The gin scene in Perth has gone from strength to strength in recent years with more local distilleries experimenting with local botanicals and gin festivals popping up left right and centre. If you’re a lover of gin, then you need to explore the many gin bars on offer, with some listing over 200 local and international gins for tasting. At the Flour Factory, you’ll also have a chance to have a spin of the famous gin wheel. Here are six of the best gin bars in Perth to check out!
Nestled on Francis Street in Northbridge, Frisk was opened in 2010 as Perth’s very first gin bar. With Perth’s most extensive collection of over 200 gins, you’ll be spoilt for choice between gin and tonics, gin cocktails, sloe gin and of course gin! Their most notable gin, which had a limited run, is the Beefeater Crown Jewel – a rarity! Just a short walk from the CBD’s vibrant bar and nightclub scene, Frisk is the perfect place for after-work drinks or before a night on the town. With an outdoor alfresco and comfortable indoor area, Frisk is a year-round venue for you and your friends to come and enjoy a drink.
Opening hours: Tues- Sat, 4pm-1am and Sun, 2-11pm
103 Francis St, Northbridge 6003
The Flour Factory
Spread out over three floors of a 100-year-old flour mill on Queen Street, The Flour Factory is a historic site that has been converted into a modern gin bar. With an impressive selection of over 100 gins from around the world, take a spin of their gin wheel for a ‘luck-of-the-draw’ chance to have your G&T made with a premium gin. Or, if there’s a group of you, you could try their Gin and Tonica Trees, which offer nine different G&Ts arranged on a metal ‘tree’ holder. As part of the Sneakers and Jeans hospitality group, you know their service is up there, particularly since winning the Group Venue Operator Award at the 2020 Hospitality Awards. They’re open from Wednesday to Saturday, and bookings can be made for lunch and dinner here.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Thursday, 4-9pm; Friday, noon to late and Saturday 4pm-late.
16 Queen Street, Perth 6000
The West Winds Gin Bar – Leederville
From the award-winning and internationally renowned gin distillery in Margaret River, the West Winds Gin Bar is conveniently located within Bill’s in Leederville. With a cocktail list designed by their distiller and national brand ambassador, the ingredients for their gins are sourced from local growers in Margaret River. Expect to taste hints of Davidson plums, limes, lemons, coriander, sloe berries, sea parsley, honey and even bush tomatoes. Check out their gin masterclasses on their Facebook and Instagram pages to learn about the history of gin and how to make the best cocktail creations.
Opening hours: Fri & Sat, 8pm-1am
742 Newcastle Street, Leederville
Nestled within Brookfield Place, W Churchill is an Australian fine-dining pub restaurant, and a popular spot for gin-lovers due to their eclectic list of over 100 gins. If you’re a cocktail-lover, take your pick from their wide selection of delicious gin cocktails with their most popular including the Gin Fizz featuring Roku Gin, and the Dry Martini featuring Sipsmith London Dry Gin. Offering a tavern-style menu arranged by Chef James Watson, indulge in a home-made beef pie while sipping on a tasty gin concoction.
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 11.30am to 12.00am and Sat, 5.00pm to 12.00am
125 St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000
Aurora Perth Rooftop Bar
With an impressive skyline, Aurora Perth Rooftop bar in the Melbourne Hotel provides an elegant setting in which to relax and taste their unique, flavoured gin cocktails. The story of ‘Aurora’, meaning ‘the goddess of dawn’, who was the mother of the wind gods, gave existence to their famous ‘Anemoi’ gin cocktails which are made with their very own house blends of gin. Inspired by winds from around the world, the taste profile of each gin cocktail has its own characteristic and purpose. You can take your pick of their coffee, spicy, herbal, or citrus flavoured gins! If you’re feeling peckish, they also offer sharing plates, perfect for an afterwork catch-up with the gang.
Opening hours: Friday 4-9pm
33 Milligan Street, Perth 6000
Henry’s Rooftop Bar – The Reveley
The third storey of The Reveley in Elizabeth Quay hosts Henry’s rooftop bar. With their gin list being the most extensive on the menu, gin-lovers will be right at home. Their giant cocktails are a major crowd pleaser with the Pimms Punch being the perfect gin cocktail to share with a friend. You could also opt for their signature cocktails and pair it with a cheeky pizza from their food menu. Sit back with a glass in hand relishing in the city and Swan River backdrop while listening to quality live entertainment.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun, 11:30am-late.
Riverside Drive, Perth 6000