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Gilbert Street Hotel

88 Gilbert St, Adelaide City SA 5000
Situated in the thriving south east corner of the city, the Gilbert Street Hotel is the kind of pub everyone wants to be their local. Within easy walking distance from both the Central Market area and South Terrace, the Gilbert Street Hotel boasts one of the cities finest beer gardens, a renovated interior design with dramatic furnishings and rich colours and a discreet gaming area.
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Sussex Hotel

68 Walkerville Tce, Walkerville SA 5081

Great Pub, great people, cold beer and good times. Enjoy the weekly Jazz Program every Friday & Saturday night. Sip Champagne and relax in the Sussex courtyard bar or have a flutter on the pokies. After twelve months the rennovations are finally complete and the Sussex looks simply stunning. Come and check out the changes for yourself. The Terrace Cafe restaurant may be reserved for exclusive use for up to 100 seated guests or 200 cocktail guests. We have a range of Ala Carte, Cocktail and set menu options available or we can tailor an option to suit your special needs. The Terrace Restaurant enjoys an enviable reputation, not just for its peerless food, but for the welcoming atmosphere and friendly service. An imaginative selection of cuisine, prepared by our top chef, is complemented by a choice of fine wines from our first-rate cellar. The menu features a selection of steaks, chicken, fish and hand-crafted burgers, together with imaginative accompaniments, starters and desserts.

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The Dog & Duck Ale House

125 Hindley St, Adelaide City SA 5000

The Dog & Duck Ale House is a traditional styled pub with all the trimmings. Come in for a beer or relax at the bar with a wine. Come with friends and family to dine in for a great pub meal. Named after an English pub found in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside in the village of Plucks Gutter. With it’s old world appeal with modern facilities it has established itself as being a favourite for both locals & visitors to Adelaide’s West End.

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The Elephant

1 Cinema Place, Adelaide City SA 5000

The Elephant British Pub is situated at 1 Cinema Pl, Adelaide just a stones throw away from the busy Rundle St precinct in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. The Elephant is an authentic British pub serving up Imperial sized pints from a choice of 24 different beers on draught. We are not just about our great beer, we also have fantastic meals, excellent service, live music and a comfortable place to enjoy your time. We have parking within close proximity, Alpha Apartments offer U-Park facilities, we also back onto North Tce, where parking is also available. The Elephant doesn't provide gaming facilities so you can relax without the added noise and distractions from the you know whats!

Be sure to check out our specials and promotions so you don't miss out. We have live entertainment, function room, pool table, a busy nightlife and a great, authentic British atmosphere in the heart of Adelaide. Don't forget to check our latest photos in the online gallery, you may be in one of our photos!

Our Food and Wine menus are available on line, so make sure you click on the link and have a look! The Elephant continues our action-packed weekend entertainment with awesome drink prices from 5 - 8pm on Fridays and 7 - 9pm Saturdays. We also have great food and fantastic LIVE music to kick off your weekend.

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Havelock Hotel

162 Hutt St, Adelaide City SA 5000

Choose to dine in our glass enclosed outdoor seating on the beautiful Hutt Street, or inside our bistro and beer garden with double glazed roof, making it feel like summer all year round. Wether it is quick pint and parmy or something fancier to tantalize your taste buds, the havelock does it all. The Havelock has a variety of function areas, each with there own unique feel, to suit everybodies need. At the Havelock, we have the experience and expertise to tailor your function into a fun successful night to remember.

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Historian Hotel

18 Coromandel Place, Adelaide City SA 5000
The Historian is a tavern-style hotel located right in the centre of the city in one of Adelaide\'s most historic precincts. At the heart of Adelaide\'s Central Business District, The Historian is a small, intimate tavern not unlike those gracing the back streets of London. Here, you\'ll find all the warm intimacy of a \'local\'; in winter, a warm and inviting space to relax - in summer, a cool oasis to escape the heat of the city.
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Three Brothers Arms

40 Venables St, Macclesfield SA 5153

For those weary after a long day's travel and holiday making along the Fleurieu Peninsula or through the Adelaide Hills, comfort can be found in the rustic splendour of The Three Brothers Arms, with its exposed stone walls and wooden beams dating back to the 1840s. Our Chef Mel Prichard serves up such classics as lambs fry and salt and pepper squid, as well as salt and pepper soft shell crab. Our wood oven pizzas are very popular.

