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Why you'll love Riverland Bar

  • Iconic waterfront venue with versatile outdoor and indoor spaces, perfect for corporate and social functions.
  • Enjoy hearty dishes from brunch to dinner paired with thirst-quenching drinks with bespoke options for events catering.
  • Great location with relaxed warm atmosphere, access to public transports and nearby tourists attractions.

Riverland Bar is the original waterfront icon in Melbourne where you can escape the daily grind in our urban beer garden hideaway. This iconic venue is situated on the banks of the Yarra in the historic Federation Wharf vaults, just below Federation Square.

Our year-round outdoor venue is the ideal spot for beers and bites while soaking up the sun in summer or basking under the heaters and warming up with one of our winter cocktails in the cooler months. The perfect place to grab a few drinks with friends and colleagues.

Riverland Bar provides a relaxed warm atmosphere where people can enjoy the company of friends or grab a quick drink and BBQ sausage before the game.

Riverland Bar Function Rooms

Private Deck

Private Deck

This space is exactly what you'd expect: a private deck within the popular, memorable riverfront bar. Looking out onto the Yarra River from the edge of Federation Square, a private deck here affords guests with a spectacular setting, quick ...

From $1,100
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Half Venue, Riverland

Half Venue, Riverland

Perched on Federation Wharf and on the edge of Federation Square, This venue is an immensely popular indoor/outdoor bar that looks out onto the Yarra, the gardens beyond, and the Arts Centre. So really, it's not difficult to see why it's se...

From $5,500
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May 19, 2024

It's a lovely spot to catch-up with friends over food and/or drinks. Visited on a weekday and tried their $22 lunch special and decided to revisit with another friend within the same week! Love the atmosphere, very Melbourne being right next to the yarra. Delicious regular tequila. Good chips. Good portions! Friendly service. Some tables have QR codes so you can order straight from your table and pay separately. Some tables don't have codes but you can make your order separately at the bar area anyway.

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Thirsty Herb

March 16, 2024

Good place to catch up or meet other people. Centrally located with a great outlook over the Yarra River. $9 pints during happy hour is a bonus. You will need to book a table if you want to eat here, pizzas are good.

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Jessica Louise

April 16, 2024

It is in a good spot. The tables were comfy. Can't comment on the drinks. The food was not great, I couldn't finish my egg plant Parama bitter and bland. Chips and other dishes were 'ok'. Wasn't cheap.

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Julide Ersoy

November 22, 2023

Friend brought me here as a treat. Only one gluten free option which was the eggplant. I ordered the salad also and asked the staff to make it gluten free removing the bread croutons from the salad. My salad did not come gluten free. Had to send it back to the kitchen and wait another 20min. Friend ordered burger she said it was unseasoned and burnt on one side of the patty. Great views, not so great staff communication or food.

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Elizabeth Lim (eq2lim)

December 12, 2023

The food and atmosphere was perfect for a Sunday catch up. Ordering from the table app meant we were served promptly. Glad we came before the lunch peak time, but also reserved a table, just to be sure.

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