The Stanley was one of the initial new small sub-urban bar that popped up as a part of the relaxing liquor licensing laws in 2007. A very modest alterations and fit out was achieved to great effect.
It's not often that you find a small bar outside a CBD or some sort of bustling metropolitan district. The Stanley is a small bar tucked away in the suburbs, on Cambridge street in Wembley to be exact. If you're not looking for it, it's not hard to miss. I didn't know it was a bar until about 6 months ago and must've walked past it at least a dozen times. We went down to the Stanley for a beer and a yarn after yet another long day at work.
The thing I love most about The Stanley is that it almost feels like you could be sitting in someone's lounge room with the added bonus of having a bar within 10 - 20 steps away, oh, and there's a few strangers sitting around you. The decor is strange, but I like it, all sorts of weird things hanging from the walls and behind the bar that add to the character of the place. There are a fair few big old leather couches throught the bar, some smaller tables and chairs and even a deceptively long courtyard out the back. We sat down an arms length from the bar, a dangerous decision as the beers were an awesome reprieve from Perth's abnormally warm autumn weather.