Adelaide’s Most Popular Venues: February Edition
You spoke, you searched, you sipped… In January, we continued our research into the Adelaide bars, clubs and clubs you are most interested in! Here are the 10 venues you searched for most across BarCentral last month – so you know where the hottest places are to go right now. To see our full list of Adelaide’s popular venues, click here.
Photos via The Moseley on Facebook. This article is 100% independent content; BarCentral is not sponsored by any of the venues or events listed in this article.
Lindes Lane (corner of Rundle Place), Adelaide
Open Friday-Saturday from 6pm-2am
Adelaide’s best kept secret… Have you heard about the speakeasy-style bar in Rundle Mall that’s hidden behind a fireplace? Well, this is it! Part of the Lindes Lane venue in a small laneway, you can find the Barlow Room around a corner, downstairs and with a secret wall that opens this quaint space. Reminiscent of the prohibition days, its a little rough around the edges and is complete with an old German piano – all adding to its charm.
270 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Open Monday-Saturday from 6pm & Sunday from 8pm
If you haven’t heard of Fumo Blu, you haven’t really experienced Adelaide yet… A hidden gem of the east end that’s not quite so secret, bar-goers swear by this incredibly cocktail bar. They make some of the best mixes in the state using the freshest ingredients and best quality alcohol. Word to the wise: order your drinks from the bar – cute bartenders!
27 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Open Saturdays from 9pm-6am
And cue the Macklemore lyrics… Much like the song, what you see is what you get (girl) – Adelaide’s go-to for all things R&B. Downtown is known for its huge international acts, dirt-cheap drink specials and party night booths that lend themselves to birthdays, hen’s nights or simply your big night on the town. It’s always best to arrive before 11pm to avoid the sometimes hour-long lineups and to dress to impress. ♫ Better follow me towards, Downtown….
Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William Street, Adelaide
Open Monday-Thursday from 4pm-11pm, Friday from 3pm-2am, Saturday from 4pm-2am & Sunday from 2pm-10pm
The newest venue to make this month’s most popular list, Hennnessy is a classy rooftop bar located on the 13th floor of the Mayfair Hotel. Opening for Adelaide’s elite crowd and interstate and overseas guests, the space is small (for a rooftop bar) but stunning – complete with elegant decor from the marble bar to the stunning chandelier, leading out to a stylish deck and balcony.
76 Rundle Street, Kent Town
Open Sunday-Thursday from 8am-12am, and Friday-Saturday from 8am-2am
One of the most fun suburban pubs and right on the fringe of the Adelaide CBD! The Kent Town Hotel has been popular for bar-hoppers and locals alike, since relaunching just a few years ago under its current name and theme. The Jungle, located upstairs is like a playground for adults – with a sarfari-like theme that extends right out to a rooftop bar. The most fun part of all? Shoot downstairs in the grown up-sized slippery dip – just make sure you’re wearing the appropriate (erherm) undergarments, to not burn your behind!
15 Peel Street, Adelaide
Open Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm-late
The downstairs, almost hidden bar of Maybe Mae can be accessed via a combined premises of Peel Street and Leigh Street. The drinks on the menu are mostly premium only and the bartenders will make recommendations on how to make your favourite a bit fancier. Head on upstairs for a meal at Bread & Bone and enjoy the best of both worlds!
11 Moseley Square, Glenelg | Glenelg Beach Foreshore, Jetty Road, Glenelg
Open daily until late | Beach Club open Monday-Friday from 12pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 10am
The Moseley consistently rates amongst the top venues in Adelaide – and is certainly the hottest place to be outside of the CBD! They’ve cemented their place as the best of the beach by recently opening the Moseley Beach Club – complete with 48 single sun lounges and 8 premium day beds. Whether you choose to enjoy sips on the sand or dancing at the bar, The Moseley can offer you an array of premium cocktails, spirits and brews next to live entertainment. If you’re keen to check out the Moseley Beach Club, do it this weekend – the venue is set to close it’s first stint on Friday, 9th March!
Level 1, 274 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Open Wednesday-Sunday from 9pm-4am
Sugar has always been one of those kinds of places that ‘people went to before it was cool’ – consistently drawing in big crowds as a Rundle Street staple for well over a decade. While it tends to reach its peak on Saturdays after midnight, the club is unofficially the place to be on Wednesday and Thursday nights for uni crowds. Sugar is far more casual than its Hindley Street counterparts and is therefore the ideal for more alternative, chilled out crowds.
9 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Open Fridays & Saturdays
After a successful stint as Go Go Lady Boy in 2015, number 9 Hindley Street has done a lot to reinvent their image over the past 12 months – and it’s worked! Super California quickly made waves amongst the Adelaide club scene with a beach-meets-desert bar feel and the good ol’ juice bar making its welcome return.
54 Currie Street Basement, Adelaide
Open Saturdays & Sundays until 5am
Sunday nights are back in Adelaide! For a while there, the hype of the end-of-weekend party died down – but the past summer season has brought young crowds out of hibernation and back to the Currie Street icon, Zhivago. That’s not to say it’s a Sunday-only hotspot – it’s also open every Saturday night and is a great venue to party on until the early hours when the nearby small bars have closed their doors. Arguably offering the most solid lineup of local DJ talent, the drinks are cheap and the crowd is rowdy – the perfect club to obliterate your twenties!