As the population of Perth grows to two million, its nightlife is expanding with it. It can feel like there’s a bar for every resident — which, come to think of it, we wouldn’t mind. Although that would cut considerably into the number of Perth hookups. When you’re feeling frisky, it’s nice to know there are some bars that always have a crowd.
From Inglewood to Crawley, the local bar scene caters to the horniest citizens of Perth. Some bars do better business than others, of course. For every stimulating hangout, there are a half dozen duds filled with a very un-sexy clientele. No worries, though. You can always turn to the Perth hookup sites and apps, right? Ah, but which ones?
Like the local bars, the hookup sites and apps can be hit or miss. Some nights, Perth feels like the metropolis it truly is. Others, it feels like living in Bullsbrook. We thought that was unacceptable. Which is why we’ve assembled this list of the finest Perth hookup apps, bars and sites. With the help of locals, we determined the bars and tools that really get results.
Whatever you’re into, there’s something on this list for you. Keep reading, and let us know in the comments how our recommendations work out.
There are a lot of reasons to go out at night. Meet friends. Eat a nice dinner. See the sights. If you’re like us, though, you mainly go out to get laid. Here are all the best Perth hookup apps, sites and bars.
In a basement on St Georges Terrace, you will find one of Perth’s most inventively inspired cocktail lounges. Built around a carnival theme, Bobèche is a moody and atmospheric lounge with dim lighting and classic mixed drinks. The vibe is otherworldly, while the experience is seductive. Perth hookup bars don’t get much more sensual than Bobèche.
One of Bobèche’s more interesting gimmicks is their teapot cocktails. Intended for groups, these spirit-forward cocktails are served in literal teapots for multiple drinkers. It’s an amusing and unique way to meet for drinks. Plus, instead of having to get up after every cocktail, you can stay put. Perfect for getting to know your companion without needless interruptions.
With more than 90 million regular users and over two decades of history, one hookup site towers above the rest. It’s the site users would choose over any, and it repeatedly tops our annual list of hookup apps and sites. Honestly, if you can’t already guess which site we’re talking about, you must be new to the game.
Adult FriendFinder has been the standard-setter for all Perth hookup sites since the mid-2000s. With its focus on developing a user-friendly browsing experience on phones and computers, it even bests the newer apps. It also has a great search function, with options like location, kink or even cup size. Is there any wonder its following is global?
Most sites these days aim at users in their 20s. They assume any older than that and you’re in a committed relationship. Of course, AFF knows better. People of all ages appreciate a no-strings-attached fling now and again (now please!). That’s why their site has a massive number of users in their 30s and older. No matter your age, no matter what you look like, AFF is here to get you laid.
There just isn't a more useful way for most guys to actually find hookups that we've found.
If you’ve found other hookup sites and apps depressing because they’re too relationship- or looks-focused, Adult FriendFinder understands. This is a site for normal-looking men and women. And the only thing it offers is easy hookups — no dating or relationship entanglements. Is there any wonder this is the best hookup site in Perth?
We travel from a twisted carnival to an intoxicating fairy tale. At Wolf Lane, this tucked away little gem on Murray Street, you enter a dark forest of infinite possibilities. The walls and décor are inspired by the stories of Red Riding Hood, Snow White and Alice in Wonderland. The drinks, on the other hand, are inspired by a love of mixology.
Happy Hour at Wolf Lane may literally be one of the happiest places in the city. Get a deal on their tasty drinks, and sweet and unique bar bites. Of course, the real fun gets going late, when real life starts to feel like a dream. Wolf Lane is a trip on every level. Trust us, this is one walk into the woods you want to take.
If you spend any time in the affluent areas of Perth, you know how sexy an older woman can be. Perth is overrun with what our American friends like to call “cougars”. That is, sexy women over 35 who enjoy the company of younger men. Whichever side of that equation you fall on, Cougar Life is the easiest way to make dreams come true.
With over seven million users, Cougar Life’s dedication to uniting the generations is readily apparent. There’s a reason it’s number one in our annual review of the top cougar apps and sites. For 20-something guys across Australia, meeting women in their late-30s or up couldn’t be simpler. Even if you aren’t very confident, Cougar Life takes away the pressure of making the first move. (If confidence is an issue for you, try our course on dating women over 30).
Too many women in their 30s or older find meeting younger guys to be risky. The bar scene can be draining and unkind. Maybe they get ignored or rejected. Or worse, they can feel the judgment from people who disapprove of a woman with a younger man. The stigma is real. Waiting around for a younger guy to make a move is just as bad. These women don’t have time for that. That’s why they turn to Cougar Life.
