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!