Top 10 Bars in Adelaide

I think we all need a drink or two after this whirlwind of 2020. Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of the Top 10 bars in and around Adelaide to help boost your moral. Have a beer, have a cocktail, wind down with some friends and a glass of wine – or all of the above.

Next Door 

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24 Gilbert St, Adelaide CBD

Boasting 100 international and local craft gins, Next door is Adelaide’s newest and premium gin cocktail bar. But don’t worry if gin is not your scene, they offer a range of classic cocktails as well.

Complete with a warehouse chic aesthetic and a comfortable vibe, Next door is the perfect place to relax with cocktails, food and good friends.

The sister venue to Prohibition Liquor Co, you know you’re in good hands at Next Door.


The Rob Roy Hotel 

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106 Halifax St, Adelaide CBD

First established in 1840, The Rob Roy Hotel is one of the oldest pub in Adelaide. The friendly and inviting atmosphere, coupled with the classic interior makes everyone wish the Rob Roy Hotel was their local. With a selection of award winning burgers, and an option for indoor and outdoor seating, “you’re always in for a great time at The Rob Roy”.

The Joiners Bar

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9 Manton St, Hindmarsh

This recently renovated pub is one of Adelaide’s oldest. This favourite establishment maintains many of the stunning historic features that date back to over 150 years. With such a stunning history behind the doors, you can guarantee that Joiners knows how to party. There are happy hour specials from Monday – Friday 4-6pm as well as great lunch specials throughout the week.

El Cheeky Flamingo

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33 Vardon Ave, Adelaide CBD

This Miami style bar is all about the cheeky times – fun cocktails, funky grooves and a space so inviting you’ll forget where the time went. Their drinks menu is catered to the rum enthusiasts, so you can blend in with the tropical Miami vibes, but they also like to showcase Adelaide’s best gins for the local distillers.

Open the most important days of the week, Wednesday – Saturday, the food menu is extensive, the drinks are free flowing and on Fridays and Saturdays there will be good tunes to soundtrack your good vibes.

The Stag Public House

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299 Rundle St, Adelaide SA

The Stag Public Houses brings back the best parts of the iconic Aussie front bar. The team at The Stag Hotel believe that a pub should be a place for everyone and their service reflects that. The Stag Public House hosts all Aussie beer and wine list, because they believe that local is king. Why drink imported drinks when we have some of the best right at our doorstep.

In addition to the front bar, they have their own dedicated Sports Room where you can sit and watch some of the best Australian sporting games. If there are any specific matches that need to be watched, the team will try their best to accommodate you.

West at Henley

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Level 1, 269 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach

Set right on Henley Square with beautiful waterfront views is West at Henley. From the brilliant minds of the bar team at Maybe Mae, you know you’re in good hands when it comes to good drinks and good times. This beachfront, rooftop bar offers both booth seating and table seating.


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269 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach

This beautiful venue offers incredible beach views and plenty of outdoor seating to suit any occasion. Enjoy a cocktail in the sun with some friends or take advantage of the full-service restaurant dining.

Ambassadors Hotel

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107 King William Street, Adelaide CBD

The Ambassadors Hotel is located in the heart of Adelaide CBD and is an all in one entertainment venue comprising of a hotel main bar, level one balcony restaurant, underground cocktail lounge and beer garden. With beautiful views paired with high ceilings and chandeliers – there are plenty of places to seat.

In the warmer months there is often live music playing for diners, and their underground cocktail bar, the Amber Lounge offers comfortable lounge seating and some amazing handmade décor.

Prohibition Liquor Co

22 Gilbert St, Adelaide CBD

As Adelaide’s only craft spirits Distillery Door and Tasting Room, it is home to one of Australia’s most awarded Gin producers. This converted warehouse showcases its distillery heritage with sculptural cooper finishings with the sophisticated nature of a chic bar. The bar has a strong focus on gin, with more than 60 craft gins on offer. South Australian craft beers and small batch wines are also featured for those non-gin lovers out there.

Happy Sally

121 Pirie St, Adelaide CBD

This vintage inspired basement bar one of Adelaide’s best hidden bars. With plenty of ambient lighting, leather booths and a killer cocktail menu – Sally’s is the place to be. Friday nights is where local musicians come play and on Saturday’s the playlist is rocking with all the Jukebox hits. Dj’s spin swingin’ tunes from the 50s and 60s.


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