12 favourite wine bars in Adelaide 2023
Adelaide is surrounded by some of the most famous wine regions in Australia, and of course, you can enjoy some great wine in the city as well. Check out our guide to the best wine bars in Adelaide!
Phone: +61 8 8212 5511
Address: 2 King William Street, Adelaide
By the Glass List Award Australia 2021
2KW Bar and Restaurant is a rooftop bar and multi-faceted venue offering plenty of outdoor areas to enjoy one of the greatest views of the River Torrens precinct and its landmark buildings. The terrace is set with well-manicured greenery, lounges and booths that can seat 2-15 people. The terrace Bar offers an extensive selection of local wines and craft brews, as well as a seasonal cocktail list using native ingredients. As day turns into night, the tempo is increased with deejays providing added entertainment, with a standing up capacity of 120 people. It is also,one of the rare places in the...
Phone: +61 8 8212 9099
Address: 118 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Apoteca is your go-to New York inspired brasserie located in the popular west end precinct of Leigh Street Peel Street Hindley Street. A multi award winning Adelaide wine bar and restaurant that has a feel of the big smoke, it is multi-leveled with moody lights, vintage light fixtures, several nooks to hide in with your special one and various rooms for group bookings. Run by owner Paola Caro since 2002, this bar celebrates the rustic brickwork and Byzantine ironwork of an old heritage-listed Edwardian building and one of its great features is the Cellar Dining Room where you can find some 1...
Phone: 0401 188 845
Address: 96 Prospect Road, Prospect
A great suburban venue, Anchovy Bandit is a Neapolitan-inspired pizzeria & pasta bar that pushes the boundaries in prospect Adelaide, South Australia. The drinks menu champions both local alongside international producers – perfect for a quick snack and a glass of wine or two at the bar before a film (as they are blessed and neighboured by a cinema hall) – or perhaps the ideal spot for dinner to celebrate life with a selected wine list of 100 bottles. The list emphasises predominantly local interpretations of old-world varieties, skewing heavily towards Italian grapes. The local heroes on th...
Phone: (08) 8330 3300
Address: 127 The Parade, Norwood
arkhé is Norwood's shiny new neighbourhood bar and restaurant. Opened by Jake Kellie, former head chef of Michelin-starred restaurant Burnt Ends in Singapore, the venue is located on the ground floor of 127 The Parade's heritage-listed two-story site. arkhé is defined as the origin of all things – fire, mirrored in StudioGram's award-winning fit-out. They use texture, darkness and light to nod to the menu: all things cooked over wood fire with no gas or electricity in the kitchen, combining fine dining with something primal; a celebration of the absolute best local produce. Their fun, consta...
Phone: (08) 8155 6010
Address: 158 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Bar Torino has a classy yet laidback atmosphere and is nestled in Hutt Street, just outside the main city, surrounded by eateries and colonial-era stone buildings. It's like walking into a European tavern and enjoying food well-suited for the venue. The wine selection of Bar Torino holds around 80 references. It is a diverse, interesting and concise offering with recognisable names of local heroes alongside producers that are emerging and grape varieties you may wish to discover. The staff is always hands-on, sharing wine stories of the vineyards and the makers. Wines can be ethereal on th...
Address: 19 Peel Street, Adelaide
A cleverly designed bar in the midst of the busy Peel Street Leigh Street bar precinct of Adelaide. As soon as you step in, there is a warm feeling from the wood fittings and natural stone wall and the thirst for a great prohibition inspired cocktail or a bottle of Sancerre from Riffault sets in as you sit at the bar. The great staff does everything from plating up local cheese and meats, whipping up any cocktail and recommending a great bottle of Spanish natural wine from a carefully curated small but nifty wine list. There is also an extensive range of whiskies which has been sourced from in...
Phone: +61 8 8232 5300
Address: 25 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
East End Cellars is considered an institution. The fact that you can pay retail price + $15 to drink wine on site is a great convenience to have before you head out for dinner in the east end vicinity, where you can access some of the best restaurants in town. You can either enjoy a tasting with one of the featured winemakers on Friday and Saturday nights or just pick a bottle from an ever-increasing 3,000-bottle collection. There is also an eclectic selection of interesting craft breweries, local gins, vermouth, as well as shrubs. You can order snacks from the bistro or choose from the pan...
Phone: 0434 130 081
Address: 135B Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Good Gilbert is a chic neighbourhood bar aimed around convenience and inclusivity, adjacent to the gorgeous heritage Capri theatre. Good Gilbert prides itself on having something for everyone at every price point, whether it be Grand Cru Burgundy or obscure skin contact wines from Orange alongside other Aussie delights, to Grosses Gewachs Rieslings from Mosel. This is a space where everyone (including toddlers on leash with soft toys offered for the well-behaved ones) from anywhere can walk in and find something suitable. This wine bar is the perfect place for a glass or two before the movie...
Phone: (08) 8432 1999
Address: 108 Currie Street, Adelaide
A blessing to the Central Business District in Adelaide, this bar on Level 9 of the Sofitel Hotel is traditional French cuisine with an elevated twist. The wine list covers both France (including Jura) and Australia, with a specific focus on approachable and pleasing wines alongside classic Australian producers boasting some of the best back vintages. Garçon Bleu paints outside the lines of the convention for a vibrant, fun, offering an avant-garde encounter that is elegant, unique and best enjoyed with the flow of great wine, food and conversations. They collaborate with passionate local wi...
Phone: +61 420 322 715
Address: Basement/201 Rundle Street, Adelaide
When a top sommelier/winemaker and the owner of a wine and spirits distributing company decide to join forces and open their own joint, Hellbound is what you get. Just off one of the busiest main streets of Adelaide, Hellbound has been created in the basement of one of the original buildings, in what used to be a meat locker for a butcher’s shop upstairs. Step down one flight of stairs, and you will be welcome by the neon light installation proudly sporting the name of the bar on the brick wall. With a seating of about 60, you can either choose one of the tables or lounge in one of their chest...
Phone: +61 8 8410 8170
Address: 27 Gresham Street, Adelaide
La Buvette Drinkery is a French wine & aperitif bar serving specialty French food, not surprising given co-owner operator Dominique Lentz is a proud Alsatian. Nestled in a small alley along other bars, La Buvette really does ooze the French culture. Any good French speaking person in Adelaide knows where they can go if they need to speak, eat and drink French. One of the things I really enjoy is when I drink off their list of lo-fi wines whilst listening to Dominique’s eccentric French beats. Yes, music is a big feature in this busy bar. Their playlist is more so influenced by French hip hop...
Phone: +61 8 8227 2273
Address: 22-26 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Open seven days and opposite East End Cellars, the best retail wine shop in South Australia, you will find wine bar MotherVine. Owned by Master of Wine David LeMire and sommelier Patrick Madden, you can rest assured that you will find some cult classic wines in their cellar. They have a section of the wine list with a featured winery from time to time, so it is great to be able to taste a variety of wines, cuvees and vintages from one single winery. They also throw wine dinners with Australian winemakers flying from all states to attend and present their wines. With magnum parties on Fridays...