Raise your glasses – we’d like to propose a toast. From rooftop bars to laneway speakeasies and sleek drinking holes, Perth’s bar scene has come a long way in recent years. To celebrate, we’ve gathered a collection of Perth’s best winter bars for your sipping pleasure.
Nestled in the historic 1910 Perth Technical School, this classic, old world bar serves up diverse wine, boutique beers and artisanal cocktail creations. The opulent space is decked out with chaise lounges and vintage lamps, while the low lighting keeps the moody atmosphere intimate and inviting.
MECHANICS INSTITUTE BAR
Watch the winter sun dip over the heritage rooftops of William Street and sip on a quirky drink at this cool rooftop bar. Offering an escape from the everyday below, this Northbridge institution serves an extensive range of wines, playful cocktails, or if you’re feeling peckish, you can sink your teeth into a mouthwatering beef burger from local joint, Flipside.
Hidden amongst the office towers of Perth’s CBD, Helvetica is an inner city bar that is the perfect winter hideout. Whiskey is the main drink of choice in this establishment, with more than 100 different types of the drink on offer that have been sourced from across the globe. The menu also presents a range of boutique local and international beers, cocktails and a changing list of wines by the glass.
Paying homage to the heritage-listed old Newspaper House it is housed in, Print Hall comprises of four levels of refined culinary and drinking options. Wander to the rooftop to Bob’s Bar to enjoy the city’s skyline and a sleek selection of cocktails or step into The Apple Daily Bar on the second floor to order south-east Asian street food and craft beer and wine. If you’re after something a little more refined, sip on champagne and dine on sophisticated fare at the über chic Print Hall Bar and Dining Hall.
THE LANEWAY LOUNGE
Tucked in a laneway off Murray Street, this sleek drinking hole offers a concoction of local and international live jazz with a dazzling display of drink creations. Adorned with vintage lounges and old-world Paris interiors, this bar is renowned for its world-class cocktails and large gin and scotch collection.