Malt Supper Club, Perth, Australia – Review

{flickr|100|campaign} Malt is Perth’s newest nightclub on Beaufort Street in Mt Lawley. After waiting five years for their license to be approved, we’ve all expected big things from this rather small venue. I took a look last Saturday night to see what Malt has to offer.

Decor says a lot about a venue, and the clientele a venue is trying to draw is usually in direct correlation with its interior layout. Malt takes the cake in this department. Malt does not hold back in the looks department at all. Considering they did take five years to get their license it is not surprising the decor had five years worth of planning put into it, and trust me it is truly second to none. Colourings range from blacks, to greys and charcoals. Feature walls are that of a high class nightclub with patterns of black and silver running throughout the venue. Foot rests are kept the features with red and gold suede, and shiny black bar stools matching the black glass bars. Very impressive!

Age is the real problem, or plus, depending on what you are looking for in a venue. Malt has exclusive age ratio of 25+. After talking with Tony the manager, this is not exclusive to your proof of age. This is however exclusive to your look. The bouncers are under strict regulation to let everyone pretty and of the look 25 in. No Paramount crowd will be found here. This nightclub is of the feel of Botanica or The Brisbane Hotel.

Drinks are reasonably priced between $ 8 and $ 12 for the usual for drinks in Perth. However cocktails can be ordered from $ 15-$ 20 and are very impressive on the eye, and not a bad mix on the taste buds either.

The atmosphere is very exclusive. If you’re not wearing your newest Louis Vutton, Prada or Gucci attire, you may indeed find yourself a little out of place. I am personally surprised they have taken this stance on entry but it has definitely done them favors. The crowd does look great (I was contemplating how I had got in at this point) and by around midnight the party action starts to get into full swing. However, if you are a male in this venue and you’re not of the jock type that goes to the gym for breakfast lunch and dinner you may not fit in here. I was contemplating whether the extreme amount of mirrors were for the ladies or for the steroid bulging men to look at themselves in. Jokes aside, the venue is very classy so if you’re thinking of having a look, make sure you have a good shave fellas – and polish your shoes.

Overall I’d give Malt Supper Club 8 tips out of 10. It will be interesting to see if Malt can keep up its good reviews over the year. Malt is open from Wednesday night to Saturday night and watch out for its new Sunday sessions opening soon.