We're drinking well right now. This month some great openings have arrived. While there's always room for a drink at one of Perth's best bars, it's always fun to try somewhere new, too.

This is our edit of Perth's best new bars from the past 12 months, updated monthly. Some could become your new favourite; others may just be good for one memorable night. All are worth a try.

Here's a tip: come hungry. A lot of these bars have killer menus that deserve to be explored.

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Best New Restaurants in Perth
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An intimate 55-seater neighbourhood wine bar serving up Mediterranean small plates, teamed with an artfully designed drinks menu that includes plenty of non-alcoholic options.

2/137 Claremont Crescent, Swanbourne



As you’d expect from one of the state’s best places to eat seafood, fish features heavily on the menu at Madalena’s breezy new upstairs bar – alongside classic cocktails with the occasional tweak.

406 South Terrace, South Fremantle



At this versatile spot, you can sit at the bar and pick from the tome-like wine list or book in for a full dinner of generously portioned European plates.

34 St Quentin Avenue, Claremont

Astral Weeks


A crystal-clear sound system, acoustically treated walls and an extensive record collection make Perth’s first hi-fi bar a haven for music lovers.

12 60-66 Roe Street, Northbridge

Naber + IIII


This sunny yet sophisticated courtyard and neighbourhood bar serves pig toast with fig-and-pét-nat jam, “disco fries” with golden curry, and Watermelon Cruiser cocktails.

11 Oxford St, Leederville

Ruin Bar


Inspired by Eastern Europe’s glut of bars set within abandoned buildings, this no-frills corner boozer and courtyard has 18 beer taps, pouring mainly West Australian beer and a handful from interstate.

165 Beaufort Street, Perth

Bar Rogue


This Le Rebelle spin-off has far-reaching wines, a menu that includes cold fried chicken with house-made fromage blanc and caviar, and a laidback as-you-like approach.

515 Beaufort Street, Highgate

O Brother


Sip Western Australian tipples and Zooper Dooper-inspired frozen cocktails at this pastel-hued neighbourhood bar inside a former carpark. To eat, it's battered-flathead tacos, Freo salt-and-pepper octopus, and three-cheese grazing boards.

622 Stirling Highway, Mosman Park

Palace Arcade Fremantle


The third location in this popular arcade-bar chain employs the same winning formula: vintage arcade games, NY-style pizza and easy-going cocktails. But this spot also has an outdoor courtyard, unlike its predeccessors.

96 High Street, Fremantle

Gage Roads Brewery


The WA brewery’s first venue in the state is set within the iconic A Shed on the Walyalup waterfront. Stop in for brewery exclusives, rotating guest taps and a coastal-inspired menu of lobster rolls, swordfish schnitzel and grilled-kingfish tacos.

A Shed Walyalup Waterfront, Fremantle

Little Things Gin


Once a suburban warehouse, this micro-distillery and bar is a lush, local haunt for superlative gin cocktails, wine, beer and comforting food. Finding it is half the fun.

205A Railway Road, Subiaco

Pirate Life


Phase one of the Adelaide Brewery’s West Coast expansion includes a steakhouse-style restaurant, private dining rooms, plus an open brewhouse where punters can get up close to the action.

440 Murray street, Perth



On the surface, Casa is an all-day neighbourhood bar and eatery. Under the bonnet, there's a serious commitment to wine, food and sound. Find it on Mount Hawthorn's bustling hospitality strip.

399 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn

Corner Dairy


A retro-tinged neighbourhood wine bar that also serves morning coffee for the local crowd. At night, it's doing snacks and plates that reference everything from London’s legendary St John to Northbridge Vietnamese institution Viet Hoa.

260 Woodside Street, Doubleview

Nieuw Ruin


Soak up this restored cottage’s old-world splendour, then dive into an extensive wine list and high-flavour snacking including pies, tasty-things-on-bread and monkfish “under a fur coat”.

12 Norfolk Street, Fremantle

Jetty Bar & Eats


Nab a perch in this beautiful 120-person space and enjoy sharp drinks, comforting Mediterranean cooking and vistas of the Swan River.

126 Beach Street, Fremantle

Hoodburger 848


Lo-fi wines, local beers and a curated spirits selection join the Hoodburger menu at this inviting little small bar. Treat it like its own thing, or have one of those stellar burgers passed through the neat service window from the restaurant next door.

848 Beaufort Street, Inglewood



A breezy all-day diner at the redeveloped Leederville Hotel. Fuel up on grilled shish-style skewers, cuisine-crossing share plates, and wines from a free-wheeling list of fun and approachable drops.

9 Electric Lane, Leederville