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BEST OF summer bars
With the temperature rising, now’s the best time to get active and sample
all the summer stops Perth has to offer words Megan Anderson photography Damien Smith
DRINK IN THE
THE APPEAL It’s a calm harbour thing. The boardwalk approach best captures
the scene; moored pleasure boats, a manicured beach and an expanse of satiny
water bathed in neon. The party is happening at the Lower Deck Bar right on
the water, ideal for watching the sunset during a spirited Sunday session. A more
elegant tone is set at Reid’s Lounge upstairs, where an open-air verandah facing
the shore tempts would-be boat owners with front-row views of the cabin cruisers
for sale. Afternoons are coastal casual but there’s a dress code after 8pm.
+ MUST TRY Staying for dinner at Ishka restaurant, the 2010 Gold Plate winner
and voted Australia’s Best Restaurant at the 2010 Australian Hotels Association
National Awards for Excellence. The Breakwater also collected the gong for Best
Overall Hotel in Australia. Seven days, 11am til late. 58 Southside Drive, Hillarys
Boat Harbour, (08) 9448 5000, thebreakwater.com.au .
THE APPEAL High on the rooftop, the city hum is muted by big tubs of herbs
and a grid of greenery that spills down the outside wall of this eco-inspired bar
and eatery. Everything from the ice buckets to the loos wear the eco ethos with
a funky bent, but there’s nothing recycled about the bar (except the timber).
Cocktails are shaken with elan for CBD workers surveying their patch from on
high. When the bar stools get too ‘eco’ (hard), wander downstairs for tapas amid
the rusty ringlock lampshades. Week’s end is popular at this fertile patch of fresh
air above the city; the restaurant is bookings-free on Fridays.
+ MUST TRY A flask of Innocent Bystander moscato adds spritz and prudence
(it’s low in alcohol) to a long stint on the rooftop. Rooftop bar open Monday to
Saturday, midday to midnight. 100 St Georges Terrace, Perth, (08) 9481 8333,
THE BREAKWATER, HILLARYS
[VIBE RELAXED OPULENCE WITH A SALTY TANG]
[VIBE CITY SOPHISTICATES VISIT THE HOBBY FARM]
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