Irish pubs are the perfect mix of nostalgia, great beer, entertainment and food that shouldn’t just be enjoyed on Saint Patrick’s Day. Here are some of our top picks to get you out of the house and warming up next to a fire with a pint of guinness in hand.
Located in the heart of Leederville, Fibber McGee’s isn’t kidding when it comes to hearty, tasty food and drinks. The Irish have an innate ability to make anyone feel welcome and this is just what happens when you step into this pub. You can get Irish favourites like bangers and mash, Guinness, soda bread, steak and stout pie and a streak perfectly cooked to your liking. When summer arrives, you can head out the back and sit in the greenhouse style beer garden and enjoy the ambiance.
711 Newcastle street, Leederville
The Mighty Quinn Tavern
The Mighty Quinn is a larger Irish pub that is perfect for big functions, larger groups and entertainment. The walls are covered in old Guinness signs and family photos, so as to immerse the patrons in the venue fully. Once Saint Patricks day rolls around, this pub is a go to for its size, location and dancing on the day, otherwise just visit for a sneaky pint and pie. The food on offer somewhat mirrors the menus at other Irish establishments, but that isn’t to say that it isn’t cooked to utter perfection and comes out quickly and with friendly service.
112 Wanneroo Road, Yokine
This a staple location when it comes to good Irish pubs and great live music and a roaring fire to keep you warm. Known for pouring some of Perth’s best Guinness and boasting a 20+ year reign in Perth this pub serves up delicious food and drink with a family run message and style of running the business. The interiors of this pub can immediately transport you back to Ireland and there is a gorgeous skylight in the restaurant area at the back of the building. This pub is small but very mighty and is still going strong and getting stronger every day.
99 Cambridge street, West Leederville
This iconic pub is located on the outskirts of Northbridge but packs a punch, with live music, wintery dishes private booths and a fire to keep you toasty. If you want some fresh air, you can stand outside on a small but social deck and watch the world go by. The interior is a mix of wood panelling, copper, soft lighting and soft and plush carpeting throughout the venue.
205 James street, Northbridge
Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub
Pop into this well established and well-loved Irish pubs don’t the historical and visually stunning Shafto Lane. Here you can feast on whiskey buttered prawns, bacon and prawns, Irish lamb stew and Durty chips (chips and curry sauce). If food doesn’t tickle your fancy, try the local, Irish, and international beer selection or just people watch on the large veranda that wraps its way around the building.
397 Murray Street, Perth
Looking for a spot to do some serious dancing and sweat for a good reason? We have you covered with An Sibin in the heart of Northbridge. This small pub has real grunt and spirit and has a welcoming vibrancy that will entice you inside. There are live bands most nights and the dance floor will never be empty, it’s a great non pretentious spot to let your hair down and have some real fun!
147 James Street, Northbridge
This pub has a reputation for exceptional pub food and hospitality. Every day of the week has a new and different special like bbq and karaoke, parmi and quiz, burgers and chase the ace and fish and chip Wednesdays. Grab a daily food special and your choice of drink for only fifteen dollars! This pub has been around since 2006 and is still going strong so try it today.
Reid Promenade & Central Walk, Joondalup
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About the author:
Lee-Ann is a freelance writer and loves finding new places to eat, going to live music and drawing in her free time. She writes a personal blog about art, food, culture and politics that you can check out here!
Cover photo of Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub in town!