Top Ten Guide: The Best Cocktail Bars In Perth

Cocktails at L'Chaim
Here’s the inside scoop on the best places to get a cocktail in Perth.

Top Ten Guide: The Best Cocktail Bars In Perth

Here’s the inside scoop on the best places to get a cocktail in Perth.
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Whether you’re partial to a Piña Colada, a sucker for a Spicy Margarita, or maybe something more Old Fashioned, if cocktails are your kind of kryptonite, we’ve got you covered. From groovy neighbourhood joints to moody haunts dotted around the city, here’s our Top Ten Guide to Perth’s best cocktail bars.

Bar Lafayette — Perth

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Located inside the stunning, heritage-listed 1910 Perth Technical School, Bar Lafayette is a cocktail and whisky bar like no other. Expect dim lighting, timber floors, vintage décor, and a focus on imaginative concoctions championing the very best local and international spirits. The Brookfield Place boozery in the heart of the CBD also boasts a diverse wine and craft beer list which complements their delectable range of bar bites.

Strange Company — Fremantle

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As one of Australia’s largest heritage-listed precincts, Fremantle is a destination where award-winning eats and drinks are served with a side of old-world charm and soul. Strange Company is one of those places. Here, you can sit back and salute a day well spent with killer cocktails, tasty fare, and free jazz. Grab a few plates to share while you acquaint yourself with the super fresh Bowline Fizz, gorgeously fruity Yellow Submarine, and bold Nautilus.

Terrarium — Perth

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Nestled on the corner of Howard Street and St Georges Terrace, the stylish yet slightly moody hangout known as Terrarium is the brainchild of legendary bartender David Stucken. Over the years, he’s poured at iconic joints like Bar Lafayette, Long Chim, and The Ritz, and with a couple of awards under his belt, it’s safe to say, the place is in good hands.

Sneaky Tony’s — Northbridge

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If you’re a rum enthusiast, you won’t go wrong here. Sneaky Tony’s is one of Perth’s many hidden gems, home to more than 300 rum bottles from all corners of the globe. Hidden in the back alleyways of Northbridge, the speakeasy rum bar is known and adored by any good Perth bar fanatic. Make sure you check their Instagram for the secret password to get in.

L’Chaim — Fremantle

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Step back through time and immerse yourself in a world of fine cocktails and good times at L’Chaim. Hidden behind a door deep beneath The Old Synagogue, the name translates to a toast to life in Hebrew. We’ve heard that the intimate cocktail bar is also where Perth’s best bartenders clink glasses on their days off! And that’s saying something. Sieve through their range of signatures and classics, and pick a perch among the history books on the velvet booths. If you want our two cents, we love the cleverly named Audrey Hepburn, Possessed, Mexeroni, Godmother, and Final Word.

Tiki as FK — Northbridge

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This 60s inspired cocktail lounge might not be on your rooftop scene radar, but it definitely should be. Tiki as FK brings fun and quirky to a new level with some of the best tropical cocktails you’ll try. Pair that with pumping music and knowledgeable staff who radiate contagious buzzing vibes. We highly recommend you get here ASAP!

Servo — Leederville

Cocktails at Servo
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At Servo, the drinks are fun and fresh, offering unique twists on the classics everyone knows and loves. From spiced cocktails to seasonal spritzes, the flavoursome beverage menu crafted by Tony Roche pairs perfectly with Servo’s vibrant take on Medi-Eastern cuisine. We will take a pineapple southside, passionfruit cooler, and mango and sumac daiquiri any day!

Mechanics’ Institute — Northbridge

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Set amongst the heritage rooftops of Northbridge, Mechanics’ Institute is a classic rooftop bar that will make you feel right at home the moment you walk through the door. The bartenders here know their stuff and are always whipping up exquisite cocktail creations. While the list is short, it changes every couple of days to add to the intrigue. 

Republic of Fremantle — Fremantle

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Head into the heart of the maritime city to visit Fremantle’s internationally award-winning urban distillery, Republic of Fremantle. Here, you can sip on expertly crafted cocktails in the cosy ambiance of the Distillery Bar and Kitchen. Or visit the Distillery Door for tastings. If you’re a gin enthusiast, try Gin School, where in a two-hour, hands-on class, you’ll distil your own 500ml bottle.

Ezra Pound — Northbridge

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Tucked away in Northbridge, this intimate, low-key venue takes its inspiration from the American Prohibition era. A time when venues were forced to sneakily provide libations without alerting authorities. Ezra Pound opened in 2009 as one of Perth’s first small bars. Since then, it’s made a name for itself fusing a meticulously curated wine and beer list with extremely drinkable cocktails. You can thank us later.

Featured image: L’Chaim