The old Fremantle synagogue next to the Freo Markets has been sitting empty for more than 10 years, but there are plans in the works to bring it back to life with a new restaurant and bar that will blow your mind.
The proposed precinct, currently going by the name The Old Synagogue, will be home to four distinct venues and each one sounds as good as the next.
First up, we've got the beer garden which will be your Friday afternoon and Sunday Sesh go-to. The vibe will be relaxed, the beers cold and the chips crunchy. The beer garden is set to be a three level venue with a rooftop bar upstairs.
Next is the restaurant. This is the fanciest of all the venues, but don't expect anything pretentious. It's Fremantle after all. Think fine dining with an Asian influenced menu and a killer wine list and you're on the right track. Whether you're in for a long celebratory lunch or a romantic dinner, the restaurant is where you'll want to be. The restaurant will also be home to a bar if you're keen for a pre-dinner drink.
Once you're done there, it's time to head downstairs to the basement bar. This will be home to amazing cocktails and intimate vibes; the perfect place to finish off date night.
Finally, the front bar will be another casual space, but this one will be out on the street so you can soak up all of those Fremantle vibes and do a bit of people watching. You'll be able to knock back a craft beer with some good pub grub or head in for a weekend brunch.
All sitting pretty in an unused heritage building, dare we say this might be Fremantle's answer to Perth's much-loved State Buildings?
The proposal is still up for approval but if all goes to plan we're hoping The Old Synagogue will be open by Christmas this year, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for updates.
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