Small bars and wine bars

Best Beard Competition

Have you got a choice chin curtain, some fantastic face foliage or a crazy crumb catcher? Then you have to enter the Ball & Chain’s first Best Beard Competition and be in to win part of the $1500 prize pool! Categories: Full beard, Partial beard, Moustache, Mutton chops and Alternative. How to Enter: Simply post a photo of your mug rug below on this Facebook event page. Then join us for the finals at the Ball & Chain Fremantle. You’ve got to be in it to win it so start man-scaping your lip sweater and have all images in by 16 August…

Ball & Chain Happy Hour

Enjoy the widest range of Matilda Bay Craft beer on tap for only $7 or a wide range of spirits or a fine glass of wine at Fremantle's newest old pub, Ball & Chain for only AUD$5 per glass every Monday - Friday 5-6pm. 

Wing Pong Wednesday

Wednesday is best known as hump day but now at the Ball & Chain we call it game day. It’s game on every week with Wing Pong Wednesday in Fremantle. We’ve got our very own ping pong table, now we just need you to grab your mates and take up the challenge. Post-match, you can wash down your victory with our lip-smacking wicked wings and a beer from our wide selection of tap beers and new can collection.    

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Winter Wine Fair Sweetwater Rooftop Bar

Shake off the cold and get along to our Winter Wine Fair and partake in our tasting extravaganza featuring all Australian Wineries. The lineup for our Winter Wine Fair on Wednesday August 23, is now confirmed and we're pleased to report that some of Australia's best wineries are on board! From Langmeil Wines in the Barossa Valley to Hugh Hamilton Wines in McLaren Vale, Giant Steps in the Yarra Valley, Foster e Rocco in Heathcote to WA's own Leeuwin Estate, Mazza Wines and Harewood Estate - this celebration of the nectar of the gods is shaping up to be unforgettable! Tickets are $30 per person, which includes tastings and roaming canapes from 5:30-8:30pm - available now from EventBrite.…

The Gaslight Club

Fly By Night presents Freo’s newest Blues Club ‘for people with open minds’- The Gaslight Club! Named in honour of one of the most important venues in Perth in the 60s! Each and every Wednesday will be a new line up of blues artists, and when we say blues it includes African, Fado, Rembetika, Soul, Funk, Jazz etc... this will not be a club for purists! In an intimate and unique setting at the new Fly By Night Musicians Club in the Fly Trap, under the main stage at Victoria Hall. Check the website or Facebook for more details.

Thursday Trivia in Fremantle

Can you answer these questions correctly?  1. Which horse won the Melbourne Cup in 2015? 2. Who is Australia’s only Formula One driver? 3. What Australian company is the largest surfwear manufacturer? 4. Name 5 countries that are larger than Australia 5. In what city did the Commonwealth Parliament first sit? FREMANTLE QUIZ NIGHT Starting January 2017, come and join in with the weekly Quiz Night at Ball & Chain Fremantle every Thursday from 7.15pm onwards.  PRIZES Great prizes to be won PLUS pre-book a table of 8 or more people & be in the draw to win an overnight stay at Esplanade…

The Money Fight LIVE Mayweather vs McGregor

The two biggest stars from the world of boxing and MMA, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, will enter the ring on August 27th to go head-to-head in one of the most hotly anticipated boxing bouts of all time. Join us in Fremantle at the Ball & Chain to watch it all unfold LIVE: 6 screens throughout Drink specials all day Fight day dude food available including a Beef & Guinness pie Plus your chance to WIN over $1000 worth of prizes from “The Vault” Buy 6 drinks to receive your key. One key will open The Vault and win everything…

Strange Editions

Introducing Strange Editions, a winter book series at Strange Company in Fremantle. At the end of each month you’re invited to sit down with a Fremantle-based author to discuss their book over vino. The exciting line-up of authors include: Monday 26th June: Joan London with The Golden AgeMonday 31st July: Deb Fitzpatrick with The BreakMonday 28th August: Dr Leigh Straw with LimestoneTuesday 26th September: David Whish-Wilson with Old Scores Strange Editions is a free evening, however as places are limited, RSVP is essential. Head to the Strange Company Facebook page for more information.

