Adelaide City Pubs, Cafés & Bars

Enjoy a drink and a great meal in Adelaide

Take the family out for pizza or hit one of the many hip cocktail or wine bars for a cool catchup with friends.

There are more than one hundred pubs to choose from in the heart of Adelaide and close-by suburbs. Grab a drink in a warm and cosy corner pub or dine in a chic and sophisticated hot spot. Chill on a warm day in a cool beer garden.

Austral Hotel, Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia

Many pubs date back to the 1830s but seamlessly blend the historic with the contemporary. It’s impossible to name them all, but here are some ideas to get your started. You'll be sure to find one - or many - that you love.

Pub dining

The pub scene is thriving in Adelaide – but you’ll also find great ‘locals’ in the inner-city suburbs and along the coast.

If you want to grab a meal with friends, catch some live music or soak in the in the atmosphere on Rundle Street from one of Adelaide’s best balconies, you’ll find a pub to suit you. You’ll come across pubs on quieter city streets on the edge of the central business district.       

Soak up the history in North Adelaide’s pubs, which are some of the oldest in the city. Head to the Adelaide Hills and in just 20 minutes, find yourself in a cosy hills hotel - perfect in the winter months.

If you prefer having your beer along with a sea breeze, there are lots of pubs dotted right along the coastline. Most are about 30 minutes from the city.

A culture of cafes and perfect pizzas

Think Adelaide. Think al fresco dining, cafés and of course, pizzas.

Turn down any street in the heart of the city and you'll find somewhere to grab a casual bite to eat for lunch, dinner or somewhere in between. You can't go wrong on Gouger Street, Waymouth Street or Pirie Street. Rundle Street is café heaven as is Hutt Street, which is also in the city's east end.

There are even more great finds just five or ten minutes out of the city. Take a taxi to King William Road at Hyde Park or Unley Road for great food in a casual café setting. The Parade at Norwood has some of Adelaide's favourite little eateries.

Melbourne Street or O’Connell Street, both in North Adelaide, also boast a big choice of cafés and restaurants.

Hip spots and wine bars

Head to Rundle Street, Gouger Street and Hindley Street for a glass or wine or cool cocktail.

More recently, a host of new bars and hip watering holes have popped up in Leigh Street and Peel Street and in arcades and hidden laneways. 

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What's on in SA

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in Adelaide.

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