Rosemount Hotel, Perth, Australia – Review

Perth’s mecca for live music has all that and more on offer. You become inundated by the personality The Rosemount harbours within its painted walls. Large, loud and busy, this place doesn’t take itself too seriously and you’re guaranteed a good time.

When I first walked into this place I was astonished by the size. On a busy Friday or Saturday night there is just so much happening; drinks, dinner and music. Its a lot to take in but after several drinks I always settle in quite nicely.

As I mentioned, the place is huge and full of different areas that give off vastly different vibes. The beer garden is awesome; it’s the perfect outdoor setting to chill out with a DJ and sit on real grass. It’s spacious and looks purpose built to provide a Sunday session to end all Sunday sessions. The inside of the hotel is where you can listen to the next up and coming talent. The Rosemount is famous for allowing pre-famous bands to grace it with their presence and who knows? You could be seeing the next international hit-makers in action. I’m fairly certain I haven’t though The corner bar is where the interior designers flexed their muscles and put odd shaped chairs and plasmas everywhere.

It’s cool and a great place to get fed (at a reasonable price), play some pool, watch sport and listen to music. The Rosemount’s patrons are a friendly crowd, wanting mostly to listen to the music and drink. Although there is no strict dress code, everyone seems as if they enjoy a shower or two throughout the week and some even dress to impress. If there is a certain act on the night you go, there will probably be a noticeable difference in personalities. So, if you’re not into death metal, maybe give the death metal night a miss?

The energy of the place is infectious. With a band belting out on the stage I couldn’t help but tap my foot and order another round. People get into it after a while and there is ample room to dance. It really is a great environment for a night out.

Prices are reasonable, during the week there’s all sorts of lunch and dinner specials and drinks are lower than most of the clubs in Perth. I think it’s also especially necessary to mention that Wednesday is student night and if you’re like me and value every penny, you can get all kinds of cheap food and drink deals. Beers and wines sit at $6 and above while you can get spirits for $7 plus. A cover charge might apply to get inside the hotel when there is a special act on but generally entry is free.