Pubs in Adelaide have been around since the early 19th century. Back then, public houses were required to carry out more functions than a typical drinking establishment. They also served as hostels, post offices, general stores and community meeting places, meaning they had to be larger than their English counterparts.
That’s why pubs are usually found towering over the intersections of Adelaide’s busiest streets. Their size – and all of the different functions these pubs cater for – is their greatest strength. What makes the best pubs in Adelaide so special is how easily they can accommodate so many different types of people seeking distinct experiences.
Whether you’re looking for a trivia game, a family meal, a big group catch-up, a place to go before a big night or a place to have a big night, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of these pubs.