The highly anticipated season of the year is here. Summer is the perfect time to sit atop a building, cocktail in hand, taking in some of Perth’s amazing views. Whether you’re chasing a sanctuary away from the CBD street-level buzz, or a place to pop a bottle of champers after work, Perth’s rooftop bar scene has got you covered.
While this hidden gem may have recently been labeled Australia’s best small bar, the crew here haven’t let that get to their head. The rooftop bar here may be well hidden, but it is by no means a secret. The exposed brick and long plank tables make it the perfect place to down an Epic Bloody Mary and kick up your heels on a Friday night.
222 William St, Northbridge
Bob’s Bar is easily one of Perth’s best rooftop bars, after all it is named after one of Asutralia’s most famous Prime Ministers. It’s the perfect watering hole for casual drinks after work, drinks before dinner and even after. Drink recommendations include the Bob-zie – mulled apple cider with cinnamon cloves, ginger, maple syrup and vanilla spiced rum. However, if you’re after something to share, a jug of Bob’s Homemade Ice Tea won’t go astray.
125 St Georges Terrace, Perth
New to East Fremantle and taking its position on the top floor of the new Richmond Quarter building is Sweetwater Bar, bringing us flamingly good cocktails with a side of seriously good Asian eats. While this venue is accessed via its own exclusive lift and cordoned off by a red rope, you don’t need to be a VIP to get in (but you sure will feel like one). Cocktail wise it’s hard to pick a favourite, but the Sweetwater is pretty much always a crowd pleaser.
Level 6, Shop 116 1 Silas St, East Fremantle
The Revely was the first café, restaurant and bar to open at Elizabeth Quay. Once you’ve satisfied your pork belly cravings downstairs, head upstairs to Henry’s Rooftop and check out the view of our favourite city, Perth. The cocktail list has all the classics as well as a few ‘creations’ like Sweet Tooth Fairy – Vodka, blue curacao, watermelon, bubblegum and lemon juice. But the real winner here is the food. The buttermilk fried chicken wings are extremely hard to share, and the spicy pork belly bao buns are just as the name suggests, spicy!!
Eastern Promenade, Lot 901 Riverside Dr, Perth
Tucked away on Railway Road, New Normal has claimed the iconic Simon Chugg building as its stomping ground. This hidden gem is bringing with it a community-focused wine bar and kitchen, all thanks to two of Australia’s most exciting chefs; Charlie Vargas and Chris Malone. Being a wine bar, the drinks menu is quite vino-heavy, but never fear, the waiters here are more than happy to bring you one of their finest glasses of Red, White or anything in between. However, it just wouldn’t be right to disregard their cocktail menu, especially when their signature cocktail contains the word Pavlova…
2/23 Railway Rd, Subiaco WA 6008