Best Bars in Northbridge

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Although the strip joints and sex shops give parts of the neighbourhood a sleazy edge, Northbridge has some of Perth's best drinking.

Whether it’s at an iconic corner pub, an airy rooftop or a laidback wine bar, there’s a drink in Northbridge with your name on it.

  • A crystal-clear sound system, acoustically treated walls and an extensive record collection. Perth’s first hi-fi bar is a true haven for music lovers.

  • An unpretentious live-music spot that pumps most nights.

  • Follow the laneway off William Street to find one of Perth’s favourite small bars. Excellent cocktails, craft beers, bespoke spirits and wine await you inside. If you’re feeling hungry, there are also antipasti plates and generous plates of spaghetti from Francoforte next door.

  • A cavernous live-music venue and ‘50s-style diner which stay open until 5am.

  • The pop-up bar so good, it lived on.

  • A multi-faceted small bar where you can score oysters, beef brisket and wings to accompany your drink.

  • At breweries, experience counts. And a master brewer came out of retirement to help found this one.

  • Most weekends there is a swarm of drinkers soaking up rays on the deck or under the giant fig tree. Have a pint and pub meal, or use this spot as a launch pad for a night exploring Northbridge.

  • Come join the warehouse party with sophisticated drinks and sharp cooking.

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  • Burgers downstairs, cocktails upstairs.

  • Come for the oasis-like courtyard at this lush cocktail and beer garden. Stay for the sharp cocktails, hearty burgers, and cheese and charcuterie boards. All from the veteran publican behind Sneaky Tony’s and Alabama Song.

  • A bar inspired by the bold colours and sounds of 80s Miami. Come for the neon and future-funk soundtrack, stay for equally colourful cocktails and delicious South American bar snacks.

  • This double-act puts of-the-moment wines and strong neighbourhood vibes front and centre. Chef Chris Howard is plating up imaginative remixes of classics such as hasselback celeriac – a riff on the classic baked potato – and pickled mussels and clams shrouded in sheets of thinly shaved octopus terrine.

  • Follow the nondescript steel door in a Northbridge backstreet to find Sneaky Tony’s, a secretive dimly-lit Prohibition-era bar with 300 bottles of rum. Go for classics like an Old Fashioned or Pina Colada, or order something off-menu. The staff are knowledgeable and unpretentious staff, so you're in good hands.

  • Keep things traditional with a pie and Guinness on tap, or go off-piste with new-wave Midori Splices, curried Scotch eggs and other new-school, old-school pleasures.