Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar.

at 222 William St (access via rear laneway), Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003 Australia

Access via a rear laneway, atop 222 William St. Bookings available by email or through our Facebook page.

Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar.
222 William St (access via rear laneway)
Northbridge, Western Australia , WA 6003
Contact Phone
P: 08 9228 4189


me·chan·ics’ in·sti·tute /mɪˈkænɪks ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt/ n. An educational establishment formed to provide adult education, particularly in technical subjects, to the working class. Bookings available, please eamil via With access via a rear laneway, Mechanics Institute sits atop 222 William St, our rooftop terrace looking back over the cultural precinct and the city skyline. We offer a selection of cocktails changed daily and craft beer and artisan wine from around Australia and the world, with the added bonus of being able to order Flipside Burgers from the bar.

How To Get to Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar.

Perth City Train Station

Opening time

  • Mondays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Tuesdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Wednesdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Thursdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Fridays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Saturdays: 12:00- 00:00
  • Sundays: 12:00- 00:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)
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Happy zombie Jesus day everybody! Just a reminder we are open till 12 tonight. You're welcome xoxo

Published on 2015-04-05 06:19:43 GMT

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of having an empty beer glass. See you tonight to help you overcome your fears. xo

Published on 2014-08-02 06:48:24 GMT

Since we are open and we are all at work, we recorded the final so the team can watch it after. So if you could all restrain from commenting/posting the results till tomorrow we would really appreciate it. Ps we are open till 12 to drown your sorrows either way. xoxo

Published on 2015-10-03 08:17:51 GMT

Spilling beer is the adult equivalent of losing a balloon.

Published on 2015-08-22 06:45:22 GMT

Happy Friday from Mechanics. Plebs welcome ✌ #controversial

Published on 2015-10-30 08:06:12 GMT

Hey friends We come bearing some bad news...... Unfortunately Mechanics will be close today...... I know sad faces, but we need to have our christmas party and go act like jerks somewhere else for the day. We will be back bright and early tomorrow from 12:00pm, yes that is early after a bars Christmas party. Thanks for being rad and Merry Jesus Day xoxo

Published on 2015-12-14 01:17:00 GMT

Instead of relaxing on holiday in Denmark, Brendan decided he would do a small Mechanics pop up at bar Barstart, complete with our bad bar quotes and the hillbilly bobs ruckus juice. Cheers to all legends involved and letting him spread the Mechanics love 8000 miles away. xoxo

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-06-18 06:12:58 GMT

May or may not have this bad boy on the back bar right now...... All hail the 2016 Sherry Cask 😱😱😱😱

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-06-16 04:25:52 GMT

For some negroni week ended yesterday. For us we are keeping it going for another week. Yes we will still have delicious Chicho Gelato grapefruit and campari sorbet to accompany them, and yes we will still be donating $2 from every drink to Leading Youth Forward. Let's drink.

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-06-13 08:20:01 GMT

Mechanics will soon be transformed into an anchor man style battle of the reality cooking shows. Thanks for these two legends for swinging by recently, was an honor hosting you both. Also big ups to our homie Miss Jessica Arnott for the props and photo xoxo.

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-06-10 09:12:48 GMT

Today kicks off the awesome event that is Negroni Week. Our #negronis will be served with a delicious Campari based sorbet made specially by our friends at @chichogelato. $2 from every drink will be donated to the Leading Youth Forward - LYF charity. How often do you get to say "I'm drinking for charity" Get involved people xo #negroni #campari

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-06-06 03:47:35 GMT

A native gurry hunting spritz's in their natural environment. #realhuntersusecameras Happy Friday friends xo

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-06-03 07:33:00 GMT

Yes we are in the third tough day of lane war 2. The man is still trying to hold us down with their "signs" and heavy duty machinery. But our resilience shal kick on. Don't be sheepish like this little guy. The lane way is still open despite it not really looking that way, and we are still most certainly open for the booze and burger needs of our people. Stay strong friends 🙋🙋

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-05-25 07:20:31 GMT

It always makes us sad when the "man" tries to close off our alleyway and crush the little guys. I mean look at how sad it made Lewis..... Yes we are still open guys, minor interruptions during the days this week but we are still here to fulfill your boozey dreams xoxo. #mechanicsinstitute #sad #stillopen #stickittotheman #thelittleguys #perthbars #somelbourne

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-05-23 04:59:24 GMT

This Friday post brought to you by more customer appreciation. Freshly baked brownies from Jane Best start to the weekend.

