Bars & Pubs

Perth’s Coolest Wine Bars To Sip Through This Summer

By Claire Logan
10th Nov 2023

While there’s nothing wrong with opening a bottle with your bestie on a Sunday arvo, it’s still kind of nice to swap your comfy onesie for the dimly-lit sultriness of a wine bar in real life. Good thing Perth has seen an explosion of wine bars throughout the city and 'burbs over the last few years. Honestly, keeping up with them all is the hard part.

From cool and casual neighbourhood joints to primo ‘get dressed up for’ kind of spots, at Urban List we've drunk through them all to bring you our hit list of Perth’s best wine bars.

Casa

Mount Hawthorn

Arguably one of the coolest spots to eat and drink in Perth right now, Casa is another Euro-leaning wine bar with an unmatched vibe, great drinks, delish eats and super friendly service. Just be prepared to fight all the lucky Mount Hawthorn locals for a table.

Patio Bar

Fremantle

Patio Bar in Fremantle
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Opening up in the space once home to X-Wray Cafe, Patio Bar is the latest Freo small bar for all your drinking adventures. Take a seat in the leafy courtyard, pick out a bottle of lofi vino from local winemakers like Chouette and LS Merchants and make a start on the small plates. The focaccia with whipped ricotta is a must.

Nieuw Ruin

Fremantle

a verandah with plants looking out onto the street
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Nieuw Ruin is fast becoming Freo’s fave wine bar thanks to its mammoth list of 250+ bottles on offer and unexpected food menu from Head Chef Blaze Young. Set within an old heritage cottage with beautiful high ceilings and a breezy front verandah, you’ll feel right at home...so much so it can be a little hard to pull yourself away.

Vinotto

Swanbourne

a light filled bar
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Located in Swanbourne, in a very convenient little possie right across from the train station, Vinotto is a European-inspired wine bar with a vibe that's casual yet classy (much like its clientele). Just picture a terracotta-hued terrazzo bar and exposed brick with light timber furnishings and devils ivy, accompanied by a tight selection of drinks and nibbles. It's wine-focused, so you'll find loads of top drops curated by manager slash somm Caitlin Johnston (formerly at The Humble Onion) alongside cocktails and digestifs that really suit the relaxed coastal mood they're going for. 

Bar Rogue

Mount Lawley

Bar Rogue wine bar
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Bar Rogue is the latest wine bar from the powerhouse duo behind Le Rebelle. The wine list is packed with some absolute gems, with bottles from Aussie and international vineyards, magnums pouring by the glass and rare finds that’ll have all the serious wine nerds swooning. Throw on a chicken skin sarnie and the lobster crunch taco and tell me you're not in heaven.

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Bertie

Bassendean

A glass of wine and share plates at Bertie
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Secret’s out—we’re a tiny bit in love with Bassendean's charming new bistro, Bertie. The wine list is endless and there's a sweet alfresco area to admire the passersbys on Old Perth Road and soak up the sunshine over a glass of wine. Plus, with an ex Vue De Monde chef at the helm, the fancy riffs on British classics never miss—think: scotch eggs, pork terrines and sticky date puddings.

Bar Vino

Mount Lawley

A bartender pouring a wine at Bar Vino
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Mount Lawley lucked out when the crew at Willing decided to transform their cool little corner cafe into a wine bar by night. Bar Vino's extensive 180-bottle-strong wine list showcases Italy's best and pairs perfectly with the Italian-leaning eats on offer. Pick a region and sip your way through.

Sonny's 

Mount Hawthorn

Sonny's intetiors
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Mount Hawthorn has scored yet another fabulous little neighbourhood wine bar in the form of Sonny's. The interiors are super chic and the next-level wines and nibbles follow suit. Order a few share plates and sip your way through the whole menu.

La Lune

East Fremantle

La Lune in East Fremantle
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The gorgeous art-filled interiors of La Lune are reason enough to add this little bistro and bar to your must-try list. But equally impressive is the carefully curated wine list and cracking French dishes coming outta the kitchen. Not sure where to start? Just ask your garcon for a few great vins recommendations; they'll sort you out.

