When it comes to wine bars, Perth is truly spoilt for choice.
From South Fremantle to Doubleview, Bassendean and beyond, there’s a local wine bar offering tasty small plates and good drops in virtually every suburb across Perth now.
So, if you’re stumped on where to head for a glass of vino on your next date night or knock-off drinks, take a look at our never-ending list of the best Perth wine bars below, somewhat ordered by location…
NEW IN 2023
Also located on the Terrace, Copia is your new spot for an after-work tipple. After starting with coffees earlier this year, Copia has opened up as a coffee and wine bar just in time for summer. Expect an extensive global wine list and classic share plates including duck and pork terrine, oysters and burrata.
190 St George’s Terrace, Perth
What once was X-Wray Café is now another laid-back lo-fi wine bar to add to Freo’s growing list. Located on Essex Street, Patio Bar exudes casual, backyard vibes, serves up simple share plates and pours plenty of wine from small and independent producers.
4/3-13 Essex Street, Fremantle
It was about time Bassendean got a wine bar, and locals are glad it’s Bertie. Since opening at the start of this year, Bertie’s has been praised for its British comfort food, considered wine list and relaxed vibe – absolutely worth a little trip out east on a sunny Saturday afternoon!
77 Old Perth Road, Bassendean
Powell’s Fromagerie and Wine Bar
Although Powell’s only opened at the start of this year, the cheese haven and wine bar garners plenty of praise for its stylish modern interiors, impressive rotating wine list and perfectly paired cheeses and share plates.
12 Electric Lane, Leederville
One of the newest additions to Perth’s wine bar scene is Scarborough’s Bodega. Opened by pizzeria Il Locale (which is conveniently located on the same road), Bodega offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu and wine list featuring French, Italian and Spanish wines.
16e Calais Road, Scarborough
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Petition Wine Merchant
If it’s intimate, inner-city vibes you’re chasing, then it’s hard to go past Emma Farrelly’s carefully curated selection at Petition. The impressive wall of wine might look intimidating, but you’re in safe hands with Petition’s friendly and knowledgeable staff.
State Buildings, St George’s Terrace & Barrack Street, Perth
An impressive blend of Italian dining infused with the spirit of fresh WA produce, Lalla Rookh‘s menu is a lesson in relaxed decadence. And when it comes to wines, Sommelier Jeremy Prus stocks an award-winning offering of only the finest Italian and Australian drops.
77 St George’s Terrace, Perth
The Heritage Wine Bar
Another sophisticated city staple, The Heritage Wine Bar boasts over 100 wines by the glass for you to work through, featuring local, national and international winemakers. You’ll need a bite to eat to help you along the way, and Chef Gord Kahle’s offering will satisfy tastebuds both refined and unassuming.
131 St George’s Terrace, Perth
Bar, restaurant and liquor emporium, Tiny’s makes for the perfect place to catch up with friends for a drink or two thanks to its sophisticated, retro vibe and extensive drinks list. In terms of food, Tiny’s dishes up South American-inspired plates including a rave-reviewed rotisserie chimichurri chicken.
QV1, Corner Hay & Milligan Street, Perth
Shadow Wine Bar
Adding a touch of class to the Northbridge party strip, Shadow is the place to go for a little slice of sophisticated wining and dining. Knowledgeable staff will help pair your food and wine, and if you want to make a night of it why not nab a room at the Alex Hotel upstairs.
214 William Street, Perth
Wines of While
We do dither on about Wines of While a lot, and the fact it’s sun-soaked alfresco dining area up the top of William Street is almost always full is testament to its popularity. Known for its impeccably-sourced natty wines and ever-evolving menu of European-style dishes, you can’t look past a drink or two at Wines.
458 William Street, Perth
Brought to you by the team behind Le Rebelle, Bar Rogue is another top-notch date night spot situated on Beaufort Street. Set over two levels, the moody European-style wine bar serves up delicious share plates from an ever-changing menu and pours from a considered wine list.
2/515 Beaufort Street, Highgate
Since taking its delightful spot at the top of William Street, Vincent Wine has earnt plenty of praise for its Parisian-inspired vibe. Offering a wine list showcasing plenty of French producers, a laid-back courtyard and Euro-style eats, Vincent Wine is another easy date-night choice.
465 William Street, Perth
North Bird Wine Store & Bar
What was once the new kid on the block has become a stalwart in Northbridge. North Bird Wine Store (and bar) has taken up residence next door to The Bird, and are ready to help you find the perfect, locally produced vino. They love looking for specialty drops produced locally and by the little guy, and their friendly sommelier will happily guide you through their extensive range to drink there or take home.
175 William Street, Northbridge
Although Si Paradiso is more party destination (late), great restaurant (early) than wine bar, the home of Italo-Disco in Perth is absolutely worth paying a visit to. On those balmy summer evenings, we can’t think of a better place to enjoy a drink or two alongside a woodfired pizza than Beaufort Street’s Si Paradiso.
1/446 Beaufort Street, Highgate
When we first wrote about Besk oh-so-long ago, it was as a highly anticipated opening – and in the intervening years it’s become an integral part both of West Leederville’s burgeoning precinct, and for craft drinking across the city. The bar has gone from strength to strength: you only have to visit on a Friday evening to see the ardent following it has accrued, but the bottle shop stands on its own, too. Co-owned by Mane Liquor‘s Elliot Moore, you know they’re all about interesting, off-beat finds.
