Restaurants

The Stag Public House

Restaurant

The iconic East End pub has a kitschy sports bar, an old-school poolroom and a kitchen run by an ex-Orana, Noma and Attica chef.

Sho

Restaurant

Flame-licked meat on sticks, plus ramen and dumplings cooked and served by your very own chef. It’s small yakitoriya in Shobosho.

2KW

Restaurant

A refined rooftop restaurant and bar with city views.

Wasai

Restaurant

Take a culinary ride aboard a sushi boat.

The Guardsman

Restaurant

This serves pub classics with Middle Eastern, Indian and Asian-inspired touches. Plus the beer and wine list is 100 per cent South Australian.

Mum Cha

Restaurant

This all-day dumpling house (from the people behind some of the east end’s most popular venues) is a one-stop shop for Chinatown favourites.

Cafes

Elementary Coffee

Cafe

Drink coffee and see it roasted in the one light-filled space.

Flinders Street Project

Cafe

An innovative cafe and bakery with a refined edge.

Nanna Hot Bake

Cafe

A cheap and charming Asian bakery.

St Louis House of Fine Icecream and Dessert

Cafe

Eat dessert like a true Parisian.

Mister Pigeon

Cafe

This community-focused cafe has comfy couches, a book exchange and excellent toasties.

Crack Kitchen

Cafe

A cafe and roastery by The Loose Caboose crew.

Bars

Sparkke at the Whitmore

Bar

A behemoth brewpub, restaurant and rooftop bar with a star chef.

Alfred’s Bar

Bar

A small bar with the heart of a neighbourhood pub

5 O’Clock Somewhere

Bar

This McLaren Vale Winemakers’ relaxed cellar door stocks much more than just its own product.

BRKLYN

Bar

The cocktail bar with its own interior “street”, complete with three shops.

Wing It

Bar

This subterranean Americana-themed bar in the CBD uses a tried-and-tested formula: hot wings, cold beer and live sports “every damn day”.

NOLA

Bar

A fine mix of New Orleans cuisine, worldwide whiskies and 16 beer taps.

Shops

Marino Meat and Food Store

Shop

Freshly made pasta and cannoli, dry-aged meat and hard-to-find Italian products await at this Central Market institution.

East End Flower Market

Shop

Step inside the pastel-hued space for house plants, wildflowers and a creative take on “dead bouquets”.

The Commons Studio and Exchange

Shop

Swap quality pre-loved clothing, find one-off vintage pieces and scour for hidden treasures.

Transition Records

Shop

Techno and house vinyl you won’t find anywhere else in the country.

Twenty Fifty-Two

Shop

Carefully selected streetwear and accessories, plus obscure vinyl.

Solomon Street

Shop

This ethical clothing label is locally made, but has a global reach.

Events

Adelaide Fringe

Holding the title of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest arts festival is no small thing. But how do you make the most of the Fringe? Planning. Browse shows by genre to find hard-hitting theatre, death-defying circus or side-splitting comedy. Tickets are on sale now. If you’re notorious for leaving things until the last minute, discounted rush tickets are available most days for that night’s shows. Adelaide Fringe runs from February 16 to March 18.

Adelaide Fringe

This guerrilla arts festival began in 1960 when a bunch of artists decided to stage their own event in rebellion against the tightly curated attitude of Adelaide Festival. Today it continues to foster new talent and independent performance from both Australian and international artists. Its eclectic program carries an air of liberation and experimentation, and spans cabaret, comedy, circus, theatre, dance, film, music, puppetry, visual arts and design. The four-week celebration will pop up in unassuming warehouses, laneways, empty buildings and parks, as well as in theatres, hotels, galleries and cafes. The next event is February 17 to March 19, 2017.

Adelaide Festival

Come March, Adelaide Festival overlaps with Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide to see festivals take over the city. Running March 3–19 in 2017, this multi-arts festival also encompasses Adelaide Writers’ Week – a free six-day literary event. The annual festival’s bold programming covers challenging theatre, mesmerising dance and emotionally heavy classical and contemporary music, as well as striking visual arts and new media from an ever-evolving suite of international artists.