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after the show
Forget what you thought you knew about The Break-
water. Its days as a casual watering hole are long
gone, and in its place is a beautifully finished venue
filled to the brim with polished class.
Here's a place that makes the absolute most of
its sweet positioning, the glass building affording a
view of all of Hillarys Boat Harbour, and their Lower
Deck main bar spills right on to the boardwalk.
Oh, and their comprehensive wine, beer and
spirits list featuring local favourites and international
champions ain't half bad either.
58 Southside Drive, Hillarys Boat Harbour,
The Indi Brewhaus
Comfortable, modern design? Check. Micro-brewed
beers fresh for the drinking? Check. Fantastic, mod-
Aus menu that decimates your usual pub grub with
one blow? Check and check.
Sitting pretty in the Mindarie Marina, The Indi
is usually packed with happy locals, noshing on
food matched expertly to their beer and nodding
along to the live tunes. Little wonder everyone's
Ocean Falls Boulevard, Mindarie. indibrew.com.
The Left Bank
Any self-respecting, Sunday session attending
Perthite has probably had a wine or three at The Left
Bank over the warmer months.
Right on the river in East Fremantle and set in
a heritage-listed building, it's a casual couple of
minutes drive from the bustle of Fremantle centre.
There's little pretence to be found here -- drinkers
at The Lefty are there for just that (and occasionally
for the company of their friends and the gold plate
winning food). Ahem.
15 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle, leftbank.com.au.
The frothy crown on Fremantle's pint, Little Crea-
tures and its many offspring dominate Fishing Boat
Harbour, with the new renovations connecting it all
together in one glorious beer garden overlooking
the water. The beer is ice cold and internationally
renowned, the frites and aioli perfect and the atmos-
phere much like it would be if your best mate had
his own, gigantic pub. If you haven't been yet, I'm
not sure we can be friends.
40 Mews Rd, Fremantle, littlecreatures.com.au.
Home of the some of the prettiest functions and
swankiest dinners, there's no more waiting for a
special event to get down to Matilda Bay. Since
their renovations a little while ago, they've created a
separate bar space so you can just pop in and have
a glass and make the most of their undeniably mag-
nificent views. PS: Possibly more magnificently, they
have a menu just for cheese. Enough said.
3 Hackett Drive, Crawley, matbay.com.au.
Ra es Hotel Bar
A far cry from the VB-fuelled, skimpies-adorned den
of yore, the Raffles is a slick, deco inspired venue
People of Perth: discard your cardigans and your trepidation.
Frankly, your flimsy excuses to stay in with Nigella
and a bottle of red are over.
The sun is calling, and it wants you to drink in
its sweet vitamin D along with whichever cocktail of
"vitamins" you prefer.
And as any Sandgroper worth their salt-rimmed
glass knows, your daily vitamins are best consumed
by the water, allowing for important reflection on
your general excellent-ness, the beauty of our
lives, and a cursory thought to any peasant friends
you have living in lesser states. We've gathered
a few of our favourites for you to soak up -- but
there are many other establishments of repute to
find. Be bold, Scoop readers! Go forth and enjoy!
Go with the flow
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