Pubs have long been a favoured meeting place and centre of social activity for Australians. They're popular for food, entertainment and just getting together with friends.
This historic South Perth hotel is a stone's throw from the glistening Swan River foreshore and is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon. A recent revamp adds a retro twist to the warm and welcoming façade.
One of Perth's most popular suburban pubs, The Carine attracts much kudos and keen crowds so get in early. With its flash beer garden and high quality food, it's no surprise that it's twice been named Western Australia's Pub of the Year by the Australian Hotels Association.
This Northbridge icon offers modern Australian cuisine, a bright and breezy balcony and several funky bars. Its flagship brew, Brass Monkey Stout, has earned 20 medals from around the world.
The Subiaco Hotel is seriously stylish, and a favourite haunt of Perth's beautiful people. Choose from two bars - the ultra-chic Cocktail Bar or the pumping vibe of Bianca's Bar - as well as a world-class restaurant offering seriously gourmet grub.
Belgian Beer Café
Revel in the ever-lively Belgian Beer Café, a faithful reproduction of a traditional 1930s beer café in the heart of the city. Here, you can indulge in a pint of the finest Belgian beer and peruse a stellar bar menu - including a colossal clay-pot of mussels.
The Norfolk Hotel is a Fremantle institution. Laidback patrons love the breezy courtyard and traditional wood-fired pizzas, while its hip lounge basement comes alive on weekends with Perth's finest original acts.
This landmark Subiaco hotel is the premier venue to watch live sport, with giant plasma screens offering crystal clear views. Resident DJ's and a mouth-watering menu also make this a must-visit.
Set on bustling Beaufort Street, this mega-popular watering hole is where partygoers flock to for a laidback beer and a bite. Expect top quality food and a relaxed, chilled atmosphere.
Sail and Anchor
This sprawling, historic pub, in the heart of Fremantle, boasts award-winning handcrafted beer, a shady brewer's courtyard, top-notch upstairs restaurant and a chilled lounge area.
Capacity crowds can't get enough of the gourmet menu, funky vibe, chic courtyard and extensive wine and beer lists on offer at The Brisbane Hotel in Highgate. In 2006, it was crowned the best hotel at the Australian Bartender Awards.