5 hottest bars in Adelaide
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Legendary late night lounging
The Elysium Fields, according to Greek myth, are the resting place of heroic souls. And just as it is in legend, so it is in real life, with this gem of a bar providing late-night last-drink refuge for the party strong. 1960s style décor (think red banquettes and large globe lanterns) is your backdrop to enjoy over 70 different cocktails (our tip: the cheesecake cocktail). There are plenty of Asian-inspired bar nibbles to soak it all up, a bay window for people watching and DJ’s spinning tunes.
182 Hindley St
Tel: +61 8 8212 9888 www.elysiumlounge.com.au/
The golden ticket of cocktails
It’s like Willy Wonka’s cocktail factory in here! Overflowing with every conceivable spirit – and some we didn’t even know existed – Botanic Bar hits the sweet spot every time. With knowledgeable and creative bar staff mixing up an array of original drinks and new takes on classics, it’s the place in Adelaide to treat yourself. Add to that a laid-back vibe and a wonderful heritage-listed setting and the drinks really hit the spot!
309 North Terrace
Tel: +61 08 8227 0799 www.botanicbar.com.au/
Tel: +61 08 8333 1007 http://thegrace.net.au/
Grace the Establishment
Smart casual meets warehouse chic
Set in a delightful white terrace, this trendy newcomer pulls in the crowds. And what’s not to love? Elegant, minimalist interiors of white, grey and green? Environmentally-conscious craft beer and cider menus? A wonderfully social vibe with huge communal tables? Romance and privacy with hidden-away love seats? Or a collection of some of the best bar snacks we’ve tasted, including their famous Grace’s Wagyu Cheeseburger Slider. All that is our idea of a perfect bar!
127 The Parade, Norwood
Tel: +61 08 8212 8884 http://labohemebar.com.au/
A corner of France in Oz
Grand pianos, chandeliers, drapes, framed photographs and a beret-adorned bouncer? Could you get more French? La Boheme pulls it off in style, with friendly staff, great music and some of the best drinks in town. A very home-from-home feel means you’re perfectly at ease to enjoy the novel drinks menu, including such creations as the Chilli Mocha Martini. It’s also a great place for music, with some seriously hip DJ’s.
36 Grote St
Tel: +61 08 8212 9099 www.theapothecary1878.com.au/
Prescribed for any trip to Adelaide
After a few stiff drinks, most bars can make you feel like you’re not altogether there. The Apothecary does this without even trying, as it gloriously recreates the Belle Epoque era, the Golden Age of wining and dining. With a beautifully designed bar, antique furniture, marble floor and impressively restored pharmacy cabinets from which the spot takes its name, this place is sure to impress. There is also a formidable wine list and a gorgeously gourmet snacks menu.
118 Hindley St