Perth Backpacker Pubs with Live Entertainment

Perth Backpacker Pubs

Mustang Bar

Located at No 46 Lake St Northbridge WA 6003 Mustang Bar is very popular among backpackers as well as locals. Over the years the Mustang Bar has presented artists from America, the East Coast of Australia & some of the best local acts.

Salsa Night with Danza Loca

Danza Loca’s Salsa Night, “Havana Jam” has made The Mustang Bar its home for the last 10 years with wild reviews and increasing popularity. At 7pm it’s a FREE Introductory Dance Lesson (Salsa & Merengue), which is the best way to get started.

From 8.30 pm they run casual Structured Cuban Salsa Classes for all levels from Beginners 1A to Advanced, students can progress through the classes at their own speed, learning Fresh Rueda variations with a focus on fun.


From 9.30 pm you can party into the night with DJ’s & LIVE Percussionists playing and explosive mix of R’n’B & underground tropical beats. It is a weekly event on Tuesday night.

Wild Wednesday with GLO

A staple of the Perth & Northbridge Backpacker’s weekly diet, famous for it’s value for your buck and consideration for the fiscally challenged… We proudly present The Stang’s weekly Backpacker & Student $5 fest!

For a mere $5 you can get:

* 1/4 Pounder Burger & drink

* Entry for $100 cash door prize

* Free entry to the Pool Comp at 8 pm – 1st prize is $100 2nd prize is a $50 voucher.

* LIVE Band GLO on stage from 9.30 pm with DJ Zac Farrow. You don’t really even have to be a Student or Backpacker to enjoy all of the above.

With limited spaces the pool comp fills quick every week so get in early to secure your place and it is a weekly event too.

Thumping Thursday

Includes a $5 Burger meal deal from 6 pm while there is a free pool competition too. with Drink Inclusive & ticket to win the $100 cash door prize, an Amateur only Pool Competition from 8 pm with $100 cash up for grabs & voucher for runner up. 

House Party

Dance the night away with HOUSE PARTY from 9.30 pm plus DJ James MacArthur on the decks till late and it is a weekly event.

Mustang Bar always has a different lineup of musicians to help you start the weekend.


Mustang covers all your sporting broadcast needs with 11 screens and many channels. Major games such as AFL, Rugby League NRL, Rugby Union Currie Cup, Test Rugby,NRC, Cricket- The Ashes – Fourth Test. Twenty20, Tennis, College Football and FIBA Basketball World Cup can be enjoyed live.

The Bar

 It is open from Tuesday to Saturday and is open from 3 pm to 1 am from Tuesday to Thursday, 11.30 am to 3am on Friday and 3 pm to 3 am on Saturday.

Rosie O’ Grady’s 

Established 25 years ago it is one of Perth’s first Irish pubs and is located at205 James Street, Northbridge WA 6003. Be it good food, drinks entertainment or sport Rosie has it all. Well known for its lively atmosphere and friendly staff, Rosie O’ Grady’s is a popular pub with the locals and the many tourists that pass through every year. 

Rosie’s Live Music

Enjoy live music every Friday, Saturday from 9:30 pm till late and Sunday from 6 pm till late.

The Bar

It is open from  12 noon to 12 midnight on Monday while from Tuesday to Thursday it is 1.30 am to 1 am , Friday it is 11.30 am to 2 am, Saturday 1 pm to 2am  and on Sunday from 1 pm till 12 in the night.

Happy Hour

 It is from 5 – 6pm on Tuesdays and Sunday where you can enjoy All beer at $9.

Charles Hotel

The Charles Hotel has been an Icon of the Perth live music scene with the list of artists that have performed over the years reading like a who’s who of international, national and local artists.

Home of live entertainment

The Charles is the home of live entertainment and the live music hub of Perth. On Tuesday nights they have the legendary Perth Blues Club, and on the weekends they have all the best local, national and international touring acts.

Live Sports

Get to The Charles Hotel to enjoy live broadcasts of all the best sporting action from around the world including Fox Sport 1, 2, 3 & 4, Skychannel  CFM, AFL NRL A-League, Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Boxing and Racing.

Senior lunch special

From Tuesday to Sunday enjoy it at $14. Includes free coffee too.

Kitchen Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm to 3pm / 5:30pm to 9pm

Sunday: Open all day you can njoy a pizza for $12 on Sundays

Address: 509 Charles StreetNorth Perth WA 6006

Tel: 08 9444 1051

The Aardvark

Located at the basement of the Nortfork Hotel, 47 South Terrace Fremantle WA the entertainment lineup for October is huge. You can enjoy Live entertainment from Thursday to Saturday every week while there are shows on Sundays too sometimes. The opening hours are 7 pm to 12 pm from Thursday to Sunday.

Universal Bar

Universal Bar is a popular function venue and continues to be amongst the most popular function venues in Perth. Open since 1993, Universal Bar is also well known for its cocktail bars, finest quality of food and beverages as well as live music every night from Wednesday to Sunday for over two decades. Universal Bar is currently AHA WA Best Late Night Venue.


It is open from 4 pm-9.30 pm daily

Friday Lunch from 11.30 am to 4 pm

Venue open

  • Wednesday 3 pm-12 am
  • Thursday 3 pm-1 am
  • Friday 11.30 am-2 am
  • Saturday 4 pm-2 am
  • Sunday 4 pm-12 am

Address: 221 William Street, Northbridge, WA 6003.

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