All grown up and revitalised, Perth has ranked highly for its livability, and the world is taking notice. If you haven’t been in a while, keep reading for 9 ways to enjoy the boomtown, day and night.
1. Elizabeth Quay
Start with a stroll around Elizabeth Quay’s riverfront walkways, sculptures and restaurants. We think it looks most beautiful at night when it’s lit in neon.
2. Cathedral Square
Cathedral Square is another spot that gears up from 5pm and beyond. The heritage boutique zone is home to some great bars and restaurants.
3. Rooftop Movies
Catch Rooftop Movies on the seventh floor of the City of Perth Roe Street carpark.
4. Perth Cultural Centre
From Cathedral Square head to the cultural heart of the city for live music, theatre and art at the Perth Cultural Centre.
5. Long Chim
A highlight in Cathedral Square is David Thompson’s Thai restaurant, Long Chim.
6. Mechanics Institute
Find a strip of one-off micro shops, cafes and bars on William Street, Northbridge. We love this cocktail bar, accessed via a rear laneway. mechanicsinstitutebar.com.au
7. Shadow Wine Bar
On the same laneway you’ll find this fantastic European diner and bar, Shadow Wine Bar.
8. The Standard
Just beyond, on Roe Street, is this must-visit bar with a great garden; The Standard.
9. Pleased to Meet You
South American small plates and a speak-easy, Sneaky Tony’s, hidden out the back. pleasedtomeetyou.com.au