“I’m sorry, the old Adelaide can’t come to the phone right now, Why? It’s too busy becoming one of Australia’s most funky destinations.”
A glow up to end all glow-ups, Adelaide has shattered its ‘city of churches’ stereotype and morphed into the capital city of cool. A vast array of rooftop bars, Insta-worthy beach clubs, funky street art scenes, and little laneways full of eating and drinking delights will make you wonder why Adelaide was never on your radar before.
We have curated the ultimate weekend in Adelaide, taking you to some of Adelaide’s most sought-after bars and restaurants in the city.
Hennessy Rooftop Bar
Start your weekend with a little bit of luxe by heading to the top of the Mayfair Hotel and enjoy the beautifully appointed Hennessy Rooftop Bar. With live music and DJs, innovative cocktails, and delicious bar snacks, the Hennessy Rooftop Bar is the place to be on a Friday night in Adelaide.
Adelaide Central Market
As one of the southern hemisphere’s largest undercover fresh produce markets, the Adelaide Central Market is easily the city’s premier dining destination for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce. The market is open Tuesday to Saturday full to the brim of aromas and colours that will send you into sensory overload. Taste fresh produce from over 70 traders, ranging from seafood, cheeses, baked goods, and fruits and vegetables.
Moseley Beach Club
After a morning at the markets, head south to the beach suburb of Glenelg for sunset drinks at Moseley Beach. Perched on the sands of Glenelg Beach, the casual yet chic setting will think you’ve crossed continents to the beach clubs of Europe. Settle into a comfy day bed, order a jug of sangria and soak up the delightful summer sun.
Find out more: https://www.themoseley.com.au/the-moseley-beach-club
Pink Moon Saloon
If you can drag yourself away from your day bed, it’s time for a bespoke cocktail at Pink Moon Saloon. A far cry from the Wild West, this pocket-sized bar was inspired by the childhood nostalgia of camping and innovative Japanese design – creating a cosy yet cool atmosphere for your pre-dinner drinks.
Sôl Bar & Restaurant
It’s time to get high, SkyCity high. At the top of the SkyCity Adelaide, you’ll find the immersive rooftop Sôl Bar and Restaurant. Take in the spectacular city views while you dine on a menu carefully created by celebrated chef Kane Pollard. With a strong focus on sustainability, Pollard uses ingredients from across the state, ranging from herbs harvested no more than a few metres from where you dine to freshly caught seafood from Port Lincoln. Some might even say it’s food for your Sôl!
See your night out at the stylish Bar Peripheral for refined classic cocktails in an intimate atmosphere. This bespoke 12 seater bar has a no-standing and no menu policy, allowing guests to enjoy an unparalleled level of quality and service. You won’t find gimmicky cocktails with umbrellas and fancy straws, just classic drinks crafted by passionate mixologists.
SeaSalt Seafood & Grill
There is no better place for Sunday lunch than SeaSalt Seafood & Grill. Enjoy sustainably caught and deliciously prepared seafood overlooking the stunning Henley Beach. They even offer take-away options if their beachfront location isn’t quite close enough to the water for you!
Keep up with the cool kids
For more information about Adelaide’s ever-changing bar and restaurant scene, sign up for the SA Snippets to get a monthly update on what’s hip and happening in Adelaide. Or you stay ahead of the crowd by completing the SA Expert training program on their trade website.
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