Northbridge is the ideal starting point for visitors to Perth. The area contains many fantastic restaurants and bars as well as including the city’s main nightlife district. Northbridge has a large cultural influence, with many Mediterranean, Greek, Italian and Asian cuisines featuring in the restaurants of the area.
Northbridge has a large café culture. Sitting outside a café and watching the world go by is a large part of the attraction of the area. The suburb is a cultural precinct, housing the Art Gallery of Western Australia – which holds exhibitions both celebrating local art and in conjunction with the New York Museum of Modern Art; Cinema Paradiso; the Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts; and The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex.
Accommodation for all budgets is available in Northbridge, though there’s a slight weighting towards backpacker establishments. Before World War I, Northbridge was home to Perth’s elite. In the 1950s however, post war European migration contributed the diverse ethnic mix evident in the area today, and introduced the café culture and al-fresco lifestyle the area is now known for.