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

Drinks strike a balance between fun and sophisticated. A fruity, lighter cocktail holds its head high alongside impeccably built classics like a Sazerac, old fashioned or Manhattan.

An eclectic wine list leans toward the old world with plenty of new world locals for balance. Wait staff 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 options like duck bao and bourbon pork sliders setting the tone. Lafayette is one of the finest bars in Perth.