Recent law changes in Perth produced a salvo of quirky small bars that are distinctly Melbourne-ish (…just don't mention this comparison to any local bartenders). Small bars have been sprouting everywhere, including in the formerly deserted-after-dark CBD. Northbridge, traditionally pubby, brawly and brassy, now sustains a more idiosyncratic drinking scene, while in Fremantle – a hard-drinking port town – craft beer reigns supreme.