Ponyfish Island

Bar and Restaurant$$$$
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  • Clem N.
    "Under southgate footbridge on an island."(4 Tips)
    Tim M.
    "Perfectly situated in the heart of the Yarra river"(3 Tips)
    Liv
    "Good spicy mulled wine in winter."(5 Tips)
    Julia M.
    "The bar has a great location and a beautiful view"(15 Tips)
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  • Ilya
    IlyaJanuary 1
    Nice views, good place to have a Sunday session if drinks. Snack menu could be improved, with mostly packaged nuts and pringles dominating the list
  • Praveen V.
    Praveen VijayanNovember 26, 2014
    Sitting on the Yarra river, under the Yarra pedestrian bridge, this is one of the coolest outdoor bars in Melbourne.
  • Bruce B.
    Bruce BoltonJanuary 7, 2017
    Such a great spot. Gets a bit crowded at times but they've a grumpy security guy to make sure it doesn't get out of hand.
  • Ben W.
    Ben WhitrSeptember 6, 2014
    Stumbled upon this place by accident and its now my #1 recommendation for Melbourne to anyone with an.interest in beer and an amazing view & atmosphere
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinMarch 9
    Come here on a summer afternoon on a weekday for excellent views of the river and a nice selection of beers. Can get busy post work.
  • Steve
    SteveFebruary 4, 2016
    Beers while on a little island in the middle of the river on a sunny Melbourne afternoon. What else could you ask for?
  • Nick B.
    Nick BurtoJanuary 13, 2016
    Great little bar in the middle of the river. Go here for a beer in the afternoon sun. Friday afternoon is normally busy with folks finishing up the week.
  • Stewart W.
    Stewart WilsonDecember 11, 2012
    Fantastic burgers, small range of beer and wine available but beware, it's outside and there are smokers around ruining a great eat
  • Ken A.
    Ken AdamsDecember 21, 2014
    Cool place to hang out and have cold beer in the river. Right under the pedestrian bridge. Great location.
  • Joanna
    JoannaAugust 16, 2014
    Great Little Open Air Bar under the bridge. Perfect for summer nights! Try Pelorus Sparkling Wine.
  • Ngan N.
    Ngan NguyenNovember 25, 2014
    Loved the local brew and the chilled atmosphere. A must if you're near the Yarra on a sunny day!
  • AskMen
    AskMenMarch 17, 2011
    Ponyfish Island is Melbourne cheek and charisma embodied. Plus, the minds involved certainly didn’t skimp on gifting it a competent house roast.
  • Charlotte D.
    Charlotte DunneDecember 9, 2017
    Gets pretty packed but reasonably priced drinks and a lovely suntrap by the Yarra
  • Georg Ph. E. H.
    Georg Ph. E. H.September 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always worth a visit no matter if it's summer or winter. Get a beer and enjoy watching the river flow by
  • Ken M.
    Ken MizunoNovember 2, 2017
    Great view of the Yarra and Melbourne city. The venue is a bit shabby and attracts lots of tourists.
  • Jaime S.
    Jaime SnodAugust 9, 2014
    Great grub, awesome beer and cocktail specials, and the location can't be beat.
  • Emily S.
    Emily ShureyJanuary 7, 2013
    Nice location, ginger beer and good music choice. Perfect stop when showing someone melb cbd.
  • Derek W.
    Derek WilsonJune 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great little spot IN the Yarra River with good tunes and an almost dive bar quality.
  • Jenny J.
    Jenny JaakkolaFebruary 1, 2015
    The views are the best and it's not expensive in relation to its great location. Good vibes. Food not great.
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonNovember 24, 2014
    Very nice place to have a drink. Stunning view of Melbourne skyline.
  • James R.
    James RidenourMay 8, 2013
    A great place for a coffee, beer or wine. Great service and the location is unbeatable!
  • Nikolaos N.
    Nikolaos NikoletopoulosNovember 23, 2014
    Beer is alright. But I don't think you come for the beer or food. More for the fact that you smack dab in the middle of the Yara!
  • Amber N.
    Amber NelsonMay 12, 2015
    Love!!! Great snacks and range of drinks and who can beat the spot!
  • Kiera A.
    Kiera AnnettsJune 5, 2016
    Awesome place! So chill and great vibes. Staff were really friendly.
  • Narina
    NarinaAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the burgers... Place brave the island in the winter for a true Melbourne experience.
  • Colin Y.
    Colin YeungSeptember 11, 2011
    In the middle of the river, something a bit different. Don't go if it's raining, as there is no shelter. Beers on tap and bottle, limited cocktails, mostly mix drinks. Go to Southbank for food.
  • E T.
    E TeaNovember 6, 2016
    Outstanding during the strange cold of Melbourne summer. Come grab a beer without thinking twice
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RJanuary 21, 2015
    Great location to have a beer and watch the South Bank world go by.
  • hello_emily
    hello_emilyMarch 3, 2015
    The sangria is great - perfect spot on a nice day ☀️
  • DigihuntBAI
    DigihuntBAIJuly 22, 2011
    Great little spot, get the table at the very end facing the 'G' for uninterrupted views!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJanuary 28, 2014
    Have some local beer under a bridge and next to a boat!
  • snarkle
    snarkleAugust 6, 2014
    There are few things better in this world than drinking a longneck of Coopers at Ponyfish on a warm sunny day. Perfect.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CanterburyOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Awesome to have a beer and a BBQ on an island! Good service and a great location. Loving it.
  • debbie k b.
    debbie k bushDecember 7, 2013
    Cute little spot under the Flinders footbridge, especially if it is sunny out.
  • Liv
    LivJuly 20, 2015
    Have a drink in the middle of the Yarra, why not? Good spicy mulled wine in winter.
  • Janelle D.
    Janelle DepetroAugust 8, 2011
    music always eclectic, mixed drinks always served in adorable jam jar style glasses.
  • Tim M.
    Tim McTigueApril 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Everyone should add this venue to their itinerary. Nestled under the pedestrian footbridge, this is a must any day of the week.
  • Therese-Marie V.
    Therese-Marie Van CiniDecember 15, 2014
    Fav place for Friday after work drinks
  • Stuart M.
    Stuart MartinDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to watch the Yarra flow past on a warm summer afternoon.
  • josh 9.
    josh 909October 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They're not listed on the menu but ask for a Bloody Mary - they're the business.
  • Joao F.
    Joao FerreiraNovember 7, 2017
    Perfect on a sunny afternoon with a glass of white and/or a pint 😁
  • Jonas B.
    Jonas BerglerDecember 11, 2012
    If you're around in the early evening sunnies are a must.
  • Stefan S.
    Stefan SchrdrJanuary 11, 2015
    great for a drink on a sunny day!
  • Julia M.
    Julia MolnarJanuary 31, 2016
    The bar has a great location and a beautiful view
  • Tim M.
    Tim McTigueJune 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfectly situated in the heart of the Yarra river
  • Pantelis E.
    Pantelis EvgenidisAugust 30, 2012
    Top 5 places to visit in Melbourne
  • Adam H.
    Adam HorneDecember 30, 2015
    Find some shade, fins a beer you've never tried and you're golden.
  • Israel S.
    Israel SDecember 8, 2017
    Sunset views and expensive brews. Bring sunscreen.
  • melinda V.
    melinda VeeMay 10, 2014
    Limited menu but a great place to be when the sun is shining
  • Sho' Nuff
    Sho' NuffNovember 3, 2011
    Would be cool if it wasn't so manky and messy. The Yarra is filthy enough. Get a waterblaster, bleach, some degreaser and a couple of screens.
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