Perth's best wine bars

By J'aime Cardillo

8 Oct, 2023

Here are five cool, neighbourhood wine bars in Perth.

Wine Bars in Perth

With outstanding wine lists, matched with the most luxurious snacks, here are the best haunts in Perth to enjoy a glass (or a bottle) of wine.

Nieuw Ruin 

Nieuw Ruin in Freo are self proclaimed weird wine lovers, and their 300 bottle wine list covers fizz (hello three pages of pet nat), textured whites, lifted reds and everything in between. The space is draped in three tonnes of repurposed jarrah and there are small-batch wine bottles covering every inch of the space.

Head chef Blaze Young (formerly of Propeller, Billie H and Madelena’s) has designed a menu that invites guests to move from snacks at the bar to a full dinner at the communal tables. Be sure to try the Salted Scott Reef Monkfish. Blaze is a champion of fresh, hyper-local produce and showcases the quality WA has to offer.

There's also a seasonal cocktail list that draws on native produce, hop-happy craft beers and a few non-alcoholic options too (find them under Non Alcoholic Boiz on the cocktail list).

12 Norfolk Street, Fremantle
Wed to Thurs, 4pm–late; Fri to Sun, 12pm–late

Bar Rogue

The Le Rebelle team have opened a 75-person two-tiered wine bar on Beaufort Street in Highgate. Husband-and-wife duo Sarah and Liam Atkinson opened the doors in December last year. Picture exposed brick, timber and concrete flooring, and velvet curtains, the watering hole offers intimate spaces as well as large tables for groups.

The wine list champions small and local producers, with bottles from around Australia and some International heroes. Bar Rogue also pour magnums by the glass, and there’s an extensive cocktail list.

From the snack menu try the cold fried chicken, the whole shell oysters with nectarine nahm jim, and the must-try grilled cheese roti with toasted cori seed and lemon. 

515 Beaufort Street, Highgate
Thurs to Sat, 4–11pm; Sun, 2–10pm

Bar Rogue, two glasses of wine and plates of foodBar Rogue.

King Somm

King Somm is an easy-going 100-year-old billiard hall turned wine bar, complete with a back beer garden fit for 200 people. This no-fuss neighbourhood bar has a carefully curated (rotating) wine list hosting labels like Orange Tractor, Nova Vita, Bondar and Billy Button, that you can drink in-house or takeaway.

Situated in a heritage-listed building on King William Street, we must mention the in-house pizzeria. Jane Dough Pizza is led by chef Ben Atkinson. The dough is slow-fermented, and the menu includes the King William, topped with salami piccante, gorgonzola, green olives and spinach; Porco, with pork and fennel sausage, potato and burrata; Mr Funghi, with lots of mushrooms and pecorino.

The snack plates on offer include think cut fries sprinkled with vinegar salt, the Really Good Sardines with lemon and flatbread and duck liver parfait with wine jelly and baguette chips.

13 King William Street, Bayswater
Wed to Sat, 4.30pm–late; Sun, 2pm–late

King Somm bar with the bottles in the backgroundKing Somm.

North Bird Wine Store and Bar

North Bird Wine Store and Bar is a casual wine store with a connected dining room on William Street.

North Bird has a focus on wines with a story, small-batch producers, and a keen eye for natural wines. All wines can be enjoyed, by the glass or bottle, at the bar or at home, along with a range of rotating craft beers and Australian spirits.

In the kitchen the menu is helmed by Ramandeep Singh, who dishes up locally sourced, European flavours paired with native Australian ingredients. Try the ceviche of scallop and oyster with yuzu soy and jalapeño dressing, or the confit duck tortellini with butternut squash purée, sage and beurre noisette crumb.

175 William Street, Northbridge
Tues to Sat, 4.30pm–late

North Bird Wine StoreNorth Bird Wine Store and Bar.


Casa is a European-inspired cafe, bar and your neighbourhood bottle shop all in one. Located in Mount Hawthorn, the team behind Casa are the same faces from Beaufort Street's Si Paradiso.

Casa which translates to home in Italian, is exactly how it feels walking into the Oxford Street store, with its warm interior, the space is filled with dark timber and terrazzo tiling.

The trio behind Casa are Alex Cuccovia (El Publico, Ace Pizza, Late Night Valentine), Si Paradiso chef Paul Bentley and Enrico Tomelleri (Fratelli Paradiso and 10 William Street). Chef Paul Bentley is looking after the menu, with dishes like charcoal Angus short ribs with agave and black vinegar and grilled blue-eye trevalla and burnt lemon beurre blanc, and of course the classic tiramisu.

Drink by the glass or by the bottle, with drops from Australia, France and Italy. You can also get your hands on cocktails, an extensive list of spirits and plenty of hops.

399 Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn
Tues to Sat, 4–11pm

Top image credit: King Somm.

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