St Brigid Bar
St Brigid takes the winning formula of owners Siobhan Blumann and Hamish Fleming’s North Freo small bar Mrs Brown, and reimagines it for the northern suburbs.
Although it was originally named for St Brigid Terrace (which the site backs onto), the Irish saint famed for turning bathwater into beer also informs the drinks program. Six taps host a revolving selection of local and imported craft beers. A similar freedom extends to the wine list, which features minimal-intervention drops from WA and beyond.
The menu is big on shareable snacks such as prawn toast with mayo and herbs; and beef tartare with native spices and egg-yolk jam. But if you’re looking out for number one, look no further than the fried chook sammie with a paprika-chilli glaze, pickles, lettuce and mayo.
Long-term Bread & Circuses collaborator Patrick Miller of Finespun Architecture (who’s behind Blumann and Fleming’s other venues Mechanics Institute and Propeller) designed the handsome space, which comfortably fits 120 people. The interior is split into several different rooms, and there’s a sunny courtyard out back with a fireplace for chilly nights.
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