We said it in 2019, and we’ll keep saying it: beer is big business, and so it’s no wonder Perth has seen it’s fair share of top-shelf breweries pop up over the years. And with craft beer becoming more popular than ever, we’re fortunate to have a raft of new brewhouses and pubs popping up in recent years to cater to beer lovers big and small. In typically well-researched fashion, here’s a slew of our favourite brewpubs old, new, north and south:
Blasta Brewing Company
Blasta Brewing Company in Burswood is open from 7am everyday (although we suggest you just nab a delicious Blasta Coffee at that time), only a short walk from Burswood Traino and Optus Stadium. With a huge beer hall, cruiey outdoor area and well-matched food, you can put some serious time in here over spring and summer. With regards to their beer selection, well “blasta” is Scottish for delicious, so go forth and taste young braveheart!
84-88 Goodwood Parade, Burswood
Nowhereman Brewing Co.
Nestled amidst the getting cooler-by-the-day surrounds of West Leederville, Nowhereman Brewing has been getting it done since 2017. With four golden staples and a murderers’ row of exceptional limited releases, it’s more than worth the short walk from central Leederville. Some nifty pub meal deals on Tuesday and Wednesdays, and the World’s Least Shit Pub Trivia on Thursdays only sweeten the deal.
25 Harrogate Street, West Leederville
Otherside Brewing Co.
If you’ve been to a summer music festival the past couple of years there’s a good chance you’ve imbibed a tasty Otherside tinny. Since opening, the brewery has gone from strength to strength, bringing those music festival vibes every week – rocking and rolling from Wednesdays to Sundays, with tours and tunes on the weekends. They’ve also got a Brew Shed at their sister venue Freo.Social, offering up a plenty of new limited-edition flavours.
Blaikie Street, Myaree
Bright Tank Brewing Co.
Bright Tank in East Perth is the brainchild of husband/wife team Mathew Moore and Gemma Sampson, who together with their brewers and chefs have crafted the perfect hangout space. With monthly Beergustations to guide you through their selection, Bright Tank is fast-becoming the place to be on Brown Street. Their Assalted Peach Gose is a favourite of ours, but they’re always coming out with a limited edition brew to get the taste buds buzzing.
100 Brown Street, East Perth
Northbridge & Whitfords Brewing Co. by Beerland
Taking over the heart of Northbridge and Whitford City’s new food precinct, Northbridge Brewing Co. and Whitfords Brewing Co. bring pure pub vibes to both venues. Master brewer Ken Arrowsmith has crafted an epic selection to suite all tastes at both venues, and once you combine it with cruisy modern pub fare it’s just a choice of which you prefer: Northbridge people watching or Indian Ocean Views on the Whitfords Skydeck.
44 Lake St, Northbridge
Westfield Whitford City, Hillarys
Running With Thieves
Life’s a funny old thing, ain’t it? You have all these grand plans to launch your brand new venue, with a restaurant, brewery and distillery, and then… well, 2020. After a brief stint pivoting to producing hand sanitiser, November of 2020 saw Running With Thieves finally able to open, for real. As well as a micro-brewery, the space also contains a distillery producing both gin and vodka varieties, plus a retail outlet for you to take all those goodies home.
218 Marine Terrace, South Fremantle
Part of Westfield Carousel’s pretty epic upstairs food and drink precinct, Waverley Brewhouse more than holds its own on the nanobrewery front. Fresh, unpasteurised brews straight from tank to table are matched only by Waverley Brewhouse’s massive menu. A huge array of share plates, pizzas, burgers and other mains along with grill options… it’ll take you a while to work your way through, and probably a few belt notches too.
Westfield Carousel, 1382 Albany Highway, Cannington
The Generous Squire
This CBD staple has the full range of James Squire beers and ciders on tap to go with regular limited release drops. Open every day ’til late, they have some cracking meal deals during the week, and also offer beer master classes for the budding microbrewers out there.
397 Murray Street, Perth
Feral Brewing Co.
Feral has a ferocious commitment to brewing excellent beer. While many would wax lyrical about all of it’s crafty qualities, these guys are just focused on one thing: is it good? And honestly, if you haven’t spent an afternoon downing Hop Hogs, we don’t know what to tell you – but you haven’t really lived. Head to the brewpub to enjoy their beloved brews, as well as some food that pairs perfectly to the chilled out vibes.
152 Haddrill Road, Baskerville
Seasonal Brewing Company
Seasonal Brewing Co. fills the hole in our heart we didn’t even know we had. Beer, sunshine, good food… if that’s not what Perth is about, I don’t know what is. Occupying a hundred-year-old building that was once a mechanic’s garage, Seasonal manages to balance the casual, neighbourhood spirit with a commitment to quality. Brewing on-site, the bar offers over 18 taps of craft beer, plus plenty of natural wine and spirits for those more inclined, while an aptly seasonal menu veers towards well-executed comfort and pub favourites.
175 Guildford Road, Maylands
Header image: Running With Thieves