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.
Last updated: November 15 2017
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.
AMBRA LIQUEURS CELLAR DOOR & SPRITZ BAR – 43 Phillips Street, Thebarton. As the people who brought us Limoncello, Ambra always has a place in our heart! They have revamped their Cellar Door and Spritz Bar and it is to die for. A must go to for the summer.
ARTBAR – 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.
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.
Disco Mexico – 140 Gouger St, Adelaide. If you’ve ever had a hankering for a tequila (or two), a dance and some tacos – in any order – then you’re in for a treat. Adelaide’s first dedicated taqueria and bar, Disco Mexico, has just opened up on Gouger Street (next to Mexican Society) and it looks pretty awesome.
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.
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.
Hellhound 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 Hellhound to the Rundle Street crew and get on down for a drink, or seven.
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.
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…
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.
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.
NEON – 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!
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.
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.
Roxie’s – 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!
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.
The William Bligh – 33 Vardon Ave, Adelaide. We’ve got wine bars, whisky bars, tequila bars and now we’ve got a new rum bar, The William Bligh.
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).
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!