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NEW BARS, BIG IMPACT
The Odd Fellow, the new-look basement bar of Freo’s Norfolk Hotel, is an unabashed dive bar with music, food and a wall of
230 spirits that makes you thirsty just looking at it. 47 South Terrace, Fremantle.
Good news for sore dancing feet. Connections Nightclub has just opened The Lounge, a small bar within the club
boasting views of the city, comfy couches and music quiet enough to talk over. It’s the perfect pit stop between
dance-floor boogies. 81 James Street, Northbridge.
Pepper Wine Bar is Applecross’s new small bar specialising in tapas and cocktails. The Clietus Punch, made with bourbon,
gin and peach nectar is our favourite. 901 Canning Highway, Applecross.
Ok, the bar in Co-Op Dining isn’t new, but its a la carte menu is. Great for lighter meals and when 10 courses
aren’t the go. 11 Regal Place, East Perth.
The creative cats at The Classroom have taken the degustation
concept and made it all their own, stripping away the boring bits
(napkin-on-the-lap formality and hoity toity food) and adding loads of
Classroom-esque fun (zany themes and irreverently delicious cocktail
and food pairings). The monthly Cocktail Degustation events comprise
five courses matched to five different cocktails around a unique
theme. With seats for just 45 people, the events sell out quick. For
information and tickets, visit The Classroom’s Facebook page or
email firstname.lastname@example.org. 356 Charles Street, North Perth.
The ever-impressive Luxe Bar and its drinks ambassador
Simon Hough recently launched its summer cocktail
menu. The amazing Pisco Pear is the star, one of the list’s
four wonders for the warmer weather. It begins with a big
pinch of freshly picked aromatic sage, infused into a mix
of Campo De Encanto pisco, Poire William, pear nectar
and lemon juice. It’s then shaken with egg white and
served. “The heady mix of sage with pisco [the national
cocktail of Peru] and pear is just so balanced, and light
and summery,” says Luxe Bar owner Michelle Mok.
Cocktails, coffee, awesome bacon burgers with an even
awesomer chipotle sauce... For these reasons, and in that
precise order, we love Subiaco’s new small bar Double Double.
In fact, we at Scoop have dubbed it our new local. The itsy bitsy
65sqm space makes it cozy; murals by local street artists make
it uber cool. Have we mentioned the burger? “The aim with
Double Double was to create somewhere that I would
want to hang out,” says owner Gavin Bellinger. “We took our
time to stock a superb array of spirits from the top shelf right
down to our first pours, with a focus on rums (so far we have
25), our beers and wines have been carefully hand-chosen for
taste and quality rather than for reputation. Our chef Jacob
has put his own unique spin on American diner food. So far
I am having a blast and I think that Subiaco is beginning to
embrace it.” We certainly have. Don’t worry, there’s space
for you, too. We’ll squeeze in. 502 Hay Street, Subiaco.
Summer pop-up bars
Bishops House Garden lounge
Located in the lush rose garden of Lamont’s Bishops
House and surrounded by heritage buildings and high
rises, this pop-up has the feel of a rooftop bar without
the dizzying heights. This is where to head when
you’re in the mood for a chilled-out pre-dinner drink.
Dave’s Cans is a brand new open-air rooftop bar and
music venue atop the old Myer building in King’s
Square, strewn with trees, wooden pallets-turned tables
and ficuses. It’s part of a Spacemarket project lauded for
breathing life into the derelict building.
This summer, the northern lawn of the Perth
Cultural Centre is again transformed into the
rocking contemporary music venue of the
Perth International Arts Festival. Chevron
Gardens, the chill-out space behind the stage,
is where to feed, drink and get into the mood before
a concert, all to the DJ stylings of Radio Barkas.
Enrique’s School for
Beaufort Street’s new Spanish-themed pop-up
bar has become Mt Lawley’s favourite new watering
hole. It’s decorated with hide-covered booths,
Scrabble-tile tables and hanging paella pans.
Naturally, the tunes are classic 80s.
The Fringe World Festival has once again
transformed Perth Cultural Centre’s urban
orchard into a relaxed oasis – the perfect place
to decompress between the outrageous events.
(photography Jarrad Seng).
Simon Hough creates
the Pisco Pear.
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