Bar hopping has never been easier in Adelaide’s West End. With a number of small bars, eateries and nightlife all in close proximity to one another, the days of settling for one place to catch up for a drink are long behind you. But how does the West End match up against the East End? We take a look at Leigh St, Peel St and beyond in the second part of our guide to after work drinks in Adelaide.
Bank Street Social
48 Hindley St
The ultimate underground bar, Bank Street Social offers it all. Located off the busy Hindley St, Bank St is not only great for an after work drink and catch up with friends, the venue transforms on weekends to an upmarket nightclub offering an amazing range of drinks and DJ’s spinning tunes into the late am. If you’re feeling peckish, Bank St serve up delicious wood oven pizzas that feature local South Australian produce, the perfect addition to your Friday evening? We think so!
Hains & Co
23 Gilbert Pl
Nestled away in Gilbert Place you’ll find Hains & Co. Specialising in rum, whisky, gin and cigars, this nautically inspired bar is always bustling with after work crowds and it’s easy to see why. If the above isn’t your scene, the knowledgable staff are ready to help make your preferred cocktail of choice! In the mood for a Sunday evening nip? Hains & Co is one of the only small bars open seven days. What are you waiting for?
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15 Peel St
Hidden under popular burger bar, Bread and Bone, you’ll find a secret door that takes you into this swanky cocktail lounge. This dimly lit venue surrounded by comfy booths is the perfect location for the cocktail connoisseur. Featuring a drinks list comprised of house cocktails, wine and specialty mixers, we recommend the frutta mista with vodka, mandarin, passionfruit, lime and soft serve.
14 Peel St
One of the newer residents to Peel St, Alfred’s Bar allows you to enjoy the vibrancy of Peel St where you can sit outside with a cold beer and soak up the atmosphere, or on cooler nights head upstairs and play a game of darts with your friends. Although only offering a small drinks menu, Alfred’s has you covered with their refined list and talented mixologists ready to create your perfect drink!
La Rambla Tapas Bar
28 Peel St
Dinner and drinks go hand in hand and there’s no other place for the whole package than La Rambla. If you’re wanting to bar-hop into the night, this restaurant/bar is your perfect starter. Meet your friends for a jug of sangria or a classic cocktail and indulge in tapas dishes including 15 month old jamon serrano and patatas bravas.
Pink Moon Saloon
21 Leigh St
It’s hard to miss Pink Moon Saloon as you stroll down Leigh St. Located between two buildings, the venues tiny wooden house appearance will intrigue while the enviable drink list will entice. For the wine, beer or cocktail lover, Pink Moon has something for everyone. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail opt for the spiced wine sour with spiced wine reduction, rye whisky and citrus. Hungry? Pink Moon are known for their amazing sandwiches and all their meats, vegetables and grains are cooked in their wood oven!
12 Leigh St
Casablabla has it all. Think Paella Tuesdays, Latin dance nights on Wednesdays and live music throughout the weekend, it’s an entertainment lovers go-to. Of course what’s a multi-cultural venue without a great menu? The many share style dishes include plates from crispy fried whitebait with lime Aioli and gremolata to popcorn crocodile with lemon mayonnaise. Enjoy your meal in an environment that draws inspiration from Cambodia, Morocco, Bali and Turkey.
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11 Leigh St
Just next door to Pink Moon, you’ll find Udaberri. An extensive gin list isn’t the only thing on the menu in this popular Spanish inspired bar, the venue also offer tasty share plates and more recently brunch two days a week. While you sip on your favourite local gin cocktail, or glass of wine, be sure to grab a plate or two to share. Udaberri is always jumping, so if you’re looking for a great vibe, you’ve found it here.