The Comprehensive Guide To Adelaide’s New Bars


Last updated June 8 2018

The weekend is near friends. So time to put on some pants, run a brush through your greasy hair and start planning your weekend party! The last twelve months has seen the opening of so many fantastic new Adelaide bars, so whether you want a quiet couple of after work drinks, a catch up and a dance with friends or a night that would rival Courtney Love at her peak, Glam Adelaide will show you the best new bars in town and where you should head out to any night of the week.

The Wintergarden at Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Riverbank Precinct. The Wintergarden festival hub is the place to be! Enjoy the lively atmosphere and pop-up style eateries offering your favourite festival cuisine including bars, locally sourced hearty meals, coffee and sweets!

Old Friend

121 Pirie Street, Adelaide. If you expect to see Pirie & Co when walking down Pirie Street, double check because Old Friend has arrived in all its glory. Bar, restaurant and cafe, Old Friend welcomes you inside with its fresh decor, high-quality dining and carefully curated cocktail selection.

Hades Hula House

52 Semaphore Road, Semaphore. This strip of road leading to the beach is seeing the addition of more awesome new bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. The newest and certainly most unique addition to the strip is Hades Hula House, Adelaide’s first tiki cocktail lounge and restaurant. Think tropical cocktails in tall, carved glasses with ludicrous umbrellas, and you’ve got the general vibe of what a tiki lounge is! (04/18)

The Noble Gentleman

Tenancy 3, Ground Floor, 41 Currie Street, Adelaide. Another wine bar is moving onto the Adelaide scene and opening very soon. Each month, The Noble Gentleman will be featuring a wine of the month ensuring only the best is sampled! From what we’ve read this place will quickly become Adelaide’s go-to wine stop. (Coming soon!)

Hellbound Wine Bar

201 Rundle St, Adelaide. Top notch wine from two of Adelaide’s best known Hospo humans?! It almost sounds too good to be true. But it’s not. Welcome Hellbound to the Rundle Street crew and get on down for a drink, or seven. (02/18)

Club Cubano

12 Union St, Adelaide. From February 10 – March 18 you can immerse yourself in this Cuban themed pop-up bar thanks to Mr. Goodbar! Club Cubano is coinciding with the Adelaide Fringe and is shaping up to be a must-visit drop in point thanks to their massive range of delicious drinks and intoxicating Havana vibes! (02/18)

Anchovy Bandit

96 Prospect Rd, Prospect. This month, Prospect locals had yet another thing to be excited about with the launch of the newest cocktail & pizza bar – Anchovy Bandit. The amazing team over there have focused their menus (food & drinks) specifically on local produce. The cocktail list isn’t anything you’re used too, owner Oliver Brown says there will be a strong focus on Italian influences – “think modern twists on classics like Bellini and Spritz”! (01/18)

Atomic Lounge 

173 Hindley St, Adelaide. Opening this past Australia Day comes Atomic Lounge, located on the ground floor of Enigma Bar. Coming complete with outdoor seating, lounges, pool tables, and playing the best music from the 50s to the 80s, it really is the best place to spend your evenings/ early mornings. Soak up the atmosphere while dancing the night away at this new hot spot in Adelaide! (01/18)

The Local Wine Co. 

165A King William Road, Hyde Park. The Local Wine Co is a new, innovative and intimate wine bar with a list that speaks for itself. Their popular platters of locally sourced cured meats & hand-crafted cheeses paired with premium wines usually only available by bottle is a true testament to what they bring their customers. (01/18)

The Local Wine Co.


Torrens Riverbank. The first pop-up to be announced along the River Torrens this year, NEON will help you make the most of those summer nights! Overlooking the Adelaide Riverbank at the Adelaide Festival Centre. NEON is the perfect place for an afternoon drink or 3 with friends, a post-cricket stop or a big night out on the weekend! (11/17)

Treasury 1860

144 King William Street, Adelaide. Located in the Adina Apartments the Treasury is the perfect oasis in the middle of the city. The gorgeous courtyard is the place to be, with a pop-up bar and delicious food on offer. (11/17)

Treasury 1860

Port Admiral Hotel

55 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide. After being closed for 10 years, we think this counts as new! The masterminds behind Clever Little Tailor, Pink Moon Saloon, and Low & Slow, alongside the chef from Whistle & Flute, have brought new life into this old fave featuring a front bar, beer garden, outside terrace, saloon bar, and bottle shop. (11/17)

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Hindmarsh Ergo Apartments, Adelaide. This new city ‘cellar door’ will be offering wine tastings from guest wineries from across our great state in a beautiful, redesigned art space from Thursday to Sunday. First up will be Oliver’s Taranga with a showcase by renowned artist Emma Hack. (11/17)

The General Wine Bar & Kitchen

55a Main Rd, McLaren Flat SA. Opening late last year comes the General Wine Bar & Kitchen, a place that celebrates the best of food and wine. This place brings with it a unique style combining a wine bar, open kitchen, and cellar door experience. McLaren Vale is one of the most gorgeous parts of SA, so if you find yourself that way pop in to give these guys a go. (10/17)


