598 Stirling Hwy Mosman Park 6012
Perth West Australia
Don’t be fooled by the name Rodney’s Bait and Tackle is not a bait shop but a clever seafaring themed bar that conjures up images of Gilligan’s Island and Long John Silver. The walls are covered with ocean relics and prized shark teeth, while fishing nets and buoys crowd the cosy interior, and the middle of the room is taken up by a 10-metre wooden fishing boat called The Maevon.
The Maevon is no ordinary vessel. Apart from being completely landlocked, it has a fully functioning bar built into the hull, with enough rums and whiskies to keep any local pirate happy. Local and overseas wines are available but for those after a soothing ale, a set of beer taps is built into the starboard and offers brews from Perth Draught, Naked Apple, and Throwback Brewery.
Owners Scott Kociuruba and Nathan Nisbet spent two years trawling shipyards and verges to style the interior. From a salvaged jetty, which forms an outdoor table, to an antique map collection, the décor inside Rodney’s will keep you feeling your best pirate life.
If it is food, you are after the dishes are simple and substantial just as it should be for a hungry sea rover. Chips, pizzas, tacos, and burgers are tendered alongside seafood offerings of freshly shucked oysters, smoked mussels and salt and pepper squid that will really get you saying aaargh-me -hearties.
It is a neighbourhood bar and live music venue at heart where you can expect different genres of entertainment every night and on weekends the owners invite blues, jazz, and world-music artists onto the stage. Happy hour runs from 5-6pm weeknights with a Taco Tuesday offered to hungry shipmen.
Rodney’s is popular every night of the week with the locals, some of whom might be pirates. Pirate identifier – Real pirates have green teeth!!