Perth to me is a Sunday afternoon in the sun drinking a delicious local beer chatting away happily with the friendly locals. It’s a great, welcoming city and I always love visiting! I am a big fan of Fremantle’s beer scene as you probably noticed by my last instalment : West Coast Beer Trail, Fremantle.
And while Fremantle is an incredible spot to start your Perth experience, there are still plenty of great spots for a brew or two around the rest of this beautiful city, and here they are!
Location: 774 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park
Opening Times: Tues-Fri : 11am-late / Sat : 3pm-late / Sun 12pm-late (however the adjoining café is open from 8am on Sunday)
Popular Food:Seared Scallops, celeriac puree, braised kale, crispy pancetta, pickled red cabbage. Duck Breast served w sweet potato mash, pan fried swiss chard, seared scallops, chorizo crumble.
Beer Options: The Publican brews it’s own range of beers according to the German Beer Purity Law. You can find a West Coast Lager, a Midstrength Pilsner, Mexican Pilsner, Czech Pils, Belgian Lager, Brown Ale, Irish Ale, Pale Ale, London Bitter, Ginger Beer, Belgian Spicy Wheat, an I.P.A, Tokyo Super Dry and a Golden Ale.
Phone Number: (08) 9470 5818
Location: 189 William Street Arcade, Northbridge
Opening Times: Mon-Sat : 1pm-12am / Sun : 1pm-10pm
Popular Food: Meatball subs.
Beer Options: This bar is definitely focused on it’s cocktail list rather than it’s somewhat limited beer department. So why did I include this joint in my ‘Beer’ Guide to Perth you say?? How often do you get to sit in an alleyway and drink a longneck out of a brown paper bag in a socially acceptable environment outside of Melbourne?
Phone Number: 0415 757 666
Location: 181 William St, Northbridge
Opening Times: Mon-Sat : 12pm-12am / 12pm-10pm
Popular Food: Depends which catering company they have working in the courtyard. You could find yourself munching down on anything from cheese toasties and hamburgers to soft shell crab tacos with wasabi mayo!
Beer Options: A good selection of beer from across the board. White Rabbit, Feral Hop Hog, Little Creatures, Carlton Draught, Tiger. It’s a mixed bag!
Phone Number: (08) 6142 3513
Location: 397 Murray St, Perth
Opening Times: Mon-Thu : 11am-12am / Fri-Sat : 11am-1am / Sunday: 11am-10pm
Popular Food: Aged butterfield scotch fillet, hand cut chips, slaw, bernaise. Lamb salad, rocket, fresh figs, walnut, honey, blue cheese dressing.
Beer Options: The entire James Squire range.
Phone Number: (08) 6311 7071
Location: 44 Lake St, Northbridge WA 6003
Opening Times: Wed-Sat : 8am-12am /Sun-Tues : 8am-10pm
Popular Food: Bratwurst mini-dogs with house-curried ketchup. 350g scotch steak.
Beer Options: Lager, Pale Ale, Wheat, Mild. All brewed fresh onsite.
Phone Number: (08) 6151 6481
Location: 104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe
Opening Times: Mon-Sun : 12pm-late
Popular Food:Grilled fish with warm Balinese spiced kai lan & coconut salad. House cured salmon pastrami, apple salad, mustard crème fraiche.
Beer Options: Good selection of beer options ranging from Matilda Bay and Little Creatures Options to Feral Brewery and other local drops.
Phone Number: (08) 9383 1100
Location: 560 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley WA 6050
Opening Times: Mon-Sat : 12pm-12am / Sun : 12pm-10pm
Popular Food:Margaret River Wagyu Rump Steak. House Made Sausage Rolls.
Beer Options: A great selection of craft beer ranging from Little Creatures and James Squire options down to some of the most obscure top shelf beers. Also boasts a great local selection of WA micro brewery beers.
Phone Number: 0467 534 267
THE SWAN VALLEY
Just half an hour east of Perth you will find yourself in a region called ‘The Swan Valley’. It is here where you can find some of Australia’s best breweries, some of them having won Australia’s most prestigious beer awards (more than once). And that, in my book is worth every reason to pay the region a visit for a day or two!
You have to check these places out:
Location: 55 Benara Road, Caversham WA
Opening Times: Wed-Thurs : 10.30am-5.30pm / Fri-Sat : 10.30am-6pm / Sunday : 10.30am-6pm.
Popular Food: Triple decker scotch fillet steak sandwich with egg, salad and the lot. Stockman’s Grilled Corned Beef Baguette.
Beer Options: All Iron Bark’s beer range; a wide selection of brews that really step outside the box – everything from Golden wheat and Aussie Pils beers down to cherry ales and ‘dessert lime’ native fruit beer!
Phone Number: (08) 9377 4400
Location: 10 Harris Road, Caversham
Opening Times: Mon-Thurs : 10am-5pm / Fri : 10am-late / Sat : 7:30am-late / Sun : 7:30am-5pm.
Popular Food:Chargrilled cuttlefish, quinoa, samphire, kohl rabi, citrus tapioca. Slow roasted lamb shoulder, lamb rack, crushed kipflers, capers, mint gel.
Beer Options: Homestead Range – Black IPA, Belgian Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Hefeweizen.
Phone Number: 08 6279 0500
Location: 10250 W Swan Rd, Henley Brook
Opening Times: Mon-Tues : 11am-5pm / Wed-Thurs : 11am-8pm / Fri-Sat : 11am-9pm / Sun : 11am-8pm
Popular Food: 250g Sirloin oven roasted with porcini and port butter served with colcannon mash and roasted baby carrots. Sesame crusted Atlantic Salmon with herb infused gourmet potatoes, grilled asparagus, preserved lemon and zucchini salad.
Beer Options: The entire ‘Mash’ range.
Phone Number: (08) 9296 5588
Location: 152 Haddrill Road, Baskerville (Swan Valley)
Opening Times: Sun-Thurs : 11am-5pm / Fri-Sat : 11am-late
Popular Food: Char-grilled watermelon stacked with steamed asparagus, dukkah-crusted feta, fried basil leaves, white balsamic glaze and pistachio praline. Slow-cooked Asian-style pork belly served on a crisp crunchy salad with a honey-soy glaze.
Beer Options: The entire ‘Feral’ range.
Phone Number: (08) 9296 4657
If there are any places I’ve missed out be sure to let me know,