Author: Nikkita Tassone
However you spell it, whisk(e)y bars are becoming increasingly popular, with many having recently opened in Perth’s CBD. So if you’re looking to unwind after a busy day at work or go out for a late night drink on the weekend, these 5 impressive whisky joints are worth hunting down.
Helvetica may be small, but it offers an impressively large selection of whiskies sourced from around the world. The bar also offers a unique Bottlekeep service, where you can purchase a bottle of your choice and the staff will store it in a whisky cabinet for you to enjoy on your next visit.
Tucked away in the Safe Room of the 1897 Titles Building, Halford offers a modern-day take on a 1950s late-night lounge. Here you’ll find a carefully selected whisky range, a team of expert bar staff, and an extensive cocktail list for when the whisky gets too much.
Specialising in whisky and bourbon, swing open the saloon doors and enter Alabama Song for a glimpse into life in America’s deep south. Peckish? The bar’s menu offers classic American cheese burgers, hot wings and fried chicken. Visit on a Friday or Saturday night for a program of rousing live music.
Varnish on King
Beneath King Street hides Varnish, the home of American Whisky in Perth. Try its famous Bacon Flight, where you’ll get 4 different styles of bacon paired to 4 different styles of whisky. On the first Monday of every month Varnish holds a Whisky ‘101’ Masterclass, an absolute must-try for whisky amateurs and enthusiasts alike.
Perth’s first Japanese whisky bar is Goody Twos; a quirky basement bar which stocks more than 100 Japanese whiskies and serves authentic Japanese cuisine. Taking inspiration from the Japanese ‘after work culture’, live music is played into the early hours of the morning.
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