Small bars and wine bars

Ball & Chain Happy Hour

Enjoy the widest range of Matilda Bay Craft beer on tap for only $7 or a wide range of spirits or a fine glass of wine at Fremantle's newest old pub, Ball & Chain for only AUD$5 per glass every Monday - Friday 5-6pm. 

Thursday Trivia in Fremantle

Can you answer these questions correctly?  1. Which horse won the Melbourne Cup in 2015? 2. Who is Australia’s only Formula One driver? 3. What Australian company is the largest surfwear manufacturer? 4. Name 5 countries that are larger than Australia 5. In what city did the Commonwealth Parliament first sit? FREMANTLE QUIZ NIGHT Starting January 2017, come and join in with the weekly Quiz Night at Ball & Chain Fremantle every Thursday from 7.15pm onwards.  PRIZES Great prizes to be won PLUS pre-book a table of 8 or more people & be in the draw to win an overnight stay at Esplanade…

A Sunday at Guildhall | Spring

Spring | Spritzers | Sunshine Once a month, Guildhall Event Space opens the doors of their beautiful heritage venue for ‘A Sunday at Guildhall’. Welcome the warmer months with a refreshing spritzer or a loaded gin and tonica in the sunny, open courtyard. A house DJ will carry you through from the afternoon into the night session. If you want to secure a spot, pull together ten or more friends and reserve a table. Bookings are extremely limited (and free!), so email events@guildhall.com.au to reserve a table.  ~ free entry~ doors open 2 pm ~ Food by Propeller (if you find yourself peckish)~…

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Young George Trash Dinner

On Wednesday 25th October Young George will host their first ever Trash Dinner. As part of head chef and co-owners, Melissa Palinkas and Susan Whelan’s drive to be environmentally conscious business owners, everything at the dinner will be made utilising scraps, left overs, by product catches, secondary produce & other bits and bobs that would normally be put in the bin on a day to day basis. “Our philosophy is to use every part of all produce that comes through our kitchen to reduce waste,” says Melissa. “We also want to help educate our customers that you can actually use…

Day of the Dead Party

Perth Summer is here again and that means The Poolside Bar’s summer season is waiting for you. Our first Sunday session of the year (5 November) lands on Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead, so we’re celebrating Mexican style with pop up bars, DJ, and sugar skull face painters. The best part is, it’s FREE ENTRY!  Date: Sunday, 5 November Time: from 2pm Free entry Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a cultural celebration in Mexico, where the dead are not feared, but celebrated. Choosing to revel in life, the lively Mexicans do not fear…

Poolside Sunday Sessions

STARS 5 NOVEMBER 2017. Perth's Best Sunday Session The Poolside Bar, Fremantle, presents Poolside Sunday Sessions - the best Sunday session in Perth. DJ Al Black and friends will play chilled out beats all afternoon by the pool.  Grab your mates and head down to 14 Essex Street, Fremantle for refreshing cocktails, pitchers, wines and beers served by our Poolside Bar team. Sit by the pool and soak up the sun every Sunday this summer at The Poolside Bar, Fremantle. 

The Poolside Happy Hours

OPENING 5 NOVEMBER 2017 Fremantle's happy hour is twice as nice at The Poolside Bar with great offers available from Thursday to Saturday, 1pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm. Soak up the sun this summer by the pool for great drink specials. Join us for the only poolside happy hour in Fremantle. 

Auntie G

Auntie G is our new small bar and Indian kitchen. Sticking true to our roots, we embrace homestyle Indian cuisine. Our traditional style dishes will tingle your tastebuds and celebrate the best cuisines of the region - just the way our Aunties make them.

Ball & Chain

The Ball and Chain is Fremantle's newest old pub and is one of the most important sites in Western Australia - it housed the first 75 convicts arrived in Fremantle on 1 June 1850.  ​In 1896 the building on the site was first used as a Hotel and later became a well-known corner pub ‘Hubbles’ after its owner; a meeting place for the working class of Perth’s Fremantle suburb with boxing tournaments out the back and dock-workers picked up on the veranda who sat on the timber benches still outside today.   Over the years, the Pub has been beautifully restored, highlighting…

