A Northbridge institution, this well-hidden laneway bar has all the experience on hand for creating refined drinks and great times.
For quality cocktails in a laid-back setting, look no further than Ezra Pound. Deep within a Northbridge laneway and inspired by Prohibition-era America, this stalwart of the Perth bar scene is still going strong since its 2009 inception. Cocktails lean classic, pairing well with a stripped-back soundtrack, unburnished aesthetics and tidy service.
Cocktails lean classic, pairing well with a stripped-back soundtrack, unburnished aesthetics and tidy service.
House cocktails are contemporary concoctions of familiar flavours, like the Keith Bourbon, featuring bourbon, coffee amaro, cacao and lime, or the Rana Verde, which lands halfway between a Daiquiri and a Margarita with tequila, lime, ginger and rum infused with lemongrass and coriander. More classic requests are happily received by knowledgeable bartenders – a Tom Collins, Whisky Sour or Manhattan, if you will.
The wine list is brief, but producer focused, while the beers are considered local options. Weekdays feature generous pricing on special drinks for the post-work crowd, and when it comes to dining, a cooperative of sorts exists between Ezra Pound and laneway neighbour Francoforte Spaghetti Bar, with the casual Italian eatery offering its spaghetti-focused menu (try the kale pesto and pork sausage); just order at the bar and sit tight for delivery to your table.