It’s a Friday afternoon and you’re desperately in need of a post-week ‘debrief’ with your colleagues. It’s been one of those weeks, the kind of week resulting in a need to get yourself from the office to a bar in under 30 seconds. Sometimes it’s hard to find your next local in amongst all the hustle and bustle, but there are plenty of boutique bars and warm watering holes nearby to take you to your tranquil place. Relax, reset and rewind as you transition into your weekend at one of the best bars on St George’s Terrace.
The brainchild behind some of Perth’s best like; Mary Street Bakery, Cantina 663, Greenhouse and El Publico, brings Tiny’s to the terrace. Hidden away in QV1 in Perth’s west end, this bar is hardly explained by its name. This large venue caters to whatever Friday vibe you’re feeling, from the bar stool session, to seated restaurant dining, to an open courtyard and animal bar. Offering a wide range of inventive cocktails, craft beer and a 300-strong wine list at their own Liquor Emporium. Live entertainment hosted at Tiny’s satisfies the most diverse musical preferences, covering anything from relaxed acoustic rehashes, to party throwback classics.
One of the many attractive bars based in Brookfield Place, Bar Lafayette is an artisan cocktail bar for those with a refined palette. Old-world wallpaper, baroque lounges, warm lighting and exposed brick walls, this destination is understated sophistication. Priding themselves on attention to detail, no consideration is overlooked in their seasonally inspired food and drinks menu. Keep yourself warm this winter with a Spice Rack, Havana Club 7 packed with a punch. Whilst Lafayette stays relevant introducing new and exciting flavours to their cocktail mix, they also pay tribute to timeless classics like the 1990’s margarita or 20’s Daiquiri. It’s a place of new and old and everything in between.
There’s no better way to be welcomed into the weekend than strolling down a spiral staircase as the scent of popcorn hits your nose, inviting nostalgia of the big screen, circus and mischief all rolled into one. This golden-era themed bar comes with royal red tapestry, ornate vintage teapots, cups and saucers, and all the best drinks made well. Kick back with a handful of butter popcorn and a Summer Swizzle in this sexy carnival-themed bar. For an inventive dining journey, look no further than the fried brussel sprouts, grapes with walnuts and lemon. Let the worries of your week drift away as you play in a world of wonder in this prohibition era city haunt.
Sometimes after work drinks brings a variety of tastes and preferences. If you’re looking for a local that will satisfy anyone from the gin lover to Guinness drinker, look no further than Print Hall. Three bars and one café in the one building, there’s something for everyone. Print Hall is at the bottom floor of Brookfield Place and is the unpretentious pub for good food, good drinks and good vibes. Bob’s Bar is the top floor rooftop bevvy hotspot. Somewhere in between lies Apple Daily, a top choice for Asian fusion dining and bubble tea cocktails.
This venue may be small, but it is possibly one of the most fun spots on the terrace. Sit at the bar, let the bartenders get to know you and craft a cocktail just for you. If you’re not happy with it, there’s the option to whip the bartenders into line. No, really, there’s a whip on the back wall, crack it if you dare. Top class drink slingers, pumping tunes and relaxed vibe are just a few reasons why you need to make Choo Choo’s your next Friday arvo special.
Like the font, this bar is a staple for everyone in the business district. If you’re a whisky fan, Helvetica’s offering is nothing shy of impressive, with global selections from Scotland to Japan. Whisky is the blood and bone of this establishment, with a 500-strong list that changes throughout the year, as well as events dedicated to the amber poison frequently hosted. Special touch service is provided through the bottle keep service, giving you the ability to purchase your favourite drop and have it stored on premise for you for whenever you’re in need.
Petition Beer Corner
The beer corner is just one aspect of the 3-venue strong family that provides a relaxed experience with quality food and drinks in a stunning state building in the heart of Perth. The beer corner is your one stop shop for sit down or takeaway local and international craft brews. Dedicated to finding a beer for everyone, they guarantee variety with 18-taps showcasing quality craftsmanship ranging from the old favourites to limited releases. Whether you’re a session ale drinker or stout lover, the qualified and passionate beer sellers will find something just for you.
About the author:
Michelle is a Perth based freelance writer who loves to write about all things travel and lifestyle. When she’s not running her freelance business, she spends her time patting dogs, eating burritos and planning the next travel destination. Get to know her more at https://moshthefreelancer.com/
Cover photo of Tiny’s