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Holdfast Hotel

83 Brighton Rd, Glenelg SA 5045

The Holdfast Hotel is a leading Venue in the Glenelg area specializing in live entertainment, fine dinning, gaming room and bottle shop facilities. Situated on Brighton Road opposite the Glenelg Football Club, The “Holdy” is steeped in tradition and has something to offer to all ages and tastes. Our “Brewpub” offers live entertainment 5 nights a week as well as an award winning micro-brewery. Or why not stop by and sample our fantastic a’la carte menu prepared by 5 star executive chef Peter Roennfeldt. Or perhaps relax in our gaming room with 33 of the latest machines and a great loyalty program.

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Torrens Arms Hotel

95 Belair Rd, Kingswood SA 5062

Right on the corner of Belair and Princes Road's sits a favourite pub to many. The Torrens Arms Hotel is affectionately known to locals as the TA. The TA is a meeting place for young and old, the last of the true family owned and operated suburban pubs in Adelaide. Proudly holding on the traditional pub culture; focusing on cold beer, quality wines and honest pub food. Located in leafy Kingswood, just minutes from Adelaide's CBD, and just a moments walk to Mitcham's Wallis cinemas. The TA is the perfect venue for a relaxing after work drink, or casual get together. All day dining from 11:30am through to 9pm, dine in our comfortable Springfield's, or outdoors in our protected, all weather smoke free beer garden. Our conventional front bar offers the sports lovers essentials', TAB, Keno, value for money meals and our specialty - the ta friendly service.

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Land of Promise Hotel

172 Port Rd, Hindmarsh SA 5007

The Lounge Bar oversees the Lounge/Dining and rear large Beer Garden. From Monday to Saturday this bar caters for the adult Entertainment Enthusiast but is still available for buck shows, parties and dining. Buck show packages are available upon enquiry. Extended happy hours apply to soccer fans before Adelaide United games! There are six beers available on fourteen taps servicing the front, lounge and beer garden bar. The newly renovated beer garden with water features and trendy verticle gardens is available for hire Sat - Wed.

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Mick O'Sheas's Irish Pub

Main South Rd, Hackham SA 5163

Mick O'Shea's is one of the few traditional Irish Pubs to feature live Irish bands.

Everyday

Lounge around on our new chesterfield couches and enjoy the view of Adelaide’s best traditional beer garden through our new garden doors.

Sunday afternoons

If you're sitting in the picturesque grounds or warming yourself inside by the open fire you'll be entertained by one of our regular live bands.

Wednesday nights

Come along and join in our Celtic Connection, a group of musicians that get together and play traditional Irish Folk music.

Friday nights

Looking for a way to wind up your week and get ready for the weekend? Join us for music and drink specials all night including half price cocktails from 9pm-10pm!

Saturday nights

Join us for a Guinness or two and be entertained by some of the best live bands around – bands start at 9pm

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The Village Taverna Hotel

Cnr The Grove & Golden Ways, Golden Grove SA 5125

Situated right in the middle of Golden Grove, the Village is the perfect place to relax with friends. Our spacious bistro is able to cater to a wide variety of functions or you can dine with family and friends whilst admiring the view. Our modern gaming room has 33 of the latest gaming machines on which to try your luck.

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Wee Willie's Tavern

565 Military Rd, Largs North SA 5016

Wee Willies has come a long way from its early beginnings as a wine bar to now being a part of one of the largest hotel groups in the country. The Eureka Group has allowed this little suburban tavern to blossom into what you see today. With secure car parking, fantastic atmosphere and great service, come on down to get your piece of Willies hospitality. Though many things have altered through the years, one thing has stayed the same and that’s our belief that Wee Willies always has been and always will be the Friendly Pub. So grab your mates and pop on in for a quiet one.

