Thursday, 29 January 2015

6 Essential Things that Make a Great Pub/Bar

Clubs and bars have always been a great place to socialise and let your hair down. They provide a relaxed place to have a drink, catch up with friends and even meet new people. But there are obviously the good bars and the bad bars - often it’s not completely clear what makes a place great, it’s as much a combination of factors. Let’s take a look at some of the more important features.


A Range of Beers

Not to discriminate again spirits, cocktails and wines, but beer is the number one consumed beverage in the pub environment. Obviously it’s important that there are plenty of drinks to choose from and a range of prices both cheap and expensive if the occasion calls for it. If a bar has a nice selection of local and imported beers on tap it’s always a plus.

claremont Beer

The Atmosphere or Vibe

Obviously the busiest bars are usually the best, precisely because they are busy. When there’s plenty of people around you’re more likely to make new friends and there’s always going to be something going on. People watching is one of the biggest drawcards for many people out on the town. The atmosphere also depends on things like the staff and the level of service.

cocktail bar

The Venue

People want to hang out in a comfortable venue where there is plenty of seating and enough space to move around and maybe do a lap of the joint if the occasion calls for it. Furniture and d├ęcor come into the occasion here and the bar that does it right is sure to be noticed.

Party Venue


This is a tricky one because everyone’s idea of great music is different. But a good bar will understand the crowd it draws or the market it caters to and play the music that fits. This may actually be a ‘chicken and the egg’ situation as people may be drawn to places with certain music, however that is beside the point.
You’ll usually find that the best night spots have live music or skilled DJs playing regularly; some will even have both depending on what night of the week it is.

music at bar


Particularly in the pub environment, good food is a big one. Having a good menu means that people can come for dinner and drinks early in the night and spend the rest of their time at the same venue.

pub food


People get bored with the same thing over and over, that’s why you see so many bars and clubs stay open for only a short stint only to close again.

Events at bars

The ones that survive will often have regular events from week to week, some ticketed acts, some just for fun - things like trivia nights, poker night, etc - to keep the people entertained.

night club

Can our readers think of anything else that comes into the equation of what makes a great bar!?


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Functions at The Claremont

The Claremont Hotel is often said to be the heart of Claremont, a hot spot for lovers of good food and drink. The Claremont Hotel has now got something on every night on the week with live musical shows, DJ's, burger nights and more. The spacious venue is also popular for private functions such as parties, corporate events and more. With a range of rooms and different packages depending on the size of your group, The Claremont can cater to your needs.

Service Specifications

The Claremont is the place to hit up for private parties and larger get-togethers in Perth due to its size and flexibility. This makes the venue appropriate for a range of functions including birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate functions, students’ formal nights and many other events. Even if you aren’t planning a private party, The Claremont is a great place to visit during the week or weekend. We’re open 7 days a week till late and have a great menu and specials list. Perfect for a catch up with a friend or a quick drink after work!

Corporate Functions

Corporate functions are events that The Claremont is more than capable of catering to. Despite being a hotel, the venue has a professional, comfortable atmosphere which is perfect for these kinds of functions. It allows not only for great food, drinks and service, but all the equipment and functionalities that are required. This includes a stage, AV equipment, WIFI around the hotel and 5 expensive functions rooms. The Claremont is fully equipped with a huge cocktail and drinks menu, a dynamic kitchen and entertainment can be provided if necessary. 


The Claremont has a great menu that has all your pub meal favourites. But we’re always tinkering with the menu to improve things and find that fine line between pub food and fine dining. Our menu can be altered for corporate and private events if necessary. We also take great pride in our hors d'oeuvres, which will make you forget your own name and are the perfect accompaniment to a quality wine or beer.


The Claremont offers a huge range of wines, beers and spirits from the cheap stuff all the way up to the dollar-a-drop bevs. Our wine bottles range in price from $26 to $120 per bottle.

So if you’re planning any kind of night, whether it’s for 10 people or 100, The Claremont is worth a look. Give us a call or check out our website to see our various function rooms and options.