There’s nothing quite as satisfying as that first sip of a refreshing bevvy once you’ve escaped the confines of the office. And what makes it even better – aside from the company, of course – is picking the perfect venue for the occasion.
The city of Adelaide is brimming with lively after-work hotspots, where you’re likely to find plenty of other workers seeking a cheeky post-work wine or craft beer. So if after-work drinks are your thing, we’ve got 5 fresh places for you and your colleagues to try.
246 Rundle St
Located in the centre of Adelaide’s East End precinct, The Exeter Hotel isn’t your average hotel. As they say, it’s “no pokies, no bullshit”; exactly the kind of down-to-earth ambience you want in an after-work venue. Here you’ll find locally made brews, the SA-owned Coopers range on tap, and Happy Hour every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday night.
Their food menu changes weekly, so you won’t get bored making this place your new office local, and with a range of live music playing most nights, you’ll have a hard time leaving.
Regent Arcade, 110 Grenfell St
Elegance finds new meaning in The Propaganda Club, which blends New York charm with a sophisticated level of decadence. For corporates looking for a classy after-work venue, you can choose between the Manhattan Dining Room and Soho Lounge, both of which offer a swanky food and crafty cocktail menu.
A big plus is the table service, which lets you kick back with your colleagues while the cocktails come to you, as well as the top shelf spirits, beer and wines you can sip on if cocktails aren’t your thing.
12 Union St
With a shrine dedicated to Saint Amand, the patron saint of bartenders, you can expect an evening of debauchery at Mr Goodbar. And what better way to farewell another work week, right?
This bar has a deep southern, soulful kind of vibe, with everything from cheesy corned beef toasties to Whiskey Sours on the menu. The southern vibes extend to the hospitality too, with staff on hand to whip up a bespoke cocktail or share a bit of banter with guests.
36 Grote St
Forget southern hospitality and New York class, La Boheme brings the chic style of Paris straight to the streets of Adelaide. The decadent décor and live cabaret performances – not to mention a pretty good list of beverages – makes it an attractive after-work option.
Sink into the chesterfield couches, sip on an Old Fashioned, chat with the bartenders and relish in an elegant evening with colleagues.
14 Peel St
One of the newer kids on the block, Alfred’s Bar rolls all the quirks of a small bar into the familiarity of an iconic pub. The bar boasts a casual, open space inspired by owner Scott Quick’s grandfather, Alfred, an unpretentious fellow who had his own backyard bar. And that’s exactly the vibe you’ll find here.
Whether you’re playing a game of darts upstairs or chilling out with a local brew, you’ll feel right at home with your colleagues at Alfred’s.