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Mechanics Institute Bar

222 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9228 4189
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Extremely rude Barr staff

Good cocktails but one terribly rude bar staff. Stated that he couldn’t understand our Irish... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grace N
via mobile
Bargain Burgers

On a day of mixed weather and having a wander around Perth, we had looked to go to Comet Pizza but... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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me·chan·ics’ in·sti·tute /mɪˈkænɪks ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt/ n. An educational establishment formed to provide adult education, particularly in technical subjects, to the working class. Bookings available, email or call to reserve. With access via a rear laneway, Mechanics Institute sits atop 222 William St, our rooftop terrace looking back over the cultural precinct and the city skyline. We offer a selection of cocktails changed daily and craft beer and artisan wine from around Australia and the world, with the added bonus of being able to order Flipside Burgers from the bar.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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222 William St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9228 4189
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good cocktails but one terribly rude bar staff. Stated that he couldn’t understand our Irish accents when we complained about being served a mojito in a martini sized glass for $17

Thank Grace N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a day of mixed weather and having a wander around Perth, we had looked to go to Comet Pizza but it wasn't open for lunch on a Saturday? Decided to grab a flipside burger, but they have an arrangement where you can order it...More

Thank Lawsie26
Reviewed 3 September 2017

With the return of the sun in the past few days, a visit to rooftop bar Mechanics Institute with a drinking chum seemed in order – nothing like sitting in the open, catching a bit of breeze and soaking up some warming rays. Entry is...More

Thank Alfred B
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a great little bar which you can order burgers from flip side next at whilst being in this bar. Has a small inside section but a nice little outside area two floors up. A bit tricky to find as the entrance is...More

Thank Bruno D
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We came here on a recommendation and were really pleased we did! A great atmosphere and great drinks. We didn't have any food this time but will be back I'm sure!!!

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I chilled here with my PR manager and security guard prior to an audition. It was great, the lads were happy with their beers and burgers and I had a good ginger beer. Seeing as its winter it was cold but I had a great...More

Thank Millie R
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I visited this place due the rave reviews and I did enjoy it for the brief time I was there, but I do think it's much better suited to warmer, dry days. I went on a very wet day and there's not much seating and...More

Thank rebecca m
Reviewed 19 June 2017

One of my favourite places in Perth! Awesome staff, great whisky range great for an chilled out afternoon boilermaker!

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Great bar tucked away - love sitting out on the terrace in summer sipping cocktails - great playlist every time I go as well as excellent service - relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a drink with friends.

2  Thank Claire W
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Great wine and cocktails from a very friendly and very knowledgeable bartender. The signature cocktail (can't remember the name but it has spiced rum) was really different and tasty.

1  Thank Sarah A
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Dearbhil G
1 July 2016|
Response from MisterTsai | Reviewed this property |
There is a bit of a view, but maybe not as iconic or romantic as the one that you see in the movies. But being in the city, I reckon it's good enough :)