Mechanics Institute

A strip club stubbie holder in the urinal of small bar Mechanics Institute. I really liked the place, although there was a customer shouting out, “I hate Muslims. I hate Muslims. I really hate them Ay.” Also, the bar was calling for taxidermy deer heads, a motif that is tired and totally played. However there was a lot of barman patter, Elvis and Prince playing, so I am giving it a thumbs up. Included is a rather nice phone photo of the bar by me.

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Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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74 Responses to Mechanics Institute

  1. skink says:

    I went to Ezra Pound a couple of weeks ago and it was deserted, and then I found out why. They’ve all moved on to this place for proper drinks service and clean toilets. Still too many smokers at the outdoor tables though. They’ve copied The Stanley’s idea of serving burgers from the Flipside joint downstairs, and a fine idea it is too.
    In a couple of weeks the hipsters will have discovered some other new place and moved on, and this place will be wonderful

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  2. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Are you sure the “I hate Muslims, I hate Muslims ” bit wasn’t a performance art piece? From the looks of the place you would need to keep your wits about you while sipping your Chilean rioja.

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  3. PeteF says:

    I dropped in a couple of weeks ago, post Japanese movie festival, found it much more agreeable than Teh Bird where I’d had pre drinks. Bird was a draughty icebox. Can no-one shut doors?

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  4. Ljuke says:

    So many negative comments for such a positive review. I was going to add that they make a fine martini, but I don’t want some pretentious dick to jump down my throat.

    pre·ten·tious/priˈtenCHəs/
    Adjective: Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.

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    • MattB says:

      This I like – at least you took the time to provide us with a definition, unlike your average hipster who expects us to use our own dictionary.

      Also I’m confused… did you or did you not tell us that they make a fine martini?

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  5. Sorry Perth says:

    Looking back at Perth from afar, I am finding it quaint that so many people get excited about single bar opening. I feel very sorry for you all. This is not hate, this is genuine empathy.

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  6. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    Dad’s back on the wireless.

    He never calls me. :-(

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  7. MattB says:

    If TWOP is pissing off the hipsters then I’m going to stop posting. Focus groups tell me they are a key voting bloc.

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