Step into another world with these unique and quirky bars in Perth
The bar scene in Perth continues to ramp up, but for this bar list, we’re taking you a little left of centre to some of the more quirky, out-there spots to sink a few drinks.
With everything from a secret 70s themed disco bar to a tropical paradise filled with tiki mug cocktails, the unique and wonderful bars of Perth are hidden on every corner just waiting for you to discover them.
Shake it up for your next night out with some of the best themed and quirky bars in Perth.
1/36 Henry St, Fremantle WA 6160
Don your best pirate accent and get ready to say Ahoy to this ship-themed bar on the docks of Fremantle taking in weary sailors in need of a drink.
Darling Darling sports limestone walls, timber rafters and an old-world maritime theme that will make you feel like you’ve stepped straight below deck on an old pirate ship. It’s designed by world-renowned bar designer Ashley Sutton taking inspiration from a seafarer’s tipple spot in the 1800s and the attention to detail is seriously next level.
35 Lake St, Northbridge WA 6003
A bar disguised as a functioning convenience store gets our tick of approval to go on the list of quirky bars in Perth.
Convenients is a dimly lit, small bar on Lake Street pumping out rock ‘n’ roll and dirty late-night burgers. As soon as you enter through the fridge door you’ll be in a whole other world surrounded by neon lights, the hottest indie rock bands and a whole lot of booze.
Hula Bula Bar
12 Victoria Ave, Perth WA 6000
Step off the streets of Perth and into a tropical paradise at Hula Bula Bar where you can drink yourself silly with their tiki mug cocktails.
You’ll be transported to the South Pacific with a focus on all things rum. Get your hands on some seriously delicious rum-based tiki cocktails- if not for the taste then definitely for the unique presentation.
Basically, the only thing missing from here is the beach.
Rodneys Bait & Tackle
598 Stirling Hwy, Mosman Park WA 6012
Rodneys Bait & Tackle is another must include for quirky bars considering their main attraction is an old wooden ship turned into a bar.
It’s a maritime-themed escape with live music and fishing inspired decor covering the walls so you can soak in the local fishing industry while soaking up a beer or two. No surprise this place has become a smash-hit for the locals.
59 High St, Fremantle WA 6160
An evening rum bar you’ll want to perch in all night bringing plenty of beachy vibes and, of course, rum to the streets of Fremantle.
Jungle Bird has a well-stocked bar of boutique rums, whiskeys and spirits with an everchanging menu of cocktail and rum specials- so you’ll have to pop in and check out their newest additions yourself.
Roe St, Northbridge WA 6003
A secret bar within a secret bar, Toots is definitely a blink and you’ll miss it spot.
Chuck on your best, brightest disco costume and be transported back to the 70s disco era with old-school tunes and a drinks menu full of throwbacks and vintage cocktails- we’re talking fruit tingles, blue hawaiians and buttery nipple shots.
Just remember to walk up to the bar and ask “Is Toots in?” to get your golden ticket.
37 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000
Tucked downstairs on Barrack Street, Alfred’s Pizzeria is good at three things: pizza, alcohol and rock ‘n’ roll.
Be greeted by the neon signage and descend into a fun, gangster-ish themed basement bar. Their pizza is out-of-this-world and the cocktail menu ain’t half bad either with a Tommy’s Margarita, Daiquiri and Negroni featuring.
Varnish On King
75 King St, Perth WA 6000
It’s an American whiskey bar in the heart of Perth, and Varnish on King have nailed the quirky, unique bar brief.
This chic basement bar has an extensive selection of bourbon and whiskey with some tasty bites on offer too like their fudgy pretzel brownie or some pork prime ribs. It oozes class and the dark, moody lighting offers the perfect spot for an intimate date night.
26 Queen St, Perth WA 6000
If Mexican is your jam, then you’ve probably heard of Caballitos.
This late-night underground tequila bar is pouring up some loco frozen margaritas and 200 different types of tequila and mezcals. The food is also spot on with fresh tacos served well into the night to keep you on your feet after a few to many shots. You’ll be stumbling out of here in no time.
75/77 Market St, Fremantle WA 6160
This bar is making our list purely because it’s unique, fresh and funky.
Ronnie Nights is the place to be if you want a good cocktail with innovative seasonal creations that will have you ordering more than just one. The space is an urban jungle vibe with hanging vines and a moody setting that will charm you as soon as you step through the door.
232 William St, Perth WA 6000
It’s loud, rockin’ and a whole lotta country. Alabama Song is an American themed bar specialising in whiskey, bourbon and diner-style fried snacks.
If entering through the bat swing doors isn’t wild wild west enough for you the decor and country music inside certainly will be. The Alabama Kitchen slings out all the greasy goodness with cheeseburgers and fried chicken staples on their menu.
Rear 321 Murray St, Perth WA 6000
If you’re after a unique small bar with specially crafted cocktails and boutique beers then Wolf Lane is your guy.
Tucked down an alleyway, this hidden bar is all exposed brick, wall murals and antique furnishings. It definitely falls into the quirky category and pushing up daisies signature cocktail is a must-try.
189 William St, Northbridge WA 6003
Ezra Pound is a speakeasy-themed bar with an American Prohibition atmosphere.
They have a carefully curated beer and wine menu and a team of masterful bartenders whipping up all sorts of cocktails. Its ambience is warm and inviting, so settle in with a glass in hand and have a pick at some of their small bites while you’re at it.
Frisk. Small Bar
103 Francis St, Northbridge WA 6003
As the name suggests, Frisk is only small, but it doesn’t need size to stock copious amounts of gin inside.
It has over 180 bottles packed to the brim in its space, so your next gin o’clock definitely needs to be celebrated here. A lot of the interior is recycled materials giving it an artsy, laidback feel and not taking any attention away from the main star of the show- booze.
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