Northbridge: The Vibrant Neighbourhood of Art, Culture, Food and the Alex Hotel


If you’re looking for a lively and diverse neighbourhood in Perth, Australia, look no further than Northbridge. This eclectic and multicultural community is known for its art galleries, museums, theatres, and diverse range of eateries that offer cuisines from all over the world. For visitors who wish to explore the lively and dynamic neighbourhood of Northbridge while being close to Perth’s Central Business District, the Alex Hotel provides a cool and comfortable accommodation option.

Art and culture

The Alex Hotel is nestled in the heart of the city’s vibrant arts precinct. There are several art galleries in our neighbourhood of Northbridge, including the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, which showcases cutting-edge contemporary art from around the world. Other notable galleries include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, all of which are within walking distance of Alex Hotel.

In addition to visual arts, Northbridge is also home to several theatres and performing arts venues, including the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, the Blue Room Theatre, and the Perth Concert Hall. Whether you’re interested in theatre, dance, music, or comedy, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest in Northbridge.

Food and drink

If you want to experience the best of Perth food and wine, Northbridge is the place to be. Northbridge is a food lover’s paradise, with a diverse range of cuisines available from around the world. From traditional Italian trattorias to contemporary Japanese fusion restaurants, you’ll find numerous great places to eat in Northbridge. Some notable options include:

Shadow Wine Bar and Dining Room

If you’re on the hunt for a great  wine bar in Perth, you’re in luck. Located next door to the Alex Hotel, Shadow Wine Bar is a haven to escape the bustle of Northbridge and relax into classic Italian fare, cocktails and a carefully curated wine list.

Shadow Wine Bar and Dining Room


This contemporary Indian restaurant offers a unique culinary experience with its fusion of traditional and modern Indian cuisine. Sauma serves up flavourful and creative dishes, such as butter chicken sliders and tandoori lamb chops.

Bivouac Canteen & Bar

Bivouac Canteen & Bar is a popular dining spot that showcases the vibrant and diverse flavours of the Middle East. Bivouac offers a range of sharing plates, including lamb shoulder, chicken shawarma, and cauliflower fritters.


Located conveniently in the heart of the cultural centre and just a stone’s throw away from the Alex Hotel, PICA Bar is a beloved bar amongst locals and travellers alike. With a spacious outdoor area it’s the perfect place to enjoy an impressive range of craft beers, wines, spirits while people-watching in the glorious Perth weather. 

From coffee to cocktails: find your perfect drink in Northbridge

Northbridge is a neighbourhood with an impressive range of cafes, bars, and pubs, ensuring that there is no shortage of great drinks to be found. Whether you’re in the mood for a strong coffee to start your day, a refreshing cocktail to sip on during happy hour, or a pint of locally brewed craft beer to round off your evening, you’ll find plenty of options to choose from. Our wonderful team at the Alex Hotel are always on hand to offer more suggestions to help you get the most out of your stay in Perth. 

find your perfect drink

Exploring Northbridge

You will never be short of things to do in Northbridge, as there are plenty of interesting shops, boutiques, and street art to discover. It is a neighbourhood that is best explored on foot or by borrowing a complimentary bicycle from the Alex Hotel. One of the highlights of the neighbourhood is the Perth Cultural Centre, which is home to the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, the State Library of Western Australia, and the WA Museum Boola Bardip. The centre also hosts a range of events and exhibitions throughout the year, so be sure to check their schedule before you visit.

Another popular destination in Northbridge is the Northbridge Piazza, a large outdoor plaza that hosts free events and screenings throughout the year. Bring a picnic basket from Alex Hotel and enjoy nibbles and a movie or concert under the stars, or simply relax and people-watch in this bustling public space. 

Explore the Creative and Energetic Neighbourhood of Northbridge with Alex Hotel


Northbridge is a neighbourhood that is full of energy, creativity, and diversity. Whether you’re interested in art, culture, food, or just exploring a vibrant community, there’s something for everyone in this dynamic and exciting part of Perth City. With Alex Hotel as your home base, you’ll have the perfect starting point for your Northbridge adventure. Get in touch with us today to book one of our hotel rooms

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