Temperance Bar, Northam

Temperance Bar Northam

Did you know a very trendy bar is found in the charming country town of Northam? After a day exploring WA’s picturesque Avon Valley head to Temperance Bar to wind down with a drink or two. The beautifully renovated establishment that beckons you to step back in time while enjoying very modern indulgences.

Temperance Bar Northam

Formerly known as the Shamrock Hotel, this historic venue has been extensively restored by the Dome Group, well known for their sympathetic renovations of Western Australian heritage buildings, like the Premier Mill Hotel in Katanning. The result is a stunning blend of heritage and contemporary charm that captures the essence of Northam’s fascinating past.

As you step into The Temperance Bar, you’ll be greeted by a lively ambiance that pays a cheeky nod to Northam’s history as a model “Temperance Town” (aka prohibition) from the late 1800s. This intriguing theme adds a unique touch to your visit, inviting you to explore the town’s heritage while enjoying a relaxing drink via the tongue in cheek mural on the bar’s wall. The menu makes for a good read too!

Temperance Bar Northam

One of the highlights of The Temperance Bar is its impressive selection of wine, beer, cider, and spirits, sourced from the Swan Valley, Perth Hills, and Great Southern wine regions. The ever-changing roster of wines are even available on tap!

Temperance Bar Northam

The Temperance Bar opens its doors daily from 3 pm, making it an ideal spot for an afternoon escape or a leisurely evening with friends. If you happen to visit on a Saturday night, you’re in for a treat with live music. The menu offers up a selection of share-plate dishes that cater to various palates.

Fish tacos were a hit.

As were fries, salt and pepper squid, a beetroot orange and feta salad, and a cheese plate.

For those who want to extend their stay, the Farmers’ Home Hotel upstairs provides cosy accommodations also beautifully renovated. Dome café is located next door, which is open until late for meals as well as coffee and cake.

Dome Northam

The Temperance Bar invites you to sip, savour, and unwind in a setting that seamlessly blends history with modern comforts. It’s the perfect destination for those who appreciate a taste of the past. Be sure to discover this gem in Northam’s heart.


Find Temperance Bar at 112 Fitzgerald Street, Northam.

Get more information on their website.


Discover more things to see and do in the Avon Valley here.


About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, through "Simply PERTHfect", Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA. She enjoys brunching, lunching or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her parents in tow, Amanda always has plenty of senior-friendly eating options to recommend. Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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