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BENNY’S ALFRESCO BAR IN PADDY TROY LANE

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2019

 

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More exciting news for Fremantle! Benny’s bar and cafe on the Cappuccino Strip is extending out into Paddy Troy Lane with an alfresco area that will be served by a bar in a seacontainer. Art by Row is working on a large mural.

Owner Ivan Dzeba told me they hope to open the new area before Christmas, so stay tuned.

Paddy Troy Lane could well become a great new hospitality offering for Fremantle with the development of the Manning building, the opportunity for the Newport Hotel to also open up the back, and the Federal Hotel already having extended its alfresco there.

There is also the Kebab cafe and Grumpy Sailor cafe, so Fremantle Council might like to consider developing the lane into a real asset with better lighting, planter boxes, seats and trees, and only allowing service vehicles in the lane before 11am and no private cars.

Roel Loopers

NEW BEER BAR FOR FREMANTLE

Posted in bar, beer, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on September 6, 2019

 

The BEERPOURIUM bar above the Dome cafe on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip opened today, so here some photos to wet your appetite.

There are craft beers on tap that will regularly change and there are select your own toppings pizza and also bar snacks available in the nice ambience, and of course one can sit on the veranda and watch the hustle and bustle of the strip below.

And there is a Bocce lane for those who hate to sit still while having a drink

There is lift access for all abilities and a nice new staircase entrace from Collie Street.

The bar is open Wednesday-Thursday 4-10pm, Friday and Saturday 11 till midnight, and Sundays 11am till 10pm.

Roel Loopers

This is a community service, not an advertorial. I do not get paid to publish this nor do I  accept free meals or drinks.

PARKING DELAYS NEW NORTH FREO BAR

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, city planning, hospitality, local government, parking, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on September 5, 2019

 

The application for a small bar/cafe and fashion outlet in North Fremantle took 50 minutes of time at the Fremantle Planning Committee,  with residents and traders arguing that there was a shortage of parking in the area and hence a new bar would not be sustainable.

The application is not for a new development but for a change of use of the old church building that has been an antique shop, a surf shop and a cafe. The place would open 15 hours a day and seven days a week, so would attract more daytime visitors

Some Councillors agreed that parking was an issue for the new business but other elected members said parking was not provided by other traders in the street, such as Mojo and Propellor and that parking was not a planning issue but a strategic planning issue for the council.

The idea that parking could be provided at the bowling club was supported by some but not by others, and I for one don’t like the idea of asking inebriated people to cross very busy Stirling Highway to get there.

At the end the Planning Committee voted on a motion by Councillor Bryn Jones to defer the item to full council in three weeks. I doubt that the parking issues will be resolved by then.

Roel Loopers

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GET READY FOR A LOT MORE FREO FUN!

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, development, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on September 2, 2019

 

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Fremantle has been in a development boom for a few years now with the major Kings Square Redevelopment Project looking at the finishing line, while the LIV and Heirloom residential apartments have been completed.

The recent opening of Freo.Social in Parry Street was the start of more to come, with down the road The Old Synagogue tavern, whisky and rooftop bar starting to look good, and the Fremantle Republic gin distillery and micro brewery in Pakenham Street looks great and should also open soon, and the massive Manning building project that will bring us a tavern, whisky distillery and micro brewery is also looking impressive.

On Friday the Beerpourium above the Dome cafe on the Cappuccino Strip will open its doors to the public from 11am on, so go and check it out.

Roel Loopers

FOUR YEARS OF DELIGHTFUL STRANGE COMPANY

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 23, 2019

 

Strange Company

 

Strange Company is a gorgeous very Freo bar and one of my favourites, because it just has the right cosy feeling for me.  On Sunday August 25 it will be celebrating it’s fourth birthday and that will be a lot of fun from noon to midnight.

