Sexy, dark, plush, oh-so-sophisticated and a stunning urban retreat for barflies who know their Tod’s from their Church’s, can buy a tennis bracelet for their significant other without needing help, and can knot their own black tie.

Did we say sophisticated already? As achingly mise-en-scene and show-bizzy as this space is, it is backed up with some serious cocktail cred from a team hand-picked by QT Hotel’s management and trained in the ways of modern cocktail shaking and building.

It is attached to the celebrated Santini restaurant so there is a strong scent of Italy on the cocktail menu.

Try their take on the classic Aviation and the refreshing Americano. The bar snacks are many and varied, from oysters to wood-roasted pork jowl with lemon- butter apples. Santini is one of the best new bars in Perth this year.