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Fathers Day Man Tea

There’s nothing manlier than enjoying high tea on Father’s Day, right? Only when it’s a FreMANtle Father’s Day High Tea at the Ball & Chain. Not sure what to do with your special Dad or Granddad this Father’s Day 2017 in Perth? Make his day with a very special pub date in the heart of Fremantle. He’ll enjoy ice cold beers, live music and slot car racing on Sunday 3 September 2017. As well as a tasty man platter featuring a pulled pork & slaw burger, fries, beef pie, chicken wings, meatballs, bucket of prawns and a pecan & bourbon…

Auntie G

Auntie G is our new small bar and Indian kitchen. Sticking true to our roots, we embrace homestyle Indian cuisine. Our traditional style dishes will tingle your tastebuds and celebrate the best cuisines of the region - just the way our Aunties make them.

Ball & Chain

The Ball and Chain is Fremantle's newest old pub and is one of the most important sites in Western Australia - it housed the first 75 convicts arrived in Fremantle on 1 June 1850.  ​In 1896 the building on the site was first used as a Hotel and later became a well-known corner pub ‘Hubbles’ after its owner; a meeting place for the working class of Perth’s Fremantle suburb with boxing tournaments out the back and dock-workers picked up on the veranda who sat on the timber benches still outside today.   Over the years, the Pub has been beautifully restored, highlighting…

Good nooks

A cosy snug, a wee dram, a good book. Is there a better way to pass a winter’s afternoon in Freo? Here’s our picks. Nook: The Local HotelBook: Fremantle Football, The Origins 1885-1904. By Dr Norman Ashton(New Edition Bookshop) Colloquially known as Helen’s Bar after a former regular, this cosy snug has night cap written all over it: fire place, Chesterfields, plush sofas. If it’s game day, the contest will be on the front bar’s big screen. More reflective moments can be spent in the cloistered surrounds of the Whiskey Bar, cradling a single malt Yamazaki and–if you really can’t…

Guildhall Event Space Bar

Come experience North Fremantle’s brand new event space. Lovingly restored, and artfully designed, this grand heritage building offers the perfect setting to celebrate your wedding, engagement party, birthday, corporate event or anything else you can think up. With three distinct areas – an open bar, intimate lounge and hidden courtyard – Guildhall can accommodate up to 120 guests for a cocktail party, or 50 for a long table feast.  Please contact our dedicated Event Manager to find out more about holding your event function at Guildhall, or check our Facebook page for upcoming events. 

Holy Smokes

Holy Smokes is a small bar styled as an American bbq joint. We smoke everything in house and make our own bbq and chipotle sauces. The menu is designed around smaller plates for sharing as well as the bigger option of ribs, (brisket and pulled pork by the 100g). The bar has its base in rare bourbons and American whiskeys, along with a strong wine and cocktail list for our female patrons. There is Dos Blockos (Melbourne) and Young Henry's natural lager(Sydney) on tap.

Miss Chats

Miss Chatelaine, adventurer and publican. Legend has it Miss Chatelaine was a well-heeled adventuress with a fondness for trinket collecting. After discovering ‘a darling little gin distillery’, ‘wickedly good cocktail’, ‘passionate brewer’ or ‘most charming winemaker’ she would bring her finds back to Fremantle, to share with her band of fellow bohemians. Over exotic dishes of fantastical flavours, she’d regale them with risqué stories about her trysts and escapades. Eventually her salons became so popular, she opened her own establishment, decorated with ephemera from her travels.

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Small bars and wine bars

You don’t have to go to one of the larger Fremantle pubs to enjoy a drink in Freo, there are lots of little bars and wine bars oozing character and charm. Sample a fine wine, a boutique beer or a delicious cocktail. Many of the bars also serve tapa’s style food and small bites. The perfect way to relax if you’ve been to some of the busy Fremantle tourist attractions or Fremantle shops.