PONYFISH ISLAND 2021-04-01T11:25:39+11:00


Located on a unique atoll beneath the Southbank pedestrian bridge, the Ponyfish Island bar is one of Melbourne’s hidden hotspots dedicated to curious wanderers and explorers alike.

Delivering a compact 20sqm of space, this single module design is simple in form yet logistically complicated. As the bar is surrounded by water on both sides and only accessible by stairs descending from above, the module’s installation called for a touch of ingenuity.

Constructed off-site in Modscape’s Brooklyn factory and then trucked to Hawthorn, the bar was then loaded onto a barge along with an excavator, transported up the Yarra River and lifted into position by the excavator in one day.

Comprising a servery, kitchen and bathrooms, the design and setting of the bar is further complemented by external cladding and design work by Moth Design.

Finished with models and diagrams of peregrine flora and fauna and nautical paraphernalia, and offering a 360° panoramic waterfront view of the city, the Ponyfish Island bar is a pop-up oasis of innovative design, degustation and adventure.

If you would like more information about Ponyfish Island Bar including opening hours, the menu and how to get there, visit http://www.ponyfish.com.au/.

Project specifications

  • Servery
  • Kitchen
  • Bathrooms