PICABAR’S just hibernating and will return.
As other bars reopen through the CBD, Picabar’s remained pointedly shut, with furniture cleared out and the courtyard emptied, raising fears it might’ve closed for good.
It turns out the owners took the lockdown time to do some extensive renos, thinking bars might be closed longer than they were. Picabar’s Conor Buckley tells us they are coming back, and are about five weeks away from reopening.
A big renovation was part of the agreement reached in October 2019 to get a new five-year lease on the WA Government-owned building.