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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

 

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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 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

HAVING A QUIET ONE AT THE FREO ESPLANADE HOTEL

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on April 5, 2019

 

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The weekend is coming up and I don’t want to leave the week on a negative note, so here a photo I took early this week of people having a quiet one at the Fremantle Esplanade Hotel bar.

It’s going to be a lovely weekend, so enjoy our great little city!

Roel Loopers

SOMA BAKERY, BAR AND PIZZA FOR LITTLE MARKET STREET

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on April 1, 2019

 

 

Great news that Freo’s Little Market Street, behind Gino’s, will be reactivated again with a new bakery, bar and pizza restaurant opening in a few weeks time.

The SOMA will be run by the owners of the building, who already repainted the building, beautifully tiled the small wall that separates the alfresco area, and are putting down large floor tiles inside the building as well.

Little Market Street will just be called that again and no longer piazza.

Stay tuned for the opening and some interior photos here on Freo’s View soon!

 

Roel Loopers

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JUNGLE BIRD OPENS IN FREO’S WEST END

Posted in bar, cafe, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on February 11, 2019

 

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The old sailors used to like a bit of rum in their coffee, so the new bar and cafe on the corner of Pakenham and High Street in Fremantle’s West End is well suited to them.

JUNGLE BIRD rum&coffee has replaced the former Mrs Chats bar next to the newsagency and opposite Bitches Brew framers and art space.

Roel Loopers

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BEERPOURIUM FOR FREO’S CAPPUCCINO STRIP

Posted in bar, beer, city of fremantle, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on February 9, 2019

 

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Something is finally happening at the former KULCHA on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip.

I noticed the banner for the BEERPOURIUM (silly name!) and checked them out on Facebook.

It is going to be a small bar specialising in craft beer with woodfired food on offer, so a bit different from the application with the City that promised a restaurant and music venue.

There is no opening date yet, but it says it will be the summer of 2019, so that should be soon. They only received their liquor license for a small bar recently.

Good luck and may it become a lovely relaxing venue to have a quiet beer with friends!

Roel Loopers

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NEW BARS FOR FREO’S OLD SYNAGOGUE

 

 

 

 

New plans for the former Fremantle synagogue on the corner of South Terrace and Parry Street near Fremantle Oval have come to light, but still depend on Fremantle Council planning approval and a liquor license.

The Old Synagogue would offer a beer garden on three levels, with a rooftop bar, while the restaurant would offer fine dining with an Asian twist to it.

The basement bar of The Old Synagogue will be offering cocktails in a more relaxed and intimate setting, while the street-level bar would embrace the Freo vibes and offer craft beer and pub food.

The City of Fremantle is currently in the process to develop Fremantle Oval with a residential and commercial part and the relocation of the East Fremantle Football Club to the oval, so the new venue, opposite the Norfolk Hotel might well become an additional attraction for the precinct.

Already plans have been approved for a small boutique hotel and tavern at the Warders Cottages directly east of the Fremantle Markets, and another hotel, tavern and entertainment centre by Silverleaf Investments has been approved for the former police and justice complex and Warders Cottages also in Henderson Street. Just east of that development the former Drillhall has been turned into The Social Club live music venue by Sunset Events, that will open in March this year.

There is a lot going on in Fremantle, and that is a good thing, but I am a bit worried that there is too much concentration on making it into an alcohol-related entertainment centre.

Roel Loopers

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