Coffee? Yes, please. With alcohol? Even better.
When it comes to classic cocktails, it’s hard to compete with the joy that is an espresso martini. And while some might argue that this menu staple has had its day, others will back it as an absolute must-have for any self-respecting cocktail bar.
But no matter what side of the debate you sit on, I’m pretty sure we can all agree there’s no better way to kick off a night out than with a healthy dose of caffeine-infused booze.
Here’s where to find the best espresso martinis in Perth, as voted by you.
The Stables Bar
Set within an old horse stable on Perth’s Hay Street, and always packed come the weekend, The Stables know a thing or two about cocktails. Order espresso martinis for the group and pair it with their seasonal and hearty eats, ideal to share among friends.
Tucked unassumingly in the heart of Northbridge, 399 Bar offers a signature espresso martini that is pretty hard to beat. And with some of the friendliest service going around, you’ll definitely want to stay for round two.
Once you find it, we guarantee you won’t want to leave. As one of Perth’s original laneway bars, Ezra Pound has a firm focus on cocktails, and a speakeasy vibe to boot.
This WA-themed bar is the perfect place to stop for a drink after work with your buddies. In the past year they’ve taken over the vacant site next door, so you've got loads more space to spread out and sip away on their delicious espresso martinis.
This Fremantle small bar is one of our favourite weekend hangouts. With an awesome cocktail list and top-notch share plates, it’s worth scouting out this hidden Freo gem. Sit outside under the lush ivy, or settle inside by the stocked wine wall and enjoy the wafts of food coming floating from the open kitchen.
Capturing the chilled vibe South Freo is known for, Percy Flint is a great place to drink (and eat) the day away. Their espresso martini is nothing short of amazing, just like their menu of tasty dishes. We can assure their chilli cheese fries will keep the group happy.
Naber & ||||
Naber & |||| may have just popped up in Leedy but a few of you drew our attention to the cocktail goods going on here. For us it's their cappuccino martini being whipped up inside that really takes the cake. Special-brewed cold brew from Stomp, cappuccino gelato from Chicho, cacao and macadamia liqueur and other yummy tipples, all topped off with a mini dark chocolate and wattleseed trumpet—it's basically dessert in a cup and we're one hundred percent here for it.
The Royal Hotel
This 140-year-old building looks as good as the day it was built, with a restored veranda looking onto Wellington Street, and a moody, vintage fit-out. Order an espresso martini, plonk yourself down and people watch from the wrap-around veranda.
Rooftop At QT
When you ask a Perth local their fave rooftop bar, QT’s rooftop tends to get a notable mention. And with gorgeous views of the CBD skyline and killer cocktails, this is certifiably the place to go if you want to load up on a few espressos before heading out to boogie the night away.
Lyric Lane is a triple threat when it comes to hospitality skills—with a cafe, bar, and underground live music venue all wrapped up in one. Given they can brew quality cups of coffee, it’s no surprise these skills carry over to their cocktail menu. Plus, if you come between 5pm and 6pm Wednesday to Friday, their espresso martinis are just $10. Order tapas to share and you’re set for the night.
Also a margarita lover? Here’s where to find the best margaritas in Perth.
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