The Northern suburbs is an area North of the Swan River in Perth.
There is a Joondalup train line which runs the length of the Freeway from Perth CBD. Unlike other Perth Train lines, the Joondalup train line (as well as its Mandurah continuation) use the underground station in the CBD, which is connected by an underpass to the old Perth Station. Trains run fairly frequently during the weekday worker commute, however outside of those times trains run roughly every 15 minutes to half an hour. Buses can be caught from most train stations along the train line, with the major Northern train/bus interchanges being: Warwick, Whitfords, Joondalup, Currambine and Clarkson. There is a Central Area Transit bus service (which is free of charge) for the Joondalup CBD area. This departs from the Joondalup train station.
Joondalup is the heart of the Northern Suburbs
The Old Bailey, Joondalup 20 Reid Promenade, Joondalup WA 6027 Named due to its proximity to the Joondalup Criminal Court opposite, this pub and restaurant offers draught beer and a reasonable menu.
Paddy Malones Cnr Reid Prom & Central Walk, Joondalup WA 6027 Irish-themed bar. Good atmosphere and watering hole of the local rugby team.
The Boulevard Tavern 151 Grand Blvd, Joondalup WA 6027 Large bar with a more Australian feel (this is the northern suburbs!). Good mix of clientele with a younger crowd on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Sovereign Arms Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City, 420 Joondalup Dr, Joondalup, WA, 6027 Probably the busiest pub in Joondalup on a Friday and Saturday night. Opposite the Grand Cinemas.
Nice marina with bars and restaurants
The Indian Ocean Brewing Company Bar and Restaurant 33 Ocean Falls Blvd, Mindarie WA 6030, A beautiful location with fantastic beer. They offer their own British real ale which is a fair effort and a rarity in the Southern Hemisphere. Definitely worth a visit! Only downside is the lack of public transport.
The Boat Mindarie Marina, 33 Ocean Falls Blvd, Mindarie WA 6030 Another beautiful location and popular with local residents. Popular pub grub.