In need of some of the luck of the Irish? Pop into one of our favourite Irish pubs around Perth, and a Guinness or two will cure what ails you.
JB O’Reilly‘s is a rambunctious little spot to enjoy the craic with mates and a Guinness (or three). We love the family-run pub’s warm neighbourhood vibes, live music, and their legendary Sunday roast is a stretchy-pants-required extravaganza.
99 Cambridge Street, West Leederville
We’ve found it: the perfect excuse for an early knock off this Friday arvo – sinking a pint on the balcony of Durty Nelly’s. Obviously you’re going to get a Guinness (or perhaps a Kilkenny if you’re feeling adventurous), but they’ve also got a selection of Irish whiskey to wash it all down quite nicely. Accompanied by some of those curry chips or some bangers and mash? Now that’s a way to start the weekend.
Shafto Lane, 397 Murray Street, Perth
Owned and run by chefs, Fibber McGee’s takes pub grub to the next level, with just about everything made in-house – from their soda bread to their sauces, and even extends to owning and operating their own organic farm, Drumlane. This commitment to quality at every step has resulted in them serving one of the best dry-aged steaks in Australia, as well as being a top-notch pub to pop into for a pint.
711 Newcastle Street, Leederville
Yokine’s The Mighty Quinn is not only mighty by name, but by nature, too. With a meal deal every night of the week and heaps of space inside, it’s the perfect spot to get heaps of mates together for a laugh and a feed. They’ve got a whole menu on offer of Irish favourites that includes bacon and cabbage served alongside Colcannon mash, bangers and mash, plus some cheesy curry chips that’ll turn your day around.
While we shed a little tear when Rosie O’Grady’s closed, we weren’t sad for too long with the addition of Johnny Fox’s. Continuing the legacy of the Rosie, it boasts the largest Irish whiskey selection in Perth, with over a hundred to choose from – plus a ripper menu of Irish and pub classics.
205 James Street, Northbridge
You can’t miss that giant green sign announcing Murphy’s to the Mandurah foreshore – and with entertainment available every night of the week, you won’t be able to miss the rollicking good times, either. As well as the ubiquitous Guinness, you can fill your belly with plenty of Irish pub favourites – think Kilkenny fish and chips, McDonnell’s chicken curry pies or Irish pork sausages with mash and peas.
43 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah
Paddy Malone’s is your go-to local – for a bang-up feed, watch a game with a pint, or enjoy some live music. Plus, they’ve got ripper deals on just about every night of the week, so it won’t be too hard on your wallet.
13/115 Grand Boulevard, Joondalup
The Galway Hooker
Obviously, the first thing we think of when we think “traditional Irish pub”? A sweeping view of the Indian Ocean. We kid, but there’s something about the salty air at the Galway Hooker that adds a certain seaside charm to an afternoon. With a fit-out that was built in Ireland and shipped over, you’ll be singing sea shanties in no time.
3/148 The Esplanade, Scarborough
If you’ve tried every pub in town and you still can’t get enough, you can take things up a notch by getting a membership to one of the clubs around town – like West Perth’s Celtic Club. Established in 1902, the historic club is a social and business hub, with attached restaurant and bar, as well as numerous function and meeting rooms.
48 Ord Street, West Perth
Header image: Durty Nelly’s