2020 has been a hard year for restaurants and bars, with most forced to close their doors due to the pandemic’s restrictions.

Luckily, the summer has brought on a new hope to Adelaide’s social life. With many of the city’s best venues setting up a fantastic summer calendar! Here are just a few of the best to check out during your Adelaide adventure!


With a seaside view, this bar is sure to knock your socks off! Set in a stylish scenery, with the 60s and 70s feel, with retro hardwood timber, stylish glassware, and open spaces for groups! The drinks list is supreme, offering everchanging cocktails to enjoy in the summer sun! The food menu matches the drinks perfectly, with easy to eat cuisines such as chips, antipasto platters, and a selection of fancier toasties with smoked brisket and mushrooms packed inside.


Perfect for a summer day, Nola is bursting with colour! With teal green walls, bright neon signs, and groovy music to match, this spot is perfect for an afternoon with your partner and posse! The venue was once the horse stables of Stag Hotel, revamped to the max to create this truly unique drinking spot! No matter what style of drink you are after, this bar will have it, with 16 rotating draught beers, an ever-changing cocktail menu, and endless wines, both Australian and international! Soak up the booze with the nibbles available, with even brunch available here for an early start to the day drinking!


This modern-Asian restaurant offers mouth-watering cuisines to go with the stylish restaurant interior. Predominantly on Japanese and Korean influences, this restaurant creates its own unique take of traditional dishes, serving up dumplings, grilled chicken, and plenty of delicious seafood. Come here on an empty stomach and stuff yourself with dish after dish, enjoying the sharing plates with your group of friends or family. The cocktails, sake, and Japanese drinks are also worth the purchase, so ask the waiter which they recommend!

The Organic Market & Café

The Organic Market & Cafe is a casual, colourful place filled with everything every environmentally conscious shopper needs. A hybrid of a market, café, and theatre, this venue puts all others to shame, letting you eat, drink, shop, and enjoy entertainment all in the same place! The entire place aims to self-sustain and provides locally made products, so you can shop guilt-free when you support these local producers.

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