The great thing about Cougar Life is, while it’s dedicated to matching young guys with older women, it’s for everyone. Men of all ages love it. They can find women who are looking to meet tonight and they’re alerted when someone spies their profile. We said it above: it’s so easy. If you’re not on this app, you have no idea what you’re missing out on.
If spooky forests and wild carnivals aren’t your scene, maybe you need to get some sun. Your best option is Northbridge’s 399 Bar with their colourful courtyard and sidewalk tables. Head down and you’ll find yourself among some of Perth’s most interesting people. There’s no dress policy here, so people truly come as they are and a lot of people here are mostly interested in getting laid that night.
399 Bar embraces all sides of our city’s personality and that’s what makes it special. You’ll rub elbows with people from all backgrounds and probably make a new friend or two in the process. Get cosy inside or head out to the courtyard to enjoy your drinks on a sunny day. Either way, you’ll feel welcome and free.
Speaking of enjoying the sun, one of our favourite alternatives to pubs and lounges is the beer garden. Few things bring people together like great craft beer. The beer garden provides an open-air space for patrons to enjoy unique brews while hanging with friends, new and old. Perth has a few good ones but our first choice is, appropriately, The Garden.
Located smack dab in the middle of Leederville, The Garden provides a calm and unpretentious setting for get-togethers. Whether you’re with a group of friends, on a date or going out solo, this beer garden caters to you. Their alcoholic drink selection is excellent (and frequently changing) and their food is delicious. Make the most of an afternoon and come down for day drinking.
We would hate to forget any great opportunities for Perth hookups. If the options above aren’t enough for you, keep reading to find a few more we highly recommend.
The gin and tonic is a classic but simple cocktail that really seems to be having its moment. However, the connoisseurs at Frisk know that there’s more to do with gin than just that. This Northbridge joint wants to show you the beauty and versatility of fermented juniper berries. If you’ve never been a gin drinker before, Frisk may just change your mind.
The graffiti art gives Frisk a touch of character but, otherwise, their efforts go into the drinks, not the décor. With outdoor seating and a modern, refined style, this lounge will make you feel relaxed and happy. Those are the two most important ingredients for any Perth hookup, as far as we’re concerned.
In the history of hookup sites and apps, none have broken through into popular culture like Tinder. There are TV and movie references, memes, Instagram profiles, slang — all dedicated to the sexiest hookup app. We don’t use that term lightly. In terms of pure looks, no app even comes close to offering as gorgeous a user base.
If you’re a good-looking person, Tinder is amazing. It’s especially great if you’re younger than 30. Every cell phone at Edith Cowan and Murdoch University is currently hosting the app. If you’re in your 30s, you probably remember a time when it was your favourite of the Perth hookup apps. Sadly, your time may have passed.
The thing about Tinder is it’s got a very small window for success. Attractive people between the ages of 18 and 28 match all the time. The rest of us find it a bit more frustrating. If you’re a guy and you’re not in the top 15% of looks, you won’t get many matches. For women, that number is closer to 50% but being attractive still matters a lot.
Want to know something else that’s frustrating about this app? Most of the sexiest women on it rarely send messages or reply to them. The pleasure of receiving a ton of matches and being flooded with compliments is enough for them. So, if you’re on Tinder and waiting for that absolute hottie to get back to you, don’t hold your breath.
Having said all that, one thing remains true: Tinder is better than all other hookup apps if you’re sexy. The creators of the app have been looking to get into the dating game, but what’s the point? Tinder already has its niche and it does it better than anyone else.
Where is your go-to spot for Perth hookups? Probably a bar, right? That makes sense; it’s why we made this list, after all. Everyone knows the hazy glow of the pub late at night is your best bet for sealing the deal. But what if everyone is wrong? What if it isn’t about the setting but about the opportunity?
We think any public space offers the chance for a casual fling—even the grocery store. Take Coles Central in Raine Square. There’s nothing particularly sexy about it, except for the fact that gorgeous women come through day in and day out. You’ve got game, right? If your best lines can work in a bar, they can work in the dairy aisle.
A good coffee house can be just as seductive and enticing as any cocktail lounge. We’re not talking about some stale, corporate Starbucks, though. We mean the type of place with true character and style. The type of place where you can sit in a comfy leather chair with a book and a mug. The type of place where half a day flies by without you even noticing.
As it happens, we’re describing Halo Espresso on Angelo Street to a T. This South Perth coffee house is home to coffee lovers and charming strangers. Their ample seating allows for groups to sit comfortably or for you to get cosy with a new friend. The next time you’re arranging a meetup with an AFF match, suggest coffee instead of cocktails. The originality will be appreciated.