Source: The Standard, Perth

Rustic and Refined: The Best Summertime Beer Gardens in Perth

Beer enthusiasts will attest there’s not much better than sitting outside sipping a fine brew in the sun. And the perfect place to do this is in a beer garden. Believed to have originated in Bavaria in the 19th century, one of Australia’s most beloved warm-weather traditions is sinking a beverage in a beer garden surrounded by friends and family.

Today, the Australian ritual shows no signs of slowing down. According to a Roy Morgan survey, over a third of all Australians, aged 18+ enjoy a beer in an average of four weeks. When seeking the perfect place to enjoy an ale, lager or craft beer, we look at the best beer gardens in Perth. There’s certainly no shortage of sunny spots for your beverage of choice.

The Market Grounds

Location: 10 Telethon Ave, Perth

The modern venue mingles between RAC Arena and Yagan Square in Perth’s CBD. The stylishly expansive spot has a substantial beer garden spread with contemporary tables and chairs. Its selection of beers on tap stretches from international lagers to homegrown pale ales and there’s an even wider selection on offer if a can is on the cards.

The Brisbane Hotel

Location: 292 Beaufort St, Perth

Sitting on the Northbridge end of the bustling Beaufort street, The Brisbane Hotel’s beer garden is a stylish place for an afternoon lunch and a pint. The laid-back pub presents a palm-filled beer garden giving tropical holidays vibes. The oasis on the edge of the city is the prime location for a few chilled beets before moving onto Northbridge or the CBD. On tap, they offer a nice mix of drops from Gage Roads, James Squire, Feral Brewing and Heineken.

The Garden

Location: 742 Newcastle St, Leederville

Living in the vibrant centre of Leederville, the Garden hardly needs an introduction. A well-known beer garden is a large place that’s alive with greenery and natural touches. Wonderfully representing Leederville’s laid-back atmosphere, this spot is a lovely summer oasis offering crafts beers from local favourites, Little Creatures and Feral Brewing as well as international stars Heineken and Kirin.

The Standard

Location: 28 Roe St, Northbridge

At face value, you might not know the restaurant or bar is hiding one of Perth’s finest beer gardens out the back. Once you’ve found it, however, you’ll be unlikely to forget it. The lush area is welcomingly intimate with twinkling tree lights and an upper deck with city views. The perfect place to chill with friends on a summer afternoon, on the menu you’ll find a rotating selection of tap beers that feature independent craft offerings.

The Queens Tavern

Location: 520 Beaufort St, Highgate

Residing on the renowned Beaufort Street in Highgate, the heritage-listed venue has been serving locals for a century. Aside from the full-length bar, restaurant and open-air balcony, the premium beer garden has a lovely vintage bar vibe that’s perfect for a beer on a lazy afternoon. The spacious spot delivers in terms of beer offering with an extensive beer list on tap including; Hahn Super Dry, Swan Draught, Little Creatures, Asahi and Victoria Bitter.

The Rosemount Hotel

Location: 459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth WA

If bigger is better when it comes to beer gardens in Perth, then the Rosemount Hotel is a must-visit. The large outdoor setting is filled with leafy green shrubbery and is constantly alive with entertainment. The Rosemount Hotel is the quintessential Australian pub – the vibrant beer garden is finished in a contemporary style with modern decor and large trees. On tap, there’s a selection of crafts beers including; James Squire 150 Lashes, Feral Hop Hog and Indian Ocean Pale Ale.

The Lucky Shag

Location: Barrack St Jetty, Perth

It doesn’t get much better than a beer garden in Perth with Swan River views. The stalwart of the Barrack Street Jetty, The Lucky Shag, offers a stunning riverfront deck and an upstairs space with city views. The relaxed venue is just 5 minutes from the CBD, wonderfully fitted out in light colours and a summery style.

The Raffles Hotel

Location: 70-72 Canning Beach Rd, Applecross

One of Perth’s most iconic pubs is beside the banks of the Swan River. The Raffles Hotel is a modern art deco tavern with sweeping river views and a stunning beer garden. The bar boasts a strong draught beer to keep even the most selective beer enthusiast satisfied.

The Windsor Hotel

Location: 112 Mill Point Rd, South Perth

The Windsor Hotel is one of South Perth’s longest standing establishments serving locals for over 120 years. A beer garden featuring a microbrewery in the middle makes Windsor something special. Ogdens Brewery sits at the centre of the heritage-listed pub providing the beer garden with a flowing array of crafts beers.

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