20 year old bartender moonlighting as a 20 year old writer
Discover the pulse of Adelaide during March
Welcome to the real Fringe.
For the month of March, Adelaide is finally the city it struggles to be for the rest of the year.
With the Clipsal 500, Adelaide Festival, Womad and all the fringe acts happening, the East end of the city is abuzz with a certain magic. Okay, maybe forget about the Clipsal. I take that back.
You may be like the thousands of others confused where to go during this season, which is expected. You're harangued and harassed by strange men and women handing out flyers for some kind of homage to Swing music with a Nazi bent, or a musical about a very tragic occurrence in Australian 'Creek' history too.
Thankfully for all of us, I have found the place to go.
Ensalada is a pop-up venue and is located directly opposite the Garden of Unearthly delights in Rymill Park.
Ensalada fulfils that image we all have in our heads; the lanterns and fairy lights, cocktails, moonlit nights with a fully-licensed bar and eclectic musical acts ranging from burlesque to reggae, with shows ranging from $15 to $55.
Not only are there shows to see and cocktails to caress, but Ensalada also provides latin tapas and local wine, all at fair and affordable prices.
Unfortunately with Adelaide being, well, Adelaide, this magical venue won't be trading for much longer; so do yourself a favour and squeeze out every drop you can from this fantastic venue on the corner of Rundle Street and East Terrace.
Ensalada, open Tuesday through Sunday, midday until late.