Decent cocktail bars: the real upshot of the small-bar legislation.
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Unsurprisingly, most of these spots have views out over the water.
Where to while away the dog days of summer.
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A behemoth brewpub, restaurant and rooftop bar with a star chef.
A unique cellar door for winemakers Lucy Margaux and Commune of Buttons.
A modern Russian gastropub.
A small bar with the heart of a neighbourhood pub
A “tiki-but-not-tiki” bar from the crew behind Sunny’s Pizza.
A contender for Australia's most well-hidden cocktail bar. But trust us, this one is worth seeking out.
This subterranean Americana-themed bar in the CBD uses a tried-and-tested formula: hot wings, cold beer and live sports “every damn day”.
A former drycleaner is now the setting for an exciting drinking den – a cosy, cleverly designed natural-wine bar serving world-class vino, house-made charcuterie and cheese, and inventive share plates.
A polished-up dive bar that splits the difference between pub and small bar.
A century-old pub with an eye on the future.
Sip on whisky and gin in sleek, dimly lit surrounds.
Twenty beers to try, all malted, brewed and bottled on-site.
A cellar door for wine and spirit labels Unico Zelo and Applewood Distillery.
This narrow, faux alpine hut hits all the same targets as sister bar Clever Little Tailor.
One of Adelaide’s original small bars, with one of the city’s strongest drinks list.
Behind the roller door you’ll now find wine barrels, not beer tanks.
A massive new-age barn run by some of the state’s best brewers, distillers, winemakers and cooks.
A gin distillery and tasting room with an unusual, but welcome, housemate.
A carefully updated old classic.
Ultra-themed minigolf, cocktails and pizza.
Better known as “The Cranker”.
Fun, full-flavoured craft beer brewed in a big shed.
A bar from the team behind 2KW that specialises in agave-based spirits and sherry, with tinned anchovies, terrines, charcuterie and cheese to eat in or take home.
An unusual brewhouse serving kombucha – but no beer or wine – on tap.
An Italian “snack” bar.
A retro beachside rooftop bar from Maybe Mae's Ollie Margan.
Another boutique gin distillery joins the flock – and it’s already winning awards.
It’s like a party in a friend’s wine cellar.
A brewshed with a big sense of community.
Wines that go against the grain.
Get to know the locals at this historic pub.
Share a giant bowl cocktail before heading next door to Madame Hanoi for dinner.
South Australian food and wine in heritage surrounds.
French-bistro cuisine, pub classics and seven rooms to stay the night in.
An old pub gets a welcome refurb in the Hills town.
A whisky den hidden away in the CBD. If the light’s on, they’re home.
A bar with craft beer on the brain.
A fine mix of New Orleans cuisine, worldwide whiskies and 16 beer taps.
Two beer experts brewing and pouring in a friendly atmosphere.
The cocktail bar with its own interior “street”, complete with three shops.
This soul-inspired joint was two-and-a-half years in the making.
A suburban pub that offers more than the standard burgers and schnitzels.
The classic Adelaide pub that’s always open for a jug.
A casual lunch venue, afternoon beer garden and late-night bar.
Aperitifs just like they have in France.
A tiny wine bar which feels like home.
Drink wine like an aristocrat in 1940s Paris.
Part art gallery, part after work rooftop.
A live music venue and basement bar where anything goes.
Australian-made spirits in a second-hand setting.