Perth Is OK! Day 2022: Knock Off Early And Enjoy A Bevvie In The Sunshine
Perth Is OK! is for the people. And that’s just one reason we think it’s absolutely bloody criminal that almost all of our public holidays are wasted on the winter months.
So we’ve decided that enough is enough, and we’re creating our own. Each year on the first Friday of summer, we’ll be knocking off early, heading to the pub, and celebrating the start of the festive season, beers-in-the-sunshine season, beach-every-morning season.
Of course, we’re lucky enough to be the ones who came up with this hair-brained scheme in the first place – so we can say with certainty that our bosses will be at the pub, too. Perhaps your boss needs a little push in the right direction? Say less, bestie. We’ve even knocked up a handy permission slip for you to slide onto their desk, just so you’ve got it all in writing and official.
If you need any convincing, however – we’ve got you covered with some drink specials around town to tempt you away from your desk:
Cast your vote in the eternal debate of north vs. south. Furaibo will be slinging two limited edition Perth Is OK! Day cocktails: a SOR Sour and NOR Golden Colada, each $18.
A classic day in the making deserves a classic cocktail! For Perth Is OK! Day, CBD classic Bar Lafayette will be offering their House Negroni for $10.
There’s tough competition for an iconic WA beer, but Single Fin has got to be at the top of the pile. Head to W Churchill to get 2 Single Fins for the price of 1.
If you really can’t leave your desk until 5, never fear: the folks at Liberty Alive are kicking things off at 5PM with 50% off ANY first drink – all you have to do is share a photo of the event on your social media, tagging @perthisok and @LibertyAlive and showing a screenshot as proof. Cheers to that!
Soak up the sun with a waterfront view at Jetty – these masters of Mediterranean feasting are offering their signature Afternoon Aperitivos for just $10!
The gang at Bark are getting the summer off to a good start with espresso martinis for only 12 bucks!
This Inglewood fave is hooking everyone up with $35 judges of Aperol Spritz and Aperitivo Misto! Cin cin!
You’ll be getting bang for your buck at Besk, who are also collaborating with Republic of Fremantle for their Fields Forever cocktail – which will set you back just $18.
One of the CBD’s newest additions, Betty’s Burgers will not only hook you up with a delicious burg, but $6 drinks – choose from a Betty’s Beer brewed by Pirate Life, WA-made Small Things vino or a decadent thick shake.
Subi’s local will be serving up Millionaire’s Margaritas for $15 – and you don’t have to be a millionaire to get in on that!
Enjoy a Greek flavour to Perth Is OK! Day with a $5 Samaras Ouzo or Rakomelo.
It’s aperitivo time at Canteen! Not only are they serving up $12 Spritzes and Negronis, $8 prosecco and Stone & Wood Pacific Ale tins, you can pair it with some tasty treats from their aperitivo menu which are all under $16 – including olives, oysters, mortadella, caprese and margherita pizza.
Or, trot down the road to il Lido, who are putting on a roster of classic spritzes for just $12 each, plus $10 classic negronis.
This English-style gastro pub is brightening up the afternoon with two cocktails on offer, only $15 each:
La vie en Rosé
Rose petal infused Belvedere vodka with house made rose liqueur, a touch of lemon and topped up with Clandestine Rosé Prosecco. Bubbles, rose and vodka; what’s not to love!?
Beefeater 24 London Dry Gin, with fresh lychee, earl grey reduction, lemon and egg white to fluff it up. Light, summery and fun.
Tapas and happy hour – name a better combo! Between 3 and 5PM, you’ll get a free pintxo with each drink purchased.
These Northbridge rabble-rousers are keeping you well fed and well watered, with $5 Sh*t Cans and half price pizza slices!
CBD favourite Tiny’s is upping the cocktail game with two corkers on offer:
El Cielo – A modern take on a classic Pina Colada, served up for a more tight and boozy package made courtesy of Jacob Chiplinski, $15
Thymes Essence – A Light and tangy Limoncello spritz topped with a Thyme soda made in house by Ella Hamilton, $15
You’ll also be able to get your hands on gin and tonics made with Haiver’s WA Daily gin for only $7!
Northbridge’s party paradise The Rechabite is offering their delectable prawn burger with tap beer or house wine for just $20!
We’ll put it on record: any boss who sacks anyone for knocking off early on Perth Is OK! Day is a bum!
If you’re more of an early riser, you can also celebrate the start of summer with an extra-special, refreshing morning dip – but we’ll tell you all about that soon.