Perth’s best beer gardens

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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, here’s a bunch to keep you quench your thirst:

CENTRAL/NORTH

Picabar

Already one of Perth’s best spots for an outdoor bev, Picabar truly levelled up with an expanded outdoor decking area and bar a few years ago. It’s probably Perth’s most perfect people watching location, welcomes all comers and has a key ingredient that is so hard for so many, it just doesn’t try hard.

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51 James Street, Northbridge


Market Grounds

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.

10 Telethon Avenue, Perth


The Brisbane

Given its unassuming position along Beaufort Street 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 Street, Perth


The Standard

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.

The Standard Perth

28 Roe Street, 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 Street 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 head brewer Mark in action while you down some of his amber ales.

112 Mill Point Road, South Perth


The Bird

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.

Keep The Bird Flying High

181 William Street, Northbridge


Ruinbar

Inspired by the ruin bars of Budapest, this Northbridge haunt makes use of one of Beaufort Street’s heritage-listed storefronts. While inside has plenty of booths for more intimate catch-ups, Ruin’s beer garden is looking like one of the area’s most enticing spots to down a cold one.

165 Beaufort Street, Northbridge


Rosemount Hotel

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 Street, North Perth


The Queens

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 Street, Highgate


The Garden

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

SOUTH

The Raffles

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 Road, Applecross


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.

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15 Riverside Road, East Fremantle


Freo.Social

While we’d be guilty of thinking of Freo.Social as more of a music venue, that’s only half the equation. It’s also one of Freo’s best beer gardens, with both the beer garden and side bar to keep you fed and watered.

Parry Street, Fremantle


Percy Flint

It’s hard to go past the Percy Flint beer garden on a sunny South Freo afternoon, likewise sitting in a chesterfield by the cosy fireplace in winter. Fancy pub grub, an extensive beer, wine and cocktail list and classic laidback vibes are all part of the reason we love to pop in and see Percy whenever we can.

211 South Terrace, South Fremantle


EAST

The Balmoral

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 Highway strip.

901 Albany Highway, Victoria Park


Victoria Park Hotel

Much like the pub itself, Vic Park Hotel‘s beer garden has the best of both worlds: it’s classic, it’s timeless, yet it’s also modern. It’s leafy, yet it’s right amongst the hustle and bustle of Albany Highway. Built in 1927, it’s a pub that’s stood the test of time, and for good reason, and its revamp over the past couple of years has only enhanced its quality.

Vic Park Hotel Beer Garden

605 Albany Highway, Victoria Park


Brixton Yard

Open all the way from breakfast to dinner, five days a week, Brixton Yard has got you covered just about any time of day. Vibes are thoroughly relaxed, whether you’re grabbing a refreshing afternoon beer, an easy-breezy weeknight dinner, or an early morning brekkie.

217 Railway Parade, Maylands


Seasonal Brewing

Brewed on-site, it’s worth a visit to Seasonal just for their beers – but if you can grab a seat in the sunshine in their sweet, leafy garden? With a reuben croquette or that legendary Sunday roast? Well, that’s just idyllic.

175 Guildford Road, Maylands


The Bassendean Hotel

After a schmick new $7 million reno and two long (and thirsty) years, the Basso is back in a big way! Originally built in 1930, the classic pub has maintained its classic good looks – with the addition of a nifty new family-friendly playground, state-of-the-art sports bar, plenty of local produce on the menu and a couple of huge beer gardens.

The Bassendean Hotel Perth

25 Old Perth Road, Bassendean


Rose & Crown Hotel

Don’t leave Guildford until you have a pint at one of Western Australia’s oldest hotels. Okay, maybe there’s a ghost or two, but the Rose & Crown‘s general vibe is warm, fresh and modern with a little rustic charm on the side. Sit yourself in the classic bistro area or take in the sunshine in the leafy garden with some local live music.

105 Swan Street, Guildford 


The Guildford Hotel

After successfully re-opening in 2016 the Guildford Hotel has become a hotspot for anything from a quick weekday bevvie to all-out Sunday sessions, and the expansive beer garden is the best spot to take it all in over the warmer months.

The Guildford Hotel BBQ

159 James Street, Guildford


The Parkerville Tavern

This picturesque pub is nestled in the Hills, and makes the perfect destination for a lazy weekend drive. Sit inside by the cosy open fireplaces or soak up the sunshine in the Parky‘s beer garden – preferably with a pint in one hand and a parmi in the other.

6-18 Owen Road, Parkerville


Henley Brook Tavern

As far as top quality pubs out in the Swan Valley, the Hen is right at the top of the pecking order. Even when they’re flat out (which is often) the service is impeccable and their hearty pub fare is outstanding. And to tap it all off, they’ve got a glorious beer garden to soak up the Swan Valley sunshine in the warmer months, along with a toasty fireplace inside that’ll keep you feeling very warm and cosy during the winter months.

9810 W Swan Road, Henley Brook


Bailey Brewing Co.

Given our penchant for regular trips up to Perth’s wine country, it makes sense for there to be a few spots that cater to the whole family. Bailey Brewing Co. is big, family-friendly and full of great beer and bites everyone can enjoy. There’s plenty of grassed area for romping, the playground is second to none, and you’ll find it very easy to wile away a sunny Sunday arvo here while the kids hopefully tucker ’emselves out by dinner time.

Entwined in the Valley spring festival

9861 West Swan Road, Henley Road