It’s that time of year again! Your friends have pointed out that it’s your 30th… 40th….. Or even 50th…. You know you want to get your family and friends together but don’t know where to start.
For any event to go off with a bang, you first need to think about the venue. Start by jotting down a few things you want from your evening. What sort of experience would you like? Perhaps you want to boogie the night away or get your friends together for an intimate dinner in one of Perth’s top restaurants? Whatever your journey, we have you covered. Below is our take on the top places to celebrate your birthday in Perth this year.
Perth Birthday Venues For the Foodie
Located underground the prestigious State Treasury Building – Long Chim is the ultimate blend of modern dining and traditional Thai flare. This venue is perfect for Perth foodies who want to be taken on a south-east Asian culinary adventure. Think Pad Thai with house-dried prawns. The best part? If your friends are chasing bursts of flavour on a budget, Long Chim also offers $25 specials every weeknight. Choose from a main on the list plus a drink for $25. Winner.
ADDRESS: Lower Ground Level, Corner of St Georges Terrace & Barrack Street, Perth, 6000.
Bread in Common
If a Fremantle warehouse interior and long communal benches are your thing, Bread in Common is your answer. This team brings to the table a very creative menu and of course amazing bread. They are also super helpful at accommodating big groups and are perfect if you want to savour incredible seasonal produce from farmers across Western Australia.
ADDRESS: 43 Pakenham Street, Fremantle, 6160.
Specialising in steak and mouthwatering cuts of the finest meat Perth has to offer – Rockpool is a classy choice for any birthday celebration. The team at Rockpool are great at catering from groups of all sizes and have top drinks to match. Located inside the Crown Casino Perth complex – make a night of it by also enjoying some drinks at the brand new High Line Rooftop Bar or trying your luck on roulette.
ADDRESS: Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood WA 6100.
For the ultimate dining experience, look no further than the team at Wildflower. The menu offers an intimate dining experience for small groups where dishes pay homage to our indigenous Australian heritage. If you are looking at about 20 people for your birthday celebration, you can hire the private dining room with dramatic views over the heart of Perth plus they can even help you design a custom menu. Fancy!
ADDRESS: 1 Cathedral Avenue, Perth 6000.
Perth Birthday Venues For the Bar Hopper
If a night out in Leederville is on the birthday cards this year, Niche Bar offers a sophisticated option where you can choose from a private dining space or a roped off section. If you were born in the ’90s, Friday night might just be your calling for the very popular RnB Friday’s. We recommend definitely touching base with the team at Niche before the night of your birthday because it gets extremely busy on the weekends!
ADDRESS: 7/663 Newcastle Street, Leederville WA 6007.
The new kid on the block – Market Grounds is great if you want your birthday celebrations on a Friday night, especially if your friends all work in the CBD. Perfectly styled, every inch of this place has been strategically thought-out including the beautiful dining area, mezzanine bar and sunken lounge. Cocktails are their speciality here, so grab your mates and try your luck at working through the whole menu.
ADDRESS: 10 Telethon Avenue, Perth WA 6000.
An excellent option for live music and a low-key-no-fuss evening – Alabama Song is the top venue choice for your next birthday. Very different to your classic-club venues, this bar prides itself on Rhythm n Blues, Rock n Roll and Western music. Catering to all groups large and small, Alabama Song is a unique honky-tonk bar that definitely deserves your attention!
ADDRESS: Level 1, Rear 232 William Street, Perth, WA, 6000.
If live music and even a Thursday night open mic rap-battle is your thing, The Bird is your answer. Our favourite pick for a birthday party – the down to earth crowd and small outside beer garden makes the Bird an authentic and eclectic option in the heart of Northbridge. If you are celebrating a milestone birthday and you have enough numbers, you can even book out the whole bar!
ADDRESS: 181 William St, Northbridge WA 6003.
Perth Birthday Venues For the Family Friendly
Embargo On The Point
Embargo on the Point is a great new addition to the Perth foreshore area and is ideal for families and young kids alike. Parents can sit back knowing that their little ones are having a blast at the Cabin – a dedicated section that has an indoor bocce green, ball pit, chalkboard wall, arcade games, giant Jenga, Connect 4 and more!
ADDRESS: 306 Riverside Dr, Perth WA 6004.
Clancy’s Fish Bar City Beach
An awesome option for some of the best fish and chips in Perth – Clancy’s Fish Bar is a low-key dining venue with friendly staff and a dedicated kids menu. Located right on the banks of City Beach, each Sunday Clancy’s features live music where the kids are encouraged to join in.
ADDRESS: 195 Challenger Parade, City Beach WA 6015.
May Street Larder
If a birthday breakfast is on the cards, May Street Larder is a fantastic option as it’s right, smack bang in the middle of the Mezz in Mount Hawthorn. The kids will be able to run wild in the outside play area which you can sit back with a coffee and actually drink it while it’s hot. We recommend trying the hearty breakfast burrito complete with crispy chorizo, feta, scrambled eggs, coriander and home-made jalapeno sauce!
ADDRESS: The Mezz, Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn WA, 6016.
For something different (and a perfect wide open space for the kids to play) how about trying your birthday luck at barefoot bowls? The second best thing is that the drinks are usually very cheap! Most RSL lawn bowl clubs are very open to big groups and can cater with some good old Australian staples such as sausage rolls and pies. our favourite pick is the RSL in Mount Lawley set amongst the lush trees and open lawn!
ADDRESS: Cnr Storthes & Rookwood St, Mount Lawley WA 6050.
Perth Birthday Venues For the Adventurous
Want to feel the adrenaline of jumping out of a plane for your birthday, but not ACTUALLY jumping out of a plane from 10,000 feet above Perth? No worries. The team at iFLY have you covered with its simulation of true free fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. Experience the G-force without a parachute for your birthday this year!
ADDRESS: 143 Great Eastern Highway, Rivervale, WA, 6103.
Jet Pack/ Fly Board Experience
Ever wondered what it would be like to strap a hoverboard to your feet and propel yourself in and out of the water along the Swan River? Well, if the answer is yes, the team at Jet Pack Perth can make it possible. The water jetpack is essentially powered by a Jet Ski and the water is pumped from the sea below up to the nozzles on the jetpack which gives the propulsion it needs to make you fly. This is our pick of the list if you are after a full-throttle birthday experience with your friends and family.
ADDRESS: Rockingham, WA, Perth, 6168.
And there we have it. The top places to celebrate your birthday in Perth this year. If you are wanting help getting your family and friends to and from the venue, you can always hire a bus and driver from the team at Horizons West. Chat to a sales consultant today about how we can help!