Perhaps we’re biased (okay we’re obviously biased), but Perth has a pretty incredible small and wine bar scene.
This was only going to be a fairly short list, but just kept going and going.
We’re sure you’ve visited a few, but hopefully there’s a couple of new ones to discover, and we’re sure there’s a couple we’ve missed – let us know if so!
Shadow Wine Bar
Adding a touch of class to the Northbridge party strip, Shadow is the place to go for a little slice of sophisticated wining and dining.
Knowledgeable waiters will help pair your food and wine, and if you want to make a night of it why not nab a room at the Alex Hotel upstairs.
214 William St, Perth
Petition Wine Merchant
If its intimate, inner-city vibes you’re chasing with someone who knows her wine, it’s hard to go past Emma Farrelly’s carefully curated selection at Petition
The impressive wall of wine might look intimidating, but let the super friendly and knowledgeable staff take your taste buds for a trip around the globe.
State Buildings, St Georges Tce &, Barrack St, Perth
Mummucc’s sparse layout, friendly atmosphere and elegantly simple menu all set the scene for you to really indulge in your love of wine.
Their VINO btg menu is literally six pages long (and not even the full deal), so make sure you bring your tasting cap and have a chat with the all-knowing staff.
46/56 Grantham St, Wembley
An impressive blend of Italian dining infused with the spirit of fresh WA produce, head chef Alexandra Haynes has you covered on the eats front.
And when it comes to wines, Sommelier Jeremy Prus stocks an award-winning offering of only the finest Italian and Australia offerings.
77 St Georges Terrace, Perth
The Heritage Wine Bar
Another sophisticated CBD delight, The Heritage Wine Bar has over 100 wines by the glass for you to work through, featuring winemakers local, national and international.
You’ll need a bite to eat to help you along the way, and Chef Matthew Carulei’s offering will satisfy tastebuds both refined and unassuming.
131 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Another Perth Is OK pleasure, it’s hard to resist the South Freo sun combined with the Madalena’s staff’s relaxed vibe.
Don’t mistake the casual vibe for a lack of knowledge however; they know their wines, and will find you the exact right drop you’re looking for to go with their delicious seafood offerings.
406 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Wines Of While
We do dither on about this place a lot, and the fact it’s basically impossible to find a seat an hour after they open every day is testament to its popularity.
Known for impeccably-sourced natty wines and alfresco dining in the sun up the top of William Street.
458 William St, Perth
Must Wine Bar
This Beaufort Street staple has continued to thrive while others in the area have struggled, and their extensive wine list has a lot to do with it.
Paired with their delicious, French-infused menu and you’ll find yourself wiling away a few hours here in the blink of an eye.
519 Beaufort St, Highgate
Whisper Wine Bar
A bit of a hidden secret in the middle of Freo, Whisper does France right, with big baguettes and a bigger wine list set amongst a stunning restored limestone mill.
You might not be able to travel to Europe at the moment, but Whisper will certainly have you feeling about as well-travelled as anywhere around Perth.
1/15 Essex St, Fremantle
La Madonna Nera
Having the misfortune of opening just before COVID hasn’t slowed La Madonna Nera down one bit, offering one of the most delightfully intimate dining experiences Perth has to offer.
If you’re a fan of carefully curated, Italian-sourced wines then you’ll find plenty of friends at La Madonna Nera, and they’ll be happy to take you for a journey all over the boot-shaped peninsula.
1/155 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn
The Maylands-based masters of pino and pizza, King Somm is a neighbourhood bar in its purest form.
They sell it best: “Lo-fi, small batch, natural, new world, old world, local, international, vegan…whatever the label, as long as the wine is of exceptional quality and delicious, we will drink it (and sell it, of course!).”
13 King William St, Bayswater
This Fremantle fave’s leafy alfresco area and interior makes for a pretty irresistible home base to pull up and indulge in some delightful wines, something they take a lot of pride in.
If you want to make a real night of it, may we suggest some afternoon wines at Strange Company, before sipping a couple of cocktails at their brother venue, Ronnie Nights.
5 Nairn St, Fremantle
North Birdge Wine Store & Dining Room
Another relatively new kid on the block, North Birdge Wine Store has taken up residence next door to The Bird, and are ready to help you find the perfect, locally produced vino.
They love looking for specialty drops produced locally and by the little guy, and their friendly sommelier will happily guide you their extensive range to drink there or take home.
175 William St, Northbridge
Perth’s favourite amphitheatre will transport you to the Amalfi coast with not only their décor, but love of fine wine.
It can be easy to lose a day here, sipping on wines and dining on delicious breads and pizza in the afternoon, before switching into Italo disco mode when the sun goes down.
1/446 Beaufort St, Highgate
Tiny’s bright and bustling vibe makes the perfect place to catch up with friends for a drink, and their extensive drinks list specialises in small-batch wines.
There’s a good chance you’ll want to hang around though, with the excellent Feed Me option a winner at $54, although you might find their Rotisserie Lilydale Chicken with gravy, nudja, bread sauce and drippings potatoes a little too irresistible.
QV1, Cnr Hay & Milligan Street Perth
Mrs Brown Bar
Mrs Brown’s has been doing the neighbourhood bar right for over a decade with a warm, cosy open fire inside and a sun-drenched courtyard, there’s something for every season.
The friendly – and knowledgeable – staff will guide you through their amazing wine selection, while Flipside next door will guide you through a tasty burger and fries selection.
241 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle