Nothing beats cosying up in a dimly lit wooden booth with a pint of Guinness providing a nice blanket of warmth to tide us through those wet winter nights. With a large Irish population hailing back to the convict era, some of Perth’s more traditional Irish pubs have established themselves a social hub for Perth’s Irish community and lovers of cosy, wood-panelled pubs alike.
There are also a host of modern pubs that have opened in recent years, such as Scarborough’s Galway Hooker, that take their inspiration from the Irish pubs of old. Here are some of the most popular Irish pubs in Perth, where you’ll find Guinness, hearty food and good craic. Sláinte!
JB O’Reilly’s, Leederville
Australia’s biggest Guinness seller 8 years running, JB O’Reilly’s in Leederville is a family-run Irish Pub with an emphasis on antique décor and authentic Irish pub food. With plenty of live music and an array of specials, JB O’Reilly’s is perfectly suited to a casual and cosy night out. Open from 11am Wednesday to Sunday, bookings for the restaurant can be made via 9382 4555 and the menu is available from here.
99 Cambridge St, West Leederville WA 6007
Fibber McGee’s, Leederville
Famous for their Dry Aged Steak, Fibber McGee’s is owned and run by chefs and has been open since 1998. Recently renovated, it features both indoor and outdoor areas, including a beer garden. The produce and meat is all organic, supplied by the restaurant’s own organic farm in the Perth Hills, Drumlane Organic Farm. Closed on Monday and Tuesday, the bar is open Wednesdays through Sundays for lunch until late. Bookings can be made from here.
711 Newcastle Street, Leederville WA 6007
The Galway Hooker, Scarborough
The Galway Hooker is a brand-new Irish Pub in Scarborough. From the team behind Durty Nelly’s, it has been designed for the authentic Irish Pub experience complete with Sunday roasts, a classic interior and regular live music. It’s open from 11am ‘till late every day, and any bookings can be made here
3/148 The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019
Fenians, Perth CBD
Open since 1987, Fenians is a classic Irish pub located on St Georges’ Terrace as part of the Novotel Perth Langley hotel. They serve a mixture of traditional pub dishes, but have some more unique items, including a range of loaded chicken schnitzel and ‘Guy Tea,’ a take on the traditional English High Tea with all the pub food you could dream of. Fenians is open 11:30am till late Monday to Sunday, and bookings can be made here.
Novotel Perth Langley, 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Durty Nelly’s, Perth CBD
A staple of the post-work drinks scene, Durty Nelly’s is a bustling inner-city hub located within cosy Shafto Lane. Dedicated to the Irish pub experience, the bar is also popular among sports fans for big screens showing a wide range of matches and games. Open 11am ‘till late daily, Durty Nelly’s is great for a busy atmosphere and classic Irish hospitality. Online bookings are recommended, and they can be made here.
Shafto Lane, 397 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000
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