MELBOURNE | NOTØBERFEST at Arbory Bar & Eatery is a celebration of art, food and drink. For 10 days from Friday 16 October 2016, one of our favourite bars in Melbourne will be making the most of the beautiful spring weather and its location along the Yarra to hold a very un-Oktoberfest celebration.

Arbory Notoberfest

The focus is on celebrating the arts, with a series of specially commissioned neon artworks on display from artist Reko Rennie, who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary mediums. In Rennie’s words:

The commissioned neon work relates to the native eucalyptus found nestling along the Yarra River – the river that runs through the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung land of the Kulin Nation, otherwise known as Melbourne.

Arbory Notoberfest

A wide range of music tastes will be catered for with Uptown Brown, Jordy Doust and Projectionists doing there things along with rotating sets by Citizien Sex, Tommy Showtime X DJ Maars, Vince Peach, Sikander, Chico G and Whiskey Houston.

Of course, there will also be the usual range of food and drinks available, including chef Nick Bennett’s new Soft Shell Crab burger, home made ice cream sandwich and freshly shucked oysters. Whether you want to wash it down with wine, beer or an on-tap (yes you heard that correctly) espresso martini is up to you. If you really can’t see yourself eschewing all things German during NOTØBERFEST, the final weekend will feature nitro charged beer and a ‘Wurst Yoder Smoker’ cook-off.

Arbory Notoberfest


When: Friday 16 to Sunday 25 November 2015

Entry: Free

Where: Arbory Bar & Eatery. Flinders Walk, Melbourne