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The Best Bars in Perth to Visit this Weekend

From glitzy rooftops to secret basements, here are some of the best bars in Perth promising a stylish night out.

Beaconsfield Wine Bar

Perth’s bar scene has levelled up in recent years, and it really shows. From hidden courtyards to rooftop oases, there’s a chic bar for whatever the mood calls for. Perth’s nightlife scene exudes a unique blend of sophistication and laid-back charm, inviting you to unwind with sensational sips, views and vibes to match. 

Not sure where you're headed on your Friday or Saturday night? Here are the best bars in Perth to visit this weekend and fill your schedule. A bar hop, perhaps?

Best New Bars in Perth

Shirley's (Image Credit: Jo Tunley)


Introducing Shirley's, the newest addition to Manuka Kitchen. This charming new bar in Perth was named after co-owner Jodie's beloved grandmother. Reflecting Australian nostalgia, it offers wholesome Modern Australian snacks, delightful wines, and cocktails named after loved ones.

Chef Kenny dishes truly shine, with housemade pastries and spelt bread, and classic recipes with a twist, like smoked fish party pies, potato galettes, and a luscious summer terrine.

124 High Street, Fremantle 

H&C Urban Winery

H&C Urban Winery

Kick back and enjoy some fantastic wines at one of the best new bars in Perth (well, practically). A bar, restaurant and cellar door housed in the heart of Freo, H&C Urban Winery provides a relaxed, fun atmosphere, with good quality food, wine, spirits and beers to match. Influenced by the vibrant spirit of the suburb surrounding, this Modern Australian beauty is a great choice for your next casual drinks date or a relaxed lunch or dinner with friends or family. Go for chilled local reds and South Australian Vermentino paired with the likes of beef tartare, fresh oysters and fish crudo share plates, and heartier fare like cheeseburgers and beef ribs with onion rings. 

181 High Street, Fremantle 

Edward & Ida's

Edward & Ida's

Steeped in history, this charming two-story venue in Northbridge dates back to 1922. It once housed The Patch Theatre, founded by the dynamic duo Edward & Ida Beeby in the late 1930s. With a penchant for theatrics, activism, and a touch of champagne socialism, Edward and Ida's legacy sets the stage for unforgettable long lunches and late nights at this now cosy pub and cocktail den.

Cookie Old Fashioned, anyone? Midori Splice? Go the extra mile and enjoy your tipple of choice with an array of shared bites, which lean into all things British. Think cheddar filled doughnuts served with Branston pickle, freshly shucked oysters, and curried scotch eggs. Charcuterie plates and heartier dishes like beef and Guinness pie also get a look in here. 

269 William Street, Northbridge

Beaconsfield Wine Bar (Image Credit: Duncan Wright)

Beaconsfield Wine Bar 

A broad drinks offering and cacio e pepe inspired 'cheesy crisps' are two major drawcards to this light-filled and charming new neighbourhood bar in Perth. 

Think unfussy, low-cost vinos to fancy drops of sparkling; classic cocktails like Negronis and vermouth and soda; even some cleverly curated non-alcoholic options. We're always partial to a post-work drop of Margaret River Rosé, how about you? 

Food wise, expect French-leaning fare like cheese, charcuterie and tinned seafood, as well as delicious baked goods from the likes of local legends Teeter and Hunter Bread. 

The perfect balance of Euro laissez-faire and Perth's dreamy coastal charm, we can't get enough of Beaconsfield Wine Bar

Lefroy Square, 4B/115 Lefroy Road, Beaconsfield 

Best Bars in Perth CBD

The Heritage Wine Bar

The Heritage Wine Bar

Deemed one of the best restaurants in Perth’s CBD, The Heritage Wine Bar is also famed for having one of the best wine lists, with over 100 local and international wines by the glass. No need to limit yourself to just one label as you settle in for a tasting from the pouring menu. You might indulge in a 2022 Swinney Riesling from Frankland River in WA’s Great Southern Region, or try a 2019 Pietradocle Etna Rosso from Sicily. If it’s too hard to decide, savour a wine paired to perfection with the set menu in the heritage dining room.

The Heritage Wine Store regularly has sales and delivers on the same day within Perth’s CBD.

131 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Print Hall

Print Hall Bar

The art-deco era bar on the ground floor of the Print Hall precinct in the heart of the CBD is undoubtedly one of the best bars in Perth to pull up a stool and sip away in total style. The cocktails are superb, the bar food is delicious and the energy is always buzzing with all the happenings within the venue. 

