Whether you’re a die hard footy fan or you’re just here for a good time, this long weekend is certainly going to be one for the books. Grand Final fever has well and truly taken over Perth, and loads of our favourite venues will be switching on their big screens and throwing some epic parties to celebrate the big day.
If your idea of a good time includes more food, cocktails and dancing than it does football, worry not—there’s plenty for you to check out too. From happy hours and Sunday sessions to bottomless pizza parties and new venue openings, here are all the best things to check out in Perth this long weekend.
Bottomless Pizza And Booze At The Newport
Proving that the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach, this weekend the team at The Newport are winning us over with bottomless pizza and booze. With two-hour sessions from 6pm to 8pm on Friday and 3pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, you can load up on as much New York style pizza, prosecco, mimosas, wine, beer and fishbowls as you can fit in for just $49 per person. Book in here to avoid disappointment.
Little Things Gin Urban Distillery Is Now Open
Gin lovers rejoice—Little Things’ new urban distillery is now open! Tucked down a driveway in an unassuming rear warehouse at 205a Railway Road in Subiaco, you’d be forgiven for driving right past the (dare we say) very Melbourne style urban distillery, which co-owners Tom Martin, Mick Seah and Josh Krueger have largely renovated themselves. While they’ve been producing gin here for months, they thought it was finally time to open it to the public so that local gin lovers could enjoy tipples and tasty bites right where the magic happens—so why don’t you find some time this weekend to do just that?
Friday 24 September
Happy Hour At Bobeche
You’ve made it through another work week, so why not use that as an excuse to treat yourself to a $10 cocktail at Bobeche’s happy hour? Stroll on up to the bar between 4pm and 6pm this Friday or Saturday and pick your poison—they’re slinging Baby Negronis, Aperol Snow Cones, Little Martinis and teacups of mulled wine. Feeling hungry? Settle in and pair your cocktail with some pacific oysters served with lemon and tabasco, because why not.
Free Footy Croissants At Croff Bakehouse
Food meets footy fever at Croff Bakehouse this Friday and Saturday—these legends are kicking off Grand Final weekend by giving out free football croissants to the first 20 punters through the doors at each of their locations from 8am on Friday and Saturday morning. The catch? You just have to be donning your team’s guernsey! These Sherrin-red croissants filled with blueberry coulis and cream cheese custard will also be available for purchase, so don’t stress if you miss out on a freebie.
Saturday 25 September
The AFL Grand Final
The biggest day on the AFL calendar is finally here, and if you weren’t one of the 60,000 fans lucky enough to score themselves a ticket to the game, wipe away those tears. Bars and pubs across Perth are pulling out all the stops to celebrate this unforgettable day, and no doubt you’re going to want to get amongst the action. The Camfield, The Old Synagogue, Market Grounds and The Leederville Hotel are just some of the Perth venues putting on epic Grand Final parties—you can find our full list here.
Grand Final After Party Featuring Crooked Colours
A WA Grand Final followed by an epic party hosted by Perth talent—we reckon that’s the recipe for a pretty damn good weekend, and probably a pretty gnarly hangover. You’ll want to be at The Rechabite on Saturday night when Crooked Colours and a stack of local DJs take to the stage to throw down their shape-shifting, spine-tingling sets. Doors open at 9pm—be there or be square.
Sunday 26 September
Score Free Dumplings At MIss Chow's
Turns out International Dumpling Day is almost upon us…and thanks to Miss Chow’s, so are the free dumplings. That's right, Perth's dumpling queen is turning out the goods this Sunday 26 September to celebrate the big day, giving out a free serve off their yummy parcels of joy at their Claremont, South Perth, Whitfords (for Westfield members only) and Pantry locations with a special ‘buy one, get one free’ offer.
Shadow Play At The State Buildings
If you’re looking for an excuse to get dressed to the nines this weekend, look no further than Shadow Play at The State Buildings. Throughout this fully immersive night of decadence, you’ll enjoy three hours of free-flowing premium beverages, boujee bites from the likes of Petition, Post and Long Chim and non-stop entertainment.
The Aviary Is Turning Retro
Throw it back to the 90s at The Aviary’s free silent disco Sunday sesh. Chuck on your flared jeans and fanny packs and get moving to some classic throwback bangers while you sip your way through the Midori inspired cocktail list. To really channel that 90s energy, retro slap bands will be given away with the first 100 cocktails sold, and there’ll be bar cards up for grabs for best dressed.
Garden Bar Sundays At The Windsor Hotel
Garden Bar Sundays are back, and they’re better than ever. In addition to the usual food and drink specials on offer at The Windsor Hotel’s Sunday sessions (hello $10 Spritz), they’ve created a rotisserie and woodfired pizza kitchen—The Perch—to dish out even more amazing offerings. Expect free-range chicken with sweet potato fries and charred paprika buttered sweet corn from just $10 and drool-worthy $15 Italian pizzas hot off the coals—yum.
50 Cent Wings At Alabama Song
Come Sunday night, chances are you’ll probably be slightly (very) hungover and in desperate need of a fried feed. That’s where the good people at Alabama Song and Joe’s Juice Joint come in—they’re dishing up baskets of 50 cent wings from 8pm. You know what to do.
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