Astral Weeks, Northbridge

PERTH | Perth’s newest small bar has just opened in Northbridge. It’s called Astral Weeks, and is somewhere you’ll want to visit if you’re a music aficionado.

Hidden down a laneway in Chinatown (the same one where late night dining institution Billy Lee’s resides), Astral Weeks occupies a space that was formerly home to a Chinese Herbalist. It’s a 60 person venue, inspired by owner’s Sean O’Neill, Daniel O’Neill, Thomas Spurling and Daniel De Jong’s love of the world’s best listening bars.

Key to that, as the name suggests, is offering visitors the best listening experience. That’d be courtesy of the custom hand built Line Magnetic sound system, positioning of the speakers, and acoustic treatment of the room.

Hundreds of vinyl records line the walls of the bar, offering deep cuts that leans towards the jazzy, soulful, low-fi electronic side of things. Everyone who works here is a DJ or a musician, as well as a bartender, and it shows. Of note is that while the bar is very much about attracting your attention to the music being played, Astral Weeks is still a bar where you can have a conversation without the music drowning it out.

For drinks, it’s minimal intervention wines, a few local beers on tap and in the fridge, top quality spirits, and sake.

Astral Weeks

12/60-66 Roe Street
Western Australia 6003

Telephone: n/a
E-mail: [email protected]

Wed – Sun: 4:00pm to 12:00am

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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