Immerse yourself in Perth’s evolving social scene
The pubs, bars and breweries of Perth are favourite meeting places for locals and visitors alike – all three offering very different social scenes and flavours, from the traditional Australian country pub, to chic European-style city bars, to funky modern breweries serving their own hand-crafted brews.
Classic Australian pubs in Perth
In Perth and Western Australia's regional areas, many main streets have long been home to grand colonial hotels with classic wide verandas, lots of character and plenty of friendly locals enjoying a drink, a hearty meal and a chat.
At the bar, you’ll find a few international beers and wines alongside local favourites and boutique brews to wash down a classic Australian ‘counter meal’ of steaks and salads, chips, club sandwiches and ploughman's lunches.
The modern Australian pub scene in Perth
Some pubs and hotels, whether classic or contemporary on the outside, offer a much more modern twist on the inside, with gourmet pub food, funky vibes, extensive wine lists and handcrafted beers. Afternoon and evening sessions may also be accompanied by live jazz, blues or comedy. Soak up the weekend party atmosphere in Fremantle or Mount Lawley, or head for the chic pubs and bars of Subiaco and spend an evening rubbing shoulders with Perth’s beautiful people.