Perth’s Best Outdoor Bars

Struggling to find your next hang out spot after work? Need some fresh air to enjoy the sunshine (or lack thereof)? Is it time to try something new? Yes, I think so. Or do you have a special occasion coming up and need an impressive new bar to impress all of your guests? Well, we have done all the hard work for you…so just sit back, relax and take credit for all of our ideas.

HCS have found all of Perth’s hidden gems without ever leaving the office…ha, good joke. Anyway, it may be cold outside and frost bite is actually a viable option now…but that shouldn’t stop you from going out and hanging out at really really cool outdoor bars. Don’t worry, there are always heaters to keep you nice and toasty.

The Emerson Bar
356 Murray Street, Perth


The Emerson Bar is the place to hang out with friends or to celebrate special occasions. 3 levels that cater to every crowd and event including a casual ground floor bar to an elegant open rooftop bar with spectacular sweeping city skyline views (now say that 5 times really fast).

From classic cool interiors to boasting greenery, the venue offers glamour, relaxation and refreshment. The Emerson has it all. The rooftop ticks all the boxes and allows you to enjoy food and drinks at your very own oasis. Sounds amazing, right?

Whether you’re celebrating an intimate celebration or there for post work drinks, you won’t be disappointed. Serving mouth-watering burgers and share plates (including sticky lamb ribs…yum!) along with delicious cocktails or pitchers to share with friends! Try a ‘Passionate punch’ or ‘Lavender Strawberry’ today for that extra fruity kick. If you’re after a bit of music and a boogie, then look no further. With live bands and famous DJ’s, The Emerson provides the ultimate entertainment package on Saturday nights from 6:30pm.

Join The Emerson at Happy Hour for specials all night long, including $10 cocktails Wednesday!

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The Guildford Hotel
159 James Street, Guildford


Located 300 metres from the Guildford station (a mere 5 minute walk), The Guildford Hotel is an all-rounder bar that offers the ultimate hang out spot for post work drinks or a casual Saturday lunch. A two level refurbished pub with modern décor and re-purposed timber for a contemporary atmosphere.

18 taps on offer, local brews, ciders and a large selection of wines which presents the best of the best from Swan Valley, WA and their foreign favourites. Need I say more? Oh wait, I forgot to mention the espresso martinis on tap… and no, I’m not joking. With a retractable roof, you can enjoy a meal in the courtyard regardless of hail or shine although there are outdoor heaters at your very fingertips. Open every day from 11am until late!

Get down for Social Sundays with a live DJ from 1pm, DIY cocktail kits (sounds intriguing), 4L mini kegs and mega steak sandwiches…a two-footer that serves 4!

P.S. There are specialty mixed drinks only available on Sundays in the beer garden!

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The Left Bank
15 Riverside Road, East Fremantle


If you enjoy riverside views (overlooking Swan River) along with a delicious meal and a drink or two, then The Left Bank is the place for you. The beer garden is the best spot spend any day of the week to relax, hang out with friends and watch the world go by indulging in something off their pub-style menu. There’s also a balcony café for when you want to people-watch from up above or just take in the harbour views from up top. Described to be one of the best waterfront pubs in Fremantle, you’ll be spoilt for choice where there’s wines and cocktails on tap!

Whether you’re interested in watching the game on the big screen, want to join their beer club (yes, there’s a club) or want to celebrate an upcoming birthday, engagement party, wedding or any other kind of occasion…The Left Bank has just the perfect event space for you.

Avoid the Sunday blues and join The Left Bank for a Sunday Session from 12pm for any pint of tap beer or cider for only $8!

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The Nest @ The Aviary
140 Williams Street, Perth


As the largest rooftop space in Perth, The Nest Rooftop at The Aviary offers remarkable views of the city’s skyline. A vibrant and colourful outdoor rooftop bar that exudes the ultimate getaway from your busy lifestyle to share a meal and drinks with friends with exceptional views…plus heaters to keep you cosy. The rooftop is located on level 3 with greenery and day beds for a casual atmosphere.

Need to fuel up before you get back to reality? Well, The Nest caters to all. From bar snacks and small bites to BYO (Build Your Own) meals to burgers, sandwiches and delicious pizzas. You can’t go thirsty while treating yourself with tasty foods, so your choices include the classics, their very own creations or if you’re feeling friendly, you can share a cocktail jug or two.

The Nest Rooftop is open from 11am every day of the week.

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The Cottesloe Beach Hotel
104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe


It may not be summer just yet but The Cottesloe Beach Hotel has a beautiful outdoor area that locals and visitors just absolutely love. Located at one of Australia’s most renowned beaches, The Cottesloe offers a relaxing atmosphere yet an elegantly styled venue to watch the sun go down with delicious meals and refreshing drinks.

The Beach Club is created for guests to wine and dine in a casual lounge area to get away from the hustle and bustle and to simply relax with a white haven spreading across the bar with complementing outdoor furniture and décor. Sounds great, doesn’t it?

The Verandah Bar offers a large selection of local and international tap and bottled beers…it’ll take a while if you want to get through them all. Don’t forget to order some food from the menu to wash down all those beers with. Highlights include salt and pink pepper squid with chilly mayo, Suffolk lamb shoulder from the rotisserie and wood fired sourdough pizza with a range of toppings….yum! If you aren’t in a food coma by now…then the Cott & Co. Fish Bar is serving up some of the best local seafood where you can sit by a window table to watch Cottesloe’s famous sunset. A classic summer oasis setting to be enjoyed during every season!

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