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Mechanics Institute Bar

222 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9228 4189
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Quirky

Lovely little bar with good drinks menu and great ambience. The food lookex good but is mainly... read more

Reviewed February 17, 2018
Bishandco
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Perth, Australia
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Small, hide and nice

This is a very nice pub in Northbridge but far from the noise of traffic jam or the confusion. They... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
p0rsche
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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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me·chan·ics’ in·sti·tute /mɪˈkænɪks ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt/ n. An educational establishment formed to provide adult education, particularly in technical subjects, to the working class. Bookings available, email or call to reserve. With access via a rear laneway, Mechanics Institute sits atop 222 William St, our rooftop terrace looking back over the cultural precinct and the city skyline. We offer a selection of cocktails changed daily and craft beer and artisan wine from around Australia and the world, with the added bonus of being able to order Flipside Burgers from the bar.
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222 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Lovely little bar with good drinks menu and great ambience. The food lookex good but is mainly burgers and we didn't eat here. The deck is a lovely area to sit but I was surprised that smoking was allowed and we left because of this....More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice pub in Northbridge but far from the noise of traffic jam or the confusion. They have a big terrace and a small part inside. They have s large range of beer and they offer some typical pub plate with look...More

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

A tad over 60, I did feel out of place in this hip and happening bar! However, a great find down a laneway, and as I still have memories of what "mechanics institutes" are, I wanted to check out the scene! SO we didn't look...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Nice bar, good roof terrace, good drinks, prices aren't outrageous by Perth standards and part of the heartbeat of the new Northbridge. Not that easy to find unless you know the alley it is on (down the side of the Alex hotel). You can order...More

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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Awesome bartenders! Attentive, hilarious and just all around really cool to chat with.(The scottish Conor Mcgregor) Good choice of beers, especially some Czech beer! Sick hidden rooftop and good music, we only wish that it would be open a bit longer.

Thank Anna D
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Great place - never been here before and will Defo be back. Bar staff are great with very quick service and let a friend try a wine before deciding. Good space, great music, busy and good atmosphere. Coming back very soon 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

The lovely people at the Court Hotel told us about it so we went for a look Great little quirky bar tucked away in a alley Ordered our first drinks and YES very happy decided to stay for more butt unfortunately all the mixers they...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Good cocktails but one terribly rude bar staff. Stated that he couldn’t understand our Irish accents when we complained about being served a mojito in a martini sized glass for $17

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

On a day of mixed weather and having a wander around Perth, we had looked to go to Comet Pizza but it wasn't open for lunch on a Saturday? Decided to grab a flipside burger, but they have an arrangement where you can order it...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

With the return of the sun in the past few days, a visit to rooftop bar Mechanics Institute with a drinking chum seemed in order – nothing like sitting in the open, catching a bit of breeze and soaking up some warming rays. Entry is...More

Thank Alfred B
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There is a bit of a view, but maybe not as iconic or romantic as the one that you see in the movies. But being in the city, I reckon it's good enough :)
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