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Nightlife & Entertainment in Perth

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There's an exciting nightlife scene in Perth, with friendly clubs and a huge selection of pubs that are busy most nights. The Northbridge area is the major clubbing hotspot, with hordes of lively young things coming to dance the night away, and Perth's CDB also offers a wide selection of bars and restaurants to unwind in.

 

Casinos and gambling

 

Gambling is a popular pastime in Australia, and the Perth area has a small selection of casinos where you can try your luck. Whether you're into slot machines or the roulette wheel, a trip to a casino makes for a fun night out, and even gives you an excuse to don a tuxedo if you wish.

 

Crown Perth

 

The glamorous Crown Perth is a 24/7 casino complex with table games, poker tournaments, video slots, and rooms for premium gaming, allowing you to enjoy a stylish night out. There are grand chandeliers and a chic décor to get you in the mood for a fun night, and on-site you'll find several bars serving cocktails, upmarket restaurants, and a nightclub where you can dance into the small hours.

 

Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA 6100. Tel:+61 8 9362 7777

 

Crown Perth website
Gloucester Park

 

If you fancy a flutter, then the track at Gloucester Park is a fun night out for adults, with harness racing events a couple of nights every week. Harness racing is where a jockey rides behind the horse in a small cart, and you can place your bets on this unique sport while enjoying the bar and restaurant, or down by the track for the best view.

 

3 Nelson Crescent, East Perth WA 6004. Tel:+61 8 9323 3555

 

Gloucester Park website

 

Wine bars

 

Western Australia has a large number of vineyards, and since the state covers such a vast geographical area, there are many different varieties to try. That's why a tasting in Perth is an essential activity for wine lovers.

 

Pepper Wine Bar

 

Boasting a huge selection of wines from Western Australia and beyond, it's worth venturing into the suburbs of Perth to visit Pepper Wine Bar. This minimalistic, cool hang out sells wine by the bottle or glass, with staff on hand to offer suggestions, and delicious tapas dishes to accompany your drinks.

 

901 Canning Highway, Applecross WA 6153. Tel:+61 8 9316 474

 

Pepper Wine Bar website

 

Nightclubs

 

Perth is a popular destination for clubbers across Western Australia, and the liveliest area tends to be Northbridge, where you'll find huge clubs, busy bars, and happy hours that go on all night.

 

Air Nightclub

 

A sleek and modern nightclub with leather booths, curved bars, and low, moody lighting, Air Nightclub combines high style with big fun. Expect nights of top 40s hits, cheese, dance, and anything that'll get people up and moving. With a slightly stricter dress code than many of the clubs in the Northbridge area, you'll find a well-heeled and fashionable crowd.

 

139 James Street, Perth WA 6003. Tel:+61 4 2793 3836

 

Air Nightclub website

 

Connections Nightclub

 

A favourite amongst the gay and lesbian crowd, Connections is a welcoming spot featuring a large dance floor, stage, and roof terrace which is particularly popular on balmy evenings. From drag queens to DJs to mud wrestling, this is the sort of nightclub where there's always something to see.

 

81 James Street, Perth WA 6003. Tel:+61 8 9328 1870

 

Connections Nightclub website

 

Cocktail bars

 

Perth has many small, quirky bars, and down the side streets you're often likely to spot a themed pub with a completely over the top interior and silly name. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.

 

Hula Bula Bar

 

With a tiki bar, leopard print rugs, and plastic tropical flowers, there's no way you'd describe the Hula Bula Bar as understated. Visitors love the kitsch interior and vintage music mostly from the 50s and 60s, while the rum-based cocktails served with chunks of pineapple, slices of fruit, and garish decorations go down a treat.

 

12 Victoria Avenue, Perth WA 6000. Tel:+61 8 9225 4457

 

Hula Bula Bar website