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SUITE SUCCESS « After a few delays, The Suite is finally open and o ers chic,
vintage style. Pop in for a drink (it's a small bar and cafe), Monday to Sunday.
210 Nicholson Road, www.darkhorsedevelopments.com.au.
Night Owl News
Winter who? Get your boots on and check out
the newest and greatest nightlife Perth has to offer.
Grey area | Good old Claremont has finally
stepped up to the plate with a cool laneway bar
named for its unassuming paint job: say bonjour
to the Grey Door Gallery. It's hidden behind
The Claremont Hotel, so finding your way there
An old, trustworthy favourite, Must Winebar grew a
bit tired of the other hot young things flaunting their
wares up and down Beaufort Street, and responded
by going under the knife.
Now it's back, refreshed and revitalised, flaunt-
ing a new bar area that's described by chef Russell
Blaikie as "way sexy" -- we're glad the spice hasn't
left the relationship.
The hot redesign is by architect Paul Burnham,
who is responsible for some of the best hospitality
projects around Perth (Little Creatures and Balthazar,
anyone?) as well as Must Margaret River. He's given
them a custom-designed rosewood bar, more seat-
ing (and more comfort), great new street furniture
and high bar stools to perch yourself on. It's time to
rekindle the romance. 519 Beaufort St, Highgate,
(08) 9328 8255, must.com.au.
Kester Solomon's 12-month goal of being able to
pour Taittinger by the glass at his new Albany wine
bar Liberte might sound optimistic. When you see
the way he and wife Amanda have transformed a
once-derelict bar at the London Hotel (fact: this was
Western Australia's first licensed venue), you start to
believe. The combination of impressive wines, a solid
beer selection, cakes, coffee, a decent Delacroix
reproduction and Baroque furniture in the backroom
all makes for a must-try slice of Provincial France in
the Great Southern. Vive la Liberte! 162 Stirling
Terrace, Albany, (08) 9847 4797 -- Max Veenhuyzen
SUPPER TIME | Have you been watching
that intriguing, boarded-off building site at
number 677 Beaufort Street, waiting and
watching for something -- anything -- to happen?
Well, we're happy to tell you that the long
awaited Malt Supper Club is due to open at
the end of July. These guys have been put
through the ringer: it took a lot of fighting to
get local council approval, but when the doors
swing open, we're convinced it'll be worthwhile.
They've got premium beverages, plush
surrounds and a tasty menu in store as well as
live music and a private area for functions -- and
most excitingly, you'll have somewhere new to
nibble and chat, late. 677 Beaufort St, Mount
Lawley, (08) 9370 3030.
RAISING THE BAR
is a bit of a treasure hunt as you follow the stencils
through the car park, up the stairs and through the --
wait for it -- grey door.
It operates as an art gallery and bar, the exhibitions
rotating every six to eight weeks with launch parties
by invitation, and the art running the gamut from
photography, to street, all the way through to fashion
and EP launches. They've got top-shelf tipples in stock,
offering premium spirits, imported beer and Prince
Laurent Brut Champagne (oui, oui).
Unlike most nightspots, this little beauty is only
open to the public on Thursday nights from 8pm to
1am and is available for private functions on Fridays
and Saturdays, with catering and drink packages
available on request. Access is off Gugeri Street.
GREY DOOR PICTURE James Teakle
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