Find the Best Bars in Adelaide – from Wine Bars & Cocktail Bars to favourite local pubs. Adelaide has a lot to offer and now with the approval for Small Bars going ahead, we will be seeing a lot of small and trendy venues opening.
The new licences will be cheaper and more streamlined than current options, in a bid to encourage young entrepreneurs to open small venues and enliven the city’s laneways.
1. Cushdy (Cocktail Bar)
Get in quick! Cushdy is closing it’s doors tomorrow! Cushdy recently won Cocktail Bar of the Year (SA) at the Australian Bar Awards and have been nominated for several other awards within the industry. Sean’s future plans are to open a new venue – still within the Adelaide CBD.
2. Clever Little Tailor (Wine Bar)
The Clever Little Tailor has a great beer and wine selection. It’s not overly spacious but it makes for a cosy and intimate bar. Friendly and attentive staff to make your after work drinks more enjoyable. (Clever Little Tailor)
3. Udaberri (Wine Bar)
Another winner at the Australian Bar Awards – winning Bar of the Year (SA)! This bar brings me back to my Euro travels. Serving up Pintxos, the Basque region’s version of tapas – simply amazing food! Ever tried pintxos before? (Udaberri)
4. The Warradale (Front Bar/Pub)
The Warradale boasts a spacious bistro and an inviting garden/verandah bar. These guys are serving up some great pub food and pretty much round the clock specials so check them out if you haven’t already. (The Warradale)
5. Press Food & Wine (Wine Bar)
6. Fumo Blu (Cocktail Bar)
Fumo is one of my all time favourites. A late night venue that has been serving up fantastic cocktails for years. You can’t go wrong with any of their cocktails – the staff have great product knowledge to impress too. (Fumo Blu)
7. The Highway (Front Bar/Pub)
The Highway has won a stream of AHA awards and rightfully so. Since the renovations back in ’06 (I’m guessing here!) they have drawn crowds of diners and party-goers. The hotel boasts a huge beer garden area (heated for those colder months!) with a monstrous screen to watch your favourite sport. (The HWY)
8. Casablabla (Cocktail Bar)
Casablabla has a very inviting feel to it, drawing inspiration from Morocco, Turkey, Bali and Cambodia. Sit back, relax with a cocktail and enjoy the salsa and flamenco dancers that regularly hit the d-floor. (Casablabla)
9. The Wheatsheaf Hotel (Front Bar/Pub)
The Wheaty pub is a hidden gem for all the craft beer aficionados out there. Regularly hosting craft beer launches, meet the brewer sessions and more. They have a pretty impressive range of beers available so you’ll find something that you love. (The Wheatsheaf Hotel)
10. Cantina Sociale (Wine Bar)
I’m yet to visit but it has made the top 10 due to all the positive reviews I’ve been hearing lately – what do you like about Cantina Sociale? (Cantina Sociale)