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“ok during day but dodgy at night”
Review of Northbridge

Northbridge
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Ranked #27 of 164 things to do in Perth
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Owner description: Perth's cultural and entertainment center.
Perth, Australia
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93 reviews
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“ok during day but dodgy at night”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Sorry, but the dodgy characters have turned me away from Northbridge as it has for so many people I talk to. It is a shame as it has so much potential, but they need to do something about the riff raff walking the streets looking for a fight. Most of these are girls, and I am sure you know who I'm talking about. The sooner something is done, the better for Perth and anyone visiting us. I dread my teenagers wanting to go out to Northbridge.

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“If only...”
Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Northbridge is trying hard to shed the dangerous trashy tag it gets so often. Early evening is a good walk browsing for a nice meal, to which there is plenty. Once the sun goes down this place gets nasty. I have been living close by for over 25 years and it ain't getting any better. Yes like most entertainment precincts it is controlled by the drunk and drugged but it shouldn't need to be. Perth just needs to smarten up as alfresco should be lining all streets in Northbridge with much better crowds control. Change your face- it's the only way.

Visited May 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Tired Town with Young Students.”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

Northbridge is a tired town invaded with young students in heavily underdressed attire. Good if your a student, a young guy or looking for lack of sleep and even less to do.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Should be twinned with Soho in London”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Full of a vast array of restaurants, and adult shops this place oozes funky, trendy and fun to be in. the place to party it would seem!

Visited May 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“The Good The Bad & The Ugly Side of Perth”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

All cities have their entertainment precinct which add a lot of colour and excitement, particularly to the nightlife of a city. Northbridge is the colourful place of Perth but it can be very dangerous once the drunks pour out of the pubs and night clubs. During the day it is a fabulous restaurant, pub and club area offering all varieties of international cuisine but at night you would need to wander off to a new destination before the booze & brawling chips in. Like all the ''Soho's, Pigalles, Greenwich Villages etc. of the major cities around the world, Northbridge is no different and similarly attracts the druggies, the working girls and the streetfighters and the X rated shops and the twilight characters that inhabit these areas and thrive in places of this genre. That said, you would miss an exciting and vital part of Perths restaurant & entertainment culture if you never gave it a visit either by day or early evening (up till 10pm to feel secure). Although a bit tawdry by daylight it still has a wonderful street scene and is well worth a visit. I speak for the mature observer and no doubt if you are a backpacker or a tourist under 35 it will be the first place you will head for. Just be careful and be wary of the percentage that make it worse for all no matter which city you are in. Northbridge is no different!!!! By day the area contains wonderful art galleries and museums and theatres so it is well worth a visit!

Visited May 2013
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