Night out in Northbridge
This inner city Perth hub is undoubtedly known for its bars and nightlife. Here you will find a high concentration of bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and much more all within the tiny area of Northbridge. With so much to do in the area and so many options to choose from it is easy to get overwhelmed. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite things to eat, drink and do in this happening part of the city.
To start off your night you will need some good food which is something you will find plenty of in the area. A classic choice would be The Standard, a warehouse converted to a restaurant and bar with a stunning outdoor beer garden and rooftop seating for those who enjoy fresh air and city views. The menu options here will leave you drooling and wishing you had more than one stomach. Also if you are on a budget then head there on a Wednesday for their Hawker special where you will get an Asian inspired meal and one free drink for just $20!
Now if you are after something a bit different then head over to Lucky Chan’s Laundry & Noodle bar. This little hipster Asian food gem might look a bit like a laundromat upon first looks but head on through the dryer door under the open sign and get transported into one of our favorite Asian restaurants in the city. Try the ramen or the boa and pair it with one of the signature cocktails for a true culinary experience.
To round off the night dip into something sweet at Chicho Gelato. This classic gelateria has been producing some fan favorites since it started a few years ago. From a humble beginning with gelato carts in the streets of Sicily the owners of this fine establishment have opened one of the most authentic gelaterias in the city. Try some of their tantalizing flavours such as prickly pear or salted caramel and the best part is it is all made from scratch with fresh ingredients.
Now drinking is what the nightlife in Northbridge is famous for. There are endless establishments for you to explore, just simply stroll down the street and you will stumble across some true gems of Northbridge. However we will mention a couple for you to check out while you are in the area. First up is one that is a bit off the beaten path. Down a dark alley, through a back door, and down a flight of stairs you will find the dingy rock and roll den that is Joe’s Juice Joint. This is your qunicential classic dive bar complete with fried chicken, cheap drinks, and $2 cheezels.
Now if you are after something fresh then you are in luck because a new bar has just hit the scene. The Miami themed cocktail bar Neon Palms is the newest member of the Northbridge drinking scene and is the perfect place to get you in the summer mood. Stop in for a frozen margarita and enjoy the 1980’s Miami-Vice style décor as you beat the summer heat with some refreshing cocktails.
Some other notable bars in the area to check out would be Ezra Pound, Henry Summer, The Bird, Mechanics Institute, and No Mafia.
If the night is still young and you are ready to get down and dirty at a nightclub then you are in the right place. Northbridge has plenty of nightclubs to choose from massive mega clubs to live music hotspots there is a night out for everyone here. Head over to Jack Rabbit Slim’s for a quality line up of international and local DJs and artists. If you want to let your hair down for a carefree night then head to the LGBTQ-friendly night club, Connections. Geisha Bar Club offers an upmarket club experience for those who love everything rich and decadent. You can also check out Paramount Nightclub, Mint Nightclub, Air Nightclub and many more.