Best Suburban Pubs Adelaide
If you don’t feel like heading into the city for a night out or afternoon sesh, here is a list of some great Adelaide pubs you’ll find in the burbs.
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11 Moseley Square, Glenelg
Open Monday – Friday from 11am-late, Saturday and Sunday 8am- late
The Moseley Bar & Kitchen is without doubt the bay’s best spot to enjoy a casual drink or big night out with friends by the beach. However expect line ups after 10pm on Saturday and Sunday nights as revellers dance the night away on the make shift dance floor to the latest beats.
The Moseley’s fresh and chic interior is very beach inspired with hints of ultra-modern, from the neutral palate used downstairs on the seating, fireplace and bar, to the bold and bright monochrome palette featured across the bar and balcony upstairs.
For those lovers of beer; it was also the first and one of the only places in Adelaide to feature a beer tank, serving freshly brewed beer that is delivered with no middle-man. Complete with two outdoor areas and a light, bright and chic interior, the Moseley Bar & Kitchen is best enjoyed on the balcony during warm summer months.
1349 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully
Open Monday – Thursday from 7:30am-1:30am, Friday – Saturday 8am-2am, Sunday 9am-1am
Located in the north-eastern foothills, the former Tea Tree Gully Hotel was recently renovated and transformed into The Gully Public House & Garden, with a focus on a friendly, community atmosphere and inspiration from the local, natural surroundings. The renovated outdoor area was previously announced as Australia’s best beer garden, while the updated menu features classic pub meals and a few modern favourites.
A great feature is the new beer tank that is hard to find anywhere else, providing some of Adelaide’s freshest Carlton Draught beer. Enjoy live and local acoustic music every Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday arvo, as well as all the holiday celebrations.
52 Mount Barker Road, Stirling
Open Sunday – Thursday 8am-12am, Friday – Saturday 8am-1am
Located in the charming and iconic hills suburb of Stirling, the Stirling Hotel is found at the end of the main strip near the oval. Always a stylish looking pub from the outside, it has undergone massive renovations of late including first class overnight accommodation facilities and function areas. With trendy modern and comfortable decor along with a diverse menu, the pub is always packed on weekends, be it lunch or dinner. A great and central location for many of the surrounding residents to meet and catch up for a drink, another bonus is The Stirling’s close proximity to the freeway and other boutique pubs, making it a must try for many.
234 Diagonal Road, Warradale
Open Sunday – Wednesday 10am-3am, Thursday – Saturday 10am-4am
Located south-west of the city between Marion and the beach, the renovated beer garden truly rivals other well known and recently renovated beer gardens around the city. Popular Friday and Saturday nights, The Warradale has created a brilliant blend of savvy bistro dinning with chic decor and a relaxed atmosphere and traditional pub character by incorporating great food and entertainment. With plenty of bar space and staff to serve, it ensures quick and prompt service, often lacking at large venues. Licensed for 850 people, The Warradale not only looks very impressive, but is huge and caters for a wide demographic and taste, although not the destination for those who want to dance, as live entertainment consists mainly of the acoustic type.
232 The Parade, Norwood
Open Monday – Friday 10am-late, Saturday 10am-3am, Sunday 11am-12am
Located in the heart of one of Adelaide premiere suburbs, the Bath Hotel front bar is usually scattered with locals. The adjoining back bar, sidebar, restaurant and fantastic courtyard ensure that The Bath always has a crowd enjoying a casual drink. Busy on Thursday and Friday nights with the after-work crowd and Sunday afternoons in the courtyard, The Bath is also great during the many events and festivals hosted on The Parade.
1-7 High Street, Mitcham
Open Monday – Saturday 10am-12am, Sunday 10am-10pm
The Ed at Mitcham is a pub with the lot! A big venue with a big heart, The Ed has heritage and charm, and the beer garden is a must. There is an array of tunes to suit your tastes and it is an excellent place to enjoy a quality meal. The Ed is a very friendly place to party – Adelaide is a small place and you’ll be surprised how many are keeping The Ed a secret. Public holiday eves are always packed, especially in summer and, along with The Robin Hood, it is the place to be Christmas Eve if you feel like knock off drinks after a big year at work – but be warned: line-ups can occur before midday for the pre-Christmas celebrations.
66 Magill Road, Norwood
Open Sunday – Thursday 9am-12am, Friday – Saturday 9am-3am
The Alma pulls a very young crowd and is not unusual to see many current and former sports players frequent the pub. Including a popular beer garden, The Alma hosts a mix of house DJs on weekends, both during the day then into the night. It gets busiest generally from Friday through to Sunday afternoon, especially when the footy is on, and you can expect line-ups after 10pm on Saturdays.
Generous food and drink specials also make The Alma a sure thing for a casual outing – mainly during their weekly Sunday School sessions (especially over the summer!) with dirt cheap drink specials, making it one of the most attractive venues to Adelaide’s for 18 to 24 year olds, so we recommend getting there early on weekends.
*A cover charge applies at this venue on certain nights.
328 Seaview Road, Henley Beach
Open Monday – Sunday 8am-late
The Ramsgate Hotel is your typical beach-side pub. It is a great venue for a few drinks and a meal for the locals, and with live music and cover bands Thursdays nights, DJs and great drink specials, it is a beach-side favourite! After it’s recent renovations, it now features a large dining/lounge area, complete with open fire and a boutique but popular rear courtyard that features a huge screen so you don’t miss a minute of the action. A top tip for a Friday and Sunday nights: ‘The Ramy’ has even been known to have line ups from midday during hot public holiday eves.