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Posted in cafe, fremantle, hospitality by freoview on December 10, 2014

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A couple of new hospitality venues will be opening on the Fremantle Cappuccino Strip with the pop-up beerhall ZAPFHALL specialising in German food, with specialty sausages, German breads , house-made sauerkraut and of course beer in steins. It will be upstairs at 14 South Terrace. Check it out an book via website.

Down the road on the corner of Bannister Street the Coffee Club will also be opening soon, so nice to see new businesses open in Freo.

In Collie Street the YOCAL Cafe has created a lovely little oasis with a vertical garden and mural painting and Mugshots Cafe has refurbished in that street as well.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle, sale by freoview on November 24, 2014

The historic Fremantle Workers Club in Henry street is holding a closing down GARAGE SALE tomorrow Tuesday November 25 from 11am to 5 pm.

The bar will be open and a middy of beer will cost only $ 3.00 so take the day off to buy some bargains and have a few cheap coldies while doing it.

Among the items for sale are Fighting for Fremantle books, about the history of the 40+ year-old Fremantle Society. Great Christmas gifts!

Roel Loopers


Posted in beer, fremantle by freoview on November 14, 2014

beer fest

It’s going to be a really lovely Fremantle weekend with temperatures in the mid twenties, so why not head down to the FREMANTLE BEER FESTIVAL on the Esplanade. Tickets are $ 25 for a day ticket or $ 35 for a weekend one.

These are some of the brewing companies you can try great beers from: Two Birds, Moody Cow, Nail, Northbridge Brewing, Margaret River Ale Company, Little Creatures, Cheeky Monkey, The Old Brewery, Sail&Anchor, Monk, Feral, Gage Roads, Matso’s, Homestead, Billabong Brewing, Cape Bouvard, Iron Bark, Old Coast Road.

There are others and also cider producers as well as live entertainment and food stalls.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on October 4, 2014

Bathers Beach House

Fremantle BATHERS BEACH HOUSE got their liquor license approved this week, so the new venture in the former Fishermens’ Co-op building should be up and running by mid November.

Here are some more details about what is going to happen on the  beach site at the Indian Ocean.

Bathers Beach House is a two level venue and will occupy approximately one third of the fully- renovated building. The ground level will house a dining space and bar areas. It will have a quintessentially Australian flavour to the menu, a wide range of local craft beers plus international favourites together with an eclectic range of local wines and a few international additions.

The first floor has an amazing panoramic view along the coast and it will be a flexible functions space that can be used for almost any occasion. Downstairs will cater for 270 people, whilst upstairs could cater for as many as 330 people.

The northern side of Bathers Beach House will feature alfresco dining areas and it will also be offering a kiosk service from the northern side of the building.

BBH will be posting regular progress updates   on their website at

Roel Loopers


Posted in alcohol, fremantle by freoview on October 3, 2014

Congratulations to the Fremantle  Sail&Anchor and Clancy’s Fish Pub for being in the top ten of Australia’s best beer establishments in the inaugural Beer&Brewer magazine list.

The Sail came in at number six and Clancy’s at number 8.

Malicious rumours that Clancys’ turnover is dramatically down because I stopped drinking alcohol six months ago, are unfounded. The good news is that I’ll have the odd sip of nice wine and a good old Guinness again as off next week. Half a year of abstinence is enough.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on September 4, 2014

free friday siesta

Fremantle’s rejuvenated CLANCY’S is doing new things. Not only are they open for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am, but in September they also have the Free Friday Fiesta music on.

This Friday September 5 it starts at 5.30 pm with The Limelight Jazz, followed at 7.30 pm by Reverend Todd YoYo and  from 8.30 on Jim Fisher and Ian Simpson Bluegrass Co. will be on.

And dare I put a verbal selfie up and announce I had my last alcoholic drink at Clancys four months ago on May 4. A single pint of Guinness. I doubt Tony Abbott will give me the OA(Order of Australia) or that the Pope will grant me Sainthood, so a bit of self-congratulation will have to do.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 4, 2014

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Justin Rogan, the manager of CLANCY’S in Fremantle, showed me around today to point out the improvements they are making to the building. It looks promising!

They are building a whole new kitchen, cool, store, and staff room on the south-western corner, while the old toilet block has been demolished and the toilets are relocated to the former kitchen area.

The alfresco areas on both sides of the building are extended and will be under cover, with heating in winter and cooling in summer.

Clancys is going back to the 80s with booths installed in the room where the stage is, but the interior design will all be in the same Clancy’s style as City Beach, Dunsborough and Canning Bridge. The estimated re-opening time is mid to late August, so not far away at all. If you can’t wait that long, hop on the bus to Canning Bridge or spend a long weekend in Dunsborough.

The whole area at Princess May Park will transform even more with renovations of the former Boys School-FTI building, and the building of the Hilton Hotel on the Point Street carpark site. Good things are happening in Freo, just a bit of patience needed!

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on June 28, 2014

The renovations at Fremantle Clancy’s Fishpub are progressing well, and by the look of it there will be a larger alfresco area at the back of the pub at Princess May Park. That will give more parents the opportunity to sit outside and watch over their children, who can safely play in the park away from traffic.

Clancys will open again in mid August, so stay tuned. I’ll keep you up to date.

Roel Loopers


Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 13, 2014

Tell your wife it’s all about saving money when you argue if you should go out on Friday night. A pint of Guinness for only $ 7.00 and an Irish music concert by Sean Roche for only $ 15.00 (members $ 10,00) is such a bargain that one cannot stay at home.

It’s all happening at the FREMANTLE WORKERS CLUB in Henry Street at 7.30 this Friday, and is a bit of an early St Patrick’s Day celebration.

The cafe will be open from 5.30 for a good and cheap meal, so go join the fun, and bring the wife!

Roel Loopers

Workers Club Irish


Posted in fremantle by freoview on February 28, 2014

Plans are well under way for a 52 patron micro brewery Blacksall Cellar Door at the Fremantle Markets. The proposal comes from hotel operators Patrick Prendiville and Craig and Ian Hutchinson.

The proposal is to brew beer on the premises and sell it there, as an off spin of the already operating Blacksall micro brewery at Salt on Port Beach.

Roel Loopers

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