Great atmosphere, great laughs and a great pub, settle in with a coldie or a cappuccino and enjoy the hospitality of Wee Willies Tavern and its friendly staff. We are constantly holding different promotions from Father’s Day Baskets to Christmas Raffles so come on down and spend some time at Wee Willies, the Friendly Pub.

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Prince Albert Hotel

254 Wright St, Adelaide City SA 5000

The Bistro is warm and inviting to all customers with variation in tastes, from cimarosti west end sausages with caramelised onion gravy to crispy skin duck leg on mushroom risotto and many of the old pub favourites. The staff pride themselves on the presentation and consistency of meals. Having good product knowledge and knowing what each plate consists of is a trait that all staff possess. This ensures the level of consistency that the Hotel prides and expects of itself. A daily specials board offers what's in season and fresh on the day that the chef has sourced.

The wine list is extensive and has mostly Australian content. The list has both options by the glass and by the bottle with monthly wines on the table. The bar is easily approachable and is well stocked with a wide variety of wines, bottled beers from all over the world, spirits and a wide variety of beers on tap.

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Windmill Hotel

94 Main North Rd, Prospect SA 5082

Windmill Hotel the little pub with big attitude. Come in and see for yourself, the service is great, the food is delicious and the beer is always cold.

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The Oxford Hotel

101 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide SA 5006

The Oxford Hotel is one of the state's most iconic pubs and stands proudly on the corner of Tynte and O'Connell Street in the cool and cosmopolitan North Adelaide.

With inside and alfresco areas, the bistro has a relaxed, casual feel combined with excellent presentation and consistency of food. The menu has great contemporized pub classics as well as gourmet specials and lighter options.

To complete the package, The Oxford has a dynamic upstairs function room known as the Spirit Room. Next door to The Oxford is The Banque which is also available for functions. Its chic appearance and modern features make it the perfect venue for product launches, engagements, 21st birthday parties, corporate events and any other special occasion that seeks a little class without breaking the budget.

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Topaz Bar and Restaurant

261 Grange Rd, Findon SA 5023

By day, natural light streams through the glass roof and as the sun goes down, the glass bar glows a topaz blue. The courtyard beckons with plush couches and a soothing water feature. The courtyard with heated giant umbrellas can be appreciated all year round for that function with style. Sink into a comfy couch, sip a carefully crafted cocktail and soak up the relaxing resort style atmosphere of Topaz. On Friday nights enjoy the groovy sounds of our great live duos like Zkye High and Karma from 7pm. Enjoy the music anytime with our nightlife music system, with film clips on plasma screens. Whether it's for business, pleasure or both, the Topaz a la carte restaurant is chic and comfortable with friendly and attentive table service. The menu offers an excellent choice of seafood and char-grill dishes, with a pasta and wood fire pizza selection and tempting daily specials.

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The King

357 King Williams St, Adelaide City SA 5000

Since 1872 the Kings Head Hotel has been a South Australian icon. Now simply known as “The Kings” it is a unique South Australian only produce bar and restaurant right in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD.

The Kings is truly a South Australian only venue where everything you eat and drink comes from right here in SA. The Kings Bar is classic saloon with 8 local beer taps and a focused and diverse SA only wine list, the Den is our 60 seat a la carte restaurant, a great street front dining and drinking space on King William Street to do some serious people watching and the Ballroom, a versatile function space comfortably holding up to 170 persons and featuring its own private courtyard.

DJs entertain you Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the Kings Bar playing the most eclectic mix of tunes you won’t hear anywhere else in the city. Our Mission at the Kings is “To deliver brilliant South Australian beer, wine, food and cocktails, exciting ever changing music and friendly service from our great staff serving up hospitality like only South Aussies can”

The Kings Functions Better. Catering for groups of 10 to 170pax in private and ‘semi-private’ spaces let us work with you and your budget to deliver the experience you want for your guests.

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Salt Bar and Restaurant

Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg SA 5045

Our bar is an ideal location for those looking for something a bit more than a schooner and a packet of nuts. With an extensive cocktail list and bartenders who are passionate about their job, we will provide you with a fantastic drinking experience. If you don't want to sit at the bar we have a comfortable lounge area where you can chill out while sipping your Martini and watch the sunset. Sunday afternoon/evenings boast an array of local musicians who are always guaranteed to serve up the perfect music for a lazy Sunday.

