Great Pubs of Adelaide

ADELAIDE CBD

THE ASTOR
437 Pulteney St, Adelaide
8223 2442    http://theastor.com.au
A stroll away from the Hotels of the South Terrace-Greenhill Rd precinct, this pub caters to interstate visitors, tourists and locals alike, with airy bar and dining rooms, modern cuisine and good function rooms; trivia and open-mic nights as well.

 

AUSTRAL HOTEL
205 Rundle St, Adelaide
8223 4660    theaustral.com.au
One of the great Rundle Street pubs, a good-looking building with balcony and pavement seating, casual atmosphere, popular with Uni students and everybody else, serves food, well-priced jugs of beer and cider, live music.

 

BELGIAN BEER CAFÉ
27-29 Ebenezer Place, City

8359 3400    oostende.com.au
A pocket of Europe situated behind the East end façade of the former produce market; serves numerous Belgian beers, as well as wine, a good menu including mussel pots and the best fries and mayo in town. Great for functions, large or small.

 

CROWN AND ANCHOR
196 Grenfell St, City
8223 3212   myspace.com/cranka
Down the lane from the Rundle Street precinct, this pub presents a resolutely no-frill decor, good quality Coopers, a lively pool scene (Pool Comp on Monday nights) and a strong music culture – live music every day of the week.

 

THE ELEPHANT BRITISH PUB
1 Cinema Place, Adelaide
8227 1633    theelephant.com.au
English style pub, in a lively courtyard en route to the top cinema in town, with good nosh, big TV screen, live music at the weekend and a lively dance floor upstairs.

 

EXETER HOTEL
246 Rundle St, Adelaide
8223 2623    theexeter.com.au
Legendary city pub, renowned for its live bands, great menu including excellent vegetarian options, Wednesday curry nights, easy atmosphere; from beginner to barrister, everyone’s there.

 

GRACE EMILY HOTEL
232 Waymouth St, Adelaide
Find them on Facebook
Situated in the West End of the CBD, away from the busy-busy part of town, this pub promotes and encourages new and innovative SA bands and musicians, beloved of the young, musos of any age and locals as well.

 

HISTORIAN HOTEL
18 Coromandel Place, Adelaide
8223 3300    historianhotel.com.au

A quaint hole-in-the-wall pub, a step down the lane from Grenfell St, excellent food, catering largely to business people, closed at weekends to the casual public, though open for functions; up the wooden stairs to the charming upper room.

 

THE KINGS
357 King William St, Adelaide
8212 6657   thekingsbardining.com
South of Victoria Square, in the legal precinct, this pub has spacious open rooms, pavement deck and a relaxed atmosphere. Proudly and adamantly serves only SA wines, beers and produce, famed for its quality pie-floater.

 

PJ O’BRIEN’S IRISH PUB
14 East Tce, Adelaide
8232 5111    pjobriens.com.au

A grand Irish pub, opposite Rundle Park, with live bands, trivia nights, good pub food, genuine Irish staff, Thank Guinness it’s Friday Happy Hours, and Forbidden Thursdays as well!

 

PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL
254 Wright St, Adelaide
8212 7912   princealberthotel.com.au

In  the West end of the city, along a leafy street with overlooking balcony, this pub has a modern Art Deco interior, function rooms, menu including a good ploughman’s lunch, live music. You’ll find locals here, wheelers and dealers too.

 

STAG HOTEL
299 Rundle St Adelaide
8223 2934    staghotel.com.au

A thriving pub on the corner of Rundle and East Tce with wrap-around balcony, prides itself on being ‘Serious about Meat’, tho’ you could cobble together a vegetarian option from entrees; great wines & beers, live music at the weekend.

 

ADELAIDE – BEYOND THE CBD

THE ARCHER HOTEL
60 O’Connell St, North Adelaide
8361 9300    archerhotel.com.au

A worthy corner pub in North Adelaide – fantastic wide balcony, open fireplaces, loud live music at the weekend, good pub food including a well-executed schnitzel, fine dining restaurant as well.

 

BRITISH HOTEL (NORTH ADELAIDE)

58 Finniss St, North Adelaide
8267 2188    britishhotel.com.au

A charming pub-in-the-wall hotel in leafy North Adelaide, its cuisine ranges from casual to formal silver service dinners. Has open fires, function rooms, courtyard barbecue and a clientele that looks well at home.

