PEDESTRIAN.TV have partnered with the South Australian Tourism Commission to help you uncover the hidden gems of Adelaide.

I feel like we take the abundance of amazing places in Australia for granted sometimes, and choose to visit places we’ve already been to instead of trying something new. Where’s the sense of adventure there? It’s time to stretch your legs and discover some of the stellar places hidden throughout Australia.

Adelaide in particular is full of some absolutely cracker spots that should be on the top of anyone’s list of getaway plans.

The Adelaide Guarantee is currently offering a range travel itineraries that’ll help you discover the best that the city has to offer. If you’re worried about your plans getting canned due to government restrictions (fair, tbh), the Adelaide Guarantee also promises a full refund.

To make sure you’re making the right turns down the right laneways, we’ve collected a list of bars and restaurants that you need to visit while in South Australia’s capital. Consider your travel plans sorted.

And if you already live in SA, well, you can get across all of these joints before any out-of-state tourists roll through and try to claim bragging rights.

Part Time Lover

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I’m a sucker for aesthetics. Give me a cool looking place to hang out with my friends, and I’ll happily park my butt in a seat there all day. Tucked away in a side-alley, Part Time Lover has that cool aesthetic in spades.

The combination of the wooden wall panelling, green-tiled counter tops and white bar has this vintage European chic, like you’ve managed to travel back to 1960s Italy. Throw in a solid drink and food menu on top, and you’ve got a great afternoon sorted.


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If you love Japanese food, you need to pay a visit to Shobosho. Designed to look like a traditional izakaya, it’s one the best Japanese joints in all of Adelaide.

Their menu inspired by traditional Japanese yakitori, just scrolling through their Instagram gave me one of the most acute feelings of food FOMO in a long time.

My mouth is watering just looking at that bowl of braised brisket, wagyu wonton and smoked bacon bone ramen.

La Buvette

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Take the right turns down Adelaide’s laneways and you’ll find yourself in front of a bar that looks like it’s been ripped straight from the streets of Paris.

If you’re looking for an incredibly chill afternoon with a few friends, La Buvette has the vibes you want. There’s a nice touch of French classiness, and one hell of a wine menu. You especially need to try a glass or two of their apéritifs.

Paloma Bar + Kitchen

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For those who don’t know, a paloma is a cocktail that mixes tequila with grapefruit soda. As far as drinks go, it’s a pretty a simple, but incredibly refreshing one.

That’s how I’d describe Paloma Bar and Pantry: simple, but refreshing. It’s the perfect spot if you’re looking for a quiet night out, or somewhere relaxed where you can catch up with friends over a delicious share plate of charcuterie.

Alfred’s Bar

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Alfred’s Bar does exactly what it says on the sign. It’s the place you go if you’re looking to unwind from your day while sipping on your favourite drink. It has the intimate vibes of a small bar, but it never feels packed.

Maybe Mae

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Maybe Mae is quite literally one of Adelaide’s hidden gems, as it’s tucked away below streetlevel, behind a semi-secret door. But once you make your way inside you’ll be greeted with a fantastic selection of award-winning cocktails.

If I could describe in one word, it’d be “cosy”. This dimly lit lounge has a cool, speakeasy-vibe to it. You half expect the ghost of Frank Sintara to jump up and start crooning.

Malt & Juniper

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If you consider yourself a connoisseur of whisky and gin, there’s one name that should be at the top of your list in Adelaide: Malt & Juniper.

What makes this speakeasy a must-visit bar is the vast selection of spirits, hailing from all over the world. The list of available gins, whiskies and whiskeys is gigantic. Seriously, you’ll need a drink to get through the huge two-dozen page menu.

Bank Street Social

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Sometimes you want to go somewhere quiet and relaxed to have a few nice drinks with your friends. Sometimes you want to go to a bar where the drinks a flowing, the tunes a pumping and the good times are absolutely rolling. Bank Street Social is firmly in the latter.

If you want to go somewhere to get a real feel of what Adelaide’s nightlife can offer, this is the place to be.

If you want to suss out even more great places to eat and drink, head over to the Adelaide Guarantee hub. Let the good times roll.

Image: Instagram/ @parttimelover.adl + @ shobosho