Perth knows how to do small, cosy and intimate bars incredibly well, with a whole host of watering holes where you can settle in and get comfortable for an evening.
If you're taking a holiday in Perth, be sure to visit some of these destinations during your trip. With great food, drinks, service and surroundings, you can't go wrong stopping by on a night out.
Check out the Aviary, a restaurant and bar found at Level 1, 140 William St, on the corner of William Stand Murray St Mall. Enjoy the Bird Cage Restaurant and Lounge Bar, offering up casual dining and a la carte options, with live entertainment regularly making an appearance.
Indulge in tasty morsels such as wild mushroom, truffle and wonton chips, or braised black bean beef cheek, chilli mint jam and Asian slaw. Follow it up with a sinful dessert of banana fritters, coconut ice-cream and palm sugar.
If you're keen to unwind after a meal, head upstairs to The Nest, the rooftop bar, which offers stunning views of Perth's cityscape. It's a relaxed atmosphere, featuring lush greenery, colourful decor and laid-back furniture so you can really get comfortable.
Ezra Pound Bar
Ezra Pound can be found at 189 William Street, Williams Lane. It takes inspiration from prohibition era America with a slightly hidden, laid-back atmosphere and low key vibe.
It serves up great drinks with fantastic service, and always draws a relaxed, diverse and fun crowd.
Dive into the delicious drinks list, with cocktails such as the gin-based Clover Club and rum-based Jungle Bird. There's also a selection of beer and wine, not to mention bar snacks including free popcorn during the week.
399 Perth serves up an enviable list of handcrafted cocktails, with the 399 Espresso Martini, Mai Tai, Negroni, Porter Flip and Hemingway Daiquiri some of the highlights.
Beer, cider, wine and bubbles are also on offer, not to mention there's a delicious selection of food. Try the woodfired pizzas, small eats and tapas, Vinh Hong Vietnamese delights or Indian cuisine.
You don't have to get dressed up to enjoy this relaxed destination, with everybody welcome beneath the soft lights and amongst the private booths and lounge area. There's a great mix of music and even a secret garden and courtyard at the back of the bar inspired by the laneways and washed walls of destinations such as Havana, Tuscany and Paris.
Transport yourself to paradise at this wonderful destination, which can be found at 399 William St.
"Perth knows how to do small, cosy and intimate bars incredibly well, with a whole host of watering holes where you can settle in and get comfortable for an evening."
Head out of the CBD and into the neighbourhood of Mount Lawley to find the hospitable gem that is Clarences. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with friendly staff who always welcome a chat and some banter.
Relax in a candle lit booth with comfy leather seating or enjoy the night air in the serene courtyard outside.
Enjoy a diverse range of wine, beer and spirits, and be sure to indulge in some tasty morsels including chicken, mushroom and manchego paella or slow cooked lamb shank.
You can find this establishment at 566 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley.
Just down the road, you'll find Must Winebar at 519 Beaufort Street. This chic and sophisticated bar takes inspiration from Paris, with not only great wine but also delicious bistro and provincial-inspired eats.
Take your pick from over 500 international wines, plus a selection of craft beers, spirits and cocktails.
Choose from the bistro or bar snack menu, which feature delectables such as duck leg confit, fried chicken wings, angel hair pasta and even 18 hour slow-cooked butterfield beef short rib.
Top it all off with fresh berries and meringue for dessert, or a vanilla creme brulee.
Whether you're living in Perth or simply visiting for a holiday, these bars are well-worth a visit.