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Chihuahua Bar

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by Zarah (subscribe)
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Published June 6th 2015
Have You Got A Night Te-Quila?
Last time I walked down Peel Street, it was boring, empty, and lacking some excitement…

Which is why, I am so pleasantly surprised that it has been transformed since then - and in a huge way!

Mexican aesthetics at Chihuahua Bar


Having not ventured out in the town for over six months, my partner and I decided to explore how the nightlife in Adelaide had evolved since our last adventurous sprint around the CBD.

Finding quirky decor in my favourite colour at Chihuahua Bar


Stumbling upon Chihuahua Bar was possibly the best thing that soon became the highlight of our (very) enjoyable night! Chihuahua Bar is one of the latest additions on Peel Street, which is tucked away in a little corner. Just like the Tardis, it is so much bigger on the inside.

Welcoming ambience outside the Chihuahua Bar


With a spacious interior that spans over two floors, and a very cozy outdoor seating area that is equipped with a flame heater (perfect for the upcoming winter season), Chihuahua Bar does not disappoint!

The upstairs area at Chihuahua Bar
The upstairs area at Chihuahua Bar


Considered to be the mini version of Tijuana Showgirls, the decor of Chihuahua Bar easily makes you feel like you're transported to Mexico itself. With their timber-polished furniture, natural aesthetic detail on the walls, coupled with a classy bar counter placed on both levels, customers can be assured to have a truly authentic, Mexican experience at Chihuahua Bar.

Downstairs area at Chihuahua Bar (Source: Official Facebook Page)
Downstairs area at Chihuahua Bar (Source: Official Facebook Page)


One of the main reasons why I enjoyed my visit to Chihuahua Bar (apart from their fantastic selection of tequila-inspired drinks) was the hospitable attitude of the staff members. They were very accommodating throughout the duration of our visit - asking us if our drinks were delicious, making sure that we were enjoying our evening, and even offering to concoct a special, individualized cocktail that would best serve our boozy palettes.

Friendly staff at Chihuahua Bar - Ella and Felix


Speaking of drinks, the selection offered by Chihuahua Bar includes a lovely balance of Mexican-themed cocktails with a tangy, fresh twist, a combination of tequila-infused drinks, and South American wines that are sure to add to the "exotic" element boasted by this little, intricately designed bar establishment. While I haven't had the opportunity to check out their menu, I hear that their pulled pork and smoked salmon tostadas are "to die for"!

Two of Chihuahua Bar's biggest hits from their menu of food and drinks (Source: Official Facebook page)


For a little bar on a quaint, little street, with competition surrounding them left, right and centre, the Chihuahua Bar has been off to a fantastic start. Since their inception in 2013, they have continually served an exceptional level of service, with a fresh selection of street-style food and complementary bar cocktails with a touch of Mexican and South American gourmet.

Chihuahua is extremely enthusiastic to host you! (Source: Official Facebook Page)


Additionally, the friendly staff members will (occasionally) give you the motivation and courage to try new, eccentric cocktails by having a taster with their customers!

Customized shots with Frangelico (x4)


With all these points in focus, you really can't go wrong at the Chihuahua Bar. It offers the perfect experience, without the loud music interrupting sweet conversations that you have with your group of friends. And don't be surprised if their trendy playlist makes you dance - that's how you'll know you've had a fantastic time at the Chihuahua Bar!

Selection of Mezcal drinks at Chihuahua Bar (Source: Official Instagram Page)
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Why? Whether you're a tequila lover, a big fan of Mexican-themed everything, or simply are on the lookout for something new to try out in the Adelaide CBD, Chihuahua Bar will be a fantastic choice
When: Wednesday-Sunday: 4pm-2am
Phone: (08) 8211 9361
Where: Peel Street, Adelaide
Cost: $$
Your Comment
Looks great Xarah, I must check it out!
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|10958) 1164 days ago
Thanks for sharing Xarah - the Chihuahua Bar's enroute from the train station to my work place (vice versa etc.) and I've often walked past wondering what it's like...
by Jenny (score: 3|1633) 1160 days ago
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