After-Work Drinks in Adelaide

Updated August 30th, 2021


It's hard to find the right venue for work drinks.

Chances are, you'll be rolling with a large group of diverse ages and tastes. You need a big bar with an egalitarian streak – one that offers Champagne alongside Coopers, without judging your office get-up.

Some of our choices are smaller or more specialised. But for the most part, we've gone for the true all-rounders, where everyone can find a seat and a drink they like. Go on, get that weekend started.

  • Freshly brewed beer, Portuguese food and plenty of space.

  • This rooftop is idyllic in summer and toasty in winter with the help of heaters and a retractable roof.

  • A seemingly limitless warren of exposed brick rooms powered by gin, whisky, local beers and wines.

  • If you don't mind a slightly corporate vibe, this one has great views.

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  • This big beer garden was made for post-work catch ups.

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  • A spacious cocktail bar without the hush-hush atmosphere of others in this genre.

  • The relaxed atmosphere of a pub, wrapped in a polished small-bar package.

  • Twenty wines by the glass and a refined tapas selection.

  • Cross the road from Mothervine to find even more wines from the same team.

  • A no-nonsense boozer that's been serving Adelaide since the 19th century.

  • Shares The Exeter's ungentrified charm.

  • Coopers on tap, natural wine and a killer beer garden.

  • Park your group out front and enjoy some fine cocktails and red-hot fried chicken.

  • Rural hospitality; city beer selection.

  • Beer, wine, charcuterie and a touch of class.

  • It's one of the best bars in the city. It's also tiny – don't choose this one if there's more than four or five of you.

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  • Another outstanding bar without much room. If it's full, there are plenty of other choices on the block.

  • A bar with a drink to satisfy even the most picky colleague.

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  • This cocktail bar, which is inspired by – you guessed it - Brooklyn, has its own internal "street" featuring three separate shops, each with different offerings, to choose from.

  • Park up at the sleek terrazzo benches at this approachable bar for charcoal-cooked share plates and an exciting range of wines. From the top shelf down, there’s a drop for every taste and budget.

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  • A New Orleans-inspired bar featuring whiskies from around the world and 16 beer taps. On the menu , you'll find Creole soul food – including Cajun fried chicken – that will help you soak up all that booze.

  • It’s a “pub in wine-bar skin”, with a rotating list of classic cocktails; bar snacks and cheeseboards; and a laid-back courtyard with loads of mediterranean energy.