We are all about to dive deep into drinking at the best bars in Adelaide together. From a tall glass of beer and a shot of vodka to local drink specials and singing karaoke we are going to try and cover it all.
The best wine and cocktail bars near you will get the ball rolling. Once they have been discussed in full breweries and sports bars to watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts will get a shout out.
Those who want to get the party started right after work or just buy some cheaper drinks will learn about the best drink specials in your area next. After they are out of the way we will move on to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights around town.
Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will wrap this all up. Be sure to check out our Adelaide bar map that has every place we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
All of our Aussie pub and drinking guides are available right there if you want to check them out.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Many would agree that the best Adelaide cocktail and wine bars are:
- Hellbound Wine Bar at Basement/201 Rundle St
- Clever Little Tailor at 19 Peel St
- The Bibliotheca Bar & Book Exchange at 1/27 Gresham St
- Proof Bar at 9 Anster St
- La Buvette Drinkery at 27 Gresham St
- Maybe Mae at 15 Peel St
Hellbound Wine Bar is open from 4pm to midnight Wednesday through Sunday offering a large selection of interesting and delicious wines from South Africa and around the world.
Clever Little Tailor has been serving wine and delicious bar snacks in your area since 2013.
For a fun European-style bar in the Adelaide CBD that focuses on global spirits, perfect classic cocktails, and books head to The Bibliotheca Bar & Book Exchange who offers drink specials Tuesday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Proof Bar serves international and local wines as well as classic and innovative cocktails.
La Buvette Drinkery’s wine list is brimming with natural and organic wines, premium spirits, specialty aperitifs, and cocktails plus they have a bistro-style menu of house classics and crowd favorites.
Maybe Mae is an award-winning cocktail bar hidden between the laneways of Peel and Leigh Streets in the West End.
Adelaide Breweries & Sports Bars
You and your buddies will have a great time watching the big game at these local sports bars and breweries:
- Pirate Life Brewing at 18 Baker St
- The District at Skycity, 125 North Terrace
- Lady Burra Brewhouse at 4 Topham Mall
- The Rosey at 160 Hindley St
- Stables Beer Garden at 58 Hindley St
Pirate Life Brewing offers 24 beers on tap as well as delectable food options from 11am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday and from 11am to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
The District offers handcrafted beer near you along with food and a giant video wall putting you front and center for whatever sport you’re looking for.
Lady Burra Brewhouse specializes in handcrafted beers, seasonal and small batch brews, and really good food plus they have local drink specials for beers, wines, and pints from 4pm to 6pm.
Every day at 11am The Rosey starts serving delicious meals and cold drinks in front of their big screen and this sports bar in your area also have liquor specials every Friday and Saturday from 9pm to 11pm.
Stables Beer Garden offers authentic wood-fired pizzas, shareable tapas, craft beers, and cocktails.
Local Drink Specials
There are some good bars with drink specials in your area and you can get great value if you time your visit properly:
- The Little Pub at 17 Hindley St
- Harry’s Bar at 12-14 Grenfell St
The Little Pub offers cocktails, beers, and shots in a festive atmosphere with daily drink specials from 5pm to 7pm.
Harry’s Bar offers a variety of menu options including a la carte, functions, wine, and some of the best happy hours near you from 4pm to 6pm Monday through Friday.
We have done our best to mention any time a bar in a different list has local alcoholic drink specials so be on the lookout in other sections too.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Check out this list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights near you:
- The Original Coopers Alehouse at 316 Pulteney St
- The Stag Public House at 299 Rundle St
The Original Coopers Alehouse hosts bar trivia nights in Adelaide every Tuesday at 7pm and serves some of the city’s most popular and exquisitely produced meals along with a full range of coopers on tap, incredible wine selection, and cocktail menu.
You will find an Australian beer and wine list at The Stag Public House who has free to play pub quiz nights in your area every Wednesday at 7pm
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
Dance, listen to live music, or sing karaoke at these fun bars around town:
- Rush Karaoke at Level 2/30 Bank St
- K Illusion at 84 Hindley St
- Nineteen Ten at 143 Hindley St Rooftop
- Crown & Anchor Hotel at 196 Grenfell St
Rush has 9 karaoke rooms near you all of which are equipped with light-up tambourines and a large selection of songs in English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Filipino, and other languages.
There are 17 different private karaoke rooms for hire at K Illusion, each of which can accommodate a different number of people. They serve a variety of alcoholic beverages including cocktails and shooters as well as delicious food and drinks and their popular shakers and flaming specialties.
Nineteen Ten has exceptional entertainment at their bar featuring local live music and the best alcohol money can buy from single malts and cigars to champagne and cocktails.
Six nights of live music each week as well as comedy every Tuesday can be found at Crown and Anchor Hotel which offers a $3 schooner drink special every Wednesday from 8pm to 9pm.
The Stag Public House is another fun bar for music lovers in your area that we have mentioned in a different list.
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Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Adelaide
There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you. Hopefully we were able to fill you in on some valuable info that will make your next night out a little better.
Please use the comments to let us know if any spots have closed down or if any new cool places have opened up in your area so that we can keep our lists fresh. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Adelaide.