VICTORIA PARK: For so long home mainly to bogans and bikies, Vic Park has gradually emerged as a more cultural destination. Surprising to many, a great many former Vic Park residents in their Curtin Uni days have gone on to be newsreaders, writers & lawyers not just in Sydney & Melbourne but around the globe.
SUBIACO: For 30 years the Subiaco Hotel dominated the landscape as the one place that Perth’s glitterati could descend upon in comfort. But how that has changed. The Subi is still a fab place to be seen, but it’s now been joined by a swathe of fantastic gourmet destinations including gastro-pubs which …
FREMANTLE: Despite the gentrification of seemingly every brick, somehow this unique town has clung to its hippie, alternative community, even though on weekend nights they retreat to house parties to avoid the random revellers who descend like flies. Metropolis nightclub remains a world-class …
BEAUFORT ST: Resplendent at night as the glittery facades of its casual yet upmarket eateries & bars come to life, if ever a street has become a village in its own right it’s Beaufort Street. Perth by night is what it is thanks to Beaufort St being one of the primary jewels in the crown. A magical place …
PERTH CBD: Our beloved CBD is becoming a palace of wonders by night. We’re seeing bars, pubs and restaurants emerge which evoke the sophistication of New York and elegance of Paris. The business community has comprehensively embraced these classy venues as a way to prolong their sense of selves before retreating home …
LEEDERVILLE: A couple of decades back this place teetered on becoming gangsta-central. But it’s pulled itself up and embraced Astor-culture instead. Cinephiles and writers merge with foodies and craft beer aficionados, all seemingly with a story to tell. Relaxed drinking holes compete with edgy food bars …
NORTHBRIDGE: One of Australia’s most notorious nightclub zones, Northbridge is a pretty cuddly spot nowadays. Heavily policed, it just never turned into the murderous, drug-fuelled red light district the media might have wanted it to be. Instead it’s excellent for a late night ice-cream & some pretty decent Asian food …
HILLARY’S: Pretty well the only nightlife destination for the northern beaches set, Hillary’s does an adequate job at night considering its main pursuit is to sell itself as a family-friendly day destination. Certainly some great bands and fine arrays of beverages can be enjoyed once the sun sets on the Indian Ocean …