5 Awesome Rainy Day Escapes Perth

It’s always hard to get out of bed on rainy days. After all, the thought of snuggling down under the doona while the wind howls outside sounds so good. You know what sounds better though? Exploring Perth and all of its wonders while keeping dry at the same time! That’s why we’ve put together this list of our favourite rainy day activities in the city. Enjoy!

Live Music


The Odd Fellow


Buried away beneath the grand old Norfolk Hotel, The Odd Fellow is one of Fremantle’s coolest little bars. It’s a fully functioning, enjoyably intimate performance space that attracts a host of different acts, and the bar is totally stuffed with rare and interesting spirits to sample. Oh, and it’s got a disco ball! We promise it’s a lot more fun (and definitely drier) than wandering outside in the rain.

Are you an Odd Fellow regular (or just a plain odd fellow)? Review it on True Local!



Choo Choo’s


Since it’s pouring down outside, it makes sense for us to pour another drink! The cocktails at Choo Choo’s are up there with the very best in town, and we’d definitely recommend sinking a couple of Lemon Meringue Sours. That’s real lemon curd, apricot brandy, vanilla sugar and bitters all mixed together to create a delicious tart, smooth, flavour explosion in your mouth.

Let us know what you think of Choo Choo’s right here!

Art Gallery

Image credit: Art Gallery of Western Australia
Image credit: Art Gallery of Western Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia


Yes, it’s time for a dose of culture! The Art Gallery of Western Australia displays everything from fresh local talent to legendary pieces by history’s greatest artists. It’s got one of the world’s foremost collections of aboriginal art, as well as a host of exhibitions ranging from sculpture to film to the downright unclassifiable. All in all, it’s the most wonderful way to spend a rainy day.

“Even if you’re not into Art Gallery, a browse through the shop is enlightening. Creativity and wonder and plain beauty, all for sale! If you’re into art, this place is a treat.” – werxj

Live Comedy


Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den


Fight those rainy day blues with a good bellyful of laughter! If you’ve never ventured up upstairs to Lazy Susan’s at the Brisbane Hotel, now’s the time to change that. This is Australian comedy at its gut-busting best, where young up-and-comers, established stars and even audience members can waltz onstage to bring the laughs. Everything from classic stand-up to experimental madness to open-mic burlesque happens here, and the results are always fantastic.

Remember, you can always share your own Lazy Susan’s experience here!

Tenpin Bowling

Image credit: Rosemount Bowl

Rosemount Bowl

North Perth

Enjoyably retro and highly welcoming, Rosemount Bowl is pure tenpin heaven. The prices are cheap, the beer flows freely and the staff are fully committed to ensuring your maximum enjoyment. There’s comfy couches, a proper jukebox and a lovely atmosphere, with a range of freshly prepared food available to keep your strength up. Honestly, it’s a whole lot more fun that spending the day on the couch – and you get to work on getting that strike!

“Had fantastic works party here, plenty of bowling lanes, good food and a bar for the evening, Some great deals, Steve was a really nice bloke to talk through options with. Night my office will remember for a long time.” – Dan1974


There’s to do in the event of a downpour! Don’t forget to review the stuff you check out on True Local!

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