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The Austral

205 Rundle Street, Adelaide City SA 5000

Situated in Rundle St, Adelaide's renowned restaurant and entertainment hub, the award winning Austral is synonymous with fine wine, great food and entertainment. Open 7 days a week from 11am, The Austral caters for all walks of life, and serves many different purposes which include private functions, intimate dinners or a night out partying.

With three great menues ranging from Front Bar cuisine, showcasing the renowned Austral Burger, to the carefully thought out A La Carte menu, featuring the best 300g steaks on Rundle Street through to the very modern Bunker serving very modern food. If you want to experiment there is The Austral daily specials menu.

No stone is left unturned in the Austral's entertainment vocabulary. The Austral showcases the best in live, acoustic and DJ music , 5 of the 7 week-nights.

While you are enjoying hot beats in every genre you could poke a stick at - check out some of our specials.

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The Lion Hotel

161 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide SA 5006

The Lion Hotel brings together great food, excellent service and premium product within one of Adelaide’s most historic hotels, made thoroughly modern. We provide Restaurant, Bar, Casual Eating (Lion Express), Function (Lion Events & Lion Catering) & Gaming Facilities. With breakfast in our courtyard, Live Entertainment 7 Nights a Week in the Bar, Unique & Diverse Event Spaces and our Award Winning Restaurant, there's always something happening at The Lion.

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The Wakefield Hotel

76 Wakefield St, Adelaide City SA 5000

The charming Wakefield Hotel is a lovely place to come and join friends and have a meal or snack with a cold beer or coffee. Our friendly staff would be delighted to show you around. The Wakefield hotel (formerly know as the moon under water) located in Adelaide's CBD has undergone major renovations that has transformed it into one of Adelaide's must see venues. A stylish and modern fit out offers a sophisticated and refined environment to enjoy the many food and drink options on offer.

An extensive a la carte menu coupled with a comprehensive wine and cocktail list ensures there is something for everyone from the most simple to the most discerning of tastes.

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Aces Bar and Bistro

Market Plaza Gouger St, Adelaide City SA 5000

Aces Bar is situated on Gouger St, next to the Central Market. Our regular customers have discovered that our establishment is an excellent venue to bring along family and friends, with its friendly environment and intimate seating arrangement.

Aces Bar serves everything from burgers, schnitzels, steaks, seafood, pasta and salads prepared from the freshest produce. Watch out for our daily specials prepared by our creative chef.

The dining area can comfortably accommodate 150 diners and is an excellent venue for Functions.

Another attraction is our Gaming Room which houses 30 gaming machines. Free VIP membership allows you to enjoy many privileges including complimentary cappuccinos and discounts off all purchases.

We have a great selection of local beers on tap and a wide variety of bottled beer, wine and spirits to suit the most discerning customer. We promote local South Australia wines in addition to an extensive range from other regions.

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Aldgate Pump Hotel

1 Strathalbyn Rd, Aldgate SA 5154

Located only 21 km south east of Adelaide in the heart of the Adelaide Hills (the Mount Lofty Ranges), Aldgate is most famous for the Aldgate Pump which sits over the road from the Aldgate Pump Hotel. The pump was used to water the horses and bullock teams which passed through the area on their way south to the Echunga goldfields.

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The Cavern Club

136 North Tce, Adelaide City SA 5000

What's your live music style? The Cavern Club Adelaide caters to a wide variety of live music tastes.

Jazz, soul, jive, rock, classic rock, progressive, experimental, alternative, ska, retro, indie, punk, covers, originals,. Live bands, DJ, duos, soloists, acoustic.

Live bands appearing regularly at The Cavern Adelaide: The Fab Four, The Highlights, Clearway, Lucky Seven, Sound Factory, Orange Whip and The Invasion. Also now appearing regularly: World renowned mentalist Nicholas Tweedy. The Cavern Club Adelaide plays host to a range of performers from Adelaide, interstate and overseas. And the range just gets wider all the time. There's something to suit everyone's tastes.