Festivities are happening all day long, with the much loved pop-up wood-fired pizza oven and alfresco bar kicking things off early from 12 midday

Live music will be flowing from 2.30pm all-the-way through till midnight including Justin Walshe Folk Machine, the Dave Brewer Band Deluxe Combo and a series of resident Strange DJ’s

There will also be plenty of free fun and games fit for the whole family, as the team behind the bar bring you a Sunday session in true ‘Carnie-Style’ including a photo booth, vintage circus staff and a popcorn machine for young and old to enjoy.

Strange Company is at 5 Nairn Street, Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE SYNAGOGUE TAVERN PROGRESS

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, development, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on August 12, 2019

 

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The development of a tavern and whisky bar at the former Synagogue next to Fremantle Oval is well under way as the photo I took this morning shows.

Roel Loopers

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BOOKS, WINE AND FOOD AT STRANGE COMPANY

Posted in bar, BOOKS, city of fremantle, hospitality, reading, Uncategorized by freoview on June 13, 2019

 

The STRANGE EDITIONS 3.0
A winter book club is back at Fremantle’s Strange Company bar.

The very popular winter book club returns for its third year with a series of celebrated local authors who will be joining to discuss their most recent novels.

All of the books will be available at the bar ahead of each session, and the Strange Company crew are more than happy to have a chat with you about them over a drink or two.

The book club is on the last Tuesday of each month (June – September) to discuss these exceptional books and enjoy some quality wine.

June 25: Anne-Louise Willoughby for ‘Nora Heysen: A Portrait’
Hosted by editor, publisher and critic Naama Grey-Smith

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30th July
Alice Nelson for ‘The Children’s House’
 Hosted by award-winning author and academic Brenda Walker.

27th August 
Marcella Polain for ‘Driving Into The Sun’
 Hosted by ABC Radio Perth’s Gillian O’Shaughnessy.

24th September 
Steve Hawke for ‘Out Of Time’
 Hosted by journalist, university lecturer and ABC Radio Perth presenter Glynn Greensmith

Please note, this is a free event, but RSVP is essential as places are limited.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE WELCOMES SOMA KITCHEN

Posted in bar, cafe, city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 23, 2019

 

 

Fremantle has a lovely new restaurant, bar, cafe and bakery in Little Market Street behind Gino’s and the Dome. SOMA Kitchen has opened its doors and it looks very welcoming and cosy.

International beers and a great wine list enhance the Southern European food on offer, that is merged with North African and Middle Eastern influences.

It is nice and relaxing to sit in the alfresco area without buses and cars in your face, so wander over soon and give it a try. I will for sure!

It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Roel Loopers

CLANCY’S RECEIVES RARE MUSIC AWARD

Posted in bar, city of fremantle, concerts, hospitality, music, tavern, Uncategorized by freoview on April 24, 2019

 

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Fremantle’s famous and loved family pub CLANCY’S will be given a rare award at this month’s APRA Music Awards in Melbourne.

The fish pub will receive the Australasian Performing Right Association Licensee of the Year 2019 for excellent music citizenship.

This is only the third time that this award has been given.

In my good old pub days I spent a lot of time at Clancy’s on Friday nights and dancing on the invigorating music of the Zydecats on Sunday nights. It is a great and safe tavern with fantastic staff, so congratulations to all there!

Roel Loopers

 

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FREMANTLE APPROVES SYNAGOGUE TAVERN

 

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The Planning Committee of Fremantle Council last night unanimously approved the application for a tavern at the former Synagogue site on the corner of South Terrace and Parry Street.

There was no discussion about the proposal with Elected Members saying it would be a good development.

The consensus was that the landmark site had been an eyesore for too long, and that the development would integrate well with future plans for Fremantle Oval.

Mayor Brad Pettitt said the tavern was a really good outcome for Fremantle.

Now all the proponents will have to do is apply for a liquor license and wait approximately a year before that gets approved, which really is a far too long process.

The development will create a basement and a rooftop bar, beer gardens, restaurant, and an alfresco area on Parry Street.

Roel Loopers

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