Let it be heard that Western Australia has its fair share of evening happenings to satisfy everyone across the spectrum. From mega clubs and live music venues to kitschy and retro-themed haunts, here are our top picks among Perth nightlife spots for a truly memorable evening out.
Located in the heart of Northbridge, this retro-themed club is known for its 80s, 90s, and 2000s playlist. All you have to do to enter for free is get there before 9:00pm. Keep in mind that if you’re dressed too casually, you may be refused entrance. A simple collared shirt and leather dress shoes for the gents will suffice.
22 Lake St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia
Perth’s premier LGBTQ bar, Connections has been a regular institution since 1975, the glory days of disco! They have an awesome DJ lineup, with a crazy and wild atmosphere that still manages to be safe and carefree.
81 James St, Perth WA 6003, Australia
As one of the best places to listen to live music and have a couple of drinks, this music venue prides itself on its lineup of local artists and DJs. If you’re a big fan of the Tarantino classic ‘Pulp Fiction’, you’ll probably geek out over the fact that this place was named after the movie’s 1950s diner.
133 Aberdeen St, Perth WA 6003, Australia
If you’re looking to watch good indie music from live bands, this place is your best bet. With it’s regular gigs, shows, and retro nights, most come to Amplifier for a chill and fun party atmosphere.
383 Murray St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Renovated in 2016, this mega club has not one but two themed bars! Leopard Lady is filled with printed interiors and private booths, while Señor Peppers’ Mexican theme – complete with colorful murals, cacti, and lanterns – is perfect for a fun fiesta.
163 James St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia
It’s easy to guess the theme of this bar once you step inside. The Polynesian-themed bar dressed in bamboo, palm leaves, and tikis give off a tropical island feel. You can pretty much expect the music and cocktails to stay in theme too.
12 Victoria Ave, Perth WA 6000, Australia
7. Geisha Bar
If you want exclusivity, then this place ticks all the boxes. Dubbed as Perth’s most decadent club, it’s an intimate venue with classy interiors and all the rising celebrities.
135A James St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia
This speakeasy draws the artsy type with its alternative pop playlist, curated whisky and special cocktails. Named after a typeface, you’ll have to look pretty hard for the hidden entryway off Howard Street.
Rear, 101 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia
One of Perth’s oldest and much-loved bars, this place is well-known for its jazz and blues performances. Tasty cocktails and drinks go hand in hand with the live music, and are mainstay after-work stress relievers.
221 William St, Perth WA 6003, Australia
10. The Bird
This laid-back, underground live music venue and bar is known for its grungy vibe and alternative art scene. With indie-inspired performances seven times a week, this low-key bar is the place to be if you want to scrounge up local bands and DJs.
181 William St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia
If you’re on (or are planning to visit) the other side of the country and are around the Sydney area looking for a similar list, check out these Sydney nightlife spots too! If you’d like to check out more of Perth’s food scene, check our top picks for the best places to eat.
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