The Best Wine Bars in Perth

Updated 1 week ago


It used to be that a killer line-up of wines was enough to make a wine bar noteworthy. Now, it’s the bare minimum. The spots in this guide have the food, decor and ambience to match their wines. Many of them are likely to offer your favourite classic varietals, as well as push you to try (and enjoy) the latest in newer drops. Whether you’re ordering lo-fi Italian wines at La Madonna Nera, a chablis at Petition Wine Bar and Merchant or a biodynamic drop at Casa, fun times are guaranteed. Hit this list of Perth’s best wine bars, carefully selected by Broadsheet’s food and drink editors.

  • Taking its cues from Parisian and New York City bistros, this neighbourhood wine bar and restaurant brings a fresh take on French food and wine to Beaufort Street.

  • A beachside wine bar modelled on a neighbourhood boteco, serving up small plates from the freshest local seafood.

  • French wines dominate the cellar at this Parisian-inspired bar. The kitchen bangs out sharp bistro-style plates and charcuterie, which are best enjoyed in the breezy courtyard planted with olive trees.

  • 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.

  • Soak up this restored cottage’s old-world splendour, then dive into an extensive wine list and high-flavour snacking including pies, tasty-things-on-bread and monkfish “under a fur coat”.

  • A cosy 60-seat Italian wine bar and restaurant from the Monsterella crew.

  • Find this sophisticated Euro-inspired wine bar and dining room in the basement of an old Art Deco building. The menu focuses on local produce, and the wine and cocktails are equally as important as the food.

  • This small neighbourhood bar – Peppermint Grove's first – is right on Stirling Highway. Drop by any night of the week for thoughtfully chosen wines, antipasti and a polished mid-century fit-out.

  • An elegant enoteca stocked with ready-to-drink wines and cheese plates.

  • Top-notch tunes play over vintage speakers at this spacious neighbourhood bar in a century-old billiards hall. Enjoy the warmth and familiarity inside on date night, or file into the beer garden for larger group hangs – it’s up to you.

  • Sophisticated dining, delivered fast.

  • A neighbourhood wine bar and bottle shop serving natural, organically farmed wines and satisfying Mediterranean food.

  • A “nuovo Italo-Australian” space offering all-day drinking, dining and dancing. Not strictly a wine bar, but the lo-fi list here is too good to be ignored.

  • The former Wine Store bottle shop has a new name and a well-honed food and drinks offering.

  • A breezy all-day diner at the redeveloped Leederville Hotel. Fuel up on grilled shish-style skewers, cuisine-crossing share plates, and wines from a free-wheeling list of fun and approachable drops.

  • A restaurant, specialty liquor store and bar from the team behind Mary Street Bakery.

  • A smart-casual wine bar slinging small plates and a diverse range of wines, inside a historic Perth boozer.

  • A retro-tinged neighbourhood wine bar that also serves morning coffee for the local crowd. At night, it's doing snacks and plates that reference everything from London’s legendary St John to Northbridge Vietnamese institution Viet Hoa.

  • On the surface, Casa is an all-day neighbourhood bar and eatery. Under the bonnet, there's a serious commitment to wine, food and sound. Find it on Mount Hawthorn's bustling hospitality strip.

  • A handsome, two-level wine bar from the team behind European bistro, Le Rebelle. There's a broad, international approach to the food and drinks here. Combined with a laid-back neighbourhood feel, this is one of Perth's best – and most romantic – venues to drink wine in.

  • Nab a seat in the sleekly designed bar, or out on the footpath, and tuck into left-field wines, snappy cocktails and small plates licked with smoke and char.

  • With lo-fi wines, small bites, DJs and local wines, this bar is the backdrop for an effortlessly cool, distinctly Fremantle afternoon.

  • From the team behind nearby diner Bark, this welcoming wine bar offers topnotch wines and Spanish-leaning share plates. Around 20 wines rotate regularly by the glass, be it a German riesling or Western Australian skin-contact wine, meaning you’ll always have a reason to return.

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  • Come for a strong by-the-glass wine list and cocktails by a bartending pro. Stay for the Japanese-inspired British menu – including panko-armoured Scotch eggs and other pub-inspired plates.

  • An impressive WA spin on Italian cuisine.

  • Settle in at a terrazzo table in this moody dining room for future classic Italian food. Its share plates might feature octopus, clams, stracciatella, pasta or beef tartare. There’s also an impressive, mostly Italian, wine list with a healthy dose of small-scale Western Australian producers. Plus, almost 50 Italian digestifs to finish. Salute.

  • This licensed fromagerie, run by a mother-daughter duo, was a first for Perth. Expect a classy array of cheese, snack and wine pairings. Plus, good times via the conversation cards on the back of your coaster.

  • This breezy neighbourhood bar – by a former Madalena’s venue manager – has something for everyone. Come for conventional and lo-fi wines, as well as strong non-alc options. Plus, wine bar snacks including a snacky cacio e pepe spinoff.