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The Best Pubs In Adelaide For a Purse-friendly Feed

Come for the vibes and stay for the five star menu that doesn't break the bank at Adelaide's best pubs.

The Bath
The Bath

Whether you're in the mood to tuck in by the fire with a rug over your knees and enjoy a hearty feast or plonk yourself in front of the TV for you favourite sporting match, our round-up of Adelaide's best pubs have got you covered for whatever you may be in the mood for. 

Uraidla Hotel
Uraidla Hotel
The Uraidla Hotel

A sign hanging off the balcony states that this is Uraidla's worst pub and brings in intrigued patrons eager to find out just what Uraidla's worst pub has to offer. Inside however they will find a quirky and cosy pub known for it's mouth watering food menu and extensive craft beer selection. The perfect hang out in winter, perch yourself next to a fire place and spend the afternoon sipping away, or if you're feeling a little fancy, ask for a tour of their tank cellar and take your time wining and browsing through their extensive and fancy wine collections that can be drank on site. 

1198 Greenhill Road, Uraidla 

The Scenic Hotel
The Scenic Hotel
The Scenic Hotel

As the name states, this scenic hotel sits perched a top Adelaide in the lush suburb of Norton Summit. Nestled amid the rich tapestry of South Australian gum trees, wineries and local flora and fauna this friendly watering hole is a fan favourite among locals. Their swoon worthy location is topped off by a crafty wine and beer list and an intriguing food menu boasting local produce. 

Old Norton Summit Road, Norton Summit 

The West Oak
The West Oak
The West Oak 

There's something for everyone at this charming pub in Adelaide's West End, serves up heritage and history in a funky vibrant setting.⁠ Slinging locally brewed beers by night and fresh brewed coffee from their coffee window on Fenn Place by day, this really isn't just your classic pub. Their outdoor beer garden hosts an epic lineup of live music acts and their vibrant atmosphere brings people back time and time again. Oh and their menu, packed full of fresh dishes with a modern Australian twist is just an added bonus right.. 

208 Hindley St, Adelaide


The Bath
The Bath
The Bath

The Bath really is the Gin to our Tonic. This bright and inviting pub in the heart of Norwood will have you feeling like you have stepped away from Norwood and into a beach side bar. This airy venue is home to a pretty epic outdoor beef garden, that fills up with Friday night drinkers during summer and sport fanatics during winter. Their tasty menu features all the pub classics, however if you're in the mood for something more you can order from neighbouring Base Bar, or pop past on a Thursday night and be treated to a $17.90 pint and parmy, that sounds pretty good to us. 

232 The Parade, Norwood 

Queens Head
Queens Head
Queens Head

This pub tucked away on Kermode Street in North Adelaide just oozes heritage, sitting in it's original facade since 1838. Stylish open brick coupled with touches of marble make it hard to believe this is just another pub, and their award winning menu has not gone unnoticed by Adelaide locals. A popular watering hole during all sporting seasons see this humble pub brimming every weekend, with just a mere 30 second walk from Adelaide Oval.

117 Kermode Street, North Adelaide

Sparkke
Sparkke
Sparkke at the Whitmore

An onsite brewery and award-winning food menu bring together the joyful destination that is Sparkke at the Whitmore. Scoring brownie points for their range of socially conscious beers and ciders, Sparkke are all about sparking conversations and change, surrounded by friends and a locally-brewed drink, of course. You'll find the warm atmosphere throughout the pub with neon decor, pink walls and an epic rooftop setting. It's pretty clear this diverse and unique pub is one of a kind in Adelaide. 

317 Morphett Street, Adelaide

Palais Hotel
Palais Hotel
Palais Hotel

Where the sun is always shining, the cocktails are always pouring and the live music is always going, eat by the sea at this beachfront hotel in Semaphore. Wine and dine at their beach bar and be spoiled for choice with beef carpaccio, fresh Coffin Bay oysters, Australian scallops or mouth watering ceviche. Continue the fun outside to their outdoor garden that is well equipped all year round to enjoy the sound of waves crashing and live music. 

86 Esplanade, Semaphore

The Gully Public House
The Gully Public House
The Gully Public House

This historic pub in Tea Tree Gully, captivates people with it's charm and friendly atmosphere. We're telling you now, this is no ordinary pub grub.. Dine their garden menu that features dishes like Thai pork and prawn salad or, for something a little more simple, stick to the bistro menu which still boasts dishes like west Malaysian chicken rendang curry. Once your bellies are full and you're all gossiped out, make your night a little fancier by popping by the charming Mr Jones Bar, that sits nestled amidst this vibrant pub. 

1349 North East Road, Adelaide

The Old Mill
The Old Mill
The Old Mill

Located on Hahndorf's Main Street, The Old Mill sure is hard to miss. What was built in 1854 as a steam mill to service farmers is now a hotel that sits as a subtle reminder to the rich heritage Hahndorf hosts. Boasting an excellent a la carte menu that features locally sourced produce, the Old Mill’s Brasserie and Heritage Room dining areas fill the experience with charm. Definitely well worth the trip, make a night out of it and stay at the Old Mill's adjoining hotel.

98 Main Street, Hahndorf


Toured all of Adelaide's best pubs and ready for more? Take the weekend touring some of Adelaide's best wine regions, or treat yourself to a rejuvenating road trip along some of Adelaide's best day trips.