From gin masterclasses to the best gin and tonics, here’s the ultimate guide to the best gin bars in Perth!

Small-batch and craft gin bars appear to be popping up left, right and centre around Western Australia’s capital.

Whether you enjoy sipping a classic gin and tonic, or are keen to try out a new cocktail or two, here’s the best gin bars in Perth where you can get your hands on a cocktail or two this weekend. All-in-all, a must-visit in 2023!

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Taking over from The Flour Factory in a 100-year-old converted flour mill, ARARA brings the exciting and vibrant flavours of South America to Perth’s CBD. Bright colours, bootylicious music and phenomenal gins are spread across two floors for a truly unique experience. With plenty of gin varieties and gin-infused cocktails, there’s few more exciting gin bars in Perth. A must visit in 2023!

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16 Queen St, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>Bar Lafayette</strong>
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Bar Lafayette

For those looking for something a little finer, hidden oasis Bar Lafayette is a swanky venue that blends vintage charm with a modern menu. The service is prompt and professional, with their wait and bar staff well-versed on menu items. Even more impressive is that they make their own vermouth, which adds a unique touch to their drinks. While cocktails are their specialty, they stock a range of boutique beers and spirits to ensure all patrons leave satisfied and well-watered. So if you’re after one of the best gin and tonics in Perth, lounge around at Bar Lafayette.

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Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Lower Georges Lane, Perth, WA 6000
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Meet Bobeche, a dimly lit old-fashioned cocktail bar in Perth’s CBD that offers the perfect mix of classy and cool. Subtly located in a basement on the otherwise heaving St Georges Terrace offering a chilled-out refuge, there is a speakeasy feel to Bobeche – being there feels like you’ve stumbled back in time to the prohibition era. Live jazz adds to the old-school vibe with seasonal cocktails served in vintage teapots and complimentary buttery popcorn to snack on during your visit. So stir and shake at Bobeche, one of the most exciting cocktail and best Perth gin bars of 2023!

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Basement/131 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>Frisk. Small Bar</strong>
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Frisk. Small Bar

Nominated as Perth’s Best Gin Bar 8 years in a row, Frisk. Small Bar is an approachable, unpretentious joint with concrete flooring and street art covering the walls, offering a plethora of gin-based beverages. With over 240 varieties of gin, there is sure to be something that matches your palette, including boutique and creative cocktails such as the Brekkie at Midnight that show just how great gin can be. Feel a little intimidated? Then let the impeccable staff and bartenders recommend a drink satisfy your preferences. An ideal spot for after-work drinks with awesome staff, drinks and bar snacks, get a little frisky at Frisk. Small Bar in 2023!

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103 Francis St, Northbridge, WA 6003
<strong>Lot Twenty</strong>
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Lot Twenty

Lot Twenty is three different dining experiences in one. The first is the restaurant on the ground floor of the heritage building. The kitchen is open to the diners which allows customers to see chefs at work. The downstairs bar has an array of cocktails and wine – this is where Lot Twenty gets its atmosphere. Finally, the small bar inside expands to a further terraced area with a cute water feature with seating and tables for drinking outside – perfect for a summer’s evening. This Perth gin bar also hosts gin masterclasses and, you can most certainly find some of the best gin and tonics in Perth!

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198-206 William St, Perth, WA 6000
<strong>The Standard</strong>
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The Standard

A stunning venue with great ambience, The Standard is a well-loved gin bar in the heart of Perth’s CBD. The drinks list is extensive and well-priced, boasting an impressive selection of gin-based cocktails. Overlooking the Perth CBD skyline, on the rooftop you’ll also find converted shipping containers housing the outdoor bar and seating. For your visit we recommend trying the Our Way Rosé made with Dandelion Pink Berry Gin, Aperol, rhubarb bitters, prosecco and lemon. Yum!

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28 Roe St, Northbridge, WA 6003

If you want great drinks and amazing views, be sure to make your way through our list of The 10 Best Cocktail Rooftop Bars in Perth of 2023. Or, discover something delicious at these 10 Best Hidden Speakeasy Bars in Perth.

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This article was first published on November 06 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on Jun 04 2023.