A community-minded Mosman Park fixture that takes the stereotypical “nautical dive bar” to brand new heights.

Ask a handful of Perth locals to list their favourite bars, and Rodney’s will inevitably come up more than once.

It’s practically impossible not to love a place with a 10-metre vintage boat that serves as both its centrepiece and bar, and walls that are buried beneath a lifetime’s worth of maritime bric-a-brac.

It’s practically impossible not to love a place with a 10-metre vintage boat that serves as both its centrepiece and bar, and walls that are buried beneath a lifetime’s worth of maritime bric-a-brac.

Yet, the lure of this inclusive, unpretentious boozer boils down to much more than looks alone. It’s as much a neighbourhood haunt as it is a destination, where salty sea dogs in boardies and thongs rub elbows with a cool young crowd that knows how to let its hair down; where late afternoon beers in the courtyard (some a mere $6 at happy hour) all too easily turn into rounds of rum-forward cocktails to the tune of live music or DJs spinning vinyl on the weekend.

If your idea of fun involves grilled wild-caught barramundi with hand-cut chips and a bottle of peachy Austrian riesling by a crackling fire, that’s certainly an option, too. The possibilities are pretty much limitless here, and the novelty never wears thin.