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 & tonic, or are keen to try out a new cocktail or two, here’s the six 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 2021!
The Flour Factory
The Flour Factory is set in a 100-year-old converted flour mill that spans over three storeys, conveniently situated in Perth’s CBD. If you’re looking for Perth’s best gin and tonic, you’ll find it here. They stock over 100 gins and an impressive range of tonics which their knowledgeable staff will happily talk you through. Plus, to satisfy your tastebuds, the food menu is just as impressive, with gourmet hot dogs and well-endowed charcuterie boards available.
Frisk. Small Bar.
Frisk. Small Bar. is an approachable, unpretentious joint with concrete flooring and street art covering the walls, offering a plethora of gin-based beverages. The service is impeccable with the staff recommending mixers and pairings to satisfy your preferences. For an afternoon pick-me-up, we’d recommend the Espresso Negrotini ($18) that’s made with espresso, gin, sweet vermouth, Campari and chocolate bitters. An ideal spot for after-work drinks with awesome staff, drinks and food, the BG’s Pressed Sandwich ($18) is as equally as delightful as the drinks.
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.
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. If you’re stuck on what to order, we’d recommend the Lady In White ($18). Overlooking the Perth CBD skyline, on the rooftop you’ll also find converted shipping containers housing the outdoor bar and seating.
Meet Bobeche, a dimly-lit old-fashioned cocktail bar in Perth 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.
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. 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 here too.
Are you a huge gin fan? Discover how many hidden bars you can tick off from our ultimate guide to the 17 Best Gin Bars around Australia of 2021. Alternatively, give those cocktails a go at home, by trying one of the 7 best Australian gins to try right now – and perhaps making one of our favourite cocktails, such as the French 75.