One of Perth’s most iconic venues is getting a facelift after six years of stardom on Hay Street.
Currently undergoing a massive refurbishment, The Stables Bar will see additions to its iconic rustic space with a two-level expansion at the front, a street-front bistro and a basement bar.
The extension will increase capacity from 500 to 675, just in time to welcome new guests for the opening of Perth’s only, Art Series Hotel.
City-goers can stop for morning coffee or gourmet takeaway eats during lunch from the street front bar and, once they’ve clocked-off, CBD workers can enjoy after-work drinks over a game of pool in the intimate cocktail bar down in the basement.
Tim McLernon, general manager of Three Pounds Group which owns The Stables Bar, envisions this transformation revitalising the sleepier west end of Perth’s CBD. “The West End has always hummed along nicely, this new expansion, combined with a broader hospitality offering in the West End will revitalise the area with increased foot traffic morning through to evening," McLernon says.
McLernon opened The Stables Bar back in 2013 and introduced Perth to The Reveley and Embargo Container Bar at Elizabeth Quay in 2016. Most recently, he opened The Camfield—Australia’s largest pub next to our state-of-the-art Optus Stadium. There’s no denying this man has a talent for breathing much-appreciated innovation and enticement into our expanding city—and we’re here for it.
The fit-out will be completed by State of Kin and furnished by Mobilia—a match made in heaven when it comes to interiors, and you can expect the venue expansion to be finished by 1 October.
Struggling to contain your excitement and wondering what the heck you’ll do until then? In the meantime, have a look at 15 of Perth’s best bars to keep you and your hankering for your beverage of choice satisfied.
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