The Local Shack

Interior

The Shack in Murray Street is one of three “shacks’ apparently – others are in Scarborough and Joondalup but I haven’t had the opportunity to head along to either of those. On New Year’s Eve I was in town around lunchtime and down the end of Murray ...

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Muster

bar

Renamed from Must Margaret River, the sister restaurant of the wonderful Must in Highgate, Muster is well placed in the central part of the main street of Margaret River, across the road a little down from Settlers Tavern. On our last trip ...

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Bob’s bar

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The last time I went to Bob’s Bar – rooftop in the Brookfield complex – I saw a $50 note snatched from the hands of a friend I was with as he was paying the bill, and sail majestically off in the breeze – pausing briefly, but tantalisingly out of ...

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Thirst

Winebar

“This is very hot and funky” said the waiter when I began to order the chilli relish to start; “That sounds like me” I said...and continued with the order. I was at Thirst, a wine bar serving Thai street style dishes, in West Row, in ...

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Benchmark

Olives

Benchmark is a favourite spot of mine when I get the chance to go to Canberra – as I did recently. It has been around 12 years in 2015, and I guess I have been there 25 or 30 times over that period – less in recent years as I don’t get across that ...

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Morries

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Morries Anytime is a cafe/bar up the top of the main street of Margaret River. In fact it is next to the Tuck Shop where I spent much of my pocket money as a young fella purchasing such delights as Penny Sticks (a clue to how long ago that was!), ...

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No Mafia

Nomafiacounter

Will it ever end? Another small bar has opened in William Street just up from the Bird and it looks like another hit. No Mafia opened a week or so ago in the spot where Jus Burgers once was – it is a very small, small bar – long and narrow ...

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The Standard

Standardglasses

The Standard is a relatively new bar in Roe Street – and looks to have a great future. On Friday afternoon, accompanied by one of my trusty team of reviewers I went along to have a look. Entering off Roe you come into a largish bar and seating area, ...

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Small Bar Snippets continue…

EzraPound

In our continuing efforts to seek out great spots to have a drink and a good time, today we bring to you a couple of outstanding small bars – Ezra Pound and The Bird - these are not places that serve gourmet food delights, but are places to chill and ...

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Jerry Fraser at Lot 20

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Bon vivant and oyster shucker extraordinaire, Jerry Fraser www.oystershucker.com.au  has landed at Lot 20 displaying his array of oysters, his shucking skills and his repartee each Wednesday from 3pm and on Friday from midday and we couldn’t be ...

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