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Bar Americano's laneway expansion

With a hidden location and room for only a handful of (standing) patrons, Bar Americano is both hard to find and to get into. Their new outdoor seating in Presgrave Place increases your odds of nabbing a table. Book online for your next negroni fuelled night out.

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Park Lane by Pure South Dining

Another riverside escape comes in the form of Pure South's Park Lane pop-up. Their drinks menu featuring cocktails, summer spritzes, premium beers, sangria and more is designed to be enjoyed on their waterside lawn.

Tan Track Bar

Grab a caffeine hit in the morning or a spritz in the evening at this new summertime pop-up. Head to Kings Domain to escape the heat over a beer, wine or cheeky cocktail. For those feeling peckish, a sizzling barbecue awaits.

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Arbory Afloat Beach House

Why dine on land when you can float? Arbory Afloat is back for views over Southbank, Mediterranean food and brand new cocktails. Like the salted grapefruit soda with Four Pillars Gin. Lost your sea legs? Arbory Bar up on land is open for outdoor bookings too, and the view is just as stunning.

People sitting at tables under umbrellas at an outdoor bar at night in the middle of a river, with the city skyline in the background.

Ponyfish island rebooted

Melbourne's long-running floating bar has reopened after an extensive five-month makeover. Its Palm Springs-inspired look features custom furniture, terrazzo tables and comfy lounge areas. There's also a revamped food and drink menu, with Asian-inspired cuisine and new crafty cocktails.

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Flinders Lane outdoor pop-ups

Flinders Lane and surrounds, home to some of the city's most sought-after eateries and bars, has been transformed into a major hub of outdoor dining and drinking. Take your pick from favourites such as Meatball and Wine Bar, Chin Chin, Cumulus, Cecconi's and Garden State Hotel.

Find more must-visit locations across the city in outdoor dining pop ups and parklets.

Last updated on Tue 12 Jan 2021

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