Stuck for Friday night drinks? Here are some of Adelaides hot spots to start your weekend.
Cafe by day, gin bar by night. Pick up your copy of the holy gin bible where youll have the tough decision of choosing which gin to drink. Pick from a variety of local South Australian gins (including the famous best gin in the world, 78 degrees), as well as gins from around the country and the globe. To fill your appetite there are delicious cheese and grazing platters filled with local produce to share (or not).
10 Vaughan Pl, Adelaide SA 5000 |www.thehowlingowl.com.au
A bright and quirky bar in the heart of the east end with a buzzing atmosphere. Nola has made its name amongst whisky lovers of Adelaide, boasting a large range of whiskies and craft beers. Theres plenty of beer on tap, and thanks to a crowdfunding campaign. Nola has managed to have 16 rotating beer taps, meaning they can showcase some of the best local beers and microbreweries.
28 Vardon Ave, Adelaide SA 5000 |www.nolaadelaide.com
An atmospheric nook upstairs off of Union Street is where youll find one of Adelaides great small bars. The perfect spot to begin the weekend with a glass of red wine and cheese board with local cheeses. Sit down and relax in your own little nook with great company. The wooden interior gives a very natural earthy feel and mood lighting creates a seductive atmosphere.
12 Union St, Adelaide SA 5000 |www.mrgoodbar.com.au
La Biblioteca (a really cool way to say library in other languages why isnt this in English?) is a cosy book inspired bar on Gresham Street. Literature inspired cocktails are the highlight of the drinks menu. Cocktails include Drink That Shall Not Be Named, Lolita, Metro 2033, and Memoirs of a Geisha. Its the type of place you can go after a long week to relax with a drink and a good book in the corner and no one will blink an eye.
1/27 Gresham St, Adelaide SA 5000 |www.bibliotheca.com.au
Take the flight down from the busy west end to the underground bunker that is Bank Street Social. A very industrial looking bar with exposed brick, wooden slats, with a very characteristic early last century vibe. Drink up on the leather booths with your mates and chill out at the end of the week. Every Friday there is a DJ set to groove to. As for the drinks, afterall thats what were there for right? There is a very impressive gin selection, as well as plenty of local wine and beer to cheers to.
48 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000 |www.bankstreetsocial.com.au
This bar might be hard to find, but is worth getting lost for (unless youre lucky and find it first go). Hidden just off Hindley Street between Peel and Leigh street and down a flight of stairs awaits an intimate cocktail bar. The cocktail menu boasts a selection of classics as well as new and interesting concoctions to try.
15 Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000 |www.facebook.com/maybemaebasement
One of Adelaides smallest bars, and it is certainly unique, Pink Moon Saloon is only 4 metres wide. Reminiscent of rural wooden huts with a modern minimalist twist the interior will make you believe it is a lot more roomy than it is. The menu is small, but doesnt make it any easier to choose. There are a range of cocktails, wines, beers, and ciders updated seasonally. It is the perfect place to escape the concrete jungle into something a little more natural feeling, with wine in hand.
21 Leigh St, Adelaide SA 5000 |www.pinkmoonsaloon.com.au