’70s-inspired listening bar Ode To Sirens is now open in Freo

Ode To Sirens, Fremantle
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Catching a glimpse of Freo’s latest opening, Ode to Sirens, is a bit like catching a glimpse into a Freo from the past…

There’s a certain mismatched charm to it that reminds us of long afternoons of our youth, whiling away the hours at long-gone favourites La Tropicana or X-Wray.

Ode To Sirens, Fremantle

And while we’re not quite reminiscing about the 1970s (we’re not that old), the bar has drawn big inspiration from the era – not least with the analog hi-fi setup that plays only records, reels to reels and tapes. (No Spotify-generated “chill wine vibes” playlists to be found here, that’s for sure!)

Fittingly, walls are decked out with rows and rows of record storage and album art – which we think will be equally attractive to both crate-diggers and selfie-takers.

Ode To Sirens, Fremantle
Ode To Sirens, Fremantle
Ode To Sirens, Fremantle

Situated within the front bar of the iconic P&O Building on Freo’s High Street, the venue is the latest venture from Daniel Goodsell, one of the key figures behind some of Perth’s most beloved diners over the past 15-odd years – Balthazar, Il Lido, Gordon Street Garage, Bread in Common, Billie H and more.

Here, the record-spinning is accompanied by an approachable drinks list that satisfies both the hint of old-school pub vibes the bar maintains (read: you can get a pony of Swanny D) and the more urbane drinkers – think craft cans, natty wines and retro cocktails, perhaps best enjoyed in the incredibly orange courtyard.

Ode To Sirens, Fremantle
Ode To Sirens, Fremantle

On the food front, the kitchen will be serving up a selection of what Daniel tells us will be “super fresh, Greek-centric” bites, “perfect for grazing or hanging by yourself”: warm pita, hommus and fresh herbs, smoked eggplant with tahini, haloumi saganaki, lamb yiro and more.

Ode to Sirens is open now, and is located at 25 High Street, Fremantle.

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