Perth's best happy hour deals
From spectacular rooftop venues to basement speak-easies, these are the coolest bars in Perth, where you can enjoy cut-price drinks and delicious nibbles too.
- October 2019
Perth opens in new window is full to the brim with great bars. Here is the cream of the crop – with the best drinks deals thrown in.
Grab a seat in the outdoor courtyard adorned with colourful parasols or head to the little-known bar hidden in the basement of this Thai restaurant for Chalong Hour. Every day from 5-6pm you can order AUD $6 tinnies, AUD $7.50 tap beers, AUD $9 wines and AUD $12 cocktails. Bar snacks such as beef skewers and shredded papaya and shallot fritters will transport you to the streets of Bangkok. Look out for regular themed events, when Thai eats are matched with beers and beats – you might even spot celebrity chef David Thompson, the creator of Long Chim opens in new window. Don’t miss The Bargain Highball, described as vermouth, distilled pandan, sand ginger and “barter”. (Tip: for an authentic Thai experience, ask about the “special” ingredient.)
Inspired by the refined yet cheeky underbelly of Japanese after-work culture, this basement bar opens in new window is tucked away in the city’s poshest dining precinct, Hibernian Place. From 5-6pm, Wednesday to Friday, Superfantastic Happy Hour is super fun and offers AUD $8 highball cocktails and beers accompanied by izakaya-style bites and AUD $8 GFC (Goody’s Fried Chicken). We recommend taking a Japanese Whisky Flight with premium whiskies including Nikka, Tokinoka and Suntory.
Beneath the swanky Brookfield Place on St Georges Terrace is this dimly lit basement bar opens in new window offering clandestine drinks and monthly cocktail specials – poured from ornate teapots into quaint cups and saucers. Tanqueray G&Ts, Beerfarm Pale Ale and Picardy Shiraz are just some of the AUD $8 offerings from 5-6pm. You’ll also pay happy hour prices for a selection of delicious bar snacks; AUD $10 cheese with honey and crackers and AUD $5 baby burgers are perfect with liquid libations. The Bobèche Iced Tea - a concoction of Ketel One vodka, Tanqueray gin, Pampero Blanco rum, Heering cherry liqueur and spiced tea – is a must-try.
Climb the newspaper-lined staircase – an ode to The West, WA’s daily newspaper that used to come off the press right here in the Print Hall – to the Brookfield Place rooftop bar opens in new window named after the much-loved former PM, the late Bob Hawke. The thirsty after-work crowds come here for AUD $4 middies and AUD $8 wines and pints of Colonial beers from 4pm-5pm, Monday to Thursday, but you can enjoy the AUD $20 Bob’s Box – which includes a cheeseburger, chicken wings and fries served with a Colonial middy – any time. After 8, an offer of half-price premium wines – costing between AUD $200 and AUD $500 – which is available after 8pm from Monday to Thursday throughout Print Hall.
Hula Bula Bar
Step inside this tiki bar opens in new window in Perth’s CBD and you’ll be transported to a tropical paradise. Slink into a tiger-print booth on Fridays from 4-7pm for AUD $12 rum-based cocktails (many of which are served in a tiki mug), AUD $5-10 beers, AUD $5 wines and AUD $6 ciders. Or you can join the Rhum Club on Thursday nights for 50 per cent off selected rums. Don a Hawaiian shirt for Swingin’ Saturdays, when AUD $12 cocktail specials – such as the Hemingway Daiquiri or honey and rum-based Rumble Bee – are on offer from 6-8pm. Don’t miss your chance to sample some rare and unusual rums – there are more than 270 to choose from. Savour the 17-year-old Kill Devil from Nicaragua or sip the 1982 Berry Bros & Rudd Jamaican rum.
Tropical prints and the city’s skyline are an Instagram-ready backdrop for the pretty patrons who flock to this Miami-chic rooftop bar opens in new window in the heart of the city. There’s not one but two happy hours – 12-1pm and 5-6pm from Sunday to Thursday. Prosecco, house wines and pints of beer are AUD $7 while cocktails of the month are AUD $10. There are also food specials – tuck into tacos on Tuesday, burgers on Friday and steak on Saturday for just AUD $15. For an extra AUD $5, you’ll get a beer, wine or glass of bubbles to wash it down. Prefer to stay indoors? Stick to the public bar on the ground floor where the same offers apply. For a tangy treat, try The Prince Chaplin, a delicious concoction of sloe gin, apricot liqueur, lime juice and hellfire bitters.
Gramercy Bar and Kitchen
The name and the location – Perth’s very own Central Park – might nod to New York City but this family-run venue opens in new window uses mainly local suppliers. Every day from 5-6pm, sip AUD $6 schooners of any beer on tap and AUD $6 house reds, whites and sparkling wines and house spirits. During happy hour, the great deals extend to the food too, with special dishes of the day including a kilo of chicken wings for AUD $16. From Monday to Thursday, add AUD $5 to the price of the AUD $18 weekly dinner specials to enjoy a soft drink, house wine or schooner of local beer, such as Little Creatures Rogers’ Beer, with your meal.