Perth City, Perth
Durty Nelly’s is a traditional Irish Pub that my wife and I happened upon during one of our city walks. I found it funny that there is a Durty Nelly's in Perth; there is one back home that a friend of mine frequents. The Pub has an outdoor terrace and inside there are several seating areas for dining as well as bar seating. It was a bit hot outside with temperatures in the 90’s so we chose to sit inside for some drinks. We found a nice table with a booth to relax and enjoy some cold beer.
The Pub is exactly what I like; casual with a nice relaxed vibe. The patrons were a mix of workers on their lunch from construction to men in suits. We felt totally at home in our booth and enjoyed a break from the heat outside. The cold beer was perfect to quench our thirst and start off the afternoon.
The Pub has an extensive food menu with a large selection of appetizers, pizza, sandwiches, pasta, meat, seafood, fish and Irish specialties such as Guinness stew. Unfortunately my wife and I already had our lunch for the day so we couldn’t try any of the tasty food we saw passing by our table.
The Pub has daily specials which I think are pretty good value and live entertainment. I wish my local Pub back at home was this good…oh well I’ll have to come back here again.
Dress Code: Casual
The Globe Bar is located in the Parmelia Hilton. My wife and I were staying at the hotel during our visit to Perth. Unfortunately this hotel does not have an Executive Lounge for Hilton Diamonds but they did provide us drink vouchers to use at this bar.
We enjoyed some late afternoon drinks here at the bar before catching a shuttle to the airport for our flight to Hong Kong. Service here is very good. The staff opened up the dining room area of the bar for us since there were no bar seats available; good service. A container with mixed salted nuts were put on the table...very tasty with lots of cashews.
The bar is a nice place to grab a drink; open seating plan with lots of windows. It was full of the afterwork set catching some Happy Hour drinks before heading home. There was also a group of models(here for a casting in one of the ballrooms) that were causing a stir in the bar since everyone assumed they were prostitutes based on their lack of clothing....made for some interesting conversations.
This bar was a short walking distance from our hotel on a busy corner of Murray Street. After a walk by the River we stopped in here for some cold beer to beat the mid day heat as well as a snack. The pub was pretty busy when we arrived but we found a table right by one of the large windows looking our onto the sidewalk.
After perusing the menu we decided to share an order of garlic bread along with some Hahn's Super Dry. Beer here is a little pricier that other places but Perth isn't exactly a cheap town to drink in. Food orders are placed at the counter then you are handed a pager that will light up when your order is ready for pick up. Personally I love this concept and wish it was the same way back at home.
By the time I picked up our food; the place was jam packed inside and at the outdoor tables. It appears that this place is popular with workers on their lunch break; the majority of the crowd was in suits. The crowd made for some interesting people watching....
The garlic bread here was decent; nothing to rave about but it quelled the hunger. If we were a bit hungrier I would have indulged in one of their pizzas or fish n chips on the menu.
All in all; I was a comfortable place to kick back and enjoy a snack and some beer out of the heat.
Dress Code: Anything goes during the day from shorts to suits.
Nightime they post"appropriate dress": no shorts, sneakers, cut off shirts etc.
Situated on St George's Terrace near Cloisters Square is the George. Beautifully converted from an old Commonwealth Bank branch, the George is a nice place to go for a drink after work. If you become a member, they host a last Tuesday of the Month evening, which entitles you to two free drinks and canapes.
Dress Code: Dress nice, think the business crowd.
One of Perth's newest trendy little cafe bars, this place is full of spunk. Great menu, great music, cute little change dishes, awesome looking menu and cool decor, this place warms the cockles of your heart.
The Mandarin Martini is to die for!
Very, very cute.
A fantastic little bar, hidden away in the laneways of Perth's CBD. This place looks funky, plays a great mix of music and is just what Perth needed.
Open Sun, Mon, Tue by reservation, Wed/Thurs 3-12, Friday 12-12 (1am trading permit pending) and Saturday 6-12 (1am trading permit pending).
One of Perth's newest wine bars, thanks to some new small bar laws of recent, Wolfe Lane Bar lies on Wolfe Lane between Hay & Murray Street in Perth, and behind King Street. Think New York bar, with cocktails and tapas. Open Wed-Sat: 2pm-midnight and Sun: 2pm-10pm. Not one of Perth's cheapest watering holes that's for sure, but nice vibe for one or two wines before heading out for the night. I really like this place because it's not crowded to the hilt, it has a nice relaxed vibe and at the moment they have $10 mojitos between 4pm and 6pm!
This bar-cum-restaurant is situated right alongside the Swann River and has great views across to South Perth. During the day it has a very relaxed feel to it and is a popular venue for after-work drinks by those employed in the CBD.
Opening hours :
Monday to Thursday - 11:00 - midnight
Friday and Saturday - 11:00 - 01:00
Sunday - 11:00 - 22:00
Dress Code: Come as you are - everything seems to be acceptable.
Wolfe Lane has top shelf drink selection and offers an intimate environment designed for conversation and meeting people. Furniture makes it the perfect place to kick back and relax. Friday to Sunday opens as the afternoon progresses, while the late evening sees some of Perth’s best DJ talent and live performances on show.
During the weekdays this place serves lunchtime paninis and on the weekend its a small bar. Great on a friday night if you can get in....lots of wine choices...located in a CDB laneway.
Dress Code: Casual and smart casual
The George is a fancy bar and restaurant located on St Georges Terrace. This bar is busy all week long. Friday night is always packed often with workers at round 5pm, often a line at the front from 6pm!
Great variety of drinks available and the bar is very elegant. Reminds me of a bar that James Bond would go to!
Dress Code: Dressy....no sneakers for guys. Make sure you are dressed to kill!
The bars and pubs in the CDB are lively on a Friday night. All the city workers knock off work at 5pm and head to places like the Belgium Bar, Tiger Lil's, Irish pub, The Rydges, 1907 to name a few
Basically along Murray street/Kings street area you will find a number of pubs and bars,
I've only been here twice and have to say I haven't enjoyed it either time. This particular time I happened to arrive on a Wednesday night - which happened to be half price cocktails night. I waited for a drink for over 40 minutes and I was standing right at the front of the bar in front of several bartenders. Not impressed.
Tiger Lil's is an absolutely feast for the eyes. Being in love with the sights of Asia, I thought this place was divine. Beautiful silk lanterns adorn the ceiling, and the art around the place is fantastic. I have to say though, unless you are booked in for a meal Fri and Sat, this place is extremely busy. The food is absolutely awesome and the cocktails are to die for. Try the Matahari - Vanilla, Peach and Butter Lemon: A toast to the great Parisian and Tiger Lil’s signature cocktail. Let our darling Mata Hari beguile you with a delicate nose of mandarin, a sweet hit of vanilla & Marie Brizard Peche and then entice you with a mellow lemon butter Matusalem Gran Reserva Rum finish, twisted with light cardamom spiced undertones .
Tiger Lil's is available for functions and there are regular events held here as well.
Dress Code: Same as any nice bar/restaurant venue. Respectable dress. No work shoes (ie. steel caps).
If you like kitsch, you won't get better than this in Perth. Think Gilligans Island.
Regular theme nights held.
Open Wed 4pm - 12pm, Thurs 4pm - 12pm, Fri 4pm - 1am, Sat 6pm - 1am, Tues & Sun for functions.