We do love our riverside bars here in Melbourne. From the exciting concepts of Arbory Afloat to the floating oasis of Yarra Botanica, there’s many wonderful places to unwind by the Yarra. And now, another riverside bar is coming back for the summer season. Wander over to Crown’s Riverwalk and soak in the sun at Pétanque Social. Sip on a cocktail, admire city views and catch up with friends at this day-to-night social destination. Pétanque Social will open on Wednesday October 26, and run until Sunday April 23, 2023.
At this luxury lounge bar, you don’t have to worry about a thing. Relax and sip on your margarita, knowing that the bar has a huge focus on sustainability. Made from recycled timber and eco-friendly paint, Pétanque Social features a rainwater tank, solar panels and a worm farm for food scraps. The bar will also feature energy bikes, which you can pedal to charge your phone.
Graze happily on a selection of small bites and share plates, knowing that all scraps will go towards the worm farm. The food is locally sourced, and includes a number of vegetarian options.
As for drinks, sip on a bespoke handcrafted cocktail, choose a local wine from their extensive list or enjoy a selection of solar-panel chilled beers. There will also be alcohol-free options, so no one has to miss out.
Listen to DJs soundtrack your summer, and catch major Melbourne events like the Australian Open or the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup on the big screen.
This pop-up bar will open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4pm – late, and Fridays to Sundays from 12pm – late.