Perth Nightlife – Northbridge is Perth’s entertainment and nightclub centre. James Street and Lake Street are where the happening is. Something to take note so as not to spoil the evening is the quite strict dress code especially at weekends for the more upmarket venues this works out a the basic rules for guys is – a collared shirt and no jeans, for the gals – no open-toed shoes. This may vary at different clubs. The minimum age for drinking in Australia is 18 years old.

As well as nightclubs, bars and discos there are some excellent Restaurants in Perth and Fremantle – they tend to serve “Australian” food – steaks, seafood – but they do so to a very high standard. Because Perth is a winegrowing region, most restaurants have an excellent wine list. There are also many ethnic restaurants in the area. Of course with the weather Perth enjoys, much dining is done out of doors. A real Australian thing is to bring your own food and drink along to a barbeque to an open air do – your hotel will fill you in on the details.

Brass Monkeys
209 William Street, Perth
Telephone (+61) 08 9227 9596
This is one of the most famous venues in Perth. As well as great music and dj’s, the Brass Monkeys has a Wine Bar (The Grapeskin Wine Bar) and a Cellar bar. The Cellar bar alone has over 500 local and international wines. The Brass Monkey also has a restaurant serving Australian cuisine. The Venue is situated in a great 105 year old building.

163 James Street, Northbridge
Telephone (+61) 08 9228 1344

3) The Deen
84 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge
Telephone (+61) 08 9227 9361
This is the great Salsa centre in Perth. Cuban rhythms dominate and classes are available on Thursdays from 6.45 to 9 pm if you want to brush up on your steps. The Club itself is open from 9 pm till late in the night. Live bands and DJ’s. The early part of the night is strictly Salsa but later more general throbbing tropical rhythms creep in.

4) Mertopolis
146 Roe Street
Telephone (+61) 08 9228 0500.

5) C Restaurant 
Level 33 44 Georges Terrace
Telephone 9220 8333
This restaurant is situated right at the top of St Martins Towers, one of the highest buildings in Perth. From the 33rd floor you have a fabulous view of The Swan river, Rottnest Island and all of Perth. The Restaurant is full licensed and has an excellent wine list and they can create any cocktail you want. At the same time the food served in the restaurant is of a mighty high standard so you will really enjoy your meal while gazing at the view.

6) Lamont Restaurant
85 Bisdee Road
This Restaurant is sited right on the River. It serves reasonably priced food with particular emphasis on fish and steaks.

7) Rise Nightclub
139 James Street Northbridge
Telephone 08 9226 0322
This is a funky new dance club in Perth’s Northbridge. It has a specially constructed huge circular dance floor, state of the art lighting, several different lounges and fab music with top dj’s.