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Beers that cheer at a low of $7.50
Kristoffer Schnettler, Sara Mattisson and Alex Mirris enjoy $7.50 pints at Durty Nelly's. Picture: Steve Ferrier, The West Australian

With an array of trendy new bars and swanky hangouts opening in inner-city Perth, the question begs to be asked - where can you still get a decent-priced, no-frills, ice-cold beer after a hard day's work?

_The West Australian _visited more than 40 inner city pubs and bars in search of Perth's cheapest pint.

Five years ago, the most expensive pints in Perth tipped the $10 mark but last year, a survey found $10 was now the average price for a full-strength pint of beer.

But to our surprise, our inner-city survey found eight venues serving beers for under $9 a pint.

Durty Nelly's Irish Pub in Shafto Lane poured Guinness and the Melbourne Hotel in Hay Street served up Boag's Draught both for $7.50.

Durty Nelly's duty manager Dan Culleton said cheaper drinks allowed people to relax.

"People can just come in and enjoy a beer without all the frills and fuss," he said.

The most expensive pint was $17.10 for a boutique Belgian Leffe Brune at the Belgian Beer Cafe.