A Northbridge fixture for vinyl tracks and no-frills drinking.

There are two things that will catch your eye walking into Astral Weeks, and that’s the pair of massive, hand-built Line Magnetic speakers mounted squarely behind the bar. The drinks here are quality, but in an original move for the Perth bar scene, this venue is built around its sound, like the famed listening bars of Japan.While the broad-ranging, balanced tones of jazz, soul, R&B or reggae might fill the space around you, a brief but enticing drinks list will likely bring joy within. Sake, umeshu and shochu feature alongside pints of Guinness and Swan Draught. The lights are dim, and the crowd is cool, but the music, quite literally, sets the tone at Astral Weeks.