The festive season is on our doorstep, and there is no better way to celebrate than a few cheeky drinks in some of Perth’s best bars. On the tail end of the new Print hall building and revamp of Perth’s Arts Precinct, Perth has never seen such an influx of drinking holes. Take advantage of the festive season and try out some of Perth’s best bars and late night eats.
Choo Choo’s – 125 St Georges Tce, Brookfield Pl, Perth
A finalist in this year’s Small bar of the Year Awards, it thrives on its quirky bar staff and their grit for quality cocktails, making it one of Perth’s best small bars for 2015.
The Dominion League- 84 Beaufort Street, Northbridge
The Dominion League pays tribute to “ALL THAT WE LOVE ABOUT WA.” A finalist in the Best New Small Bar category for 2015, this dim-lit bar provides a haven for spirit drinkers, and house bar staff that craft a drink rather than just make one.
Pleased to Meet You – 38 Roe St, Northbridge
A small bar with American infused share-plates, Pleased to meet you has an extensive craft beer list and a relaxed yet lively atmosphere. Head around the corner once youre done to Sneaky Tony’s for a rum night cap.
Sneaky Tony’s – Nick’s Lane, rear Roe St, Northbridge
The winner of the Best New Small Bar for 2015, Sneaky Tony’s combines rum bar with the days of prohibition. Requiring a password to enter, Sneaky Tony’s showcases 260 plus rums and a speak-easy vibe to match.
The Standard- 28 Roe Street, Northbridge
From the charming façade, to the shipping container roof top seating, The Standard is a bright yet quirky small bar serving flavour filled share food.
Halford Bar- Cnr. Hay St. + Cathedral Ave, Perth
Sitting comfortably in the old basement safe of the newly refurbished state building, the Halford bar recreates a 1950’s feel that is both dark and sophisticated. You will want to order one of their stunning cocktails, but the beer and wine list is pretty impressive too.
Frisk Small Bar – 31/103-105 Francis St, Northbridge
Did somebody say Gin? The Frisk Small Bar is the 2015 people’s choice for the Best Small Bar of the Year. Best known for 200 plus gin collection, Frisk staff have the ability to create a fine tasting cocktail in this quirky and intimate space.
Joe’s Juice Joint- 232 William St, Northbridge (entry via laneway at rear)
Are late night dive bars your thing? Then you have come to the right place. Joe’s juice bar pumps 60’s and 70’s tunes, serving craft beer and hard liquor til the early morning.
Lucky Chan’s laundry and noodle bar- 311 William St Northbridge
Posing as a Laundry, Lucky Chan’s serves up authentic ramen and dumplings well into the night. This crowd-funded noodle bar not only offers great food and equally impressive drinks list, it provides a thriving atmosphere over its three floors.
Old Faithful- 86 King Street, Perth
The Old Faithful has taken the Southern parts of America and recreated them with a twist. This bare-brick, craft beer wheeling joint, serves up more than just an American BBQ, it provides an atmosphere for all types to enjoy week round.