From natty wine novices to craft beer crusaders, these boutique bottle shops can hook you up with some of the best booze in town.
The Wine Thief
This suburban West Leederville bottle shop is like a shimmering treasure trove. With a lovingly curated collection of wine, beer, cider and spirits, this is the perfect spot to pick up something unique – particularly if you’re looking for something beautifully packaged to gift someone special. Make sure to drop into the attached Coffee Thief for a killer coffee if it’s a bit early in the day to crack open the vino.
69 McCourt Street, West Leederville
The Re Store
It goes without saying, but if you’re looking for good eating and good drinking, the Re Store should be top of your list. The Leederville store is home to an extensive bottle shop, with both local and international drops available. Drop by for a chat to resident expert Nick and you’ll be sure to leave with a new favourite tipple, and make sure to mark your calendars for their legendary annual 30% liquor sale.
231 Oxford Street, Leederville
You only need to drop in to King Somm on a weeknight to see just how popular this neighbourhood wine bar and shop has become. If you can’t quite manage to get there in time to grab a table (potentially a competitive sport at this point), pick up a takeaway pizza and have a browse of their shelves for a bottle to take home.
13 King William Street, Bayswater
The highly anticipated Besk has finally opened in West Leederville, and what an opening. This huge, refurbished space includes a 200-seat bar-restaurant-cafe, as well as a bottle shop with a rotating selection of local and international producers. Owners are Mane Liquor’s Elliot Moore and architect Ben Braham, so you know the fit-out’s gonna be great and the booze selection even better.
264 Railway Parade, West Leederville
Wise Child Wine Store
Tucked away on a leafy corner in North Freo, Wise Child is a family-run bottle shop with a big focus on organic and naturally fermented wines. This light-filled, white brick corner store is one of the most pleasant bottle shops to drop into for some A grade service – but for those further afield than Freo, head to their online store to suss out their offerings, and maybe take advantage of that free shipping deal?
28 Thompson Road, North Fremantle
Tiny’s Liquor Emporium
Perth’s tiniest, chicest bottle shop brought to you by the biggest hospo guns. This CBD treasure trove has walls stacked high with over 300 international and local wines, as well as hard-to-find craft beers, spirits and curiosities. Grab a bottle takeaway or slide up to their 12-seat bar.
QV1, Entry via Milligan Street, Perth
Mane Liquor isn’t just about beer. It’s about an abundance of beer, aisles and aisles of the good stuff. Sure, they’ve also got an impressive selection of wine and spirits, but this bottle shop is the craft beer mecca of WA.
237 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont
Old Bridge Cellars
“So, what are we drinking?” asks Old Bridge Cellars’ awning. “One of everything”, you will reply on the way out. This North Freo spot has been around for yonks, and you’re sure to leave with something you never expected – it might even be a North Street Store cinnamon bun, or a La Paleta icecream. The drinks pairing you never knew you needed.
221 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle
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Cover photo of King Somm in Bayswater