5 Bars in Subiaco to visit & full review of Bark Subiaco, The Smallest Small Bar in town!


If you are after a drink or casual bite to eat in Subiaco, here’s a list of 5 bars in Subiaco to visit. For a full review of Bark Subiaco, one of the smallest small bars in Perth, keep scrolling.

Five Bars to visit in Subiaco

5 bars in subiaco to visit

1. Bark Subiaco

Small bar with a heavy focus on WA craft beers as well as an abundance of Australian wine, gin and vodka.

502 Hay Street, Subiaco

These guys are open:
Mon 7:30am – 12pm
Tues – Fri 7:30am – late
Sat 4pm – late

2. The Subiaco Hotel

The Subiaco Hotel is an iconic fixture in the centre of Subi, located on the corner of Hay Street and Rokeby Road.  Offering an extensive breakfast, bar and restaurant menu and a comprehensive drinks list, The Subiaco Hotel caters for all tastes whatever the time.

Monday – Friday 7am – 12am
Sat – Sun 8am – 12am

3. Refuge Small Bar

A Craft beer bar located directly opposite the train station. Rotation is the key here and Refuge Small Bar change up their beers, wines and cocktails constantly to keep it fresh for their patrons.

5/50 Subiaco Square Rd, Subiaco WA 6008

Check these guys out Monday – Sunday 12pm – 12am

4. The Village Bar

With 15 beers on tap, 20 plus wines on offer by the glass and pitchers of cocktails on offer, The Village Bar is the place for the masses.

10-531 Hay Street, Subiaco Village (120m West of Rokeby Rd) 

Monday-Friday: 11.30am – Late
Saturday: 12noon – 12am
Sunday: 12:30pm – Late

5. New Normal

Offering a vast selection of red, white and sparkling wines, there’s nothing normal about New Normal.

Tucked away behind San Churro, you can find the New Normal at 2/23 Railway Rd, Subiaco WA 6008.

Tues–Thurs 5pm–late
Fri 12:00pm-late
Sat 4pm–late

Bark Subiaco Small Bar Review

Bars in Subiaco - Bark Subiaco
With the winter now here, it’s a comfortable and cosy spot to grab a Five Senses coffee in the day or go for something a bit more potent in the evening. The drinks menu is extensive so there’s sure to be something to suit everyone’s palate.

The owner, Mitchell Jenkin, tells us that Bark Subiaco’s décor takes inspiration from 80’s Australiana and that the focus was to replicate the feeling of a trip down south. He says that he wanted the space to be the kind of destination where you could go to unwind, take life a little slower and kick back while the stresses of the day fade away.

Bars in Subiaco - Bark Subiaco Bar Operating as a cafe during daylight hours, serving up fresh tasty bagels as well as coffee, Bark Subiaco produces the goods once the sun goes down. There’s a heavy focus on WA craft beers as well as an abundance of Australian wine, gin and vodka. The cocktail list was the page I was interested in and I can happily vouch for the Appley Ever After. A gorgeous mix of Tanqueray gin, green apple liquor, lemon juice and egg white, this was the kind of cocktail that went down a little too easily if you know what I mean.

The Bark Board is also on offer after dark, the ideal sharing plate filled with bread, cheese and dip to line your stomach so you don’t get too loose, too soon. You can also grab a Bagel Burger if you fancy something a bit more substantial (and don’t feel like sharing). A simple offering of a patty, cheese, lettuce and the all-important pickle topped with burger sauce, it fills you up without leaving you too heavy.

Bark Subiaco invites you to sit and linger or be sure to add it to one of the pubs you head to if a pub crawl is more your fancy. It’s a quaint little spot that’s sure to become a favourite with the locals.

Looking for a bar outside of Subiaco? Check out more Perth bar reviews on foodie cravings.

Disclaimer: foodie cravings was invited as a guest of Bark Subiaco.


About Author

I love socialising and eating so if I can combine the two, it’s a match made in heaven. Always like to try somewhere new but can’t beat eating Vietnamese or Japanese food at a local haunt. I’m excited to explore more of what Perth has to offer and will base my reviews on food, service and the atmosphere of a restaurant.

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