Swallow Booths & Bar detail

Swallow is a neighbourhood bar located at 198 Whatley Crescent Maylands. It’s your warm and nostalgic local serving great food from local produce, a thoughtful selection of wines, beers and spirits from home and across the globe… plus a great list of cheeky cocktails.

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We now open earlier on the weekends! Our bar menu plus some sneaky daily specials are available from 12 Noon to every Saturday and Sunday….



Oh for the cooler evenings! We are always inspired by what the season brings into the Swallow Kitchen. As Autumn enfolds us with deeper colours,cool breezes and the smell of wood smoke, we get ready to welcome the fruits of the earth like mushrooms, celeriacs and jerusalem artichokes.  As a weekend special (& possibly during the week if you ask us nicely…) you’ll find our cracked & grilled local tiger prawns with lemon butter and fresh chilli, plus our beautiful Autumn fig and Meredith feta plate. How about a cheeky glass of Barossa Rosé or sparkling Cremant de Loire to wash those down?

Swallow Prawns Swallow fig & feta plate Autumn figs



Swallow Mojito….

We love creating Swallow style cocktails, and we love the classics…our Mojitos get you going with plenty of lime and fresh mint, Havana Club white rum, soda and some Swallow Bar lovin’!!! Ask us about our weekly special cocktail…

The Swallow Daily

Saturday Afternoon Jazz  with The Trio of Defectors

Every Saturday from 3pm-5pm

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Trio of Defectors is a super exciting band comprising of 3 old mates who have been playing together for over half their lives. The band features Jamie Oehlers on Saxophone, Tom Ohalloran on the organ and Ben Vanderwal on the drum set. Performing compositions by Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington, Jazz standards and some of their own creations you are sure to get fresh, spontaneous compositions and arrangements every time they play together. The Swallow bar is the perfect place to grab a seat and watch it all unfold right in front of you, and it’s free.



We are collaborating with the wonderful Anja Lewis of Canny Grapes to host a series of wine tasting classes in our Captains Room. The Sparkling classes have been a huge success, and will be running on the 1st Saturday of each month.

LOVE BUBBLES? LOVE PROSECCO? LOVE SPARKLING? LOVE CHAMPAGNE? Join Anja from Canny Grapes on her journey exploring the incredible world of Sparkling Wines. Travel to Spain, Italy, France and Australia, taste and discover the different styles, learn about wine making techniques, grape varieties, history, the best food match while finding your new favourite bubbles. Duration: 2 hours, including 6 wines and small share platters. Bookings essential as the event is limited to 10 seats only. This class is held in the Captains Room @ Swallow Bar Please arrive 2.45pm for a 3pm start.

Tickets www.cannygrapes.com/tasting-classes/

Private Wine Classes Have a group of 10 people and would like your own private Wine tasting class??!! email us on theoffice@swallowbar.com.au to organise.



What's happening at Swallow Bar for 2017?

Well you can look forward to another year of amazing free & local music. We have a lot of regular musicians that are a part of the Swallow family, then each month there is always some new music to check out as we explore the amazing Perth music scene. Come on down for live Jazz & Blues on Thursdays from 7pm and Sundays from 5pm. Saturday nights settle into a booth for a night of great tunes from one of our DJs.

Our beautiful kitchen... Food is at the heart of Swallow Bar, and while we have a small kitchen, it is absolutely packed full of love and passion for life & food! Join us for anything from bar snacks and glorious cheese plates to main plates and our  Swallow Daily. We are lucky to get all our meat from Hampshire on 8th just around the corner, who share our passion for local produce, local everything... go Maylands!

Weekend lunches...We open a little earlier on the weekends from 12 Midday. Enjoy the buzz of Maylands during the daylight hours and a fabulous menu, great coffee and plenty of Brunchy cocktails on offer!

Swallow Bar cellar... Remember to check out our cellar wine list when looking for something a little special. We are always adding new treasures to our cellar....

Events.... We love hosting parties at Swallow Bar, and our courtyard or Captain's Room  are perfect to book exclusively any night of the week except Friday. You bring your friends, we'll wine and dine you! Our Captains Room holds up to 16 people, and our Courtyard a maximum of 35.

The Captain's Room @ Swallow Bar

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Small Bar Awards 2014

Yeah she looks good up there! He he he...

Wow, what a night it was! We want to give a big shout out to the Small Bar Association, for their pro-active involvement and encouragement, and for putting on a great award ceremony. To Connections nightclub for their fabulous rooftop lounge and hosting... To the amazing collection of small bars and owners that Perth is blessed to have... For a city that was somewhat slow to get started in the small bar area... It has really outdone itself! Very proud to be part if this thriving city! To our amazing staff, family, friends and regulars... We obviously couldn't do what we do without you, thank you thank you for your endless support and enthusiasm!


Hip hip... Hooray!!!!!!

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Parties @ Swallow Bar

Would you like to celebrate your next event at Swallow Bar? We have lots of options to accommodate you and your besties. Email us theoffice@swallowbar.com.au

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Opening Hours

Monday – Tuesday



5pm – 10pm (ish)


5pm – 11pm (ish)


4pm- Midnight (ish)


12 noon – 11pm (ish)


12 noon – 9pm

What's On

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Wednesday 9th August @ 5pm

Jessie Gordon, Johnny Matthews & Lachlan Gear
–  Champagne, cheeky Jazz & dirty blues! –

Thursday 10th August @ 7pm


Saturday 12th August @ 3pm

Afternoon Jazz with the Trio of Defectors
– Amazing Perth Jazz led by Jamie Oehlers  –

Saturday 12th August @ 8pm

DJ Jim Peas
– Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Disco! –

Sunday 13th August @ 5pm

–  8 piece Afro-funk, reggae, blues, fun! –

Thursday 17th August @ 7pm

Bonnie-Scott Jazz Duo
–  Cheeky Jazz & Blues –

Saturday 19th August @ 3pm

Afternoon Jazz with the Trio of Defectors
– Amazing Perth Jazz led by Jamie Oehlers  –

Saturday 19th August @ 8pm

Razor Jack
– Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Ska –

Sunday 20th August @ 5pm

Voudou Zazou
–   Amazing Gypsy Jazz! –

Thursday 24th August @ 7pm


Saturday 26th August @ 3pm

Afternoon Jazz with the Trio of Defectors
– Amazing Perth Jazz led by Jamie Oehlers  –

Saturday 26th August @ 8pm

DJ Nick Sheppard
– Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Disco-

Sunday 27th August @ 5pm

Limelights Jazz
–  Traditional Swing Jazz –


198 Whatley Crescent Maylands
Telephone +61 8 9272 4428


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We are happy to take bookings in our courtyard and Captain’s Room, while the inside is walk-ins only. For function enquiries please email theoffice@swallowbar.com.au