Loc Bottle Bar

Wednesday
3:00pm - 12:00am
Adelaide 5000

Loc Bottle Bar is a physical progression of owner Olivia Moore’s online bottle shop, which launched during the nationwide shutdown of 2020. The result is a merging of both concepts (the venue’s tongue-in-cheek Instagram bio says “Kinda like a bottle shop, but a bar instead”).

Inside, a shelf on the back wall holds 150-odd bottles of low-intervention wine (Loc stands for left-of-centre) divided into old and new world (Moore name-checks French label La Boheme – by winemaker Patrick Bijou – as a favourite). Guests can select the wine they want straight off the shelf – much like you would in a retail space – or leave the choice in the staff’s hands.

In the open layout space, there's no service bar, removing the usual barrier between staff and guests. Just an electric-blue communal bar table plus bench seating along one wall.

Moore and interior designer Claire Markwick-Smith (of Kipfler) have stripped the former hairdressing salon back to expose the green concrete floor and textured walls, on which hang a curated display of lino prints – available for sale – by local artist Loique Allain.

The petite space has no room for a kitchen, so staff plate up small bites devised by chef Maria Delengas (Bloom, ex-Nido). Past snacks have included olives, pickles, smokey seeds, saucisson, French cheese and crackers.

For those who want to drink something other than wine, there are cans of “quirky” RTDs from Empirical Spirits, organic table beer from Wildflower and cases of Bridge Road.

Updated: December 16th, 2020

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