264 Railway Parade, West Leederville
In case you missed the memo, Subi is back and bubblier than ever, and Lums is one of its brightest shining stars. They take their wine incredibly seriously while keeping the vibes very friendly and helpful – enjoy a superlative range of quality artisanals and pet nats sitting comfortably alongside all the classics.
433 Hay Street, Subiaco
Boobook Bottles and Bar
Formerly Gangemi’s liquor store, Boobook is a European-style wine bar and bottle shop stocked with boutique wines, beer and those harder-to-find spirits. As for the dining experience, the West Perth wine bar serves up classic share plates and offers a number of hand-selected wines as well as eight tap beers.
1288 Hay Street, West Perth
Cherubino City Cellar
It takes a wine obsessive like Larry Cherubino to be so committed to both making and selling the stuff – and Cherubino City Cellar is the proof. The extensive (of course) wine list features Italian and Australian drops, including Cherubino’s own.
169-171 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
La Madonna Nera
Showcasing contemporary Italian cuisine and wine, La Madonna Nera has rightfully earned the stamp of approval from many Italo-Australians. The perfect place to practice the Italian art of aperitivo, be sure to stop at this Mount Hawthorn favourite for a Negroni or two.
1/155 Scarborough Beach Road, Mt Hawthorn
From the crew at Si Paradiso comes another classy Oxford Street wine bar, Casa. Exuding a relaxed, Euro-style aesthetic, the wine bar (and bottle shop) offers an extensive wine list including a range of organic options and serves contemporary dishes that draws from Italian, French and Mexican cuisines.
399 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn
Opened by the team behind one of Perth’s favourite pizza joints, Monsterella, Mummucc’ (pronounced ‘ma-mooch’) is a sophisticated 60-seat Italian wine bar located in Wembley. While the wine list is enticing enough, be sure to stop by for dinner and enjoy the delicious antipasti and hand-made pasta.
46/56 Grantham Street, Wembley
Located on Stirling Highway, Pep’s promises to be “your home away from home” with its warm and inviting interiors and sunny courtyard. Great for a relaxed Sunday afternoon, park up with a charcuterie board and bottle of your favourite wine at this Peppy Grove wine bar.
492 Stirling Highway, Peppermint Grove
Mrs Brown Bar
Mrs Brown’s has been North Freo’s go-to neighbourhood hang for over a decade now, and for good reason. Housed in an old Victorian terrace home in North Freo, Mrs Brown’s exudes a homely charm and offers a range of craft beers, boutique wines and spirits, which the friendly and knowledgeable staff can happily talk you through. If you find yourself getting peckish, a tasty burger and fries from Flipside next door is sure to satisfy.
241 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle
Another Perth is OK! pleasure, it’s hard to resist the South Freo sun combined with the Madalena’s staff’s relaxed vibe. Don’t mistake the casual vibe for a lack of knowledge, however; they know their wines, and will find you the exact right drop you’re looking for to go with their delicious seafood offerings.
406 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Not content to just dominate the CBD bar game, the team behind Foxtrot Unicorn expanded into Fremantle with its now award-winning wine bar and eatery Nieuw Ruin. And what’s not to love about a 300-bottle list of “weird and wonderful wines” and high-brow pub fare, all within a charming, classically-Freo cottage?
12 Norfolk Street, Fremantle
Strange Company’s leafy alfresco area and interior makes for a pretty irresistible home base to pull up and indulge in some delightful wines. If you want to make a real night of it, may we suggest some afternoon wines here, before sipping a couple of cocktails at their slightly rowdier sibling venue, Ronnie Nights.
5 Nairn Street, Fremantle
Whisper Wine Bar
A bit of a hidden secret in the middle of Freo, Whisper knows French food and wine. Located on Essex Street, expect cheese fondue and fantastic wine list, all set within a stunning restored limestone mill.
1/15 Essex Street, Fremantle
Dishing up classic Italian fare alongside a mix of homegrown and Italian wines, Vin Populi is a must-visit for those who live south of the river. The stylish bar is led by the brains behind No Mafia and adds to Freo’s growing list of quality wine bars.
11 High Street, Fremantle
The Baywaster-based masters of pinot and pizza, King Somm is a neighbourhood bar in its purest form. They sell it best: “Lo-fi, small batch, natural, new world, old world, local, international, vegan…whatever the label, as long as the wine is of exceptional quality and delicious, we will drink it (and sell it, of course!).”
13 King William Street, Bayswater
Owned by the team behind North Freo’s Mrs Brown, St Brigid has fast become one of Doubleview’s favourite watering holes. On the wine list, you can expect plenty Australian wines including a selection of pet nats, orange wines and chilled reds which you can enjoy alongside a menu of share plates.
251 Scarborough Beach Road, Doubleview
The Corner Dairy
Easy, breezy; a dependable drop-in. That’s the vision for The Corner Dairy – and one we’re pretty keen on, especially when paired with that sunny alfresco area and their interesting selection of wines.
260 Woodside Street, Doubleview
Header Image Credit: Bertie by Tori Lill