At The Cavern Club Adelaide you will find something to your taste. Discover the great drink prices at our bar. Come in for a meal and stay for the entertainment and the great atmosphere! You won't find another venue like the Cavern Club Adelaide anywhere else in Australia!

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Alma Tavern

66 Magill Rd, Norwood SA 5067

You'll always have a memorable night at the Alma - we've got great entertainment Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights plus regular special events.

Entry is free to all nights! We're known for our great food, and our new menus feature a selection to tantalise all taste buds! You can choose from casual relaxed dining in the Bar and Skybar areas or full service dining in our Bistro. Each area now features a different menu.

The Alma is perfect to host your next business or social function. We've got different areas to choose from, depending on your requirements, plenty of free carparking, private areas if you require, extensive wines, food and beverages available and a professional staff who know how to deliver a great event for you.

Our ALL NEW gaming room is open 7 days a week and features 32 of the latest machines in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

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Archer Hotel

60 O'Connell St, North Adelaide SA 5006

From Adelaide's largest and best Balcony, to our magnificent Cocktail bar, to the understated elegance of the drawing Room, to the opulence of the exclusive Library, the upstairs experience at the Archer Hotel is as good as it gets.

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London Tavern

175 North Terrace, Adelaide City SA 5000

An all-new entertainment experience. The London, situated on cosmopolitan North Terrace, is a sophisticated and diverse venue, incorporating a 170 person restaurant, nightclub and gaming room.

Our award-winning venue is open from 7:30am, Monday to Saturday for breakfast, lunch is served seven days a week from 11:30am til 3:30pm and dinner is available Friday night until 830pm. With enticing and extensive food and beverage packages on offer, The London is a popular location to hold your next function.
Friday and Saturday night sees a change of pace, as we kick it up a notch and showcase the very best in entertainment with our impressive new DJ line-ups and unbeatable drink specials.

The London Tavern closes Sun-Thu at 6pm.

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Astor Hotel

437 Pulteney St, Adelaide City SA 5000

The Astor Hotel offers stylish décor, private function rooms, professional staff and modern cuisine, which guarantees that your function will be a day or night to remember! The Astor Hotel offers a wide range of food and beverage options for your function, from cocktail platter food to set menu dining. Choose from the suggested menu and beverage packages, or meet with Belinda or Jason who will assist you to tailor a package to suit your specific requirements.

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Mansions Tavern

21 Pulteney Street, Adelaide City SA 5000

The Mansions bar is a warm and friendly environment, serving a wide range of local and imported beers, wine & cocktails. With a large 155cm rear projection TV, the bar televises all major sporting events.

Mansions Tavern offers an extensive a la carte menu for both lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. Room service is available for those preferring a quiet night in, and you also have the convenience of charging the bill to your room account. The Mansions Tavern can accommodate 360 patrons standing, or 100 seated in the restaurant.

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Avenues Tavern

106 Payneham Rd, Stepney SA 5069

Pop into Avenues for a drink. You'll find our friendly staff are always waiting to take your order and pour your next drink.

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Rosemont Hotel

160 Hindley St, Adelaide City SA 5000

The biggest and best place to go for all your needs. From cocktails to great meals we have it but best of all we have all your sporting needs including 6 mega screens, 45 TV screens, AHA Sportsbar winner 2002, ESPN, FOX, Setanta Sports, Free to Air, If it’s broadcast by satalite we’ll have it, 24 hours a day. Great venue for sporting get togethers and functions. Join the cheering crowd and atmosphere at the Rosemont for you next major live event.

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The Cumberland

205 Waymouth St, Adelaide City SA 5000

Restored to its former glory, the Cumberland is an easy-going place where all are welcome. Choose from the extensive wine list and seasonal menu. Boasting loads of rooms and a massive beer garden, this pub has something for everyone. The uni crowds love this place on a Thursday and our Sunday afternoon Jazz sessions are hotting up, just in time for summer.

While our dance floor pumps on weekends, some people just love sitting in the sun on Waymouth St and sipping a wine while watching the world go by.

So for a schnitzel and a pint to a chilli crab linguini and a bottle of Basket Press we’re doing our best to surprise you.

