With accomplished bartenders and a classic setting, Bar Lafayette remains one of Perth’s finest cocktail spots.

Spirits aficionados and cocktail connoisseurs will be as happy as pigs in the proverbial at Bar Lafayette. This closely confined little spot, comprising a series of small rooms and nooks and crannies, has a prohibition-era feel with grand Chesterfields and cosy spaces making it perfect for settling in.

Drinks strike a balance between fun and sophisticated. Fruitier, lighter cocktails – eyes on the Blood Peach Bellini – hold their heads high alongside impeccably built classics – your Sazeracs and Manhattans, say. 

An eclectic wine list leans local, with stops in the Old Word to fill the gaps. Waitstaff know their stuff and have an easy charm. Importantly, you can trust them to recommend a drink that’s bang on.

Food wise, the menu lends itself to sharing with cheese, dips and charcuterie supporting a couple of larger snacks, including bite-sized nubs of chicken karaage.

Add it all together and Lafayette is one of the finest bars in Perth.