Snacks and detail-driven cocktails in Margaret River.

Pearl’s is that rare all-purpose bar that achieves more by doing less, lavishing attention on exactly what matters: bang-up classic cocktails, comfortable surroundings and genuine service that’s warm and inclusive. Simple? Sure, but refreshing, too, especially when so many similar regional haunts take the maximalist approach. Perch up at the front window with a perfectly tart Paloma or a steadying dirty gin Martini, and you’re bound to feel at home in no time. If the level-headed wine prices don’t make you want to stick around, it’ll be the list of well-chosen independent beers or the lone pinball machine out the back. Come for one, stay for several and witness a Margaret River staple in the making.