Sinfully Good Bars In The City Of Churches… Yes Please!

by Gabriella Hills

Dens, Distilleries and more… Adelaide has got bars for everyone.

The City of Churches, the 20-minute City, festivals galore… Adelaide is the small but mighty capital city that offers something for just about everyone. Nestled among the glorious heritage architecture and beautiful gardens lies some of the country’s best watering holes.

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite’s that you’re guaranteed to enjoy. Whether you’re after a national icon’s origins, gin that is anything but depressing, or a moody, intimate night, we’ve got you covered.

Prohibition Liquor Co
[Adelaide CBD]

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Prohibition Liquor Co is proudly one of Adelaide’s most unique venues. Located in the CBD, its actually the city’s only Distillery Door and Tasting Room, where you can try out and take home some award-winning Gin. Not only is the product impressive, but the massive converted warehouse is a chic space with so much character and sophistication – just like their gin. It’s more than just a bar, it’s an experience. [VIEW]

Next Door
[Adelaide CBD]

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Next Door is Prohibition Liquor Co’s sister venue, and is located – you guessed it – right next door. The drinks menu features a massive 100 international and local craft gins, including their own brew. If gin isn’t your thing, no stress. They also serve an extensive range of cocktails, tapas and gourmet platters to line your stomachs. Next door offers the perfect vibe to sit back and relax with your mates. [VIEW]

The Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars

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Nestled in the leafy Adelaide foothills, heritage listed Edinburgh Hotel is a beautifully landscaped spot offering the perfect place for a boozy Sunday lunch. Music fills the venue every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and beer, wine and cocktails flow every day of the week. The Village Bar menu offers a range of platters, snacks and share plates for you to enjoy with a large group or just that special someone. Make sure you check out their website for their weekly drink specials! [VIEW]

The Original Coopers Alehouse
[Adelaide CBD]

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The Original Coopers Alehouse is a corner hotel bar that’s as authentic as it is iconic. Featuring beers taps slinging the ever-popular Coopers brew, or a very South Australian wine list, it’s got something for everyone. The venue has a whopping 2.5m super screen, making it the best place to watch all your favourite local and international sport events. Think AFL granny, World Cup or Rugby; you name it, they’re playing it. Pop in and tick this one off your bucket list. [VIEW]

The Whiskey Den

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The Joiners is a modern hotel located in the beautiful Hindmarsh, just out of Adelaide’s CBD. With rustic exposed brick walls and dim lighting, the venue puts the den in The Whiskey Den – and we mean that in the best way. The Den itself is located in a 150 year old storage cellar, making it a truly remarkable experience reminiscent of what you’d find in Europe. Perfect for any intimate occasion, this is not one to miss. [VIEW]

The Highway

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The Highway truly is the jack of all trades. With an impressive beer garden, award winning sports bar, bottle shop… the list goes on. The venue has been voted as AHA’s Best Live Music Venue, which says a lot about space and its offerings. To top it off, you can get a delicious meal, craft beer and a place to sit back and watch the footy. What more could you ask for? [VIEW]

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