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Varnish on King

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Time Out says

Americana charm with a Perth heart, this dive bar doesn't quit

In the basement of a 1921-built heritage building, perched in the heart of Perth’s CBD is Varnish on King.

The interior is a homage to the nouveau dive bars of the United States, while nodding to Perth’s own culture and history with sepia-toned images of the neighbourhood’s yesteryear lining the walls.

In true dive bar spirit, Kentucky bourbons and American whiskeys line the shelves behind the bar.

It’s a venue that “doesn’t play by the rules” and offers weird and wonderful perks for their customers, such as the ‘Bacon & Whiskey flight’ where four different styles of Whiskey are paired up to four different styles of bacon! Strange, but we like it!

The food offerings feature fusion of American classics with an Australian twist and will have you licking your lips for more. 

The drink selections are bound to suit every taste and preference, with both whiskey drinkers and wine in very capable hands.

Their mantra is simple: “We source the best food the best wine and the best whiskey to be able to share it with our guests, who quickly become friends”.

Fans of Americana should check out The Nest for rich and delicious soul food.

Written by
Alexandra Casey


75 King St
Perth City
Opening hours:
Tues-Thurs 4pm-1am, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
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