Adelaide's craft brewing scene has been slow to take off. That's no surprise – Coopers has been here since 1862. Today, it's the country's largest independent brewery and retains a loyal fanbase. Then there's our proximity to so many world-class wine regions, meaning beer has always had to work harder for attention.

Lobethal Bierhaus (established 2007) was one a few forerunners, but things really started to kick off around 2013, with the arrival of breweries such as Prancing Pony in the Adelaide Hills. Here's a list of our favourites close to town, with a bar to drink at. Typically, they have a relaxed warehouse vibe and pizzas or other beer-friendly food, making them great places to lose an entire afternoon.

Lot 100

A massive new-age barn run by some of the state’s best brewers, distillers, winemakers and cooks.

68 Chambers Road, Hay Valley
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Prancing Pony

A brewshed with a big sense of community.

42 Mount Barker Road, Totness

Lobethal Bierhaus

Twenty beers to try, all malted, brewed and bottled on-site.

3A Main Street, Lobethal

The Wheatsheaf Hotel

An unpretentious pub dispensing (and brewing) some of the world’s best beers.

39 George Street, Thebarton

Little Bang Brewing Company

Two beer experts brewing and pouring in a friendly atmosphere.

25 Henry Street, Stepney

Big Shed Brewing Concern

Fun, full-flavoured craft beer brewed in a big shed.

13 2 Brandwood Street, Royal Park

Lady Burra Brewhouse

Get your fill of freshly brewed beer and Portuguese food.

4 Topham Mall, Adelaide