Restaurants

May Q

Restaurant

This restaurant’s line-up of Korean classics is bolstered by a sizable collection of sojus to enjoy with your meal.

Adelaide Pho

Restaurant

One of the city’s oldest Vietnamese restaurants.

Fung Shing

Restaurant

A late-night favourite for fast and friendly Chinese dishes.

Sukhumvit Soi 38

Restaurant

This regionally focused Thai menu covers pad thai and green curry, but also lobster-stuffed spring rolls and other less-common specialities.

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Levant Eatery Pirie Street

Restaurant

Get your fix of Eastern-Mediterranean street food at this second, city location.

Herringbone

Restaurant

A restaurant serving classics and with a seriously good wine list. Stop in for coffee before the kitchen opens at 12pm.

Cafes

The Motorcycle Society

Cafe

Top up your caffeine levels while your bike gets an oil change.

Diaspora Kouzina

Cafe

Say “yiasou” to this very modern Greek eatery, with traditional roots.

Chu Chu

Cafe

Asian-inspired grab-and-go lunches such as vegan ramen, rice bowls and black sesame and charcoal buns

Monday’s Coffee Store

Cafe

A simple set up with convincing coffee.

Caffiend Coffee Company CBD

Cafe

Hills hospitality in the city.

Sibling

Cafe

This slick cafe on a quiet strip of the CBD is a true family affair.

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Bars

Sparkke at the Whitmore

Bar

A behemoth brewpub, restaurant and rooftop bar with a star chef.

The Grace Emily

Bar

The first rung on Adelaide’s live music ladder.

The Scullery

Bar

An unusual brewhouse serving kombucha – but no beer or wine – on tap.

Pink Moon Saloon

Bar

This narrow, faux alpine hut hits all the same targets as sister bar Clever Little Tailor.

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BRKLYN

Bar

The cocktail bar with its own interior “street”, complete with three shops.

Red October

Bar

A modern Russian gastropub.

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Shops

Ginger Frank

Shop

This boutique stocks some of Australia’s best independent labels.

Cöld Prëssë Organic Juicery Bar

Shop

Colourful, health-conscious brews and treats.

Ensemble

Shop

For plants, shoes, jewellery and ethical fashion.

Hebe & Co

Shop

An independent make-up store where everything is 100 per cent cruelty-free.

East End Cellars

Shop

An inimitable selection of local and international wines.

Pink Moon Deli

Shop

Bringing greater accessibility to everyone’s favourite club sandwich.

Events

Adelaide Fringe

Holding the title of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest arts festival is no small thing. But how do you make the most of the Fringe? Planning. Browse shows by genre to find hard-hitting theatre, death-defying circus or side-splitting comedy. Tickets are on sale now. If you’re notorious for leaving things until the last minute, discounted rush tickets are available most days for that night’s shows. Adelaide Fringe runs from February 16 to March 18.

Adelaide Fringe

This guerrilla arts festival began in 1960 when a bunch of artists decided to stage their own event in rebellion against the tightly curated attitude of Adelaide Festival. Today it continues to foster new talent and independent performance from both Australian and international artists. Its eclectic program carries an air of liberation and experimentation, and spans cabaret, comedy, circus, theatre, dance, film, music, puppetry, visual arts and design. The four-week celebration will pop up in unassuming warehouses, laneways, empty buildings and parks, as well as in theatres, hotels, galleries and cafes. The next event is February 17 to March 19, 2017.

Adelaide Festival

Come March, Adelaide Festival overlaps with Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide to see festivals take over the city. Running March 3–19 in 2017, this multi-arts festival also encompasses Adelaide Writers’ Week – a free six-day literary event. The annual festival’s bold programming covers challenging theatre, mesmerising dance and emotionally heavy classical and contemporary music, as well as striking visual arts and new media from an ever-evolving suite of international artists.