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5 Best Bars That Will Have You Loving the Adelaide Nightlife

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by Archie Ward (subscribe)
I'm an Australian living in Thailand. I like to read, write and travel. I'm currently working on my (commercial) travel website skedaddlecarhire.com.au to make more moolah for my trips.
Published January 22nd 2016
As South Australia's cosmopolitan coastal capital, Adelaide is home to much more than renowned museums and film events. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the lighter side of life. In fact, with a vast selection of Adelaide pubs and bars from which to choose, it won't be hard to immerse yourself in the always-fascinating nightlife.

Apothecary 1878
Apothecary 1878
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Is there any better way to spend a romantic evening with your partner than at a cozy Adelaide wine bar? When it comes to wine bars, Apothecary 1878 offers an upscale environment that features a refined ambience and an extraordinary collection of wine and spirits. As the winner of the 2015 Award of Excellence for their exceptional wine list, Apothecary 1878 provides the service you would expect at a bar of its stature.

Bacchus Karaoke Bar
Bacchus Karaoke Bar
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Letting loose with a little liquor and karaoke after a long work week is easy to achieve in Adelaide. The Bacchus Karaoke Bar has developed a unique karaoke bar Adelaide experience that is sure to have you singing at the top of your lungs in no time. However, it is completely understandable if you're not too keen on singing in front of a crowd of complete strangers. That is why this karaoke hot spot will even allow you to reserve your own karaoke room for you and your mates. In addition to their vast selection of drinks that includes beers, bombs and spirits, Bacchus Karaoke Bar offers an attractive selection of Korean liquors for satisfying your exotic taste buds.

The Warradale Bistro
The Warradale Bistro
Photo Credit: Ed Schipul

Let's face it; sometimes you want more than a simple drink at the end of a hard day's work. If that sounds familiar, you should check out The Warradale Bistro. Located at the Warradale Hotel, this Bistro offers a vast selection of savory meals that includes skewers, high-quality steaks and even a fresh salad and veggie bar. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? No worries. The amazing chocolate fountain should do the trick. Whether you take advantage of the 12pm - 5pm happy hour and $15 Jugs of Hahn Super Dry or visit on a Punters Paradise Saturday to partake in the free barbeque feast that starts at 2pm, you are sure to feel satisfied after your experience at one of the best Adelaide bars and restaurants around.

Sushi Bar Genki
Sushi Bar Genki
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When it comes to finding the best bars in Chinatown Adelaide, one popular option that stands out above all the rest is the Sushi Bar Genki. The venue's extensive variety of sushi and Japanese beers make this bar a fan favorite for quality food in a comfortable environment. Although the assortment of tasty treats on the conveyor belt is sure to please your appetite, iPads are readily available at each table in case you prefer to try out one of the spectacular made-to-order selections.

Bank Street Social
Bank Street Social
Photo Credit: Petr Kratochvil

If your idea of a good time consists of a drink in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other, you are in luck. Bank Street Social offers a wide range of local craft beer and cider as well as boutique SA wines. In fact, at this swanky bar, you can satisfy your hunger with one of their delicious cheeseboards, charcuterie or even a piping hot slice of pizza.

Adelaide continues to impress with its wide range of bars designed to fit the individual preferences of all its residents and visitors. Whether you choose a quiet, cozy atmosphere to enjoy a nice glass of wine after a long workday or simply cannot wait for the weekend to go sing karaoke with your mates, there is certainly no shortage of entertainment and high-quality food and drinks from which to choose in Adelaide.
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Why? Enjoy your nightlife with the best pubs and bars
When: At night
Where: In Adelaide
Cost: Depends on your budget
Your Comment
Bank Street Social all the way - it's such a fab place. I also love Apothecary 1878. I will have to try out the others you've recommend though.
by Zoe Helena (score: 2|124) 543 days ago
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