Perth’s State Buildings revamped bar: Pooles Temple

Pooles Temple
State Buildings, Corner of Hay Street
& Cathedral Ave, Perth

Perth’s State Buildings went into overdrive during WA’s lockdown and when things opened up again in Perth they had a bunch of new venues to showcase. This included Pooles Temple, a classic late night underground bar where you can get a damn
fine martini.

Opening back in July, it’s a bar for lovers of late-night goodies with a highly considered bar list and snacks, accompanied by the essence of curated live jazz, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


Wine and Champagne list by acclaimed State Buildings Director of Wine, Emma Farrelly complemented with a highly considered classic cocktail list by Bar Manager, Emma McCulloch together with distinctive bites from State Buildings Executive Chef, Kim Brennan.

The whole place is a tribute to Parisian-influenced 1880 State appointed (and State Buildings) Architect, George Temple Poole. So if you like martinis, oysters and jazz (and let’s face it, who doesn’t) then this is the place for you.