The Urban List on Freo’s Best

There is a great new website called the Urban List which maps out all that is hip and happening in Australia.

Their article on 14 Fremantle Restaurants And Cafes You Need To Visit has had over 28,000 views and 7400 shares!

One their latest articles is a list of the 12 Of Fremantle’s Best Bars and is below. Enjoy and check’em out.

By Sarah Joanna Pope – 02 Oct 2015

Best Bars Fremantle

Mrs Brown Bar | Image credit: Louise Coghill

Ahhhh how we love Freo. This historic port town exists within its own bohemian bubble and has a vibe as colourful and artsy as its interesting locals. And now a new wave of refined watering holes amongst the established drinking institutions means that Fremantle now has something to please everyone.

So without further ado (and in no particular order), we present 12 of Fremantle’s best bars. And just in time for summer—aren’t we good?!

Strange Company

Strange Company is proof that Freo nightlife is exiting its awkward teenage years and coming of age. Already establishing itself as one of Fremantle’s best bars, the interior is an architects wet dream—a glass encased bamboo garden lines the bar area and the rest of the industrial space is littered with interesting design features. Head here to sip on a Rum Side Car or familiarise yourself with their extensive wine list and tasty bites.

Young George

Claiming its rightful space as one of Frremantle’s best bars on George Street, Young George is a neighbourhood bar and restaurant made for the foodie-about-Freo-town. Grab a seat at the bar or descend the steps into the lounge area to sip on something fizzy or something strong and martini shaped or…Porque no los dos?

Little Creatures and Creatures Next Door

Little Creatures and its progeny, Creatures Next Door exude the hippy-tastic Freo vibe in spades. This epic waterside brewery, wine bar and restaurant is the perfect spot to knock back a pint amongst the vats of fermenting brews. A visit to Little Creatures never fails to make you fall in love with Freo all over again.

Who’s Your Mumma?

One of Fremantle’s best bars, you can find this week’s cocktail list on the blackboard behind the bar at Who’s Your Mumma? (why not order a ‘You Know Nothing John Snow’?). The space hits all the marks for the trendy new wave of drinking haunts—an airy industrial space with slicks of wood and minimalistic finishings. Order some Mumma’s Pork Buns and a pint of The Freo Doctor from your tender bartender.

Whisper Wine Bar

A French chateau-style wine bar transplanted into the leafy streets of Freo, I imagine many girls have fallen in love over a cheese platter and French Pinot at the quaint Whisper Wine Bar. The old world charm and delicious wine selection does the same thing to women’s ovaries that High Tea and French Bulldogs do.


Off the beaten track behind Luna cinema, the vibin’ X-Wray is a Freo hipster mainstay. One cocktail or wine in the courtyard of this merry bar/cafe/live music venue and you’ll be transported to sunny Cuba, perhaps never to return to the real world. One of Fremantle’s best bars!

Mrs Brown Bar

Good ol’ Mrs Brown Bar is a local wine bar fit for a badass queen. This cosy and unpretentious watering hole is perf’ for low-key alcohol-fuelled hangs. Cosy up by the fire with a goblet of wine or soak up some rays in their sunny courtyard. Cheese platters or burgers from Flipside next door are the hit-the-spot accoutrements to your tipple time.


On of Fremantle’s oldest and best bars, praise the music gods at late night destination Mojo’s, where Freo’s live music magic happens. Hip-hop, open mic, rock, reggae…they all share the stage at this much-loved Fremantle institution. Its flamboyant exterior is a sign of the party atmosphere contained within—and cheap drinks seal the deal.

The Odd Fellow

Descend the steps into basement bar The Odd Fellow, lurking beneath The Norfolk Hotel, and help yourself to something from the high shelf of their well-stocked bar (just to watch them try and reach that far up—muahahaha!!).

Alter Ego

Bolstering the new East Fremantle scene, small-bar Alter Ego serves up pre-prohibition and speakeasy style cocktails from its home in The Mantle. Grab a spot within this historic seaside warehouse and help yourself to an expertly executed craft cocktail. One of Fremantle’s newest and best bars.


The old North Fremantle Town Hall has been beautifully restored to create the new event space and bar GuildHall. They have pop-up bar events for those of us who haven’t booked our wedding there (forever alone *weeps*).

The Local Hotel

Freo’s newest pub The Local Hotel is located in one of its oldest hotels, the old Seaview Hotel in South Freo. It’s pub culture at its best with its relaxed atmosphere and the heritage-chic of the beautifully renovated 1897-built hotel. The drive through bottle shop area is soon to be converted to bar space The Local Garage, which will play host to guest food vans and pop ups. I wish The Local was my local…

Want more bars, cafes and resturants in Fremantle? Search Fremantle in The Directory!

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2 Responses to The Urban List on Freo’s Best

  1. Tess Gallagher says:

    Hey Brad, our site is actually called The Urban List! Thanks for reading 🙂

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