Decent cocktail bars: the real upshot of the small-bar legislation.
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A unique cellar door for winemakers Lucy Margaux and Commune of Buttons.
A modern Russian gastropub.
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.
A behemoth brewpub, restaurant and rooftop bar with a star chef.
Behind the roller door you’ll now find wine barrels, not beer tanks.
A contender for Australia's most well-hidden cocktail bar. But trust us, this one is worth seeking out.
An old pub gets a welcome refurb in the Hills town.
A whisky den hidden away in the CBD. If the light’s on, they’re home.
A massive new-age barn run by some of the state’s best brewers, distillers, winemakers and cooks.
French-bistro cuisine, pub classics and seven rooms to stay the night in.
A fine mix of New Orleans cuisine, worldwide whiskies and 16 beer taps.
This narrow, faux alpine hut hits all the same targets as sister bar Clever Little Tailor.
A “tiki-but-not-tiki” bar from the crew behind Sunny’s Pizza.
This soul-inspired joint was two-and-a-half years in the making.
The cocktail bar with its own interior “street”, complete with three shops.
A brewshed with a big sense of community.
Australian-made spirits in a second-hand setting.
A gin distillery and tasting room with an unusual, but welcome, housemate.
A carefully updated old classic.
South Australian food and wine in heritage surrounds.
This subterranean Americana-themed bar in the CBD uses a tried-and-tested formula: hot wings, cold beer and live sports “every damn day”.
Get to know the locals at this historic pub.
Twenty beers to try, all malted, brewed and bottled on-site.
A cellar door for wine and spirit labels Unico Zelo and Applewood Distillery.
A bar from the team behind 2KW that specialises in agave-based spirits and sherry, with tinned anchovies, terrines, charcuterie and cheese to eat in or take home.
It’s like a party in a friend’s wine cellar.
A century-old pub with an eye on the future.
One of Adelaide’s original small bars, with one of the city’s strongest drinks list.
Drink wine like an aristocrat in 1940s Paris.
A polished-up dive bar that splits the difference between pub and small bar.
A small bar with the heart of a neighbourhood pub
The classic Adelaide pub that’s always open for a jug.
Wines that go against the grain.
Better known as “The Cranker”.
Share a giant bowl cocktail before heading next door to Madame Hanoi for dinner.
Two beer experts brewing and pouring in a friendly atmosphere.
A tiny wine bar which feels like home.
An unusual brewhouse serving kombucha – but no beer or wine – on tap.
An Italian “snack” bar.
A retro beachside rooftop bar from Maybe Mae's Ollie Margan.
Another boutique gin distillery joins the flock – and it’s already winning awards.
Sip on whisky and gin in sleek, dimly lit surrounds.
Ultra-themed minigolf, cocktails and pizza.
A bar with craft beer on the brain.
Fun, full-flavoured craft beer brewed in a big shed.
A live music venue and basement bar where anything goes.
A suburban pub that offers more than the standard burgers and schnitzels.
A casual lunch venue, afternoon beer garden and late-night bar.
Aperitifs just like they have in France.
Part art gallery, part after work rooftop.