188 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. They brought us our favourite summer bars, Little Miss Mexico, Little Miss Miami, Little Miss Dive Shop, Crab Shack, and Superfish – now the latest chapter of this story is Roxie’s, the gorge garden bar which will be open year round. Hallelujah! (11/17)

Uraidla Brewery

Thinking of making a trip up to the hills but scratching your head on where to go? Well, allow us to let you in on this shiny new gem. The Uraidla Brewery has been under construction this year and are almost ready to open the doors to their not-so-little side project. From now on the unique venue will home a brewery, a cafe and bakery all-in-one! And with the decor said to combine industrial chic with a 60s retro look, it’s shaping up to be the perfect place for a weekend lunch. (11/17)

Michonne Wine Bar 

229 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide. This latest Port Adelaide gem is a french influenced wine bar, serving wines by the glass and a splatters and cheesey toasties to put a smile on everyone’s dile. With a mission to get people to try more wines they wouldn’t have encountered before, you’ll be leaving feeling extremely educated. (11/17)

The Baily Room

25 Vardon Ave, Adelaide. An extension to the popular Tasting Room, The Baily Room promises more food, more wine and plans to host visiting winemakers from overseas and interstate. If you’re serious about your chardonnay, this is place to visit. (10/17)

The Jarmer Room & Fifth Street Bowden

After major renovations, the old Bowden Sales Centre that was located at the back of Jarmer’s Kitchen, the team have opened what’s sure to be not only one of Adelaide’s favourite pizza spots, but also one of our new most sought-after function spaces. While the new Jarmer’s Room, a tavern-style casual eatery, is available for functions, when it isn’t being used the bi-fold doors will open and create an indoor/outdoor seating space for Fifth St Pizza. (10/17)

Red October

22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide. From the masterminds behind Bibliotheca Bar and Book Exchange is one of Adelaide’s newest multi-level bar, Red October – yet another puzzle piece in the epic Gilbert Place revamp.(10/17)

Florence Rooftop Bar

27- 29 Gilbert Place, Adelaide. Florence is set atop the new Kaffana restaurant and boasts a cosy bar space, exposed stone walls and a vertical garden. If you’re a fan of sipping under the stars or 2KW or Hennessy, this rooftop newbie is just right for you. (10/17)

The West Oak Hotel

208 Hindley St, Adelaide. From the ashes of the Worldsend Hotel rises this new modern pub. An after work casual perfect for those working in the west end, such as the Royal Adelaide Hospital. They have everything from craft beer to fine wine on offer, plus cheese boards and charcuterie (in case you’re feeling peckish). (10/17)

HQ Complex 

149 Hindley St, Adelaide. The newest HQ is really something quite out of this world. The three-level complex has spared no expense with regards to the sound and lighting experience, with state of the art production of lights and visuals a focal point of the new HQ. The venue features a main room with an al fresco balcony access overlooking Hindley Street and designated VIP areas on the mezzanine wings. Get ready for a big night out at HQ… (10/17)

Ochre Nation 

24 Victoria Street, Gumeracha. Thirsty? You’re in luck, they’ve got a menu including: Gin & Tonic, Negroni, Espresso Martini, Økar Spritz, Australiano, Dark & Stormy & Cherry Cola. Into Vino? You’re in luck! You’ll be able to enjoy a glass of Unico Zelo & Harvest Wine Growers Co-op. (09/17)

1857 Distillery Bar 

1931 North East Road, Inglewood. The team at Inglewood love South Aussie gins, whiskeys, vodkas and liqueurs so much, they have dedicated a bar to them. Proudly serving SA only G&T’s, espresso martinis, negronis, an array of cocktails or stand alone spirits. Yes please. (09/17)

1857 Distillery

Holey Moley Golf Club

162 Pulteney St, Adelaide. Get ready for the craziest round of mini golf you’ve ever played. Put on your finest golf-attire and rally up your caddies for an 18 hole tee off. But what’s a round-on-the green without a round of refreshments? Grab yourself something nice from their luscious list of libations and settle in at The Caddyshack Bar. (08/17)

Midnight Spaghetti

196 Grenfell St, Adelaide. From indoor booth or bar seating, to alfresco aperitivos on the balcony, both settings will have you scanning the walls for forgotten framed celebrities, irreverent paraphernalia & more spaghetti thats failed the stick test than you’ve ever seen. The soundtrack like the atmosphere will be moving faster than lightning. (08/17)

Happy Sally

121 Pirie St, Adelaide. A vintage, US-inspired basement bar complete a (functioning) Jukebox. There’s plenty of creative cocktails and ice cream floats. It’s all about the live music on Fridays and Jukebox Saturday Nights – think swingin’ tunes from the 50s & 60s right through to present day jams. (05/17)

Happy Sally

A Cheeky Few

150 King William Road, Hyde Park. If you’re on the look out for a new, cozy spot in Adelaide that offers a massive range of wine, great coffee, and even better customer service, head over to A Cheeky Few! (02/18)


As always, we put the call out to you Adelaide. If you have any other new bars that we’ve missed, feel free to drop us a line with your additions. We’d love include you and to check out somewhere new!


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