When Rodney’s Bait and Tackle opened its battered old shop-front doors a couple of years ago, there was a quiet cheer among Western Suburbs drinkers who like their boozers real and unpretentious.

Hipster or hi-vis tradie … all are welcome. If it’s casual arvo drinks with mates, a pre-dinner tipple or a seriously fun night out complete with rockin’ live music you’re after, Rodney’s is the go. Sidle up to its boat (yes, boat)-cum bar and order from a good list of wines, beers and spirits (the gin and whisky selections are particularly healthy).

Food is simple and satisfying. Think tacos, pizza and fish and chips. Staff are fun and friendly. Friday and Saturday nights heave at this fishing-themed watering hole. It’s truly one of Perth’s unique bar experiences.