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-05-20 09:41:31 GMT

A big Happy Birthday to our friends and neighbors at the Alex Hotel, it seems it was just yesterday construction crews were blocking the alleyway whilst we eagerly awaited your arrival. Cheers guys and thanks for keeping our crew well caffeinated during shifts 😁👍🍾🍾🌭🍽🍺🍺☕

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-05-18 07:48:45 GMT

Our quote game is getting stronger. Also a few cocktails to try over the next few days.

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-05-15 05:32:37 GMT

Flash back to our awesome Christmas present from one of our awesome customers. Some people know how to get on our good side.

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-05-11 04:57:10 GMT

So this Thursday will be the 5th of May, or as our Mexican friends call it, Cinco de Mayo. As most other bars will want you to dress up whilst they throw a party to celebrate this joyous day, we here at Mechanics just want you to do one thing. Drink Tequila. We don’t care where you do it, just do it. We will be drinking our favourite Altos tequila all day. We will be smashing out $10 Tommys Margaritas & $10 Tequila-Ruckus Juices, using of course our Favourite Altos, all day long to help you get acquainted. There are two types of people in this world: Those who love tequila, and those who just don’t know it yet. Salud!

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-05-04 02:30:00 GMT

Hitting the fridges today. The Hilltophoods & Pirate Life colab - Golden Era Golden Ale. Bloody brilliant.

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-05-01 08:49:13 GMT

Skyfall sours are the bomb. Talisker 10yo - apricot brandy - lemon - orgeat What's not to like?

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-04-27 08:30:32 GMT

Yes we are open till midnight this evening. And yes we are open from 12-12 tomorrow for all your Anzac day needs xoxo

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-04-24 06:54:09 GMT

Dear 2016, Just take Kanye. That is all.

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-04-22 03:01:44 GMT

Just a few of our favourite drinking bottles right now. Excuse us while we go do some product sampling.....

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-04-21 05:40:51 GMT

Happy Friday people Now it is time to play a game.......

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-04-15 01:30:01 GMT

This hopped out red ale from @kaijubeer is amazing. It's big, it's bitter, it's delicious. That is all. P.s. thanks to our model Tim....

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-04-10 03:57:24 GMT

Spritz time. Chardy, peach, lime, soda, pepped up with some @altostequila plata. #cocktailporn

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-04-06 05:46:53 GMT

Howdy Friends, we come bearing some awesome and also bad news The awesome part is tonight from 5:30-9:00pm Mechanics will be hosting the launch event for our good friends at Broadsheet Perth. The bad news is we will be closed from 5:30-9:00pm. We will be open back to the public at 9:00pm on the dot to all you eager fans. Can't wait to see and read what will be a game changing publication about the Perth hospitality and art scene. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, we hope we can still be friends when we reopen to the public at 9:00 :) Thanks for understanding xoxo

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-04-05 01:14:00 GMT

Sundays = Epic Bloody Marys That is all xo

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-04-03 04:58:54 GMT

Hope you guys enjoyed the long weekend. If you need us we will be on the deck, recovering, soaking up the sun with an @altostequila Tommys Margarita. Because we can.

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-03-29 05:35:35 GMT

Just incase you needed something to "resurrect" you in your fourth day of Easter celebration recovery. We will be slinging these bad boys from 12:00pm, with burgers from our homies at Flipside Burger Bar for all your chocolate fueled hangover needs. It's because we care.

Published Mechanics' Institute. Small Bar. on 2016-03-28 02:59:55 GMT

Generated summary (experimental)

Tuesday - Thursday + Sunday Midday to late - Friday + Saturday Midday to Midnight Monday CLOSED xxx
REAR 222 William St, NorthbridgeMechanics’ Institutes were places of learning established in the 1800’s to provide adult education to working men.
As the original public libraries, they provided an alternative “third place” to gambling halls and pubs.
In this spirit Mechanics’ Institute Bar in Northbridge was established in August 2012.
Nestled amongst the heritage rooftops of Northbridge in Perth, Western Australia, we offer an escape from the everyday below.
Super proud of our lads Murray & Mark for both making it to the Top 100 Australian Bartenders for World Class this year!
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