Tag: Perth Bars

First Look: Go inside Andy Freeman’s new Perth bar, Varnish on King

Last October we brought you the news that Perth’s Andy Freeman — award winning operator of Luxe Bar and member of this year’s Top 50 Most Influential List — was working on a new bar for Perth’s CBD, called Varnish on King. Well, they’ve now thrown open the doors and we thought we’d take a look at what’s on offer.

Bob’s Bar at Print Hall

It seems Bob Hawke is having a bit of a renaissance in the eyes of Australian drinkers – first, by christening the Workers in Balmain, and now as a part of the Print Hall venture that took over the The West Australian newspaper’s former headquarters (and including a $2.5m wine program). Bob’s Bar is adorned with the wise words muttered by the man himself: “Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up to work today is a bum!”

Perth gets a little Varnish

Award-winning operator of Luxe Bar, Andy Freeman, is set to spruce up the streets of Perth’s CBD.

Introducing: James Connolly

Q: What do you drink to impress a lady?
A: I’m not allowed to impress ladies anymore.

El Publico, Perth

Another West Australian venue that’s a welcome addition to the Aussie bar landscape is El Publico, and it is so new the bar floor probably isn’t even dirty yet. By all accounts however, they are serving up some sensational treats and welcoming in the locals.


Good things are happening in Australia’s most western state and Kitsch Bar has been described as, ‘a gem of an example of a small bar/restaurant’.

Ezra Pound: Bar Poetry

Inspired by the revolutionary American poet Ezra Pound, Talmage Anderson and Jan Kulski are attempting their own social revolution with their recently opened Perth venture Ezra Pound.