The Insider’s Guide to Adelaide After Dark

Hains Co Photo by Julian Cebo

A short drive from Morphetville and you’re in one of the most vibrant bar and restaurant scenes in the country. Adelaide has come alive in recent years, thanks to new small bar legislation backed by the proximity to some of Australia’s best wine regions.

Something for everyone

Apothecary 1878 is a reworked apothecary that has an excellent wine list with tasting plates running from seared scallops to chargrilled quail to accompany it. The moody, eclectic room also has a restaurant upstairs for those who want something more sedate and substantial.

Hel-lo sailor

Hains & Co, a sexy, stylish bar with indoor and outdoor areas as well as a distinctly Continental feel that skews nautical in design and theming, meaning you’ll have no trouble with expert cocktails based on gin and rum.

Cocktails, anyone?

Osteria Oggi is more restaurant than bar but this sleek new eatery has some of the best carbonara this side of Rome. The glamorous 2KW Bar & Grill gives you a panoramic view of the city as well as perfect spot to watch the city’s best dressed kick up their heels. Grab a cabana if you want a little privacy.

Love to have a beer with…

For beer lovers, the Wright Street Hotel has a good selection of beers on tap with an extensive pub menu running from handmade tortellini to kangaroo fillet.

By the ocean

If you’re keen on water views, head away from the city to The Wharf in Glenelg and try to snare a chair overlooking the beach to enjoy a plate of fresh oysters.

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