melbourne’s warmer weather with an Aperol Spritz at Petanque Social, tickets to a live music festival or a self-skippered boat session on the Yarra.
By Marie-Antoinette Issa
February 02, 2023
By Marie-Antoinette Issa
February 02, 2023

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The mercury is rising in Melbourne, and so too is our excitement to enjoy all of the outdoor things this summer. Like a cheeky mid-afternoon aperitif. Or an evening of live entertainment under the stars. Making it easy to experience all of the above in one location is Casa Aperol at Petanque Social. And although the opulent Crown riverside where you'll find it may be renowned for its extravagant events and eateries, this pop-up is dialling things right back and replacing the red-carpet razzle-dazzle with a different type of cool — a Riviera summer.

From Wednesday, February 1 and taking place from Wednesdays to Sundays until April 2, the popular outdoor lounge and bar will transform into an airy alfresco social space. The kind of place where you can enjoy a summer-ready cocktail and a food menu crafted by Gradi, before DJs, instrumentalists and vocalists take over at sunset and on Saturdays and Sundays. Plus, if you visit and purchase an Aperol Spritz you can into the draw to win a skippered boat experience for you and four friends, complete with Aperol Spritz hampers and onboard entertainment.

Not lucky enough to walk away with first prize? Aperol will also be teaming up with On A Boat throughout summer, giving anyone the chance to hire a self-skippered Aperol-branded boat for up to six people to enjoy a session on the Yarra. The celebrations will culminate with a ticketed live music festival in collaboration with Live Nation at a yet-to-be-announced venue (you'll have to wait a bit longer for the details), and an assortment of other watch-this-space Aperol activations popping up at this legendary Melbourne riverside spot.

If it's all starting to sound a little Italian Riviera, well, that's the idea.

For the latest information on the Casa Aperol x Petanque Social pop-up, head to the website.

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