Lum's 

Subiaco

Lum's wine bar
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The team behind Subi's beloved small bar, Bark, has done it again with Lum's—a new laidback wine bar oozing with heritage charm. Grab yourself a glass of vino then haul up in the parklet out front, head inside or snag a seat in the rear courtyard with your mates. It's got an awesome casual atmosphere that makes it perfect for cruisy catch-ups any day of the week. Although if we had to choose, we'd suggest going Friday night—they're dishing up perfectly charred woodfired pizzas all night long.

Cherubino City Cellar

Subiaco

Cherubino City Cellar
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You’ll find wine, wine and more wine here at Cherubino City Cellar. Right on Rokeby Road, this urban cellar door is decked out with incredible art so expect very sophisticated vibes. There's also a sixteen-page wine list to keep you busy and an extensive food menu with a burrata dish that'll blow your mind.

Tom's Providore

Highgate

Tom's Providore bar in Perth
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Originally an old gaming hall, this character-filled space Highgate is looking better than ever as the newly opened Tom's Providore. Loaded with an endless selection of gourmet goodies to go, you may be tempted to fill your basket and head home, but we urge you to stay a little longer. Take a seat by the window, order a bottle of wine and nibble through one of their lavish grazing boards as the sun goes down. You'll see just how special this place is.

North Bird

Northbridge

North Bird wine bar in Northbridge
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In the heart of Northbridge on William Street is North Bird—a hip wine bar and bottle shop focused on providing expressive, high quality wines from local producers. Boasting an extensive list of funky natural and minimum intervention drops, all of which you can try in or buy a bottle to take home, you're never short of exciting choices here. They’ve also got a delish food menu perfect for grazing so you can stick around well into the evening.

Madalena’s Bar 

South Fremantle

the plant-filled bar at Madalena's
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Sunsets, seafood and sauvignon—what more could you want? Madalena’s Wine and Seafood Bar in South Freo is just the spot to satisfy all your Sunday arvo needs. If you like to be sustainable, this is definitely the place for you—Madalena’s works directly with local fishers to share the love. Go on, grab some fresh oysters while you sip on organic wine.

Vincent Wine

Northbridge

Food and wine at Vincent in Northbridge
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Say oui to Perth’s latest Parisian wine bar located on the edge of Northbridge, Vincent Wine. Start your afternoon off the right way by perusing the extensive wine list (hint, there’s loads of French, Italian and Aussie drops on offer), and chill in the courtyard with a lovely glass of wine ‘til sundown. 

Pep’s Wine Bar

Peppermint Grove

Wine and food from Pep's Wine Bar
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Immerse yourself in the delicious wine world of Pep’s. Recently opened in Peppermint Grove, this gorgeous spot is homely yet oh-so-classy, with exposed brickwork, an airy courtyard and contemporary furnishings. Local produce is delivered on the daily to provide you with all your charcuterie needs, and let’s not gloss over the MASSIVE wine list of over 160 bottles, which you can of course have a few free tasters of at the bar. You need a drink here pronto. 

Wines Of While

Northbridge


Image credit: Wines Of While | Elle Borgward

Educating Perth on the deliciousness that is natural wine, Wines of While definitely deserves its spot on this list. The vibe is casual and cool, the wine is fancy and the food is second to none.  Grab a streetside table and get set to sip the arvo away. It's also a hop skip and a jump from Vincent Wine, so wine crawl, anyone?

Besk

West Leederville

People outside Besk wine bar
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We. Love. Besk. A fresh and ultra-cool vibe awaits you here, with the option to dine, drink or grab a bottle to go. The massive bottle shop has every wine under the sun, and you can crack one open and enjoy it in the venue by the open brickwork and leafy plants. 

The Corner Dairy

Doubleview

The Corner Dairy in Doubleview
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From pet nats, orange wines and chilled reds to big, bold classics, the vino line up at this cruisy Doubleview joint never disappoints. Throw on a few bites (the Wagin duck liver parfait is out of this world) and we guarantee you'll be back on the reg.

