The best wine courtyards around Perth just begging for a vino with friends

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You’ve done the Perth beer gardens tour, and now you’re looking for something a little more refined, a little more…sophisticated?

Honestly, we just got halfway through our beer gardens article and realised there’s actually heaps of cool little courtyards around Perth perfect for sipping on a few vinos with your pals, so decided to split the two up! And in the interest of keeping things fresh, we’ve updated the list with a couple of brand-spankin’ new joints that we’ve already fallen head over heels for – Salud!


Taking over the well-loved site once home to X-Wray, Patio has been quietly become one of Freo’s best drinking holes since opening at the end of 2022. They straddle the line between easy breezy casualness and serious drops, with a drinks list that boasts both Swannie longnecks and a section labelled “Italian Boujie”. On the eats front, their “all the time” menu is reliably delicious featuring house made focaccia with dollops of ricotta, giardiniera, meatballs, chips – but the real excitement comes from their pop ups with local chefs and cooks.

Patio Fremantle

4/3-13 Essex Street, Fremantle


After opening softly-softly earlier in the year for morning brews, Copia and their hidden city courtyard have extended their offering to after-work tipples! Located on the Terrace (of course) in the schmick OneNinety building, expect to enjoy a thoughtfully curated selection of international wine, and some bottle-friendly snacks to nibble on (think oysters, charcuterie, gildas). During the day, you can still enjoy coffee (including self-serve tap and go batch brew for when you’re in a rush) alongside comfortingly familiar classics like a coronation chicken and lettuce bap or a cheeky slice of Basque cheesecake in the courtyard.

Copia Perth

190 St George’s Terrace, Perth


In case you missed the memo, Subi is back and bubblier than ever, and Lums is one of its brightest shining stars. They take their wine incredibly seriously while keeping the vibes very friendly and helpful – enjoy a superlative range of quality artisanals and pet nats sitting comfortably alongside all the classics. While the pint-sized parklet out the front is a great spot to watch the world go by, there’s also an itty-bitty courtyard out the back!

Perth's best wine courtyards, Lums, Subiaco

433 Hay Street, Subiaco


Since it opened, we’ve barely paused in extolling the virtues of Casa – and neither has anyone else. The dynamic menu, which suits both a quick snack with wine in the courtyard or a longer, more sumptuous feast – is always-changing and geographically, deliciously travelling through regions. On the go? Drop by their pizza pop up next door for a pie you won’t forget about any time soon.

399 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn


So the Scarborough Esplanade has copped a bit of a bad rap lately, and if you’re looking to give it a little space then why not head a little east for the laidback surrounds of SKØL. Ever since opening, it become a fast favourite for locals – and to be fair, once you’ve spent a lazy afternoon in its Scandinavian-inspired surrounds indulging in a few cocktails and tasty share plates you’ll understand why. Once the weather cools, head upstairs to their cosy wine loft and keep the vibes going year-round!

35 Ewen Street, Scarborough

Vincent Wine

Vincent Wine has been a big winner ever since opening in 2021 in its delightful corner at the top end of William Street. Bringing casual Parisian vibes, their wine list is 200-strong with a focus on France, along with plenty of homegrown specialties. The courtyard is just perfect in the afternoon sun, the vibe is wonderfully un-pretentious, and the food is delish – see you there.

465 William Street, Perth


Located on Stirling Highway, Pep’s promises to be “your home away from home” with its warm and inviting interiors and sunny, petite courtyard. Great for a relaxed Sunday afternoon, park up with a charcuterie board and bottle of your favourite wine at this Peppy Grove wine bar.

492 Stirling Highway, Peppermint Grove

St Brigid

A stylish bar from the team behind Mrs Brown, Mechanics and Propeller, St Brigid has all the winning elements from their previous ventures, including a sunny and chic courtyard designed by Finespun Architects – but most importantly, a warm and welcoming vibe. Add in that elite snack game? It’s no wonder the locals are such fans!

Perth's best wine courtyards, St Brigid, Doubleview

257 Scarborough Beach Road, Doubleview

Corner Dairy

There’s obviously something in the water in Doubleview, and with the opening of these great small bars… Maybe we should be moving? Another significant enticement to the area is cosy neighbourhood spot, The Corner Dairy. Easy, breezy; a dependable drop-in. That’s the vision for the Corner Dairy – and one we’re pretty keen on, especially when paired with that sunny alfresco.

