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Arbory Afloat's Pool Has Finally (Officially) Opened for Summer

Take a dip then kick back with cocktails in one of the private poolside cabanas.
By Libby Curran
December 09, 2019
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Arbory Afloat's Pool Has Finally (Officially) Opened for Summer

Take a dip then kick back with cocktails in one of the private poolside cabanas.
By Libby Curran
December 09, 2019
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While Yarra River pop-up bar Arbory Afloat kicked off its summer season a couple of months ago, the moment we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. Dig out those bathers, because the floating boozer's onsite pool is officially open for business. And with today's temperatures set to hit a hefty 38 degrees, this is one debut Melbourne's very much ready for.

Sticking with the bar's breezy Miami theme, the eight-metre-long pool has made its home on Arbory Afloat's roomy upper deck, flanked by its own bar, sun lounges and five private cabanas, which can be booked out for your next poolside sojourn. Towels, hats and sunscreen are all available to purchase from the bar, and there'll be a lifeguard on patrol whenever the pool's open. The opening hours are set to vary depending on the weather, but you can jump over to Arbory Afloat's Instagram to keep an eye on the schedule and plot your visit.

Simon Shiff

Of course, the bar's new season lineup of eats and drinks offers some ideal accompaniments to that sun-drenched pool session. Settle in with some tacos, pizzas, empanadas and loaded seafood platters, alongside cocktails like the watermelon sangria — blending curacao, grenache, fresh fruit, white rum and lemonade. There's also a fittingly strong lineup of rum and gin, and a lineup of DJs — both homegrown heroes and international names — to get you in the zone.

Find Arbory Afloat at 1 Flinders Walk, Melbourne.

Images: Simon Shiff

Published on December 09, 2019 by Libby Curran

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