After closing for all of January, BARK Subiaco reopened on Monday, February 17, showing off a newly-renovated, much larger space.
When their beloved next-door neighbours Tenkadori closed up shop in 2020, BARK bought the space and decided to forego their title as Perth’s smallest bar by knocking down the connecting wall and extending the bar’s lounge room.
The bigger space has allowed BARK to install a kitchen and bigger bar, so they are now able to offer a full dine-in menu, expanding from their smaller jaffle and BYO food menu previously (don’t worry though, you’ll still be able to get a cheesymite jaffle).
Keeping the same vibe as before, the bar is still cosy and has some real personal touches, such as walls donned with baby photos of staff and vintage-style paintings, warm lighting from charming vintage chandeliers and Turkish rugs.
Favourites from the original bar have remained, such as the massive stack of board games, the UNO house rules chalked up on the wall and polaroids from the staffs’ favourite furry visitors lovingly displayed alongside warm blankets and couches you can just sink into.
The newly-placed vintage wooden bar looks straight out of the set of ‘Cheers’ and the old meets new aesthetic creates an atmosphere so quintessentially Subiaco. Think Nonna’s old-style character home, but with a new-age trendy feel. Plus, as always, dogs are welcome (actually encouraged) in the alfresco area out front.
Adding to the local feel, the drinks menu is choc-a-block with WA craft beers. Colonial, Bright Tank and Nail are on the cards, to name a few. However, they swap their kegs regularly, so you can expect a new beer on tap every week at BARK.
BARK offers a range of WA wines and delicious cocktails showcasing local distilleries such as West Winds and Old Young’s. Using the latter, their signature cocktail is ‘The Pav’, a tantalising concoction of Pavlova Vodka and Turkish Delight liqueur.
As they run as both a bar and cafe, they have also installed a hole-in-the-wall coffee window to make grabbing your morning coffee even easier. So, it’s definitely worth a visit!
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