Ball & Chain


The Ball and Chain is one of the best Fremantle bars in Perth where you’ll find genuine, down-to-earth good service from our epic bar staff. Settle yourself in the large main bar with TVs playing live sport, in the quiet Bourbon lounge with floor-to-ceiling spirit library or get some sun and people watch in the beer garden overlooking the greenery of Esplanade Park. Dogs welcome in the beer garden… just make sure you let our staff know (so they can have pat and give your furry friend some water).


The lush pub grub menu includes mouth-watering burgers dripping wth saucy goodness, our “world famous in Perth” southern fried chicken tenderloins, generous chicken and haloumi salad, and tempting pizzas. Plus lots of cheap eats to keep you going like onion rings, fries and jalapeno poppers.

Wash down all that great food with the Matilda Bay craft beer on tap, a range of local cans (#canculture), wines, whiskies, bourbons, scotches, rums and other enjoyable spirits.


Looking for something to do in Fremantle, Perth? Head down to your friendly local, the Ball & Chain has LIVE music every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Fremantle’s best quiz night every Thursday and our infamous meat raffle every Friday night. Plus, there’s Happy Hour Tuesday to Friday and weekday food specials. Check out our What’s on in Fremantle page or our Facebook page for more details.


The Ball and Chain is one of Fremantle’s oldest pubs and one of the most important historical sites in Western Australia – it housed the first 75 convicts arrived in Fremantle on 1 June 1850. In 1896 the building on the site was first used as a Hotel and later became a well-known corner pub ‘Hubbles’ after its owner; a meeting place for the working class of Perth’s Fremantle suburb with boxing tournaments out the back and dock-workers picked up on the veranda who sat on the timber benches still outside today.

Over the years, the Pub has been beautifully restored, highlighting some of the unique features of yesteryear and tastefully decorated with warm timber and copper finishes. The main bar has the original timber from the Matilda Bay Brewery right here in Fremantle.

If you’re interested in hiring one of Perth’s most unique function venues, contact us at [email protected] We’d love to host your wedding, 21st birthday, engagement, Christmas party, hen’s or stag do, or just pop down for some great after work drinks!