Restaurant Reviews

Adelaide's best bars

The best bars in Adelaide, as seen in the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide, published in August 2017

Pink Moon Saloon

Distinctive personalities define the best rooms in Adelaide's booming bar scene, with smart drinks, décor and service setting the right tone at Pink Moon Saloon (21 Leigh St, Adelaide), Clever Little Tailor (19 Peel St, Adelaide, 0407 111 857), Proof (9a Anster St, Adelaide, 08 8212 0708) and Maybe Mae (15 Peel St, Adelaide, 08 8231 8535).

On-trend wine offerings are strong at Mother Vine (22-26 Vardon La, Adelaide 08 8227 2273), La Buvette (27 Gresham St, Adelaide, 08 8410 8170) and Lindes Lane (off Rundle Mall, Adelaide, 08 8227 2613), while East End Cellars, the city's premier bottle shop, has expanded its chic on-premise bar The Tasting Room (23 Vardon Ave, Adelaide, 08 8232 5300).

Hains & Co (23 Gilbert Pl, Adelaide, 08 8410 7088) salutes top-shelf liquor and nautical style, while Thrift Shop Bar (12 Waymouth Pl, Adelaide, 0422 154 887) serves only Australian spirits (quandong gin is a house specialty).