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The Top 10 Bars In Northbridge, Perth

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Perth has been dubbed the most isolated city in the world, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to enjoy a good drink in some stylish and cosy bars. The inner suburb of Northbridge is not only a world class location for tourists, but locals love to head here for a drink or two in both the well known and the hidden bars. To help you become more of a local, we have found Northbridge’s best bars.


Alabama Song Bar

Whether you’ve got a song in your heart or a love for American whiskeys, then this late night country bar is where you need to head. Providing something different to Perth’s night scene, this dive bar has over 130 rye whiskeys and bourbons to choose from, or if you’d rather craft beer or cider, there’s plenty on tap. From good whiskey to rockin’ tunes, you can’t afford to miss the Alabama Song Bar.

Lvl 1, Northbridge Social, 232 William St, Perth WA 6000


Dominion League

In the early 1900s The Dominion League was formed in the rise of the Secession movement. Paying tribute to this passionate group more than 80 years later, this appropriately named bar celebrates everything to love about Western Australia. With a classic pub-style bar located on street level, covering the mischief that occurs in the speakeasy-style den lying beneath, the staff at the Dominion League are dedicated to the art of cocktails. Featuring an extensive range of fine spirits, they also offer fine wines and craft beer on tap that is changed regularly according to customer’s votes. So, if you’re a true blue West Aussie, celebrate the state over a drink (almost) any day of the week.

84 Beaufort St, Perth WA 6000

Sullivan's Cove is in the house. 🇦🇺🍾

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Frisk. Small Bar

If you’re not a fan of the really popular bars, then head over to Frisk. Small Barspecially if you’re an avid gin lover. Entering a world that embraces this choice of spirit, you can enjoy local gins, or try something from afar, perhaps the UK, Spain or France? If you’re looking for a classic gin and soda, of course they stir this concoction up, but why not add a little twist or choose from one of their inventive gin-inspired cocktails. 

103 Francis St, Northbridge WA 6003

Frisk. Small Bar | Courtesy of Sit Stay Photography

Frisk. Small Bar | Courtesy of Sit Stay Photography

Lot 20

No we are not selling you a block of land, rather Lot 20 is a cosy little venue located in Northbridge. With the option to sit inside or outside where you can enjoy the fresh breeze, this bar offers great cocktails that cannot be missed. If you are looking for a bit of class, why not enjoy a tasty glass of wine with a fine selection of cheese. Alongside the array of drinks, this bar also doubles as a restaurant, offering an Australian dining experience that should also be experienced.

198-206 William St., Perth WA 6000

Mechanics Institute Bar

Mechanics Institute Bar is a huge presence on Perth’s cocktail scene, creating cocktails for you to love and to hold. This smart bar features new cocktails every day, alongside craft beer and artisan wine from Australia and across the world. On the flip side, Flipside Burgers are sold at the bar to accompany your drink whether its inside on the couches or outside soaking up the Vitamin D.

222 William St, Northbridge WA 6000


No Mafia

If you’re searching for the taste of southern Italy, No Mafia has your back. Offering a fine array of Italian food and wine, this Northbridge wine bar whisks you away to another place without boarding the dreaded 20 plus hour flight. Of course the wine is always delicious, but why not discover a new cocktail, like the Basil and Aperol Spritz or the No Mafia Americano. Although if an Italian experience is what you’re after, be sure to ask for the house made limoncello. 

189 William St, Northbridge WA 6003

Pleased To Meet You

After hearing the words ‘ice cream nachos and a double side of S’mores’ how could any resist a trip to the edge of Northbridge. Pull up a stool with your friends or meet someone new at Pleased To Meet You. A bar with no signage, nor a name, simply a number for you to find. With plenty of rum, whisky and tequila options for cocktails and spirit lovers, accompany your meal with a taste of America, pulled pork sliders, tacos and empanadas are all on offer. This bar offers everything Aussies love: a cool, casual and laid back venue.

38 Roe St, Northbridge WA 6003

Shadow Wine Bar

With their boozy brunch available on weekends, why not spend more time at the Shadow Wine Bar to simple enjoy their quality wine. Hidden away from the bustle of the city, discover classic European dining. Featuring bubbles, red, white and rose from across Australia, Denmark, Italy, France, Georgia, Spain and Portugal, you can enjoy your choice of wine by the shadow or the carafe. Just be sure to order a meal or a small plate to accompany your drinks.

214 William St, Perth WA 6000

Wine | Courtesy of Shadow Wine Bar

Wine | Courtesy of Shadow Wine Bar

Sneaky Tony’s

The sneakiest addition to Perth’s late night bar scene is the speakeasy rum bar, Sneaky Tony’s. Located in a hidden location just behind Pleased To Meet You, you will notice a peep-hole in which you must provide the password to get in. This popular venue serves many rum flavoured drinks, along with some others to keep the non-rum drinkers happy. This is without a doubt ‘as sneaky as a drink can get.’

101 James St (Enter via Nicks Lane), Northbridge 6003

Hey, everyone it's time for some Rum! #sneakytonys #happyfriday #rum

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The Standard

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, head to The Standard. For stunning views of the surroundings, head outdoors to their deck, perfectly suitable for catching the rays over a jug of Pimms in the summer. Likewise, they also offer wine by the carafe, craft beer, rosé and cocktail choices that can be enjoyed with one of their modern Aussie food meals.

28 Roe St, Northbridge WA 6003

The Standard | © Rebecca Mansell

The Standard | © Rebecca Mansell