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Published April 17th 2018
Riverside Bar & Eatery
The Arbory has become something of a Melbourne institution since opening in 2015 nestled between the Yarra River and Flinders Street Station.
The Arbory is super convenient for city workers nestled between the Yarra River and Flinders Street Station. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
The longest bar in town The Arbory stretches more than 100 metres along a former railway line dating back to the steam train era.
Featuring a large open-air wooden deck with seating and lots of large umbrellas the venue overlooks the river with the bar and food service areas housed in old shipping containers.
Melbourne's longest bar, The Arbory overlooks the Yarra River between Princes Bridge and Southbank. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Open from 7.30 AM til late The Arbory offers breakfast, all-day and late-night menus. The fare is predominantly a mixed bag of very tasty bar snacks and burgers, which combine with an excellent range of beers, local wines, cocktails and mixed drinks to make a stop-off at The Arbory a relaxed and enjoyable occasion.
The Arbory has the day covered with breakfast, all-day and late-night menus. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Metro Trains are a joint venture partner in the project and see The Arbory playing a role in achieving their aim of bringing stations to life.
If nothing else this top little bar is super convenient for train travellers and easily accessible to anyone bar-hopping in the CBD.
The Arbory is a great meeting spot on the river and right in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank