Restaurants

Dunfor Noodle Bar

Restaurant

This tiny ramen spot serves just two types of soup, but they’re backed by fine-dining pedigree. Nab a stool for this, plus fried-oyster po’ boys, beef tartare and draught beer.

Bread & Bone

Restaurant

This late-night CBD haunt dishes out great burgers, hot dogs and more to hungry revellers stopping by for a feed before bed.

Cheekies Hot Chicken

Restaurant

The hottest chicken here comes coated in a blend of four different chillies, including the infamous Carolina reaper.

Aurora

Restaurant

At this socially responsible restaurant you can expect meats cooked on a custom-made braai, and small plates influenced by Korean and Japanese cuisine.

Press Food & Wine

Restaurant

A global menu made with local produce is the hallmark of this confident venue.

Yiasou George

Restaurant

Come for big plates of lamb, charred flatbreads, ouzo shots and hip-hop.

Cafes

Asian Gourmet

Cafe

Line up, order a laksa, sit and devour.

Abbots and Kinney

Cafe

Pastries from Italy and beyond, made fresh every morning. The sfogliatelle – a strudel-like Italian number – is unmissable, equal only to the house croissant.

Peter Rabbit

Cafe

Lounge on the lush front lawn with a coffee or beer.

Diaspora Kouzina

Cafe

Say “yiasou” to this very modern Greek eatery, with traditional roots.

Leeroy's

Cafe

Leeroy's is Adelaide's first cereal cafe. It serves big bowls of dessert-like American breakfast favourites – including Lucky Charms, Reese’s Puffs and Pop-Tarts Cereal – plus toasties and D’Angelo coffee.

Nanna Hot Bake

Cafe

A cheap and charming Asian bakery.

Bars

Loc Bottle Bar

Bar

At this tiny natural wine bar, there's no service bar, removing the barrier between staff and guests. Instead, you can pick your wine off the shelf – a bit like a bottle shop, but it's a bar.

99 Gang Social

Bar

American-style burgers, beef rendang hoagies and tropical cocktails are the signatures at Gang Gang’s disco-ready burger bar. After the dinner trade, a floating DJ booth provides danceable tunes till late.

Nola

Bar

A New Orleans-inspired bar featuring whiskies from around the world and 16 beer taps. On the menu , you'll find Creole soul food – including Cajun fried chicken – that will help you soak up all that booze.

Mr Goodbar

Bar

At this neon-lit cocktail joint, the drinks are as smooth as the blues icons lining the walls.

Leigh Street Luggage

Bar

After one of Leigh Street’s longstanding tenants closed its doors, it was reborn as this Mediterranean cocktail bar paying tribute to its former life. Visit for local craft beers, European wines and a simple food menu of cured meats and cheese.

Hard Days Night

Bar

Big groups are well catered for at this spacious, neon-lit warehouse. Inside is a brewery, burger truck, coffee caravan and even a retro-style wedding booth for couples looking to elope after a few drinks.

Shops

Dough

Shop

It’s best known for its fig-and-fennel loaves and other savouries, but this Central Market bakery is also a top choice for sweets.

Clarity Records

Shop

Spinning independent music since 2010.

Ensemble

Shop

For plants, shoes, jewellery and ethical fashion.

Chicken & Pig

Shop

Slow cooking served fast.

Nudie Jeans

Shop

The CBD outpost for one of the world’s best denim brands doesn’t disappoint. If you’re after a new pair of jeans, this is where you want to be.

East End Cellars

Shop

An inimitable selection of local and international wines.

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.