The Best New Bars in Perth

Updated 3 days ago


We’re drinking well right now. This year some great openings have arrived. While there’s always room for a drink at one of Perth’s best cocktail or wine bars, it's always fun to try somewhere new, too.

This is our edit of Perth’s best new bars, updated monthly. Some could become your new favourite; others may just be good for one memorable night. All are worth a try. Here’s a tip: come hungry. A lot of these bars have killer menus that deserve to be explored.

  • In May, Willing Coffee owners Veronique and Tim Willing turned their popular Central Avenue cafe into a wine bar. While Bar Vino is a community-minded space, there’s also some fine-diner in its DNA with a Mediterranean menu and 150-strong wine list.

  • 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.

  • 18 storeys up, this rooftop bar offers classic cocktails, local seafood and breathtaking skyline views. Bask in the sun with kingfish sashimi, crumbed snapper sandwiches and crispy Korean fried cauliflower.

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

  • A cocktail bar on Margaret River’s main street with sharp cocktails and wines. Order classics like Daiquiris and Mojitos, or be adventurous with barrel-aged Negronis and a Margarita-taco mashup.

  • Wagyu bresaola, handmade pasta, lo-fi wines and the "Freo doctor" make a charming combo at this wine bar, which is from the team behind No Mafia and Balthazar.

  • 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.

  • Imagined by two hospitality pros and designed by one of WA’s most polished architects, this sleek 120-person coastal destination is a summer hotspot. Its venue brings sharp design, big-flavoured small plates and thoughtful drinks to Leighton Beach.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • This light-filled wine bar is a hideaway from the dense and intense CBD. Come for its Euro-inspired share plates, wine list with serious pedigree, and courtyard that gives Italian piazza vibes.

  • Found Lab is a suburban brew house with decades of WA brewing experience behind it. Come for its crisp IPAs, pilsners, pale ales and more. Also on the menu: souped-up pub food and waterfront views.

  • This charming tavern, by two seasoned hospitality veterans, delivers a sharply curated drinks list and elevated dishes that highlight local produce. And in the background, the vinyl hi-fi set up spins vintage records.

  • 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.