We may lack Melbourne’s laneways and the buzz of Sydney’s King’s Cross, but we certainly don’t fall short when it comes to Gin bars in Perth. And with Summer amongst us, there really is no excuse for you to miss out on trying some of Perth’s finest spirits. Besides, who doesn’t love a refreshing G&T on a Friday night or Sunday arvo?
Step up and give the wheel of gin a damn good spin. Or perhaps let the bartender give it a spin for you. With each number corresponding to a different kind of gin, you can only hope for the best! But cool gin wheel aside, The Flour Factory boasts a relaxed after work vibe alongside a menu taking a New York style deli theme. Not to mention they claim to have the largest gin and fortified wine collection in Perth’s CBD. Is it Friday yet?
16 Queen St, Perth
Step into Bobèche and you’ll feel like you’ve been teleported back in time to the roaring 20’s. The lights are dim and there’s a real carnival vibe going on, but the main focus here is on the drinks. With the menu taking inspiration from the golden era of cocktails, you’ll be attempting the fox trot. Dabble in a Flora Dora – Tanqueray gin, framboise, lime and ginger beer, or opt for something a little more fancy and order a teapot (or two).
Basement/131 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Imagine an intimate little den where candlelight flickers behind the bar. Now add the sound of ice dropping into your glass as your gin-based martini is stirred – not shaken. For a small bar, Frisk packs a hefty amount of gin. They’ve got over 100 types of gin here, so every time you visit you can try something different. Unless of course you manage to get through the whole hundred in one night.
103 Francis St, Northbridge
Nestled in West Perth, Hippocampus is a small independent Australian distillery that was founded by a group of WA spirit enthusiasts who share a passion for handcrafted, quality spirits. You can expect only the finest vodka and gin here, and you’re encouraged to give it a taste test before deciding what to mix it with. The crew’s current favourite is Hippocampus Vodka with Capi Grapefruit.
19 Gordon St, West Perth
We’re can’t decide whether The Standard is a bar, kitchen or garden, but one thing’s for sure, this Northbridge joint is pretty damn neat. The backyard is like a fairy-lit wine garden, and the rooftop is the perfect spot for a warm summer night. With a drinks list that covers plenty of territory, and a share-friendly food menu, we don’t know why you’re still reading this.
28 Roe St, Northbridge