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“not a place for the faint hearted at night”
Review of Northbridge

Northbridge
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Ranked #27 of 169 things to do in Perth
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Owner description: Perth's cultural and entertainment center.
Reviewed 1 July 2014

There is a multitude of good and varied restaurants in Northbridge if you are looking for a place to dine which I do very often always in the early evening. There are also numerous night clubs if you are so inclined, but you go there at your own risk. The most important factor to be considered about Northbridge is that it has unfortunately become very unsafe late at night and most certainly in the early hours of the morning when the drunken louts come out of the night clubs and pubs, fights are quite common especially over the weekends. There is a police presence but certainly not adequate to make it a safe place to walk around. I have yet to encounter any problems during the day and it would be fair to say that one can walk around fairly safely during the daylight hours but stay aware of what is going on around you. This advice does not only apply to visitors to Perth but locals as well.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I reside in Perth and I can advise all visitor to our beautiful city that Northbridge can be dangerous after dark and later into the night. It is the place where most assaults and thefts happen within Western Australia.

If you decide to walk around late at night be very careful.

Perth City is a beautiful place but be careful and do not drop your guard.

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Reviewed 16 June 2014

The nightlife in Northbridge has some cool bars and clubs to go to and it can be a lot of fun but I would not recommend it on weekends, because you will find a lot of drunk people, trying to pick fights with each other.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Northbridge is a great place to chill out and relax with friends. It's popular on Friday and Saturday nights with the younger set (good place to go if you're single) but it is a good spot for a bite to eat and a drink any night of the week. It used to have a bad reputation, and to some extent still does, for attracting undesirables.. but some of this is a historical thing. There's CCTV everywhere, and a police presence.. I feel perfectly safe wandering around with friends or alone, and haven't had any trouble there myself.
City of Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has made some fantastic improvements to Northbridge; one of these is the Northbridge Piazza, a meeting place / park / movie screening / live music area at the corner of Lake & James Sts. You can even get free WIFI there, provided by the City of Perth. There is usually something happening there, and its a great place to arrange to meet friends. There's a terrific little Chinatown area, a lot of great Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) places to eat, heaps of good pubs and small bars, a great arthouse cinema (Cinema Paradiso on James St).. too much to to do for me to cover here.

Don't be scared off by the naysayers. Northbridge is a happening place, with lots of great little eateries and shops, and just as much happening during the day as at night.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Resident of Perth for 26 years. I don't go to Northbridge at night and would advise strangers not to either.Lots of alcohol fueled violence and very little in the way of police patrols. Limited taxi services compared to overseas. There are some places overseas that are safe at 2 am in the morning but this is NOT one of them.

Thank perth01
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