The city really comes alive during the Adelaide Fringe, and on a Friday night many people are ready to party from the minute they finish work. Forget going to the pub after you knock off on Friday March 10 - there's a fantastic street party happening on Waymouth Street in Adelaide from 4pm until 10pm. It's set to be an amazing warm up for the rest of a night at the Fringe Festival.
If you discount the rowdier journos from The Advertiser, Waymouth Street usually has a reputation for being quiet, staid and respectable. But the Waymouth Street Party changes all that every year during the Fringe. In preparation for the street party all the Waymouth Street traders get cracking, moving their best food and wine out to set up shop on the footpath.
Are These Off Duty Journalists from The Advertiser? (Image: Helen Page)
Free live music entertainment comes from a succession of DJ's, and once the drinks have started flowing the party is on. Forget your work, forget the weekend, just celebrate the day with a few drinks and plenty of delicious street food - then get down and dance. The lovely folk at the Adelaide West End Association have even brought in some performers to show you the moves.
Take a break for some fresh fancy food, and wine flowing faster than water, then come back for some more tango and rumba on the dance floor. If it all gets a bit much you can escape to the bar of The Gallery Bistro to admire the view of Adelaide city rooftops from their top floor. And unlike a century ago, you won't have to worry about being sold sly grog here.
Awesome Sea food, and Wine to Match (Image: Helen Page)
If heights make you dizzy then try one of a long list of alternative places to enjoy your street food and wine - George's on Waymouth (with the promise of lamb on the spit), Press* Food & Wine, Delicatessen Kitchen & Bar, Melt, Naya Bar Adelaide, Peppers Waymouth Hotel, Proof, Cibo Espresso Waymouth Street, Union Hotel, Bakmi Lim Noodle Project, or Coco Jumbo.
The Adelaide Fringe Festival Waymouth Street Party is brought to you by Adelaide West End Association and too many other people to list. For all the good oil about what's on, head to their web page or on Facebook.
After Work It's Time to Party on Waymouth Street (Image: Helen Page)
After tasting your way through some of the best street food in Adelaide, you may need to walk it off. If you don't leave it too late (the street party finishes at 10pm), I recommend a peek into local building lobbies in Adelaide, but try not to set off any burglar alarms while you're there.