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“Quaint plac, hip and nice wine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of R Bar

R Bar
57a Rockingham Beach Rd, Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 64 restaurants in Rockingham
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Wine Bar
Fremantle, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Quaint plac, hip and nice wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Enjoyed a late Friday night, with great specials on wine and nice breeze coming off the Indian Ocean.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Sydney
1 review
“Great Cocktails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I enjoy trying cocktails in bars and was thoroughly impressed when visiting R Bar. It did not matter that the selection was not as extensive as can be found in large cocktail bars because most styles were catered for. The plunger (french press coffee pots) cocktails are a great idea for sharing with friends. The friendly hospitable staff made us very welcome.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
“Funky, Fresh & Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

If you enjoy a relaxing beer or cocktail, a cool breeze overlooking the sea, away from all the crowds in an intimate space but without all the fuss, then R-Bar is for you. An absolute must for anyone traveling to Rockingham, a well known secret known to the locals and a little sanctuary tucked away down the other end of the strip.

Their approach to everything from the pizzas, cocktails, the service, the baps, the art; the styling and the music, everything has character and charm yet nothing seems overworked, it all feels just right - its refreshing, original and easy.

The staff are always smiling and professional and the atmosphere is inviting - if they don't already know your name you will be made to feel like part of the family. It really makes you feel right at home.

Whether its a lazy afternoon catch up with friends or family or somewhere you can dress to impress (if you want to) or celebrate a special occasion. R-bar feels like it has something for everyone.

The Steak Bap is tender and satisfying and the Espresso Martinis are smooth, creamy, generous and served easily (see below). Share an icy cocktail plunger with your mates on a hot day (definitely either the Long Island Iced Tea or the One Inch Punch) but be warned, they're irresistible have a kick to them and at only $25 your going have more than one guaranteed.

My only regret was not getting around to the "W.W.J.D" (What Would Jesus Drink) cocktail from the new menu. A rather witty title and apparently also aptly named.

If your a local, visiting or just a total skeptic (like me) - don't believe the hype and do yourself a favor. See why R-Bar received WAs best small bar award for yourself. Some places just tick all the boxes and R-bar certainly does that well.

Very impressed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Can see why it won small bar of the year award!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Utterly fantastic. Intimate, fun, a stylish little haven in Rockingham. Spectacular views and very reasonable prices. Great pizza, awesome friendly service, rocking DJ....seriously all the elements for a magic night. Oh and did I mention the espresso Martini's....rather delightful.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockingham Beach
2 reviews
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“So it was written (first commandment) "and on the seventh day, thout shalt R Bar"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

R Bar was , up unto recently..... a fantastic little bar; Oooozing creativity and impeccable service. Now it's just .... A FANTASTIC LITTLE BAR with the grand title of " WA Best Small Bar of the year award"!
Don't think the title has gone to the girls heads either, they are still pushing the boundary...... providing crazy, lazy days.... Sippin cocktails in the sun with well known local and international muso's and DJ's who just show up, from time to time. Be sure to get there early on the weekend, the seats out front are quickly snapped up and are prime real estate in summer under that shady tree.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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