These days bars are always chopping and changing their menu in a bid to serve the best cocktails. It’s a demanding market. So what do you choose? An old classic or a crazy new recipe? To help you decide we spoke to a few of the local Subiaco bars to get the goss on their best tipple.
Bark Subiaco pulls heavy influence from Western Australia, stocking many locally made spirits. So it’s no surprise one of their most popular cocktails is inspired by the Aussie sweet treat, pavlova. Sourcing Old Young’s Pavlova Vodka, The Pav really is a dessert in and of itself. With a dash of Turkish delight liqueur and garnished with meringue, strawberries and crumbled short bread, this is a drink to be savoured.
The Unicorn Bar
The team over at The Unicorn Bar have catered for the ever-growing vegan crowd with their Whiskey Sour. A classic cocktail with a modern twist, they use chickpea brine instead of egg whites to achieve the signature foam. Not letting anything go to waste, they use the chickpeas to make hummus inhouse. A master of the classics, their Margarita is another favourite among visitors. Our hot tip is to pair a Whiskey Sour or two with their Mezze Plate, featuring hummus, falafel, tabouli and flatbread for the ultimate vegan tapas treat.
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Old Values Subiaco
The newest addition amongst Subiaco bars, Old Values Subiaco have hit the ground running with their extensive list of delectable cocktails. They have been flooded with orders for the Marvin Gaye over their first two weekends, and we can see why! This pink gin cocktail is as delicious as it is beautiful, garnished with mint, strawberries and edible flowers. Or, if you’re after something with a bit of spice, the Johnny Cash – Dark and Stormy is the drink for you!
The Village Bar
With an ever-changing menu, the top pick currently at The Village Bar is their Blueberry Bramble. Inspired by the classic English cocktail and using WA products, this drink is a fruit lover’s dream. The crowning feature is a house-made blueberry jam. Margaret River pink gin brings a unique flavour and when asked what to pair it with, we were told it is “best enjoyed by itself, and then have another one!” If you’re looking for something richer, we got an insider tip that their Espresso Martinis are to die for!