Like any CBD worth its salt, Perth’s central business district isn’t lacking for a great pub or two. There are a number of places ready and willing to sling you a fresh frothy, whether it’s for a lunch meeting, post-5pm pints, or just ‘cause!
Here’s a bunch of great pubs around the Perth CBD worth popping in to grab a nice cold one.
43 Below is an inner city sanctum for many, offering a respite from the busy city streets with a warm, cosy feeling room that’s actually a refurbishment of Perth’s oldest bar – The Alhambra from the 1920s. Featuring a heap of tap beer options and a nice hearty menu, try your best not to get stuck there for the arvo after a sneaky lunch beer.
43 Barrack St, Perth
If it’s more old-timey times you’re looking for, W Churchill in Brookfield Place is heavily inspired by its namesake and serving quality food and booze options. A popular lunch spot, their gastro-pub menu is a nice mix of the classics and more modern fair, all reasonably priced. They’ve good selection of beers, along with more than a hundred gin varieties.
125 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA
We’re not short on Irish pubs around Perth, and Durty Nelly’s down Shafto lane is one of the best! It was actually designed and constructed in Ireland before being shipped to Perth, making it pretty darn authentic. Throw in a hearty Beef & Guinness Pie, washed down with an even heartier pint of Guinness, and it doesn’t get much luckier Durty Nelly’s.
397 Murray St, Perth
City Beer Hall
City Beer Hall by name, city beer hall by nature! This no muss, no fuss pub is pretty much as advertised – a nice big hall in the city serving over 15 beers on tap. The kicker is, you won’t find a single pint over $10 or a middy over $5.50 – which is some serious value for money in this day’n’age. They also do some great lunch specials, and have been a welcome edition to the city’s increasingly buzzing west end over the past couple of years.
16 Milligan Street, Perth
Like we said, we’re not wanting for Irish pubs and Fenians down on Adelaide Tce is a big, lively alternative to Nelly’s. Bringing a huge range of beers and classic pub fare, it becomes a bustling bar on the weekends with live music and sports on the big screens. If you’ve got a hankering for a parmi the size of a bodyboard, head along to Fenians.
221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
The Generous Squire
For the James Squire-loving gentleman, The Generous Squire is a fully-functioning microbrewery that also specialises in killer burgers. Their meat and bun options have been paired with the extensive James Squire tap beer range. With happy hour from 5-6pm every weekday and some very tempting bottomless group packages, you best clear the afternoon when saddling up to the Squire.
397 Murray St, Perth
If it’s a busy CBD beer garden you’re after, The Globe is the place to be. Located in the original 1880’s Globe Hotel, it’s one of the oldest remaining pubs in Perth and honours that heritage well. Their modern Australian menu keeps things simple but tasty, plus they offer some great packages like the Footy Game Day and Prosecco Fountain Brunch options.
95/497 Wellington St, Perth
Set away from the main path on Hay St, you’d be forgiven for missing this CBD oasis that is surprisingly expansive once you’re inside. Leafy green walls, dimly lit dining setups, open-air verandahs perfect for the afterwork catchup – it’s got a nice little corner for you and your crew, wherever you look.
888 Hay St, Perth
The Grosvenor Hotel
If you’re around the eastern end of the CBD The Grosvenor Hotel’s leafy beer garden is hard to go past. Set amongst the Perth Mint precinct, the all-are-welcome vibe makes it a great place to stop in for a feed. Packing high-end pub fare along with established classics catered for all dietary requirements, it’s the perfect catch-up spot.
339 Hay St, Perth
Belgian Beer Cafe
One of the CBD’s most consistent – and beloved – beerhouses, the Belgian Beer Cafe’s commitment to providing an authentic experience has stood the test of time. It’s hard to go past their huge selection of Belgian beers and eats, which can make it a dangerous proposition for one of those work lunches that “runs a bit late”.
Corner King & Murray St, Perth
And speaking of killer re-do’s, Perth’s iconic Royal Hotel roared back to life in 2019 and hasn’t looked back since. The fit-out has kept the old-timey, heritage vibe of the joint (which was built in 1882), making it a most aesthetically pleasing time at the pub. With a variety of different spaces to frequent, friendly bar staff and a variety of booze options, it’s a great place to pull up and watch the city go by.
531 Wellington St, Perth
When you name your bar after Australian icon Bob Hawke, you’ve got pint sculling-sized boots to fill. Luckily Bob’s above Print Hall in Brookfield Place is more than up to the task. It’s super relaxed and casual in what can sometimes feel like a stuffy part of town, with a ravishing range of burgers and pizzas to go with a killer craft beer selection and great happy hour deals to boot.
Print Hall Building Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace
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Header Image: The Royal