8 hot new bars that opened over the Autumn in SA

Here’s your guide to the eight new bars that opened in Adelaide over the Autumn, from the iconic Kangaroo Island to the CBD.

This Autumn saw the unveiling of eight brand-new bars across Adelaide, each ready to become your new favourite spot.

Whether you’re looking for a spicy margarita, a moody wine bar or an antique tiny bar, we can guarantee there’s a new bar in this list you’ll want to check out.

Rascals Deli and Wine Bar

If you’re looking for a new wine bar to kick this winter off, look no further than Bent Street’s newest resident, Rascals Deli and Wine bar.

Josh Kleeman, one of the brains behind Rundle Street’s sexy cocktail den Society, is no stranger to the area, saying opening a new space just a stone’s throw away ‘just felt right’.

“We really want this to be a fun wine bar,” Josh said.

“With a name like Rascals, it’s a fun space to be. We don’t want to be some pretentious wine bar, we want to cater to that Cranker, Exeter demographic. People that are a bit different and quirky, we want to