It’s fair to say that while we love sharing all the great shiny new bars around town, we’re absolute suckers for a good old fashioned dive bar. A little bit dark, a little bit down and dirty (the good kind of dirty), we love lurking in the shadows with a dark and stormy cocktail wherever we can find one.
Enter Obsidian: Perth’s only dedicated bar made for the alternative, a venue that doesn’t discriminate, loves their riffs big, nights dark and cocktails even darker. Crawling into the former grave of The Classroom, and more recently Akademi, on Charles Street in North Perth, Obsidian offers a carefully-curated selection of music, food and cocktails courtesy of some of Perth’s friendliest bartenders.
Along with killer cocktails like their signature Black Magic (tequila, lime, agave, coconut + charcoal) and the Five Finger Fruit Punch (white rum, lime, mango, vanilla, apple + absinthe), both dangerously delicious, think Americana comfort cooking when it comes to food. We’re talking a cheesesteak hoagie that’ll knock your socks off, a monster chicken chimichanga or slightly lighter scotch fillet street tacos, to name but a few mouthwatering offerings.
On any given night you can expect to hear anything from Placebo, Tool and Metallica to Chelsea Wolfe and back-when-they-were-good Hottest 100 mixes courtesy of Perth’s best alt DJs. Plus on different nights you can expect video game challenges or heavy music karaoke, but always good times with good people.
Oh and we can’t forget the Pentagram Pizzas, a slice of style over function to be sure, but good, tasty fun all the same:
Obsidian Alternative Bar is open Tuesday-Saturday from 6pm, and is located at 1/356 Charles St, North Perth.