Shiver me timbers, it’s time we visited the Pirate Bar to make use of those Groupon coupons before they expire. The Pirate Bar often has different Groupons on the go, and usually it’s for their sliders and drinks in various incarnations. It’s a great way to try out the place without spending a fortune. This was my second visit and once again I was struck by the relaxed vibe of the place, and the friendliness of the staff.
Last night I dragged my son AB along for a quick dinner to check out this family friendly spot. The bar is on Green St far from the busy Mt Hawthorn strip, and you know you’ve arrived when you see the portholes on the side of the building and a skull and crossbones sign on the roof. Decked out with various pirate-themed posters and with wait staff wearing red and white striped shirts, it’s a roomy bar with inside and courtyard seating, and low chairs or lounge chairs for your comfort. There is another bar area around the corner for spill-over on busy nights, along with treasure chests, a crystal ship chandelier, a ship’s wheel and various ship paraphernalia dotted around the place.
For $29 our Groupon entitled us to two sliders each and a glass of the house wine, beer or cider. I chose the mushroom sliders with blue cheese and pesto, while AB went for the meat – one Greek lamb and one pulled pork with wasabi.
My mushrooms sliders were delicious while AB enjoyed his meaty versions; the Greek lamb being his favourite.
The sliders weren’t quite enough to fill us, so we ordered the Salt and Pepper Sumac Calamari with Aioli. Whilst the aioli was creamy and delicious, the calamari was a bit greasy and chewy, and not something I’d order again.
Judging by the number of sliders coming out to other tables, most of the crowd there were Groupon users. We did spy a few pizzas and plates of churros that looked very inviting.
Overall, this is a pleasant way to spend an evening in the ‘burbs. With a good selection of wines and beers and without having to spend a fortune, what’s not to love about the Pirate Bar? It’s summed up really in the Bar’s motto: “Work like a captain, play like a pirate!”