Powell's 

Leederville

Wine and cheese from Powell's
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It might be more fromagerie than wine bar, but when you're chasing a few pours and a tasty nibble in a beautiful setting, Powell's hits the mark every time. The mighty little wine list changes often and is always designed to pair perfectly with the serious cheese offering. If you're sticking around, we'd suggest starting in the whites and working your way up to the reds—asking for the ideal cheese to suit each one, of course.

Mummucc 

Wembley

Mummucc wine bar
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Every night is wine night at Mummucc. Right next door to our favourite pizza place Monsterella, this gorg little Italian wine bar sits pretty with a huge wine list and delicious Italian food (FYI, you can get Monsterella pizza delivered to you). Grab a table on the street to watch the world go by, or stay indoors if you’re in a bigger group. Disclaimer—this place is super popular (we totally get why) and walk-in only, so grab a table if you see an empty one.

Enoteca Centro

Perth CBD

Perth wine bars Enoteca Centro
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In the historic Wesley Lane, Enoteca Centro imparts a touch of Europe in the CBD, with warm Italian hospitality, great wine and food and events like masterclasses, short courses, and tastings on offer to its community.

Wines have been curated by Perth’s only Master of Wine and co-owner Brendan Jansen, while pan-Euro share plates by Michael Ingham draw from house-made condiments available in a small providore space. Give it a try during Enoteca Hour (5pm–6pm), when tap beers and wines by the glass are 25% off.

Copia

Perth CBD

Wine bar in Perth CBD
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Say hello to Copia, a sleek new wine bar slash cafe now open in Perth's CBD. Find the back entrance and settle into the breezy courtyard for knock-off pours and charcuterie plates then come back the next day for your daily coffee fix and a cheeky slab of basque cheesecake. Open from 6.30am until late Monday to Friday, it won't take long for this spot to form part of your regular routine. 

Boobook Bottles And Bar

West Perth

Drinks and food at a wine bar in West Perth
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Sitting in the old Gangemi’s site, Boobook Bottles And Bar is there for all your vino, spirit and non-alc options at the front, and a cheeky post-work drink and snack at the back. Celebrating the stunning character-filled architecture of yesteryear, we love the classic checkered flooring, endless high ceilings and the big light-flooding windows that make it a cosy space for a glass (or bottle) shared amongst friends. With a revolving cheese and charcuterie menu too, these guys have concocted the perfect recipe for a great after work tipple.

Strange Company

Fremantle

People enjoying wine at Strange Company bar
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Separating their wine list between light and easy, funky, wild and curio, round and rich, earth, spice and structure, and bright and juicy; a visit to Strange Company is a win for the old wine palate. Did we mention they've got wine on tap too?

King Somm

Bayswater

King Somm wine bar in Bayswater
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Eastern ‘burbs, we haven’t forgotten you. We’re actually pretty jealous you get to call King Somm your local. Located inside a heritage-listed building, this place offers organic drops plus craft beers for all the brew buds out there and exceptional pizzas. Don’t forget you can also take a bottle or two home from this joint.

Petition Wine Merchant

Perth

Glasses of wine at Petition
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It's safe to say that everyone who loves wine and cheese, along with gorgeous interiors will love Petition Wine Merchant within the State Building. You'll find a carefully curated list of food-friendly, artisan wines and plenty of them are made using biodynamic and organic practices; which means no hangovers (we hope). The food at this Perth wine bar is also on point, but if you're after something substantial, we'd suggest heading there for a little pre-dinner fun and then go next door to Petition Kitchen after.

Shadow Wine Bar

Northbridge

Shadow Wine Bar in Northbridge oozes class and elegance, and their wine list will impress even the biggest wine snobs out there. Whether you're looking for a cheeky glass and a snack from the bar menu or you want to go all out and make a night of it, Shadow will not disappoint. Ask your waiter for help pairing your food with the wine, or your wine with the food; whatever order you prefer.

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Main image credit: Pep's Wine Bar | Elle Borgward

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