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.
Whether you're in the mood to tuck in by the fire with a rug over your knees, enjoy a light and healthy meal with a spritz in the sun, or plonk yourself in front of the TV for your favourite sporting match, our round-up of Adelaide's best pubs have got you covered.
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 they will discover. Inside, however, they will find a quirky and cosy pub known for its 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
Sitting pretty on Gilbert Street, The Duke of Brunswick guarantees a good time away from the woes of the everyday world. The pub promises to be a safe space for all of its punters, hosting many local community groups and serving as a happy place for a pint for everyone. To ensure your experience is extra special, they serve all the classic hearty pub fare such as cheeseburgers, schnitzels and hot dogs - all 100% gluten free. The booze menu caters to all as well, with plenty of beer, wine, whisky and gin to keep you hydrated.
207 Gilbert Street, Adelaide
As the name suggests, this scenic hotel sits perched atop 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
There's something for everyone at this charming pub in Adelaide's West End, which serves up heritage and history in a funky vibrant setting. Slinging locally brewed beers by night and freshly 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 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 beer 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 $22.90 schnitzel special with a house beer or wine, that sounds pretty good to us.
232 The Parade, Norwood
Tucked away on Kermode Street, this pub in North Adelaide just oozes heritage, sitting in its 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, this humble pub is situated a mere 30 second walk from Adelaide Oval.
117 Kermode Street, North Adelaide
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 a 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
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 seaside bistro and be spoiled for choice with beef carpaccio, fresh Coffin Bay oysters, Australian scallops or mushrooms arancini for the vegos. 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
This historic pub in Tea Tree Gully captivates people with its charm and friendly atmosphere. We're telling you now, this is no ordinary pub grub. Dine on their garden menu which 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
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 of 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
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