A Freo mainstay that has something for everyone.

At first glance, the offering at Strange Company seems typical, but dig deeper and the details that set this Freo stalwart apart reveal themselves. Take the wine list, just about all Aussie drops bar the Champagne that bolsters the bubbles segment, complete with a rare by-the-glass option. Beers too offer something special, with local craft on tap, but nine or so large-format, designed-to-share bottles from further afar – Wildflower Brewing’s Amber among them – catch the eye. Cocktails don’t play second fiddle, however. Just take one look at the Bowline Fizz, with tequila, bubbles and grenache sorbet and see for yourself. Good chat comes free, with the lasting sense being of feeling like a regular, primed to return.