There’s only one thing we might love more than our beaches in Perth and that’s a big beautiful beer garden on a Sunday afternoon.
Luckily there is plenty of them to perch up at, and here’s 14 of the best:
Already one of Perth’s best spots for an outdoor bev, the recently renovated PICA Bar has truly levelled up with an expanded outdoor decking area and bar. Somehow they’ve managed to lose none of their old charm, whilst upgrading everything to make it one of, if not the best watering holes in Northbridge.
Photo via Perfect Strangers
51 James St, Northbridge
If you like your beer garden with a side of rock’n’roll, Badlands surprisingly lush beer garden should be top of your list. Bands rock out inside while you pull up outside in a nice spacious garden bar, featuring tunes pumping and awesome food from the “Eat Yard”, plus it’s open all the way through til 2am.
1/3 Aberdeen St, Perth
Given its inner city location, it’s actually super impressive how massive Market Grounds’ beer garden has become. The whole venue is huge, but their table-and-chair-filled beer gardens have recently become even bigger. Expanding right through until April 2021, they’ve got festivals and all sorts going on over summer.
10 Telethon Ave, Perth
Given its unassuming position along Beaufort St it can be easy to forget about The Brisbane, but it should be right back on your radar as summer approaches with its beautiful beer garden. Walking through the front gates into the beer garden is almost like stepping into a tropical Bali bar, minus the drunk, annoying Aussies and plus the friendly, chilled locals.
292 Beaufort St, Perth
The Garden by name and the big, outdoor beer garden by nature, this Leederville locale has held strong in the area while many venues have fallen by the wayside. Even though it’s big it still manages to get pretty busy on the weekends with a lot of groups, so if you’re in that category booking ahead would be a wise option!
742 Newcastle St, Leederville
Walking past the front of The Standard it can be easy to forget this Northbridge haunt actually has a pretty damn stunning back beer garden. It makes for a wonderful place to chill on Sunday arvos, but if you feel like dancing pop in on the weekend when things get a little rowdier later on.
28 Roe St, Northbridge
The Lucky Shag
Ok so not so much a garden more like a deck, The Lucky Shag’s outdoor space is literally on top of the river with some incredible views of the Swan and South Perth. Not content with those views, pop up to the top deck for an even better look at our fine city, while your indulge in something from their excellent menu.
Barrack St Jetty, Perth
The Windsor Hotel
Not only is The Windsor Hotel’s Garden Bar the best beer garden in South Perth, it’s even packing its own microbrewery – Ogden’s Brewery. Brewed smack bang in the middle of the garden, you can watch headbrewer Mark in action while you down some of his amber ales. Head there on a Sunday for DJs, cheap cocktails, fresh oysters and a $2 BBQ – sold!
112 Mill Point Rd, South Perth
Before the cool kids take over the place later in the night with their rocking and rolling music and discotheque parties, The Bird’s backyard is a beaut spot for a sun-soaked beer. Lucky’s Tuck Shop will keep you fed with Nashville-style chicken, while the bartenders will mix you whatever you like.
181 William St, Northbridge
For some glorious sunshine combined with South Perth river views, The Raffles’ massive beer garden should do just the trick. As you can imagine given its size it gets pretty busy on the weekends, but fortunately they’ve got plenty of bars with plenty of taps to handle it.
70-72 Canning Beach Rd, Applecross
The only thing better than one beer garden is two, and that’s what you get at Victora Park fave The Balmoral. Out the back provides shady green surrounds and a huge TV for sport, while the front bar is about as good as you get for people watching along the bustling Albany Hwy strip.
901 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
The leafy green surrounds of the Rosemount Hotel’s beer garden have been a North Perth staple for years, and the fact you can hardly find a seat on the weekends even though it’s huge is testament to that. Add regular live acoustic acts and DJs to go with a ripper modern Aussie pub menu and you’ve got a winner.
459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth
And when it comes to people watching, it’s hard to beat perching up on a high table in The Queens’ front beer garden and watching Beaufort Street walk by on a Sunny afternoon. There’s always something going on at the Queens, and it gets pretty busy as the sun stays up for longer, so make sure you book ahead for bigger groups.
520 Beaufort St, Highgate
The Left Bank
When it comes to watching a Freo sunset over the river it’s hard to go past The Left Bank’s tree-filled beer garden. Make sure you get down early as it gets very busy on the weekends…well most of the time actually! But it’s worth it in summer as the seabreeze gently drifts off the river and you watch the world go by.
15 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle
Ocean Beach Hotel
Controversial to include the OBH here and not Cott Beach Hotel? We’re saving the latter for something else we’re working on, and besides the Obie’s huge beer garden has been synonymous with Perth’s biggest Sunday sesh for decades now. Sunset views out the front, sports bar and lush green decking out the back – perfect.
140 Marine Pde, Cottesloe
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