Restaurants

Gunbae Chicken and Beer

Restaurant

A no-nonsense East End eatery doing just what it says on the tin: fried chicken and cold beer.

Madre

Restaurant

The Pizzateca crew’s second venue is a very traditional (but swish-looking) Neapolitan pizzeria.

Fino Vino

Restaurant

Fino’s 70-seat wine bar and restaurant brings regional dining to the CBD.

Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co

Restaurant

A Queensland-born boutique burger chain serving burgers and frozen-custard desserts it calls “concretes”.

Aces Pizza and Liquor

Restaurant

Italian-American style pizza, pasta and salads from Andrew Fantasia, the man behind Hustle & Vine wine.

Osteria Oggi

Restaurant

Raising the bar for Italian food in Adelaide.

Cafes

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.

Exchange Specialty Coffee

Cafe

First and foremost a coffee shop.

Real Falafel

Cafe

The Central Market's tiny but mighty falafel stall has moved to a bigger site and introduced breakfast, coffee and deli products for sale.

Recess

Cafe

This hole-in-the-wall lunch spot serves up egg-and-bhaji naans, blackened cauliflower salad, fresh juices and breads made in-house.

Bars

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.

Leigh Street Wine Room

Bar

A former drycleaner is now the setting for an exciting drinking den – a cosy, cleverly designed natural-wine bar serving world-class vino, house-made charcuterie and cheese, and inventive share plates.

Hellbound

Bar

It’s like a party in a friend’s wine cellar.

1000 Island

Bar

A “tiki-but-not-tiki” bar from the crew behind Sunny’s Pizza.

Shops

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.

Sustainable Clothing Co

Shop

Descend the stairs to this west end basement for pre-loved and vintage clothes, new streetwear and hemp basics, and recycled cotton garments made from Australian offcuts.

Ginger Frank

Shop

This boutique stocks some of Australia’s best independent labels.

Cöld Prëssë Organic Juicery Bar

Shop

Colourful, health-conscious brews and treats.

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.