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Clancy's Fish Pub - City Beach

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Published May 5th 2012

Clancys Fish Pub
- City Beach

Clancy's in City Beach is undeniably the best positioned dining venue in Perth. The only thing separating Clancy's from the Indian Ocean is the sand of City Beach - not even a grassed area or car park lies in the way of this magnificent location

Clancy's is a well known franchise throughout Perth with successful fish pubs in Applecross, Fremantle and Dunsborough as well. The pub is a great place to enjoy an afternoon or evening session with mates, as the younger reckless type crowd tend to steer clear of such traditional venues.

No pretentious dress standards here.
The casual venue is a thong and board shorts friendly environment that really gives you that beach shack feeling. I'ts appropriate for all ages and families are most welcome at all hours of the day. There is a nice sized playground just outside for the kids and the nature of the venue means it retains is family-friendly relaxed feel throughout the night.

The food is great, and really suits the beach shack style fish bar well. Simple dishes like barramundi fillets, surf & turf, salt and pepper squid and steamed mussels are complemented by a range of more gourmet items, including a $60 platter for two featuring oysters, tiger prawns, peri peri squid and a host of other seafood delights.

They do have a kids menu and a small range of non-seafood meals - steak, chicken and a few salads to keep everyone happy. All the food is a tad on the expensive side, but the quality is exceptional and the service and atmosphere of the place is fantastic.

Where Clancy's really separates itself from the market is its beer
Perched proudly over City Beach
selection. Clancy's venues seem devoted to promoting good beer - they offer a very impressive selection of WA and Australian microbrews (not James Squire - think Two Birds, Eagle Bay, Stone & Wood etc.), as well as highly regarded foreign names (once again no, not Heineken and Budweiser - think Bear Republic, Brew Dogs, Green Flash).

Its great to see that the boring regulars that dominate the market (Hahn, Swan, Tooheys, Carlton etc.) have no place here. Of course the quality beer does come at a price with most bottles being between $10 - $15 each. That being said there is a few cheap options and the tap beer is very well priced considering whats on offer - Nail, Mountain Goat and Feral to name a few!

Oh, and there is live music too, music that really fits the image and adds to the relaxed yet funky atmosphere too. Just imagine listening to acoustic jazz music whilst watching the sunset over City Beach with well made beer and a seafood platter for two, we have such a tough life here.
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Why? Great family friendly, casual dining
When: 7am till late
Where: South City Beach
Cost: Beer: $5 - $25. Mains: $20 - $50
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