PERTH | Freo.Social is a multi purpose space housed in Fremantle’s historic 1895 built No.2 Battery Field Artillery Hall. The heritage listed building was refurbished in collaboration with designers Benson Studio and the National Trust of Western Australia. It preserves and reflects the history and heritage of the building wonderfully.
The space is part brewery, part live music and events venue, and is split into three distinct areas. The main hall has been renovated and is used as a live event room with a capacity of 550 people. Outside of events, there’s also a beer garden with occasional live DJs and live music, an indoor bar, and workspaces for creatives.
The indoor bar features a rotating selection of beer from Otherside Brewing across 72 taps. There’s the core range along with limited and seasonal releases brewed at Otherside’s nearby Myaree production brewery. Additionally, there’s Freo.Social-only releases, brewed on site on the venue’s 500-litre brew kit.
The 6.2% ABV Anthem West Coast IPA is one to try from the core range, and the Experimental and Pilot series beers are always interesting and fun. Tasting paddles are available, but are limited to beers already set for the paddles by the bar. If you really want to mix and match beers you haven’t tried your best bet is sharing a few middies with mates.
For those who aren’t into beer, there’s also a curated selection of mostly independent Western Australian wines, as well as a full assortment of spirits and cocktails. For food it’s classic pub food like burgers, wings, gyoza, and other bites. There’s also space for up to five rotating food trucks at any given time.
Western Australia 6160
Thu: 5:00pm to 12:00am
Fri: 4:00pm to 12:00am
Sat – Sun: 3:00pm to 12:00am