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We went to the jazz night downstairs at the Odd Fellow last Thursday. We arrived early at 6:30 for a 7:00pm start so we propped ourselves up at the bar for a few drinks. By 7:30 we realised we were two and a half hours early for the show as it was stating at nine but that didn’t matter because we having such a great time. The bar staff at the Odd Fellow are really wonderful and by the time it was jazz o’clock we’d had quite a few cocktails and several cheese plates, damn that delicious triple brie.
From the people that bought you Ootong & Lincoln comes another great cafe with an unusual name. In the space that used to be occupied by Gourmet on Wray, the Ootong team have wheeled their great blend of coffee up South Terrace and marginally closer to where I work… which will be handy on the rainy days. Everything is made fresh from scratch either here or in the bigger kitchen up the road, which means great salads, sandwiches, cakes and all the rest that you’ve come to expect.
Want to learn a thing or two about beer? Then beer school is for you.
You can expect to smell some hops, touch some malt and taste some beers. You’ll be shown how beer is made and get to ask lots of questions. When I attended there were two brewers on hand and they were perfectly happy to answer basic questions as well as technical ones. We sampled the Little Creatures range as well as some craft beers from Alaska, New Zealand and Germany so you can completely geek out on hops.
For many years a dilapidated service station masquerading as a chocolate shop, the corner of Lefroy and South has been undergoing a serious makeover over the last six months. The owners have spruced up and refitted every square inch of this place, leaving it with a massive front deck and an inside that is part café, part science lab, part coffee wonderland.
If you were anywhere near the centre of Freo last Sunday afternoon or evening you probably heard the humming bass coming from somewhere high up. That was the opening party for Dave’s Cans, the new bar/nightclub/event venue that is part of the MYRE project. It was a chilly evening by the time we got there, but the place was packed, the DJs were playing, and unlike the last event up here it wasn’t 50 deep at the bar 🙂 It’s great to see the space being used and we’re looking forward to the whole rooftop coming alive with various other projects over the summer months.
Dave’s Cans in an open air event space on the roof of Myre. It’s having its launch party this Sunday. Looks like the whole of Fremantle is going to be there and the sun will be shining.
Containerised eating has come to Freo in the form of Don Tapa in Fremantle Port. The converted half-container is tucked away at the railway station end of E-Shed markets, they’ve set it up nicely with re-purposed fruit crate furniture and planters, it feels very cozy.
The Norfolk was previously know for many many years as The Oddfellows Hotel, it was renamed when it was renovated in 1985. Now The Odd fellow has made a return in the newly revamped basement of the hotel. It still has the stage area and there’s a large section cut into the ceiling above that connects with the Norfolk above that will help keep it cool during the summer. The wall of booze will make you more adventurous in your choice of tipple as you look from tequila to whiskey to bourbon to gin to vodka. Cocktails are on offer as are antipasti-style bar snacks.
Where: The basement of The Norfolk Hotel, 9 Norfolk Street
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 5pm until late