9 Cosy Bars to Visit along The South West Edge this Winter

If you’re travelling along The South West Edge in winter, you’ll definitely be on the lookout for some warm, cosy bars and restaurants to enjoy as the sun goes down. The South West Edge is rugged and beautiful, and in winter, it can get cold and wet – so there’s no better feeling than ending a day exploring with a glass of local wine, some hearty food and a warm environment. We’ve compiled nine of the cosiest bars to indulge in this winter, they’re the perfect places to try new wines, hibernate in front of an open fireplace, bask in the winter sun and make some incredible winter memories.

The Old Synagogue, Fremantle

The Old Synagogue was built in 1902, making this venue Western Australia’s first synagogue! Today, the synagogue is home to four unique hospitality venues, all boasting their own unique charm. If a meal is what you are after, Tonic and Ginger features south-east Asian foods in a beautiful setting, tucked away from the outdoors on those cool nights to keep you feeling toasty and warm. The Arbor is a beer and wine garden, and the perfect place to perch in the sunshine on a sunny Winter’s day with a drink in hand. Mr Chapple boasts delicious food and a rooftop terrace looking down the iconic cappuccino strip. And finally, L’Chaim is an intimate cocktail bar hidden deep below the synagogue, meaning you can truly escape the Winter weather outside! There is so much to do at The Old Synagogue, don’t be surprised if you spend longer than expected here!

Caves House Hotel, Yallingup

Caves House is one of the most popular bars around the Yallingup area, known for hosting concerts and as a ‘Sunday session’ hotspot. A visit to Caves House Hotel in winter showcases the incredible gardens surrounding the heritage building, as the greenery and flowers burst to life. Stay for a drink or two and pair it with some incredible food as you rug up near one of the four fireplaces scattered throughout the venue. Still cold? They’ve got rugs and heaters to keep you warm too!

An image of realistic 3D street art on a wall in Fremantle to show art and culture while on The South West Edge road trip
Street art mural, Fremantle

We’ve compiled nine of the cosiest bars to visit this winter, they’re the perfect places to try new wines, hibernate in front of an open fireplace, bask in the Winter sun and make some incredible winter memories.

Black Brewing Co, Wilyabrup

From the moment you hop out of the car and walk into Black Brewing Co, you’re sure to be excited. An impressive boardwalk takes you across the water scattered with water lilies and immediately inspires tranquillity. Inside you’ll find high ceilings and a big stone fireplace in the wall that goes right up through the ceiling. Another cosy and warm place to stop in for lunch or a tasting in front of the roaring fireplace, this is one bar you’re sure to love.

Beer Farm, Metricup

If you’re looking for a more casual place to indulge in a few drinks, head to Beer Farm, situated in an old converted working dairy farm shed. This place has lots of character and a massive fireplace in the middle to keep you toasty warm as you indulge in a nice cold beverage. On a sunny winter’s day, sit outside on the lawn and bask in the sunshine as you admire the views in front of you. There’s live music on a Sunday, making this a great spot to perch for a Sunday afternoon into the night around the fire.

The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Company, Bridgetown

A winter escape wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Bridgetown – the self-proclaimed winter capital of Western Australia! Here you’ll find The Cidery and Blackwood Valley Brewing Company, with grand old chesterfield couches situated around the roaring fireplace, making it the perfect cosy stop for a tipple or two. Previously featured by Qantas in their inflight magazine as one of the “10 of the best Bars for Drinks” nationally, The Cidery has an extensive range of unique beverages including artisan ciders, craft beers, gins and liqueurs.

Libertè, Albany

Libertè is a Parisian inspired bar, and one we couldn’t look past when thinking of cosy. The restaurant room situated at the back of the establishment boasts some incredibly cosy vibes. Not only does it get you out of the weather, the surrounding décor is also decidedly beautiful and eclectic. There’s a delicious cocktail and wine list, which pairs perfectly with the food menu. A drink in here will have you transported to another land, all while staying cosy and warm.

Lucky Bay Brewing, Esperance

After a day of exploring Esperance, head to Lucky Bay Brewing to try their delicious beers while around the fire pit. Stay warm as you try local beer or wine in a beautiful setting, paired with a wood fired pizza. There’s also live music on Fridays and Sundays. Before you leave, don’t forget to purchase some of their beers in their freshly filled 375ml cans and 2L growler flasks. Local beers and wine, a fire pit and live music, the best combo for a winter’s evening!

The Guildford Hotel, Guildford

On your return to Perth through the hills, stop into the historical town of Guildford and head to The Guildford Hotel. The hotel was sadly gutted by fire in 2008 but has since been restored, boasting parts of the original building and cultural heritage significance. The venue is now full of old charm and historical touches and is a perfect spot for a winter’s day lunch. On a sunny day, pick between sitting out in the garden or head indoors, and make the tough decision of deciding what to order off their food and drink menu. The indoor heaters will keep you toasty and warm as you indulge into the afternoon.

Varnish on King, Perth CBD

Escape the wild winter weather of Perth City and head indoors to Varnish on King, an American whiskey bar that is sure to keep you and your tastebuds toasty warm. As you descend into the basement bar, indulge in a whiskey and bacon flight, with four styles of pork paired with whisky, or rosé if that is more your thing. This is a venue you could easily stay late into the evening, as its cosy vibes will keep you wanting more.

An aerial photo of Perth City during the day to show sunny vibrant start and end point of The South West Edge road trip
Aerial view of Elizabeth Quay, Perth


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