Venue // Ancient World

Ancient World

3.7 (73.33%) 3 votes

Last Updated: April 7, 2017

One of Hindley Street’s best-kept secrets, Ancient World is the perfect venue for the alternative and artistic crowds of Adelaide. While officially a space of the CBD’s most well-known nightlife strip, entry to the prestigious space is harder to find than expected – a short walk down from The Woolshed or directly across from the Red Square complex, enter through the alleyway and turn left at the end to find yourself at Ancient World’s back entrance. The small bar, live music and artists’ spot might seem out of place considering its close proximity to many commercial clubs, but it provides a breath of fresh air and an interesting and chilled out space.

Admittedly, there’s not a whole lot to Ancient World, with one small bar in the middle of the venue, a few couches stuffed in the back and a large empty space that works well as both a stage for live bands and a dance floor – but the true gem of this location is the interesting and artistic beer garden as you enter the premises. With a capacity of 100 people, its a great spot for live music and various music and art-based events, all with a progressive flair – plus, it’s a must-see during Fringe season. The drinks menu is predominantly locally sourced, including some specialties from Tassie and SA craft beers.

Opening hours

  • Mon Closed
  • Tues Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thurs 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Fri 9:00 PM - 2:00AM
  • Sat 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Sun Closed