125 St Georges Terrace, Perth


Foxtrot Unicorn

At a non-descript entrance on windy Georges Terrace, and down a staircase to a basement hidden underground in an old bank vault is where you’ll find Foxtrot Unicorn. Situated on the site of the former and once-exclusive Western Australian Club, Foxtrot Unicorn retains its debaucherous reputation. Within this jarrah-clad enclave, you’ll discover an ever-changing drinks menu designed to make you forget how you even got there. Depending on the night, you could be hanging onto your vintage chase with a Honeycomb Old Fashioned or rum-based Colombian Neck Tie, and thankfully, jaffles and nibbles to help you find your way home.  

101 St Georges Terrace, Perth 

The Terrace Bar at Wildflower


Many book well ahead at Wildflower for its Western Australian farmer-forager menu revolving around the six Indigenous seasons. But the best city and Swan River views from this stylish restaurant situated in the Como The Treasury is from Wildflower’s rooftop bar. Not that you need to look far for impressive vistas, as this urban retreat has been meticulously restored to its former Victorian glory by Kerry Hill Architects. While sipping on many local and international drops, as well Western Australian cocktails reflective of the Indigenous menu, you won’t even need to make a booking to mingle with Perth’s high-flyers in this iconic hotspot. 

1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth 



Within the swanky Brookfield Place on St Georges Terrace lies this dimly lit basement bar offering the classics such as Negroni's and Old Fashioned's, and Teapot Punches poured from ornate teapots into quaint cups and saucers. This inner-city hotspot heaves during happy hours 4pm to 6pm Tuesday to Saturday with $10 Cheeky Little Cocktails and tasty snacks. The predominantly Australian wine list and imported spirits are served alongside innovative non-alcoholic options so your friends won’t even notice you’re being sensible.  

Brookfield Place, Basement, 131 St Georges Terrace, Perth 

AGWA Rooftop (Image Credit: Anthony Tran Photography)

AGWA Rooftop

Perched above the Art Gallery of WA, AGWA Rooftop not only delivers in Insta-worthy skyline views, but it’s a favourite for culture fiends. While sipping on bespoke cocktails crafted from local breweries and distilleries, meander through the open-air sculpture walk featuring works of art from the State Art Collection, no wonder why so many well-travelled patrons compare the AGWA Rooftop to New York City’s Met Roof Garden Bar. As well as grazing boards and tasty titbits, this unique bar has year-round events, including pop-up morning yoga sessions, just in case you overdo it the night before on the Sandalwood Espresso Martinis and Gin Tonica menu.  

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth 

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel

Time to act all la-de-da. The Royal Hotel was built in 1882 and has a past as chequered as its luxe décor. Situated on the corner of bustling William and Wellington Streets, cocktails are well-deserved after a shopping spree on the nearby swanky King Street precinct. Indulge in an Afternoon Bloom high tea at Fleur, the Royal’s signature restaurant steeped in contemporary French flair. Then swan up the sweeping staircase to the upstairs bars or veranda where you can look down on your subjects over a sparkling or vodka-based Lady Di. 

531 Wellington Street, Perth 

Rooftop at QT

Rooftop at QT

With Perth at your feet, the Rooftop at QT delivers a playful take on big city sophistication. Situated in the glamorous inner-city QT Perth Hotel and deemed Perth’s highest rooftop bar, you’re offered a unique vantage point to spy on the mischievous city and beyond. Many claim the hand-painted mural opposite the lifts was designed to play with your mind, while others blame their woozy demeanour on the dizzying heights. Let’s face it, with the option of spending the night cocooned within this luxe hotel, any silliness is probably attributed to the extensive spirits and wine list, garnished with Purple Rain and Pisco Disco.  

133 Murray Street, Perth 

Bar Lafayette

Bar Lafayette

Reminiscent of a gentleman’s club with its chesterfields, jarrah floors and moody tones, the only thing old-fashioned about Bar Lafayette are it's cocktails! There's also a predominantly international wine list and many local beers on offer, but the saucy-sounding cocktail list features names like Naked in Vegas and Watermelon Millionaire, so you shouldn't leave without at least trying one. Burrata, chicken karaage bites, cheese boards and charcuterie are a delightful accompaniment to the ‘insider’ banter favoured by suits sitting sharply around the bar.

Set within the historic Perth Technical College in Brookfield Place, make a night of it, and continue on to W. Churchill, Print Hall and Bobeche.

Lower Georges Lane, Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth

No Mafia

No Mafia

As a playful nudge towards Northbridge’s checkered past, antipasti, pasta and vino are the starring attractions on the southern Italian menu at No Mafia. White anchovies, wild boar truffle salame and handmade pappardelle with braised duck and mushrooms are our our picks, alongside a bottle of prosecco or a drop from Tuscany or the Veneto region. Followed, of course, by the Italian tradition of an ‘amaro’, an after-dinner digestif - sip on housemade limoncello and settle into your booth for the long haul. Magnifico!

