REAR, 222 William St, Northbridge WA 6000, Australia
Sun 12pm - 10pm
Mon - Sat 12pm - 12am
Classic Libations at the Mechanics Institute in PerthBringing two of Perth’s current obsessions—rooftop bars and throwback cocktails—together, the Mechanics Institute exudes old-school industrial cool. Look for the laneway entrance next to the beloved burger joint Flipside (order from the bar and they’ll deliver to your table), then take the stairs to the first floor, which features long communal tables and an intimate bar decorated with mixology ephemera. You can tell instantly that the mustachioed bartenders are unabashedly nostalgic, so follow their lead and order traditional favorites: rye-based classics or the effervescent spin on a Negroni.