Perth's best wine courtyards, Corner Dairy, Doubleview

260 Woodside Street, Doubleview

Albert’s Respite and Refreshments

There’s something about the Bread and Circuses gang that just knows how to nail a homey neighbourhood spot. As well as the aforementioned St Brigid, they’ve also taken over what used to be the Stanley, transforming it into Albert’s Respite and Refreshments back in 2021. It’s still got some of that living-room feel, but a little bit sleeker, a little bit more refined – maybe the living room of your bougie friend. 

Perth's best wine courtyards, Albert's, Wembley

294 Cambridge Street, Wembley

Jetty Bar & Eats

Okay, we might be pushing the limits here, but we cannot resist including East Freo’s resident waterside drinking hole Jetty. Perched on the East Street jetty, it’s an ideal spot to while away an afternoon in the sun, taking in the water views with a glass of wine (and maybe a cheeky couple of oysters…).

Jetty 2nd Birthday

126 Beach Street, Fremantle

King Somm

The Maylands-based masters of pino and pizza, King Somm is a ripping neighbourhood bar and has a wonderful little courtyard to boot. Their bottle shop is stacked with handpicked delights to drink in it or at home: “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 Street, Bayswater

Si Paradiso

It’s hard to go past Si’s stunning amphitheatre, which 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.

Si Paradiso 5th Birthday

1/466 Beaufort Street, Highgate

Mrs Brown Bar

North Freo fave Mrs Brown’s has been doing North Freo proud for over a decade now, and while the cosy fire inside is great in winter, their sun-drenched, leafy-green courtyard outback makes for an irresistible summer proposition. The friendly – and knowledgeable – staff will guide you through their amazing wine selection too.

241 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle

Samson’s Paddock

Samson’s Paddock may be the older kid on the Mossie Park block, yet we reckon it’s no less cool. Their food offerings are delicious, and their multi-tiered little back garden offers private little nooks at every turn.

Perth's best wine courtyards, Samson's Paddock, Mosman Park

3 Glyde Street, Mosman Park

Cottesloe Beach Hotel

So the Cott’s Beach Club might skirt the line between beer garden and wine courtyard, but its more sophisticated vibes definitely tend toward the latter. If you want to rub shoulders with the golden triangle’s finest this is the place to be on a Sunday afternoon, otherwise try to nab a seat out front and watch the sun go down in the more casual Verandah Bar.

104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe

Strange Company

We guess you’d call Strange Company more of a Vino Alfresco (patent pending) but whatever you prefer to call it, its leafy green outdoor area makes for a brilliant home base to pull up and indulge in some delightful wines (something they take a lot of pride in) or wine-friendly snacks.

5 Nairn Street, Fremantle

The Old Laundry

A bit of a hidden spot on Angove Street, while The Old Laundry has a lot of breakfast-faring fans it’s also a killer spot for an afternoon wine in their bright little courtyard. 2023 saw the venue undergo a freshen-up, with a new-look interior and reinvigorated menu – and luckily, they’ve kept the delightful courtyard!

22 Angove Street, North Perth

Little Way

Little Way has been livening up Broadway on Nedlands for a couple of years now, boasting plenty of charm thanks to its heritage-listed building location, street side vibes and beautifully shady herb garden/courtyard. While they’re pretty well catered for with regards to all booze options, their wine list is exceptional.

161 Broadway, Nedlands

Percy Flint

As far as cute courtyards go, Percy Flint’s is an absolute treat. They don’t have a massive wine list, but it is constantly rotating so no doubt you’ll find something new every time you pop in, to be enjoyed while the South Freo sun slowly sets on a warm Sunday afternoon.

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211 South Terrace, South Fremantle

The Standard

While we’re quite partial to a Sunday Lazy Susan at the Standard (say that ten times fast), their courtyard is also the perfect spot for a wine or two with mates before your night gets too out of control. An urban oasis, it’s lush while still reminding you you’re in the middle of Northbridge – in the best way.

28 Roe Street, Northbridge

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