There are so many reasons why us Perthies all adore Fremantle. From the laid-back, hippy vibe that embraces you like an old (somewhat ‘natural’ smelling) friend, to sunny afternoons with your crew playing lawn bowls at Little Creatures, to wandering through the markets or having coffee at a super secret hole-in-the-wall cafe.
Nowadays though, it’s the hip, new venues like Strange Company that keep us coming back for more.
Designed by local architect Michael Patroni (who also designed Bread in Common—which explains alot), new Perth bar Strange Company is, in a word, stunning. Oozing all the right kinds of hipster cool without making you feel like your clothes aren’t frayed enough, I'm gonna go as far to say that this Freo bar is my new fave weekend spot.
Walk through the perforated roller door on Nairn Street into the gorgeously sleek bar area and take a seat at one of the high tables, or head to the back area for a comfy spot on the lounges surrounded by bamboo and settle in for the day.
Eats-wise, the menu is a delicious concoction of small ‘bites’ like grilled sardines on toast and the cutest prawn cocktail brioche buns. There's also a plethora of cured meats, cheeses and some incredible desserts to keep your sweeth tooth satisfied.
It's fair to say that the carefully selected (but extensive) drinks menu gets my tick of approval. In fact, any establishment that offers four superb rosé wines is getting my summer boozy lunch venue vote! There's also plenty of cocktails, boutique beer and cider to keep the whole gang happy. Oh yeah and there's wine on tap. WINE ON TAP PEOPLE!
Word is already spreading fast about this Fremantle bar, so we suggest you get down for a bevvy stat and see what all the fuss is about.
Want the location, opening hours, and all the details? Find Strange Company in The Directory!
Image credit: Louise Coghill