In 2013 Bar Lafayette was named the AHAWA Small Bar of the Year and it’s not hard to see why. This quiet, archaic bar is housed on the newly restored heritage site, The Perth Technical School at Brookfield Place.
This classic cocktail bar is a host of intimate spaces, with antique décor and artwork to create a venue of sophistication and relaxation. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, with dark leather couches in all pockets of the room, and mood lighting to complete the ambiance. This is a perfect place for a date or some quiet drinks with friends.
There is an outside courtyard that hosts some live music, and holds the same atmosphere as inside – quiet, comfortable and relaxing. A perfect place for alfresco nibblies and drinks.
Bar Lafayette pride themselves on their extensive cocktail menu, which has a selection for any palate, whether you’re after something ‘dark, indulgent and decadent’ or ‘time travelled classics’, there is something here for everyone. Of course, there is a selection of national and international wine, cider and beers.
The bartenders are very knowledgeable, and are more than happy to help you find the perfect cocktail. They believe it’s all about balance and flavours, and to enjoy experience that comes with drinking a perfectly crafted cocktail. Have a seat at the bar and the bartender will give you suggestions and tips based on your favourite flavours and drink choices.
Bar Lafayette prides itself on simple but impeccable service, only creating foods and drinks from the finest and freshest products.
The bar menu holds the usual types of food such a ‘trio of dips’ or a carefully constructed cheeseboard, but there are also some contemporary foods with bold flavours to accompany the palate of the cocktails.
There are a range of events that this little space has to offer, such as acoustic live music, tastings, soirees and food master classes. The venue s cater for small or larger group functions, no matter the function. They cater for birthdays, social events, engagements and corporate events.
There are drink and catering packages with a selection of wines, cocktails and canapés for all social functions. Every event is tailored to your needs, with the canapé menu starting from $35 per person. The food on offer matches that of the atmosphere of Bar Lafayette, simple yet exquisite.
Bar Lafayette is a hidden gem, and the perfect place for a quiet get together or an intimate celebration. This bar is a must experience in Perth, and I promise you won’t be disappointed. The atmosphere and experience here at Bar Lafayette is one to remember, and the charm and cocktails will keep you coming back for more.
By Indah Da Silva