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.
Lively Sunday sessions
Take time out to experience a Sunday session at one of the local hotels around Perth or Fremantle. A local institution on the entertainment scene, these sessions offer a glimpse of regular Australian life.
Head out in the early afternoon for a late lunch in the beer gardens and stay for a few drinks as the sun sets and the sea breezes roll in. Local bands and guest DJs often liven things up in the early evening, so you can party through to closing time.
Hit the small bar scene in Perth city
The lanes and alleyways of Perth city have experienced a cultural awakening, with a growing small bar scene making a big impression on connoisseurs and culture vultures. These cool little nooks offer classy cocktails, specialist drinks and divine European-style dining options.
Boutique breweries of Perth and WA
Treat your inner beer buff to a tasting paddle of some of Australia’s most awarded hand-crafted beers and seasonal brews. Tour the microbreweries of Perth, the Swan Valley and even in the world-famous wine region of Margaret River and the exotic pearling port of Broome, and indulge in a few beery bites for a relaxed lunch or lively dinner. Many are child and dog-friendly too.
To find pubs, bars and breweries in Perth and WA, search for attractions and choose 'Wineries, Vineyards and Breweries' from the ‘attraction type’ drop-down list.