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
Wed – Sun: 3:00pm to 11:00pm