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The Woolshed on Hindley

94 Hindley Street, Adelaide City SA 5000

You won't come across many pubs with a mechanical bull living in one of their bars…The Woolshed Does!
The Woolshed is a one of a kind, the country pub in the city!

The Hotel & Steakhouse is open 7 nights a week. There is something for everyone!

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Crown & Anchor Hotel

196 Grenfell St, Adelaide City SA 5000

In Adelaide's East End is a pub which is slightly off the beaten track in terms of location and style. The Crown & Anchor Hotel, situated on the Corner of Union and Grenfell streets is only a short walk from the madness of Rundle St. It has long been a home to musicians and fans of live and original music as well as show casing some of the most innovative (definitely the friendliest!) DJs in our fine city.

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Talbot Hotel

104 Gouger St, Adelaide City SA 5000

Come and enjoy a meal and a beer at the Talbot Hotel, we have great entertainment most nights of the week. Just north of the Adelaide CBD lies the suburb of New Town, where this recently refurbished sports pub, cafe and bottle shop catches the eye with its grey and green colour scheme and easy-to-spot corner locale. In between games of pool and watching footy matches with bug eyes at the widescreen TVs, why not grab a bite to eat here, too? Good, honest pub meals are the order of the day at the Talbot, so you can expect hearty favourites like chicken schnitzels and steak sandwiches among many other mouth-watering pub classics.
We are the only venue who have Latino Nights on both Friday's and Saturday's.

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The Kentish Hotel

23 Stanley Street, North Adelaide SA 5006

The Kentish is a beautiful historic old pub located in leafy Stanley Street, North Adelaide. Come down & try our interesting wine list, range of craft beers & delicious gastro style pub food. Or just pop in & say hi, we love to meet our locals!

The Kentish also boasts a large & unique al fresco function space; the recently renovated 'Wine Shed' is able to hold up to 100 people for a cocktail function. You can have access to your own private bar stocked with your favourite drinks. Or if your event is a little smaller, we also have our relaxing, sun kissed beer garden or intimate dining room available to be booked out for your private event.

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Ambassadors Hotel

107 King William Street, Adelaide City SA 5000

Situated in the heart of the Adelaide CBD on the doorstep to all of the city’s cultural attractions, shopping and renowned dining precincts, the boutique Ambassadors Hotel offers a charismatic choice for the discerning traveller who is looking for great value for money comfortable accommodation with friendly and personable service.

The heritage listed Ambassadors Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the city, having received its license in 1841 the Ambassadors have been serving the Adelaide public and visitors to the city ever since. The hotel incorporates 30 guest accommodation suites, balcony restaurant and the Marble bar for relaxed dining as well as function facilities and a gaming lounge. The Ambar Lounge is the latest edition to the hotel offering an intimate and sophisticated venue to relax with a fine wine or cocktail.

The Ambassadors offers a range of dining options throughout the hotel catering for all demands and tastes, from the working lunch, to the casual bar meal in the Marble Bar through to fine wine, cocktails and cheese in the Ambar Lounge- Ambassadors Hotel can cater to your needs.

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Botanic Bar

309 North Terrace, Adelaide City SA 5000

Underwent interior renovations for a couple of years and reopened in 1998 as a smaller Botanic Bar. Botanic Bar occupies one of those grandiose, verandah-wrapped edifices that one normally associates with vast renovated pubs. However, Botanic is not interested in pokies and pints. Instead, it worships the temple of the divine cocktail.

Three full-time cocktail bartenders devote themselves entirely to maintaining, expanding and serving a massive list of 40-odd cocktails. There's a dizzying array of booze behind the bar (including more than 50 liqueurs). Here, the bar staff shake, build, stir and blend an endless stream of mixes, from muddles to martinis and sours.

DJs entertain Botanic's crowd of uni students and miscellaneous young things on most night, spinning funk, breaks and electro-house tunes. There's no dance floor for people to really let loose on, but the crowd seems more than happy to stand and wiggle, or sit on leather sofas and sway from there.

On quieter nights, the billiard room offers a refined twist on the standard pub pool hall, with two full-sized tables testing the limits of myopic pool hounds.