This old pub building has been totally transformed into a French style art-deco-ish cafe, cocktail bar, wine bar and tea room. Libertè at The London Hotel in Albany, 450km south of Perth, Western Australia, is the seaside town’s coolest bar.
Owner Kester Solomon, a former Vegas professional poker player (true!), said that he wanted to create a place that was special, where women would feel welcome and want to dress up for a night out, as well as a place that offers locals different wines from the region and from around the world.
The cocktail bar hits you the face when you enter from Stirling Terrace with large murals of fashionista types proving the backdrop to a dark and seductive bar. It is very cool.
The corner bar is filled with light during the day and it is where you will find great coffee and a cute casual french bar / cafe atmosphere. The wine list features some locals wineries as well as wines from further afield such as France, Spain and Italy. There is an extensive cocktail list also.
The tea rooms are ornately decorated in a French provincial style and I can imagine that room would be filled with ladies chatting over high tea during one of the special high tea events held there.
Libertè is a sophisticated breath of fresh air into a town that used to once have a reputation for rough pubs filled with burly fisherman. No longer. Well done Kester. You’ve certainly wowed us.
Open Mon – Sat early til evening and late night Wed – Sat.