Whether you have locked in a cheeky after work drink, or you’re looking for an impressive location to take your next Tinder date, picking a cocktail with a view is always a solid choice. There’s no better way to sink back a martini than overlooking Perth’s best views. Here is a list of the best rooftop and waterfront bars in Perth to make your next cocktail date a visual pleasure.
Hidden behind the back of William Street, Mechanics Bar remains to be one of the old faithful joints you know you can count on. The heritage listed rooftop encompasses the rustic charm of old Perth and creates the perfect atmosphere to sling back a cocktail in the sunshine (only $12 between 5pm-6pm on weekdays!)
Location: 222 William Street Northbridge 3003 (entry at rear)
Tiki as Fk
This 60s style tiki lounge is the perfect mix between a Polynesian paradise and a swinger fondue party. Sip back on your Broadfield Swizzle as you gaze out into the Perth city skyline. The tucked away courtyard makes for an intimate and inviting experience, be sure to chat to the bartenders, they make for wonderful company.
Location: 91a James Street Northbridge 6003
The pop up bar has been re-homed to a new beautiful location. Replacing Ku De Ta on Riverside Drive, the re-vamped Embargo bar overlooks the Swan river and features a large beer garden and pop up food vendors. Perfect for your next Sunday sesh, or perhaps this New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Location: 306 Riverside Dr Perth 6004
The old Emerson bar has been re-birthed into the super fun and oh so stylish Prince Lane. Enjoy overlooking the big smoke as you knock back a rendition of Australia’s favourite desert in cocktail form, the lamington martini! Head down to their weekly Saturday night “Cookie Loco” for throwback party jams.
Location: 356 Murray St, Perth 6000
Australia’s largest pub has got you covered for space, atmosphere and scenery. Parked on the Burswood peninsula, you can kick back and soak in the wide spread river views that stretch right the way out to Claisebrook. Just make sure to keep tabs on where your friends are sat before you duck off to the bathroom, this place is so massive you may struggle to find them again. Even better than the river views, you can check out all the dogs on display as the bar is dog friendly until 4pm!
Location: 1 Roger Mackay Drive, Burswood 6100
The Dock Wharf Bar
Back only for the month of December and located right on the waterfront in Fremantle, this pop up bar is so charming and super fun. Supporting all local food vendors, let your tastebuds have a party over the likes of Bantastic Mi, Phat Pharaoh and Sunday Smoke ups by Grilla Warefare BBQ. I hear their espresso martini slushies are next level.
Location: 1 Peter Hughes Drive Fremantle 6160
Don’t let all the suits on the rooftop at Print Hall scare you away from this classy gem. Bobs bar might be in the business side of town but it sure has a sweet view, yummy burgers and second to none sangria.
Location: Upstairs of Print Hall, 125 St Georges Terrace Perth 6000
Hidden away from the concrete jungle, this place is greener than your grandmas back garden. Perfect spaces created for your next function, they have rooms and areas dedicated to different capacities. This year they are having a rooftop New Year’s Eve cocktail party, what better way to bring in 2019 than at a rooftop bar, cocktail in hand.
Location: Top floor, Hibernian Place. 40 Irwin Street Perth 6000
QT Rooftop Bar
Stationed above one of Perth’s newest luxury hotels, the QT Rooftop bar can be enjoyed by not just hotel guests, but anyone looking for a unique encounter. Anyone who knows the QT brand also knows that the experience of the guests is paramount. Expect to be impressed by impeccable service, a decadent food menu, and divine cocktails. Did I forget to mention it’s also home to one of the best views of Perth?
Location: Level 18/133 Murray Street Perth 6000
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What was once Squire’s Fortune has now become Peach Pit, Scarborough’s newest watering hole. Laid back and Stylish, the venue captures the beach bum vibe perfectly. Based right on the esplanade you can delight your taste buds with a Long Chim inspired cocktail while keeping your eye out for whales!
Location: 18 The Esplanade Scarborough 6019
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