Volare, Maylands

PERTH | After a decade of good times, Maylands locals lamented the closure of popular Swallow Bar in April this year. In its place, is the newly opened Volare, which aims to forge it’s own path, while continuing the essence of what made Sparrow special.

It’s owned by Hayden Carter, Sasha Fagan, Jesse Tang and Chris Tilley, the same crew behind @neonpalms.perth. The quartet have experience working in top bars around the world, and at Volare (Latin for ‘to fly’), their going for a 1920s Art Deco meets the Mediterranean vibe.

The interior is familiar but refreshed, and there’s a cosy outdoor space and side room, a with a relaxed feel. On the drinks menu you’ll find n impressive selection of familiar and less commonly seen in Perth aperitifs, digestifs, and amaros. There’s also a selection of classic and creative cocktails, wine, and craft beer.

Be sure to try one of the alcoholic frappes, featuring ice crushed to order using an old school manual machine at the bar for a bit of theatre. The blood orange negroni, with Tanqueray, house vermouth, Campari, and blood orange, sees the classic cocktail reimagined as a snow cone. It’s a delight.

For food, it’s a selection of bar snacks, that pair well with the drinks offering from Piemontese Head Chef Luca Minetti. Inspired by the tradition of Venetian cicchetti, expect things like nduja chili mussel toast, chicken liver pate cannoli, and mortadella croquettes.


198 Whatley Crescent
Western Australia 6051

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Wed – Sun: 3:00pm to 11:00pm

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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