We had a fantastic night out in Perth last week. We had an overnight stay at the Hyatt, where Chef used to work many many years ago; back in the days when Gershwin’s was a top spot for fine dining. It was nice to re-visit a place where we spend a lot of time, a whole decade ago! We decided to do a bit of Bar hopping – before dinner at a venue at Brookfield Place.
PSB (Plain Street Bar) at the Hyatt
We started our night at the Plain Street Bar. I spent many an evening here, back when I was merely “The Chefs Girlfriend”. I’d twiddle my thumbs, waiting for Chef to finish his shift, well before smartphones were a welcome distraction! There we’d have a drink after a busy night’s service. In recent years, it’s had a bit of a refurb. So it’s out with all the cricketing, rowing and other sporting memorabilia – in with some new furnishing and a lick of paint. A giant crossword puzzle now adorns the wall. I could have done with that 10 years ago, when I was (patiently) waiting for chef! If you work in the east end of the city, PSB would be nice for an after work beverage, they’ve now created a beer garden there too.
Never mind walking through the wild woods to get to Grandma’s house… Chef didn’t know where I was taking him when I led him down an alley off King Street. Wolf Lane, accessed off King St (opposite Chanel) and Murray Street (down the side of the Margaret Rive Chocolate Co) is home to several treasures; The Cheeky Sparrow Bar, Tiger Tiger Coffe and the Wolf Lane Bar.
Wolf Lane is very dimly lit (by night) & littered with very comfy armchairs and other vintage touches. It has a dark fairy-tale theme about it; there are several murals inside, as well as the stunning exterior (by local street artist Hurben). They have an excellent range of beer, wine and cocktails; as well as a small quirky bar menu. Well worth a visit.
We popped to Andalutz too, for a cheeky drink, before dinner. It’s an absolutely gorgeous venue, on the corner of Howard Street and Howard Lane.
It’s a glamorous bar, but at the same time cozy and relaxing. I really enjoyed drinking the Yarra Valley Pear Cider, but I had a feeling that I REALLY should have ordered a cocktail. Chef and I sat at the bar, mesmerised by the time and effort that was being put into making those little masterpieces. We both made a pact to come back soon for some tapas – as the tapas menu looked SO good.
Then it was off to dinner…. but that’s another post!!