Bobs Bar is part of the Brookfield Place development, on St Georges Terrace. It’s found at the top of a newspaper lined staircase, on the Print Hall rooftop. We love a rooftop bar, Perth is perfect for them. There are lots of places to sit and relax amongst the towering skyscrapers. The original neon “West Australian Newspapers” sign is huge and looks amazing when light up at night.
There are many nods to the bars roots; printing and its namesake ex-Prime Minister Bob Hawke. Even the bar menu includes the ‘Blanche’ and ‘Hazel’ hotdogs (after his wives!). And there is another neon sign – of Bob’s infamous quote “Any boss who sacks anyone for not turning up today is a bum”, which he said after the historic Australian victory in the 1983 America’s Cup.
This was a summer favourite of mine. It gets very busy; I wasn’t a fan of queuing precariously on the staircase. It was worth the wait though – Bob’s is the perfect place for a Pimms (or two!) AFTER work!!