Pub food, ice-cold beer and great vibes — all you need is good company at these top pubs in Perth!
We love Perth’s hospitality scene. There’s hidden speakeasies, world-famous craft beer breweries and plenty more to discover. But, if you’re in search of something more casual, a place where food, drink and mates go together hand-in-hand, chances are you’re looking for a pub.
Thankfully, to add in the mix of Perth’s thriving scene, this coastal city in the heart of Western Australia, is packed to the brim with pubs, bars and hotels that are ready for your arrival. So, round up the mates and sink a cold one at the best pubs in Perth of 2023:
Right in the heart of Perth’s CBD — conveniently located next to the train station — lies The Aviary one of the best pubs in Perth. A go-to for locals, The Aviary is a hotspot for those looking for a drink on a rooftop bar and a boogie with the best DJs around. From the bar you can look up to see skyscrapers towering above you, or you can peek over the edge of the balcony to see the busy Murray Street Mall. During the cooler winter months, The Aviary usually set up rooftop igloos, where you and your friends can cosy up in clear domes fit with fluffy rugs and endless drinks and bar snacks. As for summer, you can sit under the umbrellas on the deck, or dance the night away beneath the palm trees and fairy lights.
Brass Monkey Hotel
If you’re looking for a pub that has a traditional feel that encompasses a modern take, then the Brass Monkey Hotel is for you. Located in Northbridge, Brass Monkey’s exterior looks like any traditional watering hole. But, as you step in, you’ll be greeted by friendly staff, the aroma of delicious pub food and, walking further in, you’ll then be treated to their gorgeous garden that makes for the perfect spot to soak up the sun, sip on cocktails and enjoy the company of your mates. A great contender for any of your plans, be sure to pay the Brass Monkey Hotel a visit in 2023!
The Brisbane Hotel
Making our list as one of the Best Beer Gardens in Perth, The Brisbane Hotel also tops our list as one of Perth’s best pubs and for a good reason. This Perth pub is truly unique thanks to its tropical flavour. Largely populated by palm trees, the terraced garden makes for the refreshing spot to spend any balmy evening. With an overall laid-back feel, The Brisbane Hotel features an extensive menu including the likes of traditional pub fare that’s mixed in with a selection of pizzas, share plates and more. Shake things up with a cocktail or bring the whole family along as it’s also one of the bets child-friendly beer gardens in Australia. We’ll cheers to that!
Coast Port Beach
Coast lies on pristine Port Beach in North Fremantle, providing some of the best beachfront views in Perth. Only a short stroll from the ocean, Coast is a large, open venue where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean while relaxing with your drink of choice. Come summertime and some of Coast’s specials will include oysters, West Australian-sourced prawns, woodfired pizzas and, not to forget, their generous drink specials. Given their large venue, Coast Port Beach is the perfect spot to get a large group of friends together for casual sunset drinks or a special occasion.
Also making our list of the Top Irish Pubs in Perth, Durty Nelly’s is the definition of a classic Irish pub and has been pouring fresh beers in Perth since 1998. Designed and constructed in Ireland by Irish architects, this rustic pub was made with genuine Irish materials — including the dark wooden benches and table which was then transported to Perth from across the seas. Durty Nelly’s is the perfect place to catch up with friends and family over a cold brew and fresh Beef & Guinness Pie. So grab a stool at one of the best traditional pubs in Perth tonight!
Welcome to one of the oldest remaining pubs in Perth, The Globe. Previously known as the Globe Hotel, this popular establishment pays tribute to its origins but with a sleek, modern design. Despite the overall colonial charm, The Globe features a vertical garden, heritage brick wall and original stained-glass windows in its main bar. Heading out into the beer garden, visitors will find the area sprayed with a visionary created by local artist Jerome Devenport. Good food, good drinks and great vibes, what more could you ask for?
It’s the attention to detail that makes JB O’Reilly’s stand out. You won’t find a spec of wall that doesn’t have Irish memorabilia, signage, or photographs that capture a homely Irish atmosphere. Located in West Leederville, this Perth Irish pub is the perfect place to enjoy the craic with friends or colleagues. One of the best pub restaurants in Perth, you’ll always be welcome at J.B. O’Reilly’s.
The Left Bank
Previously the home of a boat building business, The Left Bank is situated on the shoreline of the Swan River in scenic East Fremantle. This waterfront venue offers a laid-back setting for a refreshing drink, a delicious meal and live music on the weekends. One of the best pubs around Perth, here you can choose from their many wine, beer and cocktail options, which all pair nicely with their lunch and dinner menus ranging from woodfired pizzas, seafood and burgers. A beautiful pub that’s great for afterwork drinks, you may even be lucky enough to spot the resident dolphins cruising along the river.
The Lucky Shag Waterfront Bar
If you’re looking for the best bars and pubs in Perth, this one is for you. Established in 1998, The Lucky Shag is a waterfront bar in Perth’s CBD overlooking the Swan River. Pop down for an afterwork drink and choose from their vast craft beer, wine and cocktail options. For those staying for lunch or dinner, choose from crowd favourites such as burgers, nachos, steaks, seafood dishes and plenty more. Live entertainment by bands and DJs will accommodate the deck a few nights per week and, for the sports fans, there are big screens to enjoy all of the action. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, we don’t know what will!
Scarborough Beach Bar
The glass balcony at the Scarborough Beach Bar is an ideal location to take in the bustling Scarborough beachfront, especially while indulging in a refreshing beverage and shared nibblies with friends. On tap they offer many popular local beers such as the Little Creatures range, the Gage Roads Singlefin and the Matso’s Ginger Beer. For those not in the mood for beer, select an alternative from a large list of spritzes, fruity cocktails and esteemed wines. Keep up to date on their Facebook page for upcoming events such as bottomless brunches fit with endless mimosas, Bellini’s and bubbles, or even their bottomless mussels, where you can enjoy two-hours of unlimited West Australian mussels.
If the sound of crashing waves is what you’re after, check out Perth’s 10 Best Waterfront Bars and Eateries. Or, for stunning city views, you can’t go wrong with our list of The 10 Best Rooftop Bars in Perth.