Good nooks

A cosy snug, a wee dram, a good book. Is there a better way to pass a winter’s afternoon in Freo? Here’s our picks. Nook: The Local HotelBook: Fremantle Football, The Origins 1885-1904. By Dr Norman Ashton(New Edition Bookshop) Colloquially known as Helen’s Bar after a former regular, this cosy snug has night cap written all over it: fire place, Chesterfields, plush sofas. If it’s game day, the contest will be on the front bar’s big screen. More reflective moments can be spent in the cloistered surrounds of the Whiskey Bar, cradling a single malt Yamazaki and–if you really can’t get enough AFL–rifling through a book detailing 20 glory years of football in Fremantle. Colloquially known as Helen’s Bar after a former regular, this cosy snug has night cap written all over it: fire place, Chesterfields, plush sofas. Nook: Miss Chat’s Bar and KitchenBook: In the Days of Tall Ships. By RA Fletcher(Bill Campbell Books) It’s an old world bohemian vibe at this West End establishment. Inspired by its namesake Miss Chatelaine– “a well heeled adventuress with a fondness for trinket collecting” –the room brims with warm wood and curios, and the bar reflects Miss Chat’s love for wickedly good cocktails. Since we’re casting back in time, order an Old Fashioned and leaf through the photos and yarns in this ode to the 19th century Sailing Ship. Nook: Little Creatures Next DoorBook: Batavia’s Graveyard. By Mike Dash (The Chart & Map Shop) Pick a blustery day. Pull up a plush lounge overlooking the harbour. Order rum. Let your high perch put you in a maritime frame of mind, and sink your teeth into the true story of the mad heretic who led history’s bloodiest mutiny, just up the WA coast. Interest piqued? You’re a brisk walk from the WA Shipwrecks Museum, where the Batavia’s original timbers are on display. Nook: Mrs Brown Bar Hook: Culture: A Memory Game (Kate & Abel @ MANY 2.0) The retro kids book menu covers are a clue; so is the magnetic poetry wall. There’s a sense of play in this quirky watering hole, and it’s not uncommon to see people imbibing with Connect Four or Backgammon for company. You might like to BYO memory game–this one showcases iconic works of art, architecture, design and literature. Everyone wins: it’s a walk through of some of the world’s greatest ideas. Cosy up in the side bar of the building that once housed Fremantle’s first 75 convicts, and consider how far we’ve come.  Nook: Ball & ChainBook: Eyrie. By Tim Winton. (Elizabeth’s Bookshop) There’s history in here–including a rusty ball and chain at the bar–but the feel is both classic and modern: honey-hued leather arm chairs, warm wood, copper bench tops and a spirit wall for added warmth. Cosy up in the side bar of the building that once housed Fremantle’s first 75 convicts, and consider how far we’ve come. Winton evokes the streetscapes and the warts-and-all temperament that is modern Freo. Nook: Moondyne Joe’s Pub & Bistro Book: Moondyne Joe: The Man and The Myth. By Ian Elliot. (Fremantle Arts Centre) Embrace a bit of wild bushranger spirit at this salt-of-the-earth pub on Freo’s fringe. You might spy a few characters in the sports bar channelling Moondyne Joe’s wily, never-give-up attitude. The Governor’s Bar offers a more intimate space to dip into a tome about the colourful bushranger who’s the pub’s namesake. Escaping from Fremantle Prison more than once? That deserves a raised glass. What’s your favourite good nook in Freo? Share it @fremantlestory

Guildhall Event Space Bar

Come experience North Fremantle’s brand new event space. Lovingly restored, and artfully designed, this grand heritage building offers the perfect setting to celebrate your wedding, engagement party, birthday, corporate event or anything else you can think up. With three distinct areas – an open bar, intimate lounge and hidden courtyard – Guildhall can accommodate up to 120 guests for a cocktail party, or 50 for a long table feast.  Please contact our dedicated Event Manager to find out more about holding your event function at Guildhall, or check our Facebook page for upcoming events. 

Holy Smokes

Holy Smokes is a small bar styled as an American bbq joint. We smoke everything in house and make our own bbq and chipotle sauces. The menu is designed around smaller plates for sharing as well as the bigger option of ribs, (brisket and pulled pork by the 100g). The bar has its base in rare bourbons and American whiskeys, along with a strong wine and cocktail list for our female patrons. There is Dos Blockos (Melbourne) and Young Henry's natural lager(Sydney) on tap.

Miss Chats

Miss Chatelaine, adventurer and publican. Legend has it Miss Chatelaine was a well-heeled adventuress with a fondness for trinket collecting. After discovering ‘a darling little gin distillery’, ‘wickedly good cocktail’, ‘passionate brewer’ or ‘most charming winemaker’ she would bring her finds back to Fremantle, to share with her band of fellow bohemians. Over exotic dishes of fantastical flavours, she’d regale them with risqué stories about her trysts and escapades. Eventually her salons became so popular, she opened her own establishment, decorated with ephemera from her travels.

Mrs Brown Bar

Mrs Brown is an intimate neighbourhood bar housed in an old Victorian terrace in North Fremantle. We offer a cosy, relaxed and friendly space to catch up with friends for a drink. Whether by the open fire in winter, or in the afternoon sun in our courtyard in summer, Mrs Brown is comfortable and welcoming year round. With an emphasis on wine, we also offer a generous selection of premium spirits, beers and ciders. Try one of our cheese platters, or for something more substantial, order a delicious burger and chips from Flipside Burgers next door.

Percy Flint

Percy Flint is South Fremantle's newest place for quality drinks and food. A friendly neighbourhood bar with ten craft beers on tap, amazing cocktails and carefully selected wines accompanied by top shelf pub grub and delicious bar snacks. Sun-drenched beer garden in summer and roaring fire in winter. Check it out at 211 South Terrace. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

Strange Company

This new small bar is located in Freo's West End. With polished concrete floors and a choice of seating areas this chic bar oozes Freo charm. Offering a variety of beer, wine and cocktails and a share style menu.

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Small bars and wine bars

You don’t have to go to one of the larger Fremantle pubs to enjoy a drink in Freo, there are lots of little bars and wine bars oozing character and charm. Sample a fine wine, a boutique beer or a delicious cocktail. Many of the bars also serve tapa’s style food and small bites. The perfect way to relax if you’ve been to some of the busy Fremantle tourist attractions or Fremantle shops.