By Sacha Delfosse
Perth's newest bar, The Classroom, will open its doors on February 22 with a theme that pays tribute to school classrooms from the 70s and 80s.
The bar offers up a slice of nostalgia, with its interior (pictured) featuring walls lined with dusty chalkboards; superhero-themed lunchboxes, gold-embossed encyclopaedia sets, rusty pencil sharpeners and faded school satchels.
Tables come in the form of recycled wooden school desks and benches while the back bar rests in a row of repurposed gym lockers.
“Our inspiration was drawn from our many positive childhood memories of school. School for us was all about having fun and learning something at the same time,” said co-owner Daniel Sterpini.
The bar features an innovative drinks list that stays true to the school theme, with the selection broken up into three subjects. The 'History' section contains old school cocktails, the 'Science' section contains bubbling and smoking concoctions while the 'Art' section contains colourful and playful recipes.
“We wanted to include some new offerings never seen before in Perth, to keep in line with the education theme,” said co-owner Adam Keane.
“The Classroom wants to push the boundaries with a hand selection of craft beers and local boutique wine producers to give punters a difference from the norm of small bar drinking."
The Classroom is located at 1/356 Charles St, North Perth.