Adelaide is a city with a strong entertainment, dining and nightlife scene. The city centre, meticulously designed by Colonel Light, has resulted in distinct areas being formed, such as the East End and West End. These defined areas have since taken on their own character, making it easy to decide where you want to go, depending on what you’re looking for.
When it comes to pubs, Adelaide more than delivers. While it’s certainly true that the East and South East areas of the city centre are known for their restaurants, bars and clubs, pubs are, in fact, dotted around the entire section between North and South Terraces. Did someone say conveniently laid out pub crawl?
Pubs can be separated from bars through the simple fact that they’ll usually have a far more extensive food menu to accompany the drinks on offer. Also, while pubs are slowly transitioning into offering cocktails, they’re not going to rival those that you can drink at dedicated cocktail bars.
But which pubs should you be visiting in Adelaide? If you’re a local, you’ll probably already have your favourite(s), but if you’re new to the city, then you’ll do well to sample the service and drinks selection offered by those on this list to establish your new go-to.
So here’s our picks for the best pubs in Adelaide...