The way a city lives its nights, gives away how alive and beautiful its people are. Perth happens to be the sunniest city in Australia and yet it does celebrate its nightlife like no one. Perth nightlife is an amalgam of pubs, clubs, bars and some of the best happening concerts on the face of island continent. So, for the crazy party hoppers visiting Australia; we have listed some of the best hangouts in Perth on any given night. Have a look.
Bars in Perth
1. Clarences, 566 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
Cozy leather booths, bare walls and dim lightening at Clarences offers some of the best bar experiences for a nostalgic Perth nightlife. Unlike a typical Aussies watering hole, Clarences is famed for its European décor. With an agreeable temperature, ask for an outdoor table under the stars.
Speciality: Weekend special menu
2. Geisha Bar, 135a James St, Northbridge
Geisha is as much a club as a bar. Fancy a bar with the booths made of bus seats! This bar has it and if the drinks get you high, you may feel like travelling in a bus with your friends. Enjoy some cocktails amidst Geisha’s gorgeous crowd and have a merry night.
Speciality: With best DJs on board, this bar is the sonic capital of the Perth nightlife.
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3. BAR138, 138 Barrack St, Perth City
Weekdays with happy hours from 5 pm and weekends with some reasonably priced Cocktails, Bar 138 is an unpretentious party place for a budget night out in Perth. Large space, an outdoor area to crash with friends, and snacks served with a bold style make it one of the best bars in Perth.
Speciality: Daily Happy hours, Party hosting
4. Universal Bar, 221 William St, Northbridge
Fabulous food, marvelous music and some delectable drinks make Universal bar a hit among those who love it all – food, drink and music. Live music every night makes this bar a hot among the people looking for an awesome nightlife in Perth.
Speciality: International Music acts, The jazz performances, and some Aussie talents performing soul, RnB, and funk.
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Clubs in Perth
5. Metropolis Fremantle, 58 South Terrace, Fremantle
Famed for featuring domestic and international bands, Metro Freo (as the locals call it) is a multi-level dance club. Come Fridays and Saturdays and live a nightlife in Perth that is full of dance mixes from R&B, 80s and 90s accompanied with the latest electronic tracks.
Speciality: Outdoor Bar
6. Mint, Corner of Lake and James St, Northbridge
How about a free club? Entry till 10 pm is free at Mints’. And after 10? Well it’s one of the most reasonably priced nightclubs in Perth. A night out at Mint’s guarantees you a fun frolic evening while the in house DJ’s make you groove to their mixes of pop, classical and what not.
Speciality: Saturday nights are packed with live performances, host the retro nights celebrating 80s and 90s music.
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7. Ambar Nightclub, 104 Murray St, Northbridge
This is a basement club that guarantees a beat-full night out in Perth. With a laid back ambience and some of the best DJs, this club is ranked 42nd in the world by DJ mag. When here, do know your tune to groove upon and the Perth nightlife experience may get a complete tag.
Speciality: If you are a budding DJ, the DJs here help you learn.
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8. Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco
For that artful nightlife in Perth, an evening with Subiaco Arts Centre is a must. It houses the Barking Gecko Theatre Company and is a multipurpose events venue. With concerts, plays and other performing arts events, it also organizes workshops. The surroundings of the cis art Centre is a perfect picnic spot amidst the magnificent gardens and amphitheaters.
9. Perth Concert Hall, 5 St George’s Terrace, Perth City
Perth Concert hall is the home of the Symphony Orchestra. Primarily classical, this hall also hosts a varied range of contemporary international and domestic artists performing in the best claimed acoustics in the world. An added attraction is the beautiful Swan river where once can enjoy a pre or post-concert meal.
10. Rooftop Movies, City of Perth Roe Street Car Park, 68 Roe St, Northbridge
The name says it all! It runs a series of old school classics and current flicks from October to April. If you have not been here, you have not celebrated the nightlife in Perth.
11. Fringe World Fest
If you are in Perth in last week of January, do not miss this month long festival celebrating a bouquet of art forms like music, dance, theatre and folk.
We have, by now, shown you what Perth nightlife has in it for you. Do let us know if you have been to any of the above.
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