Adelaide’s Best Bars

Small bars are taking over Adelaide’s night-time culture. Get amongst the local vibe at these popular watering holes:

2KW Bar and Restaurant

Combining a bar, restaurant and outdoor space, 2KW Bar and Restaurant serves Modern Australian food overlooking sweeping views of the city and beyond.

La Rambla

This bar in Adelaide’s West End serves authentic Catalan tapas and a selection of Spanish drinks in a converted warehouse space.

Bank Street Social

The focus on this underground bar is on local craft beer and cider, boutique South Australian wines and Australian gin and whiskey, served alongside pizzas made with local ingredients.


This lively restaurant-come-bar serves African inspired vegetables, grilled and smoked meats and seafood along with a selection of snacks, sweat treats and wine from South Australia and South Africa.

Hains & Co

Gin, rum, whiskey and cigars take centre stage at this nautically themed dive bar designed to lift your spirits. Feast on American style bar snacks and order cocktails with names that will make you chuckle.

Maybe Mae

A hidden door leads to this sophisticated cocktail bar inspired by the American entertainer Mae West. Sip cocktails in one of the green leather booths and bop to the beat of on-point tunes.

La Buvette

French and local natural wines, craft beer, boutique spirits and cocktails are all on offer at La Buvette, alongside a selection of French bites like escargot and charcuterie.

Udaberri Pintxos y Vino

Six Spanish cheeses are served with fruit and nuts alongside an extensive list of wines at this dimly lit Spanish inspired tapas bar. There are also 21 gin and tonic options to choose from, along with a selection of small snacks and share plates.

Clever Little Tailor

This small, classy and comfortable drinking hole offers a selection of beer, whiskey and wine in Adelaide’s West End. Nab a seat inside or dine al fresco.

The Coffee Pot

A buzzing coffee spot in the 1960s, The Coffee Pot exudes a retro sense of style, with the original décor still firmly in place. Nowadays however, it is cocktails for which the stylish set gather, as well as live music performances.

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