252 William Street, Perth

Best Bars in Perth

Patio (Image Credit: Best Restaurants of Australia)

Patio Bar

The latest Fremantle hot spot for all your drinking adventures is Patio Bar. Take a seat under a leafy canopy in the relaxed courtyard, pick out a bottle of natural wine from local winemakers, and decide on the array of impressive small plates you want delivered to your table. There's whipped ricotta - say no more! Round up the crew and expect music, good times, backyard vibes... and a distinctly Fremantle experience. 

4/3-13 Essex Street, Fremantle 

Bar Vino

Bar Vino

This fab neighbourhood wine bar is bringing Amalfi vibes to Mount Lawley, and we’re here for it. The interiors at Bar Vino are welcoming and chic, with stunning attention to detail. The entire menu dazzles, so be sure to order an antipasto spread with your glass of vino, and don’t sleep on the tiramisu - it’s a showstopper. 

181 Central Avenue, Mount Lawley 


Lums Wine Bar 

This stunning two-storey heritage-listed terrace is a must visit for all wine lovers! Welcome to Lums Wine Bar, offering boutique and delicious drops sourced from places near and far, alongside tasty nibbles. Drop in to see what’s currently pouring on their constantly rotating and ever evolving wine list.

433 Hay Street, Subiaco

Bar Rogue

Bar Rogue

Great bars with equally great food have been arriving thick and fast onto Perth's elite eat and drink scene recently, and Bar Rogue is one of them. It's all about the wine, and keeping things snacky, so bring a few friends and get sipping and sharing ASAP. 

2/515 Beaufort Street, Highgate



A mix of retail and dining, Homme is one of the best new all-day wine bars in Perth. Step into this unique space in Highgate, where you can satisfy your senses and discover a world of possibilities.

First things first, indulge at their inviting wine bar, where you can unwind and savor a carefully curated selection of fine wines. From crisp whites to bold reds, their knowledgeable staff will guide you through a memorable tasting experience.

Food wise, whether you're seeking a delightful charcuterie experience, exquisite oysters, or satisfying larger plates, there's a variety of flavours on the menu that are guaranteed to please your palate.

Then it's time to explore the retail store, a treasure trove of carefully curated items that reflect a love for quality and craftsmanship, unique homewares and stylish accessories. 

A seamless blending of the best of several worlds in one captivating destination, make Homme part of your post-work or weekend plans, ASAP. 

448 Beaufort Street, Highgate

Social House

Social House

Cosy neighbourhood bars have been popping up everywhere, and it’s finally Osborne Park’s turn to score a glam new spot for after work drinks. Social House is the place to be around here, and with epic cocktails and seriously good (all-day) eats, it has no trouble reeling in a crowd. 

5/227 Main Street, Osborne Park 



This is one new neighbourhood wine bar you don't want to miss. A cracking drinks list matched with Chef Aaron Read’s fire-fused eats can be found at Sonny's. Set on a leafy corner of Mount Hawthorn, enjoy the retro details throughout, the passionate, friendly and inclusive staff and the cosy vibes abundant. Drink great wine and be fruity, as you share fun plates like smoked fish mantecato dip with blue corn chips, salt-baked beetroot with grains and tahini, and scallops with shiitake butter with friends. The cocktails are killer too. 

126 Hobart Street, Mount Hawthorn

Bar Banter

Bar Banter

Tucked away behind La Condesa, Bar Banter is where you’ll find a new go-to spot for those laid-back, balmy evenings that dreams are made of. Sip on cocktails, indulge in delicious share plates and watch the sky glow as the sun goes down over Subiaco. 

Hiddlestone Lane, Subiaco 



Testun is a funky neighbourhood osteria in Mount Lawley with eclectic neo-Italo vibes and some seriously good Italian dishes, alongside excellent wines. The interior is a little eclectic, with bold art and pops of colour that make for a vibrant, welcoming and unpretentious space that’ll have you coming back time and again. 

760 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley



There are few things we love as much as a good grazing platter and an exceptional pour, so we’re all over Powells. Headed up by the talented Jas from Tapas Addicts, the newest addition to Leederville’s bar scene is a beautiful, bright and stylish space, where you can come, sit and savour some of the best cheeses on earth, as well as  sliced meats, olives, arancinis and home-made focaccia. Don’t forget to flip over your coaster - there’s a little conversation starter designed to spark some memorable chats with your friends!

12 Electric Lane, Leederville

Al Lupo

Al Lupo Bar

Does North Fremantle have a new ultimate beachside hangout venue in Al Lupo? This easy-breezy albeit sophisticated bar, cup-runneth-over with Italian flair, can be found on the edge of Leighton Beach. It’s walk-ins only here, so mosey down after your swim and settle in for some exceptional food and refreshing cocktails. 

You'll find it a little too easy to while away the afternoon hours at Al Lupo, as it also serves up a 100-strong wine list, with a focus on Italian varietals and lo-fi wines in particular, to match it's lo-fi elegant setting. Sunset views and glass of orange wine, yes please and thank you. 

