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Perth wine lovers mightn’t have liked the news that The
Trustee was ripping out its massive glass wine vault, but rum
aficionados have thanked their lucky stars. The bold move
was part of the transformation of the first floor into
a rum bar by the name of Angel’s Cut. More than 100 rums
from all over the world are listed in the menu, with two
prices: one for a ‘nip’ and another for a daiquiri. In terms
of value for money, the cocktail option wins hands down.
And if you’re lucky enough to have bar manager James
Connolly mixing said daiquiri, you’ll be well rewarded with
flavour. “We try to encourage people to try cocktails,” says
James. “We have a menu dedicated to variations of the
Dark and Stormy, which is essentially rum, ginger beer and
lime. There are 10, all up. Some are classics, others we’ve
come up with ourselves.” So why rum? “If you look at the
Perth small bar scene over the last five years, we’ve had
tequila and mescal bars open, we’ve had scotch whisky
bars, gin bars,” says James. “We thought there was a gap
in the market. Sure, Hula Bula is a rum bar, but it’s a tiki
bar as well. But we wanted to create a modern, Australian
rum experience where the focus is on the product and the
craft of the bartender. Rum is so ingrained in the Australian
culture. We have a strong distilling tradition with Bundaberg
and Beenleigh, and even had a rum rebellion in New South
Wales in 1808 over rations.” You won’t be rebelling against
the other-worldly Chargrilled Pineapple Daiquiri. Trust us.
133 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
• It was a long wait, but the much-antipated and newly
minted Northbridge Brewing Company is now open.
The beautiful 1000sqm, three-storey venue comprises
a restaurant, bar, on-site brewing facility with the
capacity to produce 150,000L per year, and private
skydeck, all overlooking the Northbridge Piazza.
• Aperitivo, the Italian tradition of a light drink and
a snack before dinner, is set to arrive in Perth.
Lucioli is the upcoming Claremont bar that’s
showing how it’s done.
• Clancy’s Fish Pub in Freo was remodelled over the
winter, with new booths, a much-needed paint job
and a spruce-up of the alfresco area.
• Mr Chow’s Saloon and Dive Bar, part of Leederville’s
Low Key Chow House, is where to head for sake, soju
and cocktails designed by Bill Bewsher of 399 and
Old Faithful fame.
• Leederville’s new Meatball Bar is devoted to two of
life’s best things: balls of meat and wine. Anyone else
want to give them a giant thumbs up?
• Steves Fine Wine and Food has recently updated
its wine bar, adding a fancypants enomatic machine
and luxe furniture.
• Lovers of German brew will be rapt with the news
that 140 Perth’s Railway Lane is set to be the home of
Brotzeit later this year. Prost!
• The cheeky crew at The Classroom have a new
William Street venue in the works, called Lucky
Chan’s Laundry and Noodle Bar. With Adam,
Daniel and Andrew behind the wheel, it’s bound
to be the new ‘it’ bar.
• Crown’s new pop-up bar, called Jimmy Wong’s
Bar + Supper Club, has become the go-to spot for
late night, post-gambling dumpling feeds. It’s open
just Friday and Saturday nights through spring, but
something tells us it might stick around longer.
The Meatball Bar.
Mr Chow’s Saloon
and Dive Bar.
The Chargrilled Pineapple
Daiquiri at Angel’s Cut.
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