The sun is finally peeking out from behind the clouds, the temperature is rising, and we’re asking ourselves… “Why don’t I have a drink in my hand? Why aren’t I near or in a body of water?”
Luckily, two new spots are opening in the coming weeks to tear us away from our desks – and both are satisfyingly close to the water.
Officially opening this Friday, Velvette Lounge is bringing some smooth, sultry, late-night vibes to Cottesloe. Smack bang in the centre of things, the new cocktail bar is taking up residence in the old Cott & Co. space on Marine Parade – just a skip across the road from your afternoon dip. You can expect to find some sophisticated cocktails, specialty spirits and delectable wines on offer – and some guaranteed good times.
As if that wasn’t enough to get us all giddy for summer, we can also look forward to 8 Knots Tavern.
You’ll practically be able to dip your toes in the water – the tavern is perched right on the river at Aquarama Marina in East Fremantle. Cruise on up for a cocktail or beer in the sunshine – whether you’re lucky enough to be arriving by land or by water, you’ll be able to enjoy the casual pub’s chilled-out offerings and million dollar views. Not only are furry friends allowed in the alfresco, they are encouraged! Salty sea dogs included.
Photo by Ryan Waldock