Picabar has been doing its thing since long before Northbridge’s thriving bar scene kicked off. Laid-back brothers Conor and Brian Buckley have been at the helm since 2012, and ensure it’s as popular as ever among the diverse crowd it attracts.
While still serving a drinks menu showcasing WA’s renowned wine regions, Picabar has steered away from the mainstream. There are drops from Carpe Diem Vineyards and an assortment of craft beers.
Drinks are best enjoyed in the courtyard, to admire the LED super-screen running classic and mind-bending visuals. Others seek out the comfy leather couches inside the historic building’s towering walls instead. It’s here you can appreciate the artwork shown at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art next door.
Fuss free offerings such as parmigiana, salads, wraps, steak sandwiches and all-day breakfast options keep the punters satiated. But food and drink aside, Picabar is all about absorbing the flourishing creativity of Perth’s key cultural centre.