’Tis truly the ideal season for bar hopping in Perth, and in this post you’ll find four itineraries featuring all four corners of the CBD. Read on for handpicked recommendations of shady spots to kick off your afternoon with nibbles and drinks, Perth’s best rooftop bars to enjoy the sunset, sophisticated wine bars in Perth, and quirky hidden bars to wrap up your night.

The Northbridge bar hop

Northbridge offers the quintessential Perth bar-hopping experience. Start from the northern side of Perth Station.

First, head for some chilled-out courtyard eats and drinks. Try Lot Twenty for $12 Bellini's, house-made sodas and a Spanish-inspired charcuterie board, or Henry Summer for cocktail jugs, mocktails and meals to share (or not).

Then walk along William Street for a wine at North Bird or Shadow Wine Bar. Both offer sophisticated seasonal share plates and an extensive range of expertly selected bottles.

From there it’s not far to Hello Rooftop Bar at The Rechabite, Mechanics Institute or The Standard to enjoy the summer breeze as the sun sets beyond the city skyline.

Finally, you’re spoiled for choice with speakeasy-style bars hidden around Northbridge. Go behind the fridge door for live music at Convenients, look for Sneaky Tony’s in Chinatown, head underground to Joe’s Juice Joint, or try to find Toots, the secret bar WITHIN a secret bar.