Food wise, the menu ranges from bar bites to shareable plates. Be sure to dive in to the salmon crudo for something zesty and refreshing, before indulging in the spicy lamb hotdog. 

25 Leighton Beach Boulevard, North Fremantle

Alabama Song Bar

Alabama Song Bar 

Sweet home, Alabama Song Bar! If you’ve ever seen the Blues Brothers movie, you’ll recognise the chicken wire shielding the stage, although the only things flung around this super fun spot are applause and bourbon downed with unbridled abandon. Check out their socials to discover who's playing on weekends, when the bar heaves with dancing and good times. However, the extensive whiskey and bourbon menu is always guaranteed, along with an American-inspired menu featuring cheeseburgers, chicken wings and fried chicken.

The party continues downstairs at Joe’s Juice Joint, a gritty dive bar where disco meets rock until the wee hours.

Rear, 232 William Street, Northbridge



Perth's first Vietnamese style tapas bar, PhatLon is one of the best new bars in Perth offering both impeccable cocktails and dining to match. It's stemmed from one family's desire to bring this unique dining atmosphere and ambience to one of Perth's most diverse neighbourhoods - and we cannot get enough! Tuck into share plates like crab, prawn and shitake mushroom lace spring rolls and beef wrapped in betel leaf, as you sip happily upon a refreshing lychee sours, or an indulgent Henny (read: Hennessey) coffee martini. Brimming with KAI rum, Hennessey cognac, creme de cacao, Vietnamese coffee and a condensed milk foam, it packs a mighty caffeinated punch. 

2/106 Oxford Street, Leederville 



Since opening in March 2022, Vinotto is the cosy wine bar we all wish was in our neighbourhood. Residing in a former bookshop, it's one of the best bars in Perth for relaxed sips and delectable bites. Going solo? You’ll likely be inspired to curl up with a good read as you enjoy a drop of French, Spanish, Italian or Greek varietals. Rich sherries and vermouths round out the drinks list, sitting comfortably alongside local drops and innovative non-alcoholic options. 

Lot 2/137 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne

Astral Weeks

Astral Weeks 

Hear that? That's the sound of one of the best bars in Perth calling your name. Opened last year in Northbridge's Chinatown precinct, Astral Weeks is cool with a capital C, inspired by the great listening bars of Japan. Yes, you read that right - this is Perth's first hi-fi listening bar, an acoustically-treated sanctuary where the hand-built sound system will draw you in via the smoothest of sounds. Bar staff and guest selectors play records on the all-analogue Line Magnetic piece. Drinks wise, you're looking at a strong focus on high-quality Australian and international wines. as carefully considered as the records on the turntables. Lots of lo-fi wines, plus a great mix of beers and sake too. 

Shop 12, 66 Roe Street, Northbridge

Frisk. Small Bar (Image Credit: Hidden City Secrets)

Frisk. Small Bar

The gin-fuelled Frisk. Small Bar lays claim as Perth’s first gin bar, and there's no wonder why so many still declare it the best, with over 200 gins available to try on the menu, including a large proportion of those made in Western Australia. Whether you're a fan of a classic G&T, or want to shake things up with a fun cocktail like Honey I Drunk the Kids, you're bound for delicious refreshment here. Plenty of snacks and cheese boards too, which will help to absorb your sins. This low-key bar also offers alfresco seating, with plenty of people-watching opportunities to be had vibrant Northbridge. Cheers! 

103 Francis Street, Northbridge



Located in Perth’s only six-star hotel at the Crown Towers, the TWR (The Waiting Room) exudes understated glamour beneath its sparkling chandeliers. As well as a drinks menu taking you around the world from Asia to Europe to the Americas, not to mention many local botanicals and drops, this destination bar has a unique spin on the traditional high tea. The Chocolate High Coffee features a signature Caramel Espresso Martini and dessert pairings such as the Chocolate Wafers Cigar. Sharing plates are available along with dazzling skyline and river views every night of the week.  

Crown Towers, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood 

Sneaky Tony's

Sneaky Tony’s

Down a laneway and behind a hidden door in Northbridge’s steamy Chinatown, is where you’ll deliciously discover a contemporary take on prohibition, not to mention over 300 different types of rum. Assuming of course that you can find it, and secondly, they let you in. You’re going to need a password on weekends to enter this speakeasy rum bar, revealed on their socials. Sneaking around Northbridge and hunting down pina coladas in the rain is half the fun.  

Nicks Lane (halfway between Roe and James Street), Northbridge 

Loving this list of the best bars in Perth? We’ve got many more options coming up in some of Perth’s most popular tourist precincts ranging from beachside bars to delicious breakfasts. Don’t miss our article on the coolest things to do in Perth so you never have to go without some well-deserved fun.   

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