Get The Inside Scoop on Perth’s Best Whiskey Bars

From scotch to bourbon and everything in between, whiskey is making a pretty big comeback on the Perth bar scene. We’ve scoped out some of the best whiskey establishments around so that you can have the best night ever!

Helvetica
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Helvetica

Perth

A swanky little bar in the CBD, Helvetica packs enough whiskey to fuel a space shuttle. The selection is huge and diverse, with numerous excellent options from all around the world. If the choice is simply too much for you, we’d suggest going for the ‘World of Whiskey’ flight. It features tasty tipples from Ireland, Japan, Sweden and India, and allows for maximum alco-geographical coverage. Find out more

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Varnish on King
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Varnish on King

Perth

Varnish boasts a rich set of whiskeys from all over the place, but the crown jewel in its collection is definitely the North American range. From California to Utah to Iowa to New York, the full spectrum of US and Canadian whiskey is spoken for at this plush and polished bar. Relax with a nice glass of New Joisey’s own Laird’s Applejack, with a cheeky bite of Texan-spiced octopus on the side. Find out more

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samsons paddock

Samson’s Paddock

Mosman Park

If you foster a nuanced and delicate palate for scotch (Ron Burgundy style), you’ll fit right in amidst the leather sofas and leafy gardens of Samson’s Paddock. They’ve got scotch from the Lowlands, the Highlands, Speyside, Campbeltown and Islay (as well as a broader selection of worldwide whiskeys). Try the Bruichladdich XVII for a whisky that manages to be toasty, fruity, malty and spicy, all at the same time. Find out more

“The guys behind this great neighborhood bar come bistro have nailed it. Food was fantastic, great beer garden out the back with awesome fireplace. See you again soon.” – David Bradley


The Classroom
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The Classroom

North Perth

It’s cocktail time! And there’s no better whiskey cocktail in North than The Classroom’s very own ‘Smoked Rob Roy’. That’s Chivas Regal Extra scotch whiskey, Cocchi Di Torino vermouth, whiskey barrel bitters and Peterson’s smoke. You’ll rarely find a more classy concoction (it even comes in a special box!), and this uniquely schoolroom-esque bar is the perfect place to enjoy it. Find out more

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Rockpool

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Burswood

Fancy a spot of fine dining, opulent splendour and service to sweep you off your feet? Just head down to Rockpool, where you’ll want for nothing in the cushy surrounds of the high life. Naturally, the whiskey list is enormous, but we’d suggest giving the ‘Pennyworth’ cocktail a try. That’s Woodford Reserve bourbon, apricot brandy, Fernet Branca and lemon juice, and it’s pretty bloody good. Find out more

“From the moment you take the long walk into the restaurant showcasing the different cuts of meat, you know you’re entering somewhere pretty special!! The service was wonderful; the staff were friendly and attentive and they knew the menu!! It wasn’t cheap but we didn’t expect it to be! We paid for a wonderful experience where the place was abuzz with chatter and the chinking of glasses!” – Nicwheeler

These fine establishments should satisfy your whiskey thirst. Don’t forget to rate and review them on True Local!

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