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Mechanics Institute Bar

Open today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Quirky rooftop (hidden) bar

I went to the Mechanics Institute with a friend on the weekend and she had been there before... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Fiona L
Perth, Australia
via mobile

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

Reviewed 17 February 2018
Perth, Australia
via mobile
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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...more
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222 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after reading many reviews that rated this place. Firstly it is hard to find and on a Sunday afternoon pretty dead. The staff were friendly but the venue only offered two beers on draft. Only schooners were offered not pints (personal bug bear!!)...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I went to the Mechanics Institute with a friend on the weekend and she had been there before - thank goodness, because I would never have found it! It’s a nice, quirky bar with friendly staff and a decent wine list, but beware the stairs...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Found this great place on an Urban List. We were greeted by a welcoming and cool multi terrace environment. My wife was not sure what to order and the bartender made the perfect suggestion. The steel straw is a cool idea. We ordered Flipside burgers....More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 17 February 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 7 February 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

Thank p0rsche
Reviewed 11 January 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

Thank geromam
Reviewed 23 December 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

Thank Waddler
Reviewed 12 December 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
Reviewed 19 November 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 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank PrincessHaze
Reviewed 25 October 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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Dearbhil G
1 July 2016|
Response from MisterTsai | Reviewed this property |
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 :)