Archive for the 'small bars' Category

Return to Helvetica aka recent whisky tastings

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
  • Port Charlotte PC7
  • Kilchoman Summer 2010
  • Bowmore Tempest

  • Glen Morangie 10 year old

XO Lounge

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

A man walks into a cognac bar and asked for a recommendation of a cognac to start learning about cognac. The barman replies “Sorry I know nothing about cognac”. …

The Venn

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

The Venn is a mixed used space an art gallery, a designer store and a small bar tucked between the two. The bar space is interesting space squeezed between the exposed back wall and the glass window of the store, with plenty of faux concrete to give it the designer industrial look. With such narrow […]

The Aviary

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Every small bar I have visited in Perth has had a great and distinctive atmosphere. Be it the busy George full of suits holding a late afternoon business meeting, The chaotic Ezra Pound with hipsters and their longnecks in brown paper bags or a laid back and almost empty Wolf Lane on a wet evening the day after the Melbourne Cup. That was until I walked into the Aviary …

The George

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

aka lessons in Tequila

My last visit to the George had the bar manager convince me to start drinking rum, as he said he had a far better dark rum selection than single malts. He was a bad influence on me and I now regularly drink and appreciate quality dark rum. He also said next time we will get you drinking tequila.

So this visit, I decided to take him up on the offer and try tequila. Unfortunately …

Andaluz Bar & Tapas

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The decor had been described to me as chic bordello, and that pretty much covered it. Large leather lounges, cushions galore, candles and art deco lighting fittings with lamps turned down low. The nature of the building, with a number of small rooms converted into the bar, led to a number of interesting spaces and […]

Ezra Pound

Friday, October 14th, 2011

The fittings and furnishings describe Ezra Pound as a grunge bar. As does the serving mixed drinks and cocktails in jam jars and longneck (750ml) beer in brown paper bags. But at least they have upgraded from VB to Cascade longnecks, since my last visit.

Helvetica the bar not the font

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Helvetica is a small bar, tucked away in an alley off Howard Way, a stones throw from St Georges Terrace. Helvetica is best known as a whiskey bar, with around 100 different whiskeys available, as well as the usual suspects from Scotland, Ireland and the US, there are Japanese, Swedish, Australian and even an Indian whiskeys for your drinking pleasure.