 

BRITISH HOTEL (PORT ADELAIDE)
13 North Parade, Port Adelaide
8240 2286    thebritishhotel.com.au

Opposite Fisherman’s Wharf, in the historic quarter of Port Adelaide, this old, independent pub has a newly revamped modern interior and serves quality food at affordable prices; for visitors and tourists to the port town, locals too.

 

THE DANIEL O’CONNELL HOTEL
165 Tynte St, North Adelaide
8267 4032    danieloconnell.com.au

An old-fashioned Irish pub, with a dependable bar menu and regular Celtic Music sessions with open mic; offers the Peppertree Restaurant for fine dining and larger gatherings, also footpath tables under the veranda out front.

 

GOVERNOR HINDMARSH HOTEL
59 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
8340 0744    thegov.com.au

Renowned live music venue, situated opposite the Entertainment Centre, stages well-known acts as well as newcomers; function facilities, varied menu, intimate front bars serving locals as well.

 

THE RISING SUN INN
60 Bridge St, Kensington
8333 0721

A heritage inn, situated in Kensington village, elegant interior, open for lunch and dinner, good menu with vegetarian possibilities, a fine option for the Eastern suburbs.

 

THE WHEATSHEAF HOTEL
39 George St, Thebarton
8443 4546    wheatsheafhotel.com.au

Popular pub just West of the CBD, prides itself on real beers, independent wines, odd whiskies, public art, and live music; supports new and known bands and has a devoted following.

 

THE ADELAIDE HILLS AND BEYOND

HAHNDORF INN HOTEL
35 Main St, Hahndorf
8388 7063    hahndorfinn.com.au

A large and lively pub in the pretty Hills village of Hahndorf, enormously popular with tourists and locals too, specialising in beer and German-themed dishes, sauerkraut and sausages, plus lots more, as befits its village heritage. TAB

 

INGLEWOOD INN
1931 North East Rd, Inglewood
8380 5325   hotel@inglewoodinn.com.au

Five minutes from suburbia, this National Trust pub, with modern extension, overlooks a wild steep gully; serves Hills regional wines, Houghton cider, Lobethal beers and local produce.  Check out the stunning, glass-enclosed French fireplace.

 

LEONARD’S MILL HOTEL & RESTAURANT
7869 South Rd, Second Valley
8598 4184   leonardsmill.com.au

A welcome stop on your way to Kangaroo Island or anywhere on the Fleurieu, the newly renovated Mill offers intimate, innovative dining, overnight accommodation, a good bar and a Gallery of local art.

 

MILLERS ARMS HOTEL
60 Main St, Nairne
8388 6229

In the pretty village of Nairne, this local hotel is like a pub of old, with friendly staff, jukebox, pool table and bottle shop.

 

ROBIN HOOD HOTEL
18 High St, Strathalbyn
8536 2608   robinhood18@bigpond.com

A pub with personality, situated in the historic High Street of Strathalbyn, serves local wines, quality food at a good price (no fast food outlets in this town) and prides itself on the coldness of its beer.

 

ROYAL OAK HOTEL
47 Grants Gully Rd, Clarendon
8383 6113

This pub offers an intimate front bar, seasonal restaurant menus, damper and pies, open fireplaces, a pool table and jukebox, plus a sturdy deck out front, overlooking the historic village and surrounding hills. TAB

 

SCENIC HOTEL
Old Norton Summit Rd, Norton Summit
8390 1705    scenichotel.com.au

Landmark hotel perched at the top of  Old Norton Summit Rd, a couple of ks from Magill.  The public bar is downstairs; upstairs a bar and dining room leading onto a balcony with views of the hills, gullies and the city beyond; great food, regional wines and beers, open fireplaces, favoured by Hills locals and plains-dwellers.

 

STANLEY BRIDGE TAVERN
41 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Verdun
8388 7249    stanleybridgetavern.com

Historic pub in Verdun, just off the freeway, massive open fireplace in the front bar, lovely, light dining area at the back, with good country food and local wines, overlooking the cider garden and paddocks beyond.

 

SANDY CREEK HOTEL
Barossa Valley Way, Sandy Creek
8524 4188   Find them on Facebook

A country pub at the doorway to the Barossa Valley, serves beer, wines and pub food in the cosy bar and dining room; open fires and beer garden too, live music on Saturday nights.

 

THREE BROTHERS ARMS
40 Venables St, Macclesfield
8388 9625    Find them on Facebook

Charming village pub in Macclesfield on the way to the Southern Vales and coast, British ambience, British beers, serves Hills produce and local wines, large deck overlooking the Angas River.

Riding, riding, up to the old inn door