birthdays by the yarra

Riverland Bar

celebrate with us

Looking for a place to celebrate your birthday? Stop right now because we have you covered!

Riverland Bar is one of Melbourne’s most iconic waterfront venues. Located right on the Yarra (underneath Fed Square), this is a place where you can sit back with mates and raise a glass to another epic year or dance late into the night, all while you take in those epic river views. 

Check out the options below. 

casual bookings

Looking for something small? No worries, book yourself a table riverside and order off our a la carte menu at the bar. No deposit required.

Great for groups of up to 12. 

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Private Deck Princes Bridge

something bigger

Just a little bigger? No problem. We offer casual space bookings for groups 20-40 guests. 


Milestone birthday coming up and you need something special? Let our events team help! 

We have a range of options available ton make your day extra special. From fantastic multi-bite substantial canapés, casual self-service BBQ stations and a range of beverage packages expertly selected to satisfy an array of tastes. 

Take a look at our spaces below and chat to our team today!


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4 outdoor spaces

Choose from 4 amazing spaces

40-350 guests

Catering from 40 to up to 350 guests

dedicated events team

Let our team make it a birthday to remember!

The Lookout

Area 28 m2
Cocktail, 40 Guests
Covered Area
Fixed Table & Chairs
High Tables

The Space

Host a cocktail or seated event for 30-40 people at The Lookout and treat your guests to the best view in the house. Boasting picture-perfect views of iconic Melbourne, enjoy an uninterrupted lookout to the Yarra River, Arts Centre Melbourne, and Princes Bridge. The Lookout is the ideal spot for relaxed and intimate parties, with canapés or BBQ buffet options available.


Semi-private riverfront location, Heritage listed boatshed views, high tables, stools & low bench seating, house music, umbrella, gas heaters, feature planter boxes.


Area 52 m2
Cocktail, 60 Guests
Covered Area
High Tables
Fixed Table & Chairs

The Space

Bluestone is a semi-private function area spanning an indoor and outdoor floorplan. The historical décor boasts fresh greenery and calming industrial chic finishes. Interchangeable high tables, retractable glass doors and gas heating provides a flexible and relaxed set-up ensuring comfort no matter the weather.


Semi-private riverfront location, heritage listed boatshed views, bluestone walls, feature pot plants, high tables and stools, house music, fairy-lit umbrellas outside, ceiling and feature lighting inside, bi-fold doors to enclose inside and gas heaters and umbrella outside.

Private Deck

Area 84 m2
Cocktail, 100 Guests
Covered Area
Fixed Table & Chairs

The Space

The Private Deck at Riverland Bar is an exclusive premium outdoor function space nestled alongside the Princes Bridge. Its bluestone walls complement the iconic backdrop of Arts Centre Melbourne, the Southbank precinct and heritage listed boatsheds. The space provides the perfect location for private function guests to casually enjoy the sun in summer or bask under the heaters and fairy-lit umbrellas in winter. The Private Deck comes complete with an optional mobile bar and dedicated bartender to ensure speedy and convenient service delivery.


Exclusive riverfront location, Southbank and Princes Bridge views, private entry, bluestone walls, feature pot plants, picnic tables, mic, live music option, house music, ipod connection, fairy-lit umbrellas, and free standing heaters, *optional marquee, *optional pop-up bar (*additional costs)

Half Venue

Area 350 m2
Cocktail, 350 Guests
Covered Area
High Tables

The Space

A Half Venue hire at Riverland is the perfect choice if you want to offer your guests flexibility and freedom to freely mingle across different areas throughout the beer garden.  Soak up the summer sun or bask in the warmth provided by heaters and over-head awnings through the cooler months. Get access to two exclusive bars, flexible furniture options, toilets, Yarra River and Southbank views plus the option for live acoustic music or DJ’s to perform through the dedicated audio system.


Semi-private riverfront location, heritage listed boatshed & Princes Bridge views, bluestone walls, feature pot plants, high tables and stools, bench seating & tables, house music, fairy-lit umbrellas outside, ceiling and feature lighting inside, gas heaters and umbrellas, BBQ & feature bar.