Top 10 Bars in Adelaide

Whether you are a wine, whiskey, craft beer or cocktail fan there are numerous bars in Adelaide serving up a variety of drinks… simply take your pick! From stylish rooftops to quirky underground bars, our cosy little city has it all. With so many venues on the scene, we have narrowed down the top 10 bars in Adelaide to visit on your next city trip.

Cocktails, wine and all things divine

Are you planning a trip away with the girls or a romantic weekend for two? Whatever the occasion there is a bar to suit everyone. Enjoy cocktails on a rooftop as the sun goes down, listen to live music with a craft beer or cosy up with a glass of wine and a good book. Keep reading to discover the top 10 bars in Adelaide.

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Best bars in Adelaide

1. Bank Street Social

When it comes to finding the top 10 bars in Adelaide, Bank Street Social just had to make the list. The award-winning venue is a small underground bar in Adelaide’s West End. Open seven days a week till late, Bank Street Social offers a wide variety of cocktails and an extensive list of premium gins and whiskeys from around the world.

2. 2KW Bar & Restaurant

If you are looking for a chic and vibrant rooftop bar, then 2KW bar is the place to go. The venue sits atop one of Adelaide’s most historic buildings and offers stunning views across the city. Relax on the terrace with a cold glass of wine, surrounded by greenery and twinkling lights. 2KW is great for groups large and small, with private areas and cabana seating for up to 15 people.

3. Sôl Rooftop

Next on the list of top 10 bars in Adelaide is the Sôl Rooftop which you will find at the top of the Sky City Adelaide building. The rooftop bar is sophistication at its finest, with an inside lounge bar and outdoor wrap-around terrace. It is the perfect place to sip on one of their signature cocktails whilst watching the sun go down over the city below.

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4. Maybe Mae

If cocktails are your tipple of choice, then do not miss out on Maybe Mae. Concealed between the lanes of the vibrant Peel and Leigh Street you will find a tunnel leading you downstairs to this hidden gem. 6-time winner of the South Australia Cocktail Bar of the year award, you will discover a diverse drinks list of contemporary cocktails made with local ingredients and inventive techniques.

5. Mother Vine

A wine bar that had to feature in the top 10 bars in Adelaide is Mother Vine. Located in the East End, Mother Vine has become one of Adelaide’s top destinations for food and wine. In total, the menu features around 500 bottles of wine, and 30 of these are available by the glass. If you are quite the wine connoisseur, you can try their blindfolded tasting flight where a series of multiple-choice questions will determine just how well you know your wine. Get it right and your bill is on the house!

6. The Bibliotheca Bar & Book Exchange

If you love a good read paired with your favourite beverage, then the Bibliotheca bar is the perfect place for you to go and unwind.  Order a crisp glass of red or try one of their 100 whiskeys or 40 gins from behind the bar. Then take your pick from the wide range of books on offer and enjoy!

7. Hains & Co

Situated in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD, this nautical-themed bar is a must-visit. Hains & Co is a vibrant bar with a fantastic atmosphere and is well known for its whiskey and cigars. The beer sizes all fit with the theme of the bar, and you can order yourself a dingy, tanker or tall ship.

8. The Sorcerers Bar

The most magical bar on our list of top 10 bars in Adelaide is, of course, The Sorcerers Bar. This bar is an experience like no other, step into the wizardry-themed venue and try some of their unique drink selection, from butterbeer shots to big cauldron cocktails.

9. Pink Moon Saloon

Pink Moon Saloon is a cosy bar that was built in the laneway between two buildings. The alpine hut leads into a narrow bar and an open leafy courtyard with a number of cosy booths.  There is a selection of craft beers, spirits, and unique cocktails including their delicious frozen daiquiris.

10. NOLA

For whiskey and beer lovers, NOLA is the place to go. NOLA features over 200 whiskeys and a rotating list of 16 tap beers, there is always something different to try every time you visit. They also have weekly live music nights, check out their website to see what’s happening and when.

SA Escapes Top Hotel Pick

The Comfort Hotel Adelaide Meriden is ideally situated in the heart of North Adelaide. The comfortable hotel is set in a beautiful and highly convenient location with spacious rooms and all the amenities needed for your stay. Facilities include a hotel gym, outdoor swimming pool and an onsite Angus & Co restaurant.

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For more information on things to do in Adelaide, check out our ultimate guide.