While mulled wine and ciders are typically served alongside Christmas festivities, Australian winters force us to enjoy these deliciously spiced drinks a little earlier in the year – but who are we to complain! Throughout the winter months, bars across Perth have been recreating the festive European tradition, offering a selection of hot toddies and mulled drinks that are a welcome treat on chilly nights. Make the most of the final weeks of winter and warm up with a glass of mulled goodness from these bars across Perth.
The Old Synagogue: The Arbor and Mr Chapple, Fremantle
Housed in what was the first synagogue in WA, The Old Synagogue encompasses four unique hospitality venues, including The Arbor; a beer and wine garden serving up modern pub food alongside winter-warming mulled cider. If mulled wine is more your jam, pop over next door to Mr Chapple, where you can defrost by the fireplace and wrap your hands around a warm cup of mulled wine spiced with cinnamon quills, nutmeg and cloves. You can check out The Old Synagogue here.
Open Sunday to Thursday, 11.30am to 11.00pm; Friday and Saturday, 11.30am to 12.00am
92 South Terrace, Fremantle
The Garden, Leederville
Located in the heart of Leederville, The Garden is a relaxed, pet-friendly venue that serves up mulled wine and cider alongside hearty pub-style meals to keep your body warm and your tastebuds happy during the cooler months. With other delicious winter cocktails like the Warm Apple Pie – a concoction of spiced rum, apple juice and spices – this restaurant and bar is a top pick for casual date nights and after-work catchups. You can make a booking here.
Open Monday to Thursday, 11.30am to 10.00pm, Friday, 11.30am to 12.00am; Saturday, 11.00am to 12.00am; Sunday, 11.00am to 10.00pm
742 Newcastle Street, Leederville
Odyssea, City Beach
Aptly listed under ‘soul warmers’, Odyssea’s mulled wine and steamy cider are the perfect beverages to sip on as you gaze out at the Indian Ocean. Made with Tawny Port, Grand Marnier, cinnamon and almond syrup and lemon, Odyssea’s hot toddy is a must after a hearty meal. To sweeten and warm up your morning, try one of their European-style hot chocolates which can be spiced with chilli or cinnamon. To snatch a table at this beachside staple, book here.
Open everyday, 7.00am till late
187 Challenger Parade, City Beach
Bill’s Bar and Bites, Leederville
Named after William Leeder, the first settler in Leederville, Bill’s Bar and Bites offers eclectic cocktails and plenty of pizzas and share plates ideal for tucking into with friends and family. Every winter, Bill’s brews up a heavenly mix of mulled wine spiced with a traditional blend of cloves and cinnamon. Naturally, you’ll want a cup (or three) to help fight off the winter chill before you bumble along to the Leederville train station, which is fortunately just a short walk away. To secure you and your pals a table, you can book here.
Open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 12.00pm to 10.00pm; Friday and Saturday, 12.00pm to 1.00am
742 Newcastle Street, Leederville
Benny’s Bar, Fremantle
Open seven days a week, Benny’s Bar is a top pick for a casual meal and a warm mug of mulled wine flavoured with star anise and citrus flavours. Offering live music, pizzas and burgers, and Nutella martinis might we add, Benny’s is a must when you’re out in Freo. You can book a table out in Benny’s yard, a cosy conservatory lit with string lights, for your next winter meal here.
Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am till late; Saturday/Sunday 8.00am till late
10 South Terrace, Fremantle