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Summer Series: Leafy Beer Gardens of Western Australia

It might be the most isolated city in the world, but the west has lots of good stuff going for it – including some botanical beer gardens.

“Oh, I’ve never been to WA,” is a phrase encountered by many West Aussies when they start talking about home. If you haven’t ventured across the country to dip your toes in the sparkling Indian Ocean, you’re seriously missing out! Here are some great green-filled beer gardens to tempt you.

The Standard, Northbridge

Nestled on the border of bustling Northbridge and the CBD, The Standard offers a leafy sanctuary, from the garden to the sweeping views across Perth. Pot plants prop up the bar, and when they need some rehab, get planted in the garden.

Rosemount Hotel, North Perth

This vibrant beer garden has ivy growing artistically over milk crates and on the back wall of the deck area. Lavender and rosemary plants add aromatics while trees lend dappled shade.

Old Leaderville Hotel, Leaderville

The Perth institution features a beer garden with a gum tree that’s more than 150 years old. It’s also home to three ornamental pear trees and seven magnolias.

Windsor Hotel, South Perth

Perth’s oldest pub features a revamped beer garden with lots of trees, potted flowers and plants, and tables shaded under a canopy of vines.

Norfolk Hotel, Fremantle

Situated in the historic town of Fremantle, or ‘Freo’ as it’s fondly called by locals, the Norfolk Hotel’s beer gardens are shaded by huge Norfolk pines that let in just the right amount of sunshine.

The Local Garage, Fremantle

Part of a neighbourhood hotel in the heart of South Fremantle, The Local Garage is an old drive-through bottle shop that’s been converted into a pop-up beer garden. Come in for brekkie on the weekends, or for food trucks in the afternoon.

Botanica, Innaloo

Botanica’s green and pleasant courtyard provides respite from Perth’s hot summer days, with running waterfalls and lush greenery under shade sails.

Print Hall, Perth CBD

Perth’s old Newspaper House is now home to four levels of foodie options, including a café punctuated by potted succulents, and a rooftop bar that pays homage to Bob Hawke – with lots of open-air greenery.

Henry Summer, Northbridge

With over 1,000 plants, Henry Summer sure does offer some green with your G&T. Located in the heart of Northbridge, this cocktail bar and wine garden is waiting to be discovered.

Winsor Hotel, South Perth

Perth’s oldest pub features a revamped beer garden with lots of trees, potted flowers and plants, and tables shaded under a canopy of vines. Take a seat on the wraparound balcony among the colourful flowerboxes.

 

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