Isn’t it nice when an old building is resurrected as something new instead of being demolished? This is the case with the old Busselton Fire Station, which has found a new life as part of the Busselton entertainment scene.
Built in 1936, the Busselton Fire Station was operational until 1990. After the building ceased being used for its’ original purpose it became home to charity shops and local art groups before the current owners transformed it into a small bar.
Still operating under the name of The Fire Station, the focus of the bar is on organic and natural wines, and craft beers. The list of tap beers and wines on offer are displayed on a board behind the bar, with the alcohol content of the beer written up alongside. The wines are available by the glass, 500ml carafe, or 750ml bottle; and because they are from smaller producers, it gives you the chance to try something new and different.
The food menu offers a diverse selection of share foods and pizzas, aimed at group dining and giving you the chance to try lots of different flavours. The prices are very reasonable with the pizzas ranging from $18 – $24, and the share plates starting at $9 for fries & aioli up to $32 for beef short ribs with Thai crispy noodle salad. There are also lots of gluten-free options to choose from on the sharing menu. In addition to the regular menu there are weekly and lunchtime specials, which are excellent value for money.
The bar has a casual, eclectic decor; as seems to be the trend nowadays. Inside the seating is mostly high stools and a couple of couches, or, there is the option of roadside alfresco seating and casual garden dining where you will find a scattering of regular dining seating arrangements, and the bar is pet-friendly so your dog is welcome to join you at the alfresco tables.
Because the doors to the bar are the original fire station doors, access is easy for wheelchairs and prams, and there is parking available outside the door but with a 1/2hr limit: there is a carpark to the rear of the bar with a 2hr parking limit.
Address: 68 Queen Street, Busselton
Phone: 9752 3113
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11.30am – 10.00pm
Friday & Saturday. 11.30am – 11.30pm
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