Alter Ego at The Mantle
Escape the bustle of Fremantle’s main streets and head to the new East End of Freo, where, within the beautifully historic warehouse, lies Alter Ego, a small bar serving up craft cocktails. Inspired by Prohibition speakeasy bars, this cocktail bar will have you relaxing with friends and unwinding over a cocktail or two that won’t lead to your alter ego making an appearance after a pineapple-infused rum cocktail.
Bathers Beach House
Feel the sun on your skin, the wind in your hair and the sand in between your toes on the stunning white sands of Bathers Beach. Freo’s very own Bathers Beach House brings you a restaurant and bar where you can enjoy a drink or two and a seafood meal along every Aussie’s favourite location, the beach. Supporting the local WA breweries, alongside great Aussie breweries and selected international brands, you can sip on beer, cider, wine or one of their fancy spirited cocktails that will satisfy all beach bums. If seafood isn’t your go to choice, fear not, as you can enjoy battered chips and burgers, too. This popular venue is a must visit when the weather is perfect.
Bathers Beach House, 47 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA, Australia, +61 8 9335 2911
Little Creatures Brewery
No visit to Fremantle is ever complete without a trip to Little Creatures. The Australian brewing company Little Creatures was ‘born out of a love affair with hoppy beer’ by a group of mates. Established in 2000 in the former crocodile farm’s huge shed along the waterfront, the pale ale brewed here has its own distinctive aroma and flavour that truly makes it iconic. With the Great Hall located in the middle of the brewery, guests can enjoy their drinks, and meals, surrounded by the brewing tanks as they take in the unmistakable aroma. There is a spectacular view of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and the Indian Ocean from outside on the deck. Great food and amazing beer along the waterfront, life is complete.
Little Creatures Brewery, 40 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA, Australia, +61 8 6215 1000
Looking for a dose of music to go with your drink? Then, look no further. Fremantle’s Mojo’s is home to live original music seven days a week. Not only do they encourage unknown locals to perform with scheduled performances and open mic nights, but they also bring in international touring artists who would rather perform in a more intimate venue than the Perth Arena. This bustling venue also brings in killer laughs on their comedy nights when they need to mix things up, as well as mixing you another drink.
Mojo’s Bar, 237 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle WA, Australia, +61 8 9430 4010
Mrs Brown Bar
Housed in an old Victorian terrace, Mrs Brown Bar provides a home away from home all year round. This intimate local bar lights a log fire in the winter for a cosy atmosphere, whilst in the summer, the afternoon sun shines brightly in the courtyard. Although there is an emphasis on wine, they also offer many spirits, beers, ciders and cocktails to satisfy everyone. For those ordering wine, why not also order one of their comforting cheese platters. Alternatively, you can grab a burger and chips next door at Flipside Burgers. The vintage décor and friendly service will have you coming back in no time.
Mrs Brown Bar, 241 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle WA, Australia, +61 8 9336 1887
Packing a punch in hipster Freo is the slightly more upscale Strange Company. Although this is a small bar, the food and drinks are flavoursome and could possibly lead you to claim this as your new favourite weekend spot. Whether you are looking for a glass of vino, beer, or cider, their carefully curated but extensive drinks list will keep you wanting more. Not only do the cocktails have hip names like Paperplane, Bees Knees and Borrowed Time, but they also have a menu for both shaken and stirred. Oh, and how could we forget, there is also wine on tap, nothing strange about that at all!
Strange Company, 5 Nairn St, Fremantle WA, Australia, +61 8 9431 7373
The Local Hotel
Unwind from a hard days work by walking through the heart of South Fremantle to the newly renovated bars at The Local Hotel. Featuring three different areas and plenty of choices, you will be relaxed in this local pub in no time. You can enjoy a pint in the Front Bar or a whisky on ice in the Whiskey Bar, but your choice doesn’t end there. The attached drive through bottle shop has recently been converted into a newly renovated garden bar, named ‘Local Garage’, for you to enjoy a glass of vino in. No matter which you choose, you will be relaxed in no time, enjoying your booze and company of others.
The Local Hotel, 282 South Terrace, Fremantle WA, Australia, +61 8 6219 5510
Whisper Wine Bar
Bringing a taste of France metres from Fremantles famous Cappuccino Strip and nightlife, Whisper Wine Bar is nestled in the quiet location of a restored 19th century limestone flour mill. Grab a platter to share and a glass of wine, and relax in the comfortable lounge chairs, or head downstairs to hang around the bar tables with your friends. Alternatively, take your hors d’oeuvres outside and watch the world go by. After all, who needs to jump on a plane when France comes to you.
Whisper Wine Bar, 1/15 Essex St, Fremantle WA, Australia, +61 8 9335 7632
Who’s Your Mumma
Who’s Your Mumma is a great place for you to enjoy your tapas and booze in an atmosphere that merges casual and sophisticated (in a swanky way, of course). Grab a table outside or a chair by the window to start your people watching, or grab your friends for an evening like no other. Whether you enjoy a cider or beer or one of their cocktails, if refreshing is what you are looking for, then grab a Mandarin-flavoured cocktail.
Relive your youth at the Young George, a two floor unique bar and bottle shop located in East Fremantle. Although their wood fire is an integral part of their cooking, their bar focused, globally inspired dishes are all produced using seasonal and local food. If ‘You’ve Been Tangoed’ or you’re ‘Just Peachy’, you can’t help but enjoy their cocktails all night long. Although if you’d rather stick to the wine, beer or cider, there is definitely plenty to go around.
Young George, 48 George St, East Fremantle WA, Australia, +61 8 6424 9500