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19 Bars And Cafés Everyone In Perth Needs To Know About

Alleyways and all.

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1. Bread in Common

Located in a lofty heritage-listed building, Bread in Common simply oozes provincial sophistication. The artisanal breads are all baked on premise, so don't leave without buying a loaf.


The Mantle houses a selection of eateries, a cocktail bar, and a collaborative art space in the setting of an industrial warehouse. Basically, it's hipster heaven.

3. Gordon St. Garage

Gordon St. Garage serves up some of the best coffee in Perth. The baristas here are always up for a caffeine-fueled chat, so come armed with some serious questions about the fine art of coffee making.

4. Lucky Chan's Laundry

Lucky Chan's is the epitome of kitsch and its popularity is obvious once you see the never-ending line outside this cheeky laundry-themed ramen bar and restaurant. Entirely crowd-funded, it's definitely worth a visit.


5. The Bird

This live music venue in the heart of Northbridge has grungy, dive bar vibes and no room for pretentious wankers.

6. Petition

Found on the ground floor of the refurbished State Buildings, Petition is a classy option for beer aficionados with over 18 craft beers on tap. Honestly, beer has never been more stylish.

7. Rooftop Movies

Hidden away on the rooftop of the Roe street car park, the Rooftop Movies is an urban oasis complete with swaying palm trees, festive food trucks, and comfy bean bags. Try not to get too distracted by the Perth city skyline while watching the latest indie flick.

8. Alabama Song

Alabama Song at Northbridge Social / Via Facebook: alabamasongbar

From the moment you enter through the saloon doors, you'll feel as through you've been transported to America's, Deep South. Beer slingin’ bar staff serve up over 130 rye whiskies and bourbons with trademark southern hospitality.


10. The Raw Kitchen

The Raw Kitchen promotes healthy and sustainable living, and even runs yoga classes and raw food workshops. You'll seriously consider going vegan after eating here.

11. Old Faithful Bar and BBQ

Perth's very first traditional American BBQ smokehouse may very well be the best. Go with a group and order the $115 platter, which comes with 1kg of meat, coleslaw, potato salad, beans, sliced onion, and bread.

12. MANY 6160

MANY 6160 / Via Facebook: many6160

Housed in a former department store, MANY 6160 is Australia's largest ~temporary space activation project~. Basically, it's a collective of local businesses selling cool and quirky clothing and accessories, vintage wares, art, and cool stuff for your home.


13. Daphne

Cute and cheerful, Daphne is a friendly neighbourhood café that's popular with the creative crowd. The fantastic coffee and regular quirky art exhibitions on display may have something to do with it.

14. Ootong and Lincoln

Oolong and Lincoln is a Fremantle institution and no visit is complete without a photo with Anya Brock's colourful zebras.

15. PSAS

PSAS is a New York-style experimental art space showcasing exhibitions by local and international contemporary artists. Stop for a caffeine fix at the coffee bar after contemplating the nuances of the innovative art pieces.

16. Ezra Pound

Channelling Melbourne's penchant for hiding bars down dark alleyways, Ezra Pound is tucked down a side laneway off busy William street. Ezra Pound is no-fuss, no-frills, and all about the good times.


17. Long Chim

If Michelin-starred restaurateur David Thompson is involved, you know it's going to be good. From the delectable and authentic Thai street food dishes, to its prime location in the basement of the State Buildings, to the commissioned art work by Thai street artist Alex Face, it's basically the perfect restaurant.

18. Mechanics Institute

The winner of Australian Bartender magazine's 2015 Australia’s Best Small Bar award, this trendy rooftop bar has some serious credentials. In addition to the incredible cocktail list, the bar also serves up damn tasty burgers.

19. The Jazz Cellar

They say that the journey is more important than the destination and this may ring true at the Jazz Cellar, where you need to enter via an old telephone booth. Head there on a Friday evening to enjoy some vintage jazz.