Tucked into a little strip of shops on the intersection on Charles Street and Scarborough Beach Road in North Perth, The Classroom has quickly livened up what was once a small business black spot. We’ve seen many a business come and go from that strip and more often than not the seemingly prime real estate has stood empty. Thank goodness for Adam Keane and Daniel Sterpini!
Heavily themed, The Classroom is full of references to an Australian child’s schooling experience. Desks as tables, hopscotch painted onto the floor, a backbar built out of old lockers, black boards and exercise books as menus. The drinks follow suit with the use of smokes, fogs, bunsen burners and interesting textures, all utilized in theatrical ways to engage their patrons. Adam, Daniel and their bar manager, Andrew Bennett have worked together to create a clever and original drinks selection.
These guys pay a lot of attention to the details and have managed to create an all encompassing aesthetic experience. We loved the clock on the wall set permanently at 3.25pm (the end of a traditional school day in Perth).
Barrel Aged Automobile – “Olds Mobile”: genever, scotch, sweet vermouth, orange twist
Dark & Stormy: Goslings Black Seal, house ginger beer, lime
Fatwashed Manhattan: 10 hour BBQ bourbon beef ribs fatwashed Wild Turkey Rye, Antica Formula, Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel Bitters, house brandied cherries
Storm in a Tea Cup: Beefeater 24 gin, orange liqueur, rose petal jam, sencha green tea syrup, green tea and citrus fog, garnished with a rose bud
Our bartender for the afternoon, Andrew Bennett, prepares our final drink.
Smoked Lunch Box Rob Roy: Chivas Regal 18yo, Antica Formula, Fee Bros. Whiskey Barrel Bitters, Peterson’s tobacco smoke