Picture this: you’re in the city, craving a burger and bubble tea. Your favourite shops are calling for some retail therapy, but first, you need a hydrating facial. A mani-pedi would be nice too…
Well, look no further than Forrest Chase – a CBD hotspot that’s got it all – even a bowling alley and retro games arcade!
If you’re reading this and wondering, “where’s Forrest Chase?” – you’re not alone. Despite its prime location, 30-year history as a shopping destination and recent upgrades, Forrest Chase surprisingly isn’t as familiar to Perth locals as Forrest Place, the CBD’s lively town square that’s always got something going on.
But what about its newly upgraded neighbour, Forrest Chase? Let us give you the lowdown on what exactly ‘the Chase’ brings to the table:
Calling all shopaholics! Forrest Chase is the ultimate shopping paradise. It’s not only the proud home of Myer, but also a diverse mix of local, national, and international retailers. And trust us, there’s really something for everyone.
On the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans or boots? R.M Williams and the Levi’s and Universal Store can sort you out. You can then finish off your look with a hat or scarf from S. Story. When it comes to quality activewear, lululemon’s got you covered, while JB Hi-Fi’s got your tech needs sorted. If you’re all about the latest women’s fashion, there’s a Sportsgirl, Seed and Sussan. And let’s not forget about those cosy sleepwear essentials from Peter Alexander and unique souvenirs from Australia the Gift.
Quick and tasty bites
Whether it’s a mouthwatering burger made fresh to order from Betty’s Burgers, top-notch sushi from Sushi Sushi, or a comforting café-style meal from The Coffee Club, the Chase is the place to satisfy those lunchtime hunger pangs.
Thirsty? Quench it with a delicious bubble tea from Chaffic, a local gem born at the historic Fremantle Markets. And if you’re all about cooking up a storm at home – there’s a Woolworths located in the complex too, plus a Nespresso store where you can stock up on your favourite brew and bring in your old pods for recycling.
Pampering and self-care
Forrest Chase is the place to go for all your self-care needs. Whether you’re prepping for a special event, or simply seeking a little mood boost, you’ll find a range of lifestyle services right in the heart of the Perth CBD.
There’s no need to venture out to the ‘burbs anymore for a round or two of ten-pin bowling.
Forrest Chase has its very own Strike Bowling alley, giving you the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day or on the weekend. With its retro laundromat décor and 70s streetscape design, you’ll feel all those groovy vibes as you make the most of its ten bowling lanes. And hey, if bowling’s not your thing, there are karaoke and escape rooms too!
Or why not amp up the fun at B.Lucky & Sons, Strike’s partnering retro games arcade? Located within a quirky pawn shop façade, here you’ll find an old-school cocktail bar, an array of new and classic arcade games, and cool prizes up for grabs. It’s the ultimate spot for some friendly competition – whether that be a team-building event, night out with your mates or a kids’ party.
See, we weren’t kidding! Forrest Chase is truly a treasure trove of experiences. It’s not just a gateway to the CBD; it’s literally the bridge that links Perth with Northbridge, the Cultural Precinct, the WA Art Museum, Perth Library, public parking facilities, Murray Street Underground and the rail terminal.
From shopping and pampering to dining and old-school fun, head to the Forrest Chase website and start planning your CBD escape today.
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