Tony’s charms sneak up on you

This bar, nestled in the back alleys of Chinatown, has been leading Perthians armed with a secret password on a wild goose chase through the city, looking for a mystery door.

Owner Clint Nolan, of Pleased to Meet You and La Cholita fame, set up the prohibition-style rum-bar in November and it has been gathering momentum ever since.

�Tony �The Hat� Cornero was an infamous racketeer, rum-runner and gambler during the prohibition period in 1920s America,� Nolan said.

�Sneaky Tony�s pays tribute to the early years of his colourful career where he supplied speakeasies with bootleg rum.�

The bar boasts 300 bottles from all over the world including Bermuda, Barbados and Fiji; and favourites the humble mojito and rum Manhattans are served with bottomless bowls of peanuts.

�We�ve had a lot of fun with this venue,� he said. �We�ve always thought of Sneaky Tony�s as Tony �The Hat�s� lounge room.

�A secret, hidden-away saloon filled with all of his worldly treasures.

�But for those wanting something a little less serious, there�s a range of classic cocktails with a few twists along the way.�

When it comes to food, the menu is short and sweet, with an offering of American favourites including pulled pork sliders, burgers and devilled eggs.

As for passwords, they are now only needed on Friday and Saturday, but to find them you have to visit Tony�s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Once you have done that, your next mission is to find it.