The Bird


Another of the many small bars in and around William Street, the Bird is decorated in a down at the heels, shabby chic style – church pews are reinvented as drinking booths, mismatched and worn couches and chairs in the window seat, a chair hanging ...

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We dropped along to the PICA bar earlier in the week and taking advantage of the glorious weather sat outside under the spreading tree towards the back of the bar – sitting at one of the bench tables listening to the music piped through the speakers ...

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Lady FWO and I were feeling that, in preparation for the excesses of Grand Final weekend, we should go the full vegetarian and where better to get top quality food than the Middle Eastern inspired dishes at Bivouac? One of the original small bars in ...

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Frisk Bar in Francis Street is something of an unsung hero we reckon. Set away from the main strip along William, Roe and James it sits up near the Greek Orthodox Church, below some apartments. It is quite small inside with exposed concrete ...

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Mechanics’ Institute


Once again WA has won the Best Small Bar in Australia title at the awards night in Sydney – last year it was Varnish, this year that great little rooftop establishment above William Street, the Mechanics' Institute. The bar is above Flipside ...

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Lot 20


I go on a pretty regular basis to Lot 20, in my mind one of the very best small bars around town - situated near the corner of James and William streets in Northbridge with two levels, a bar and eating area downstairs, together with a great little ...

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Andaluz is one of our favourite small bars, and is in the top echelon of those around town; we stopped in for lunch this week after a meeting in town. Set up in the basement of an old law chambers building in Howard Street, with a host of ...

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Public House


Returning to the Public House after an absence of some months it was as I recalled a place serving up quality South American influenced cuisine in a pretty pleasant location. Situated at the corner of Adelaide and St Georges Terraces, it has seating ...

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The food we had at lunch last week at Balthazar was the best, or at least equal to the best, meal we have had in the past year. Balthazar is found in the captivating Art Deco styled Lawson Apartments building at the bottom of Sherwood Court, ...

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Dominion League


I dropped by Dominion League in Beaufort Street last week for a drink after lunching elsewhere. As I mentioned on a previous visit it has sprung from the ashes, so to speak, of one of my old favourite watering holes, the Court Wine Bar and while it ...

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