• When:3-12am Tues-Thurs, 12-12am Fri, 6-12am Sat
  • Where:Rear 101 St Georges Tce Perth
  • Tel:9321 4422
  • Web:www.helveticabar.com
  • Good for:a boutique whisky bar that will save your bottle for your next visit.

Helvetica epitomises the drive around Perth’s burgeoning small bar scene. It’s hard to find, popular, cosy and pretty darn great. Look for the impressive chandeliers above a nondescript lane off Howard Street and follow your nose. Inside the well appointed space are couches, tables, friendly and efficient staff and possibly Perth’s largest selection of whisky. The menu groups the offerings into regions; try a nip of a Tassie single malt or a Yamazaki from Japan served any way you want. If you like it, you can buy the bottle and leave it behind the bar to finish it off at your next visit. Whisky heathens can indulge in a great selection of cocktails. Expect the unexpected serving vessels. With an upstairs section that they don’t allow to get crowded, there’s even more reason to spend your evening relaxing in one of Perth’s best small bars. Dave.