Perth small bar scene

Perth's laneways and rooftops are a buzz with small bars and cafes - with over 50 opening since 2007!

And it's not just the heart of the city that is alive with small bars but hotspots like Northbridge, Mt Lawley, Leederville, Subiaco, Fremantle, Victoria Park and all along our coastline are fantastic watering holes offer yummy bites too!

Perth's favourite small bars

Last year we asked our Facebook fans to vote for their favourite small bar in Perth and surrounds and here are the top 10!

  1. The Aviary - 1/140 William St, Perth
  2. Andaluz Bar & Tapas - 21 Howard St, Perth
  3. The Bird Wine Bar - 181 William St, Northbridge
  4. Ezra Pound Bar - 189 William St, Williams Lane, Northbridge
  5. Hula Bula Bar - 12 Victoria Ave, Perth
  6. 399 Bar - 399 William St, Perth
  7. Helvetica Bar - 101 St Georges Tce, Perth
  8. The George Perth - 216 St Georges Tce, Perth
  9. Must Winebar - 519 Beaufort St, Highgate
  10. Clarences - 566 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley

Check out below some more local favourites:

PERTH CITY

  • The Stables Bar - 888 Hay St
  • The Laneway Lounge - 414A Murray St
  • Choo Choo's - 125 St Georges Tce, Brookfield Place
  • The Apple Daily - 125 St Georges Tce, Brookfield Place
  • Bar de Halcyon - Wolfe Lane, rear 317 Murray St
  • Pleased to Meet You - 38 Roe Street, Northbridge
  • Bob's Bar at Print Hall - 125 St Georges Tce, Brookfield Place
  • Bar Lafayette - 125 St Georges Tce, Brookfield Place
  • Bobeche - 125 St Georges Tce, Brookfield Place
  • 1907 Restaurant and Cocktail Bar - 26 Queen St
  • Lalla Rookh - 77 St Georges Tce
  • Bar One - 250 St Georges Tce
  • The Cheeky Sparrow - Shop 1/317 Murray St
  • Sasellas Bar & Bistro - Upper Hay Street Level, Carillon City Arcade
  • Sentinel Bar & Grill Restaurant - Cnr William St & St Georges Tce
  • The Boheme Bar & Restaurant - Cnr Murray & William St
  • The Conservatory Roof Top Bar - 365 Murray St
  • The Greenhouse - 100 St Georges Tce
  • The Quarter on Hay - Cnr William and Hay Sts
  • The Trustee Bar & Bistro - 133 St Georges Tce
  • The Grand - 150B St Georges Tce
  • Tiger Tiger - Shop 4, 329 Murray St
  • Venn Bar + Cafe - 16 Queen St
  • Wolfe Lane Bar - Wolf Lane, Rear 321 Murray St
  • XO Lounge - Ground Floor Exchange Plaza, 2 The Esplanade
  • Butterworth Bar & Kitchen - Ground Floor, Exchange Plaza
  • Canton Lounge Bar - 532 Hay St
  • Etro Bar - Level 1, 49 King St
  • Varnish on King - basement level, 75 King St
  • Lost Society - 918 Hay St

NORTHBRIDGE

  • The Mechanic Institute - 222 William St
  • Bivouac Canteen & Bar - 198 William St
  • Frisk Small Bar - 31/103-105 Francis St
  • The Bakery - 233 James St
  • The Universal Bar - 221 William St
  • Pica Bar and Café - Perth Cultural Centre, James St
  • The Ellington Jazz Club - 191 Beaufort St
  • The Moon - Shop 2/323 William St

FREMANTLE

  • Creatures Next Door - 42 Mews Rd, Fremantle
  • Mojo's Bar - 237 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle
  • Mrs Brown Bar - 241 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle
  • The East End Bar and Lounge - 189 High St, Fremantle
  • The Monk Brewery & Kitchen - 33 South Tce, Fremantle
  • The Odd Fellow - 9 Norfolk St, Fremantle
  • The Wine Store - 48 George St, East Fremantle
  • Whisper Wine Bar - 1/15 Essex St, Fremantle
  • Who's Your Mumma - Unit 7A, 142-156 South Tce, Fremantle

NORTH OF THE CITY

  • Five Bar - 560 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
  • Luxe Bar - 446 Beaufort St, Highgate
  • Malt Supper Club - 677 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
  • Velvet Lounge - 639 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
  • Kitsch Bar - 229 Oxford St, Leederville
  • Luna Lounge Bar - 155 Oxford Street, Leederville
  • The Honey Lounge - 11/663 Newcastle Street, Leederville
  • Niche Bar & Lounge - 7/663 Newcastle St, Leederville
  • The Cabin Small Bar - 174 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt hawthorn
  • The Jazz Cellar - Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn
  • Wee Bar - 406 Oxford St, Mt Hawthorn
  • The Classroom - 356 Charles St, North Perth 

EAST OF THE CITY

  • Five Bar - 560 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
  • Luxe Bar - 446 Beaufort St, Highgate
  • Malt Supper Club - 677 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
  • Velvet Lounge - 639 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
  • Swallow Bar - 198 Whatley Crescent, Maylands

WEST OF THE CITY

  • Amphoras Tapas Bar & Restaurant - 1303 Hay St, West Perth
  • The Brown Fox - 72 Outram St, West Perth
  • Pure Bar - 331 Hay St, Subiaco
  • The Village Bar - U10/531 Hay St, Subiaco
  • Fire and Ice - Subiaco Square, Subiaco
  • The Suite Small Bar - 210 Nicholson Rd, Shenton Park
  • The Byrneleigh - 156 Hampden Rd, Nedlands
  • Lamont's Wine Store - 12 Station St, Cottesloe
  • On The Terrace - 37 Bay View Tce, Claremont
  • Madrid Tapas Bar - 14/22 St Quentin Ave, Claremont
  • Duchess Bar - 1 Gugeri St, Claremont
  • The Stanley - 294 Cambridge St, Wembley

SOUTH OF THE CITY

  • Just Bar Wine & Tapas Bar - 20 Preston St, Como
  • Bad Apples Bar - 16 Riseley Street, Ardross
  • Hangout Bar N Café - 20 Preston St, Como
  • The Publican Bar - 774 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park
  • The Precinct Restaurant - 834 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park

ON THE COAST

  • Indian Ocean Brewing Company - Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie
  • The Mullaloo - 10 Oceanside Promenade, Mullaloo
  • Soda Sun Lounge - 23/1 N Beach Rd, North Beach
  • Torch Bar - 1 Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough
  • The Beach Club - 104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe
  • Ocean Beach Hotel - 140 Marine Parade, Cottesloe
  • Salt on the Beach - 42 Port Beach Rd, North Fremantle
  • Elba Cottesloe - 29 Napoleon St, Cottesloe
  • R Bar - 57A Rockingham Beach Rd, Rockingham
  • The Whistling Kite - 7 Oasis Drive, Secret Harbour
  • M on the Point - 1 Marco Polo Dr, Mandurah

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