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The Best New Bars in Adelaide in 2024

Satisfied sipping, guaranteed. We're shining a spotlight of the best new bars in Adelaide, ready to be discovered in 2024.


Who doesn't love discovering a brand-new bar on a night out with friends? Fortunately for us, Adelaide has an array of vibey new spots that can easily take you into the wee hours of the morning. Because sometimes it feels wrong to head home so quickly after dinner when you just know the city is brimming with undiscovered gems - that are often hiding in plain sight! 

From ambient record bars serving up dumplings to one of the most impressive new cocktail haunts in town, the best new bars in Adelaide truly have it all (we've even thrown in a couple of cool new nightclubs to add to your next mega-night out). 

Foursides Bar & Kitchen

Foursides Bar & Kitchen

Foursides Bar & Kitchen is a trendy modern Australian bar and restaurant that's the perfect spot for your next date night or drinks session with the girls. They have an impressive cocktail list, especially when it comes to sours, but if you can't see your favourite cocktail on the menu, make sure you ask one of their staff and they'll happily shake it up for you.

165-167 King William Road, Hyde Park



Dolly is taking wining and dining to another level. With it's trendy interior and vibrant atmosphere, this new Unley bar is quickly becoming a local favourite. Head here for a glass of wine after work and a catch up with friends as you sip and swill the night away. They have a very impressive list of wines, but you need to make sure you try the range of cocktails on offer. From a pisco fizz to a lychee daquiri, they have exciting, unique flavours that are sure to dance on your tongue. And make sure you get a bunch of their plates to share, too! Keep it simple with their delicious flat bread with green garlic butter, or try something new such as their stracciatella with jamon, persimmon, basil & citrus salad.

246 Unley Road, Unley 

Latteria Bar

Latteria Bar

Meet new kids on the block, Latteria Bar. This brand new Aperitivo cocktail lounge and kitchen is shaking up an array of Insta-worthy cocktails that are (almost) too pretty to drink. Step away from your classic cocktail order and try something new - we can assure you that you'll be impressed. Their rhubarb sbagliato is their own reimagined take on the drink born in Milan, and is a unique combination of flavours that taste absolutely divine. Or perhaps you'd like to sip on their version of the Spritz, modernised with honey dew. You'll have to keep on coming back for more as you work your way down the cocktail menu!

185 Hutt Street Adelaide 

Fú Cocktail and Wine Bar

Fú Cocktail and Wine Bar

"Fú" means good fortune in Mandarin, and that's certainly what you'll feel when you step into Fú Cocktail and Wine Bar. Dim lights and a cosy vibe helps to create the perfect intimate, moody atmosphere that's perfect for date night. They have a different, unique offering when it comes to cocktails, including a 'Vegemite on Rye,' involving a thin layer of vegemite spread across the Manhattan template, The Gospel ‘Straight’ Rye, sweet vermouth, vegemite tincture. If you're not feeling so bols, and would rather stick to what you know, their bartenders will happily make you a classic cocktail if they have the ingredients.

129 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide



Trap knows how to make a cracking cocktail. This hidden gem is an underground bar you need to visit ASAP. Go to free yourself from the responsibilities of the everyday and simply be led into a drinking experience you won't soon forget. 

The menu is constantly changing, but they're also in constant supply of 5 house cocktails, three beers and two wines.

Cocktails might include Monkey in a Barrel (dark rum, PX sherry, market sugarcane juice, three-stonefruit puree, and banana liqueur house casted gummies), a Strawberry Gin concoction that's a little like liquid strawberries and cream (thanks to the additions of Caramilk and chartreuse) South Australian gin-inspired Negronis that are some of the best in the cocktail-making game, right now. 

They even play occasional host to singles nights and hip hop open mics. For good drinks and good vibes, Trap is one of the best new bars in Adelaide. 

Basement, 96 Currie Street (enter via Cold Chisel Lane), Adelaide

Wax Bar

Wax Bar 

Mixing both vinyl and cocktails with laid-back aplomb, Wax Bar is one of our favourite new bars in Adelaide for a cool night out with friends. 

Wax Bar’s obvious draw card is its awesome vibe (red-pink lighting, great tunes spinning, excellent drinks to sip on) and regular line-up of unique events worth adding to your regular rotation. 

There's a focus on DJs using classic vinyl records, as well as on refreshing cocktails like watermelon Paloma's and mango Daiquiris. 

Sitting above the delectable Southeast Asian eats from Paper Tiger, head there first for a bite before staying up late and tuning in at Wax Bar. 

Level 1, Franks Lane, off Rundle Street, Adelaide

Station Arcade

Station Arcade

Buzzing Hindley Street has a new basement nightclub and bar in the form of Station Arcade - and it's getting our great night out seal of approval. 

It's redefining the city’s after-dark scene. Head in for their signature STATION SATURDAYS - the playlist of hottest pop tunes, modern R&B anthems, and dose of beloved throwbacks will have you dancing into the wee hours. 

Station Arcade is for everyone, but if you're looking to add some extra fancy vibes to your experience, the club offers booth seating with table service and exclusive drink specials. 

52 Hindley Street, Adelaide 

Yellow Matter Brewing

Yellow Matter Brewing

While this one is labelled as a microbrewery, there was just no way we could leave this female-owned, incredibly aesthetic venue off the list of the best bars in Adelaide. Yellow Matter Brewing is the perfect place to enjoy a crisp and refreshing beer – plus it looks super cute to boot!

If beer isn’t your thing, you can opt for a wine for the curated wine list, or choose a non-alcoholic beverage, while tasty pizzas will keep the hunger at bay.

Only recently opened in Brooklyn Park and close to sister venue Karma and Crow, visit to enjoy $15 pizzas and $6 pints, Monday through Thursday, from 12-3pm. Oh, and did we mention there’s a pool table and dogs are welcome? We rest our case - this is one of the best new bars in Adelaide. 

108 Marion Road, Brooklyn Park

Sugar (Image Credit: Jack Fenby)


This Rundle Street icon was recently reborn for the summer - and it's sweeter than ever. For the young and the young at heart, Sugar is the essential late-night experience in the city. 

It's got chic pink vibes and welcoming vibes at that; one of those places where you can go and you’ll find a real mix of ages. Hip hop tunes and various DJs will make it impossible not to light up the dancefloor with your friends - or even solo! Work it, Adelaideans!

Unit 1/274 Rundle Street, Adelaide

East End Cellars Norwood

East End Cellars Norwood

Popular Vardon Avenue establishment East End Cellars has expanded with a second venue, bringing the essence of their institution to Norwood in the form of East End Cellars Norwood.

It's as much of a dining and night out destination as it is a wine destination - and with a gorgeous menu in place from Executive Chef Josh Lansley - it's easy to see why that's the case!

Guests will be prompted to enjoy a drink or tasting at a communal table within the indoor space, but the primary dining setting will be outdoors, accompanied by a rotation of 1960s tunes, jazz and alternative sounds. 

We're calling it the meeting place for autumn catch-ups; a food and wine lovers' delight - and one of the best new restaurant-bars in Adelaide. 

88 Magill Road, Norwood

Now that you're in the know about the best new bars in Adelaide, it's time to find somewhere to have a bite beforehand. Check out our guide to the best Korean BBQ and best seafood restaurants in town. Or add another new hot spot to your list by following our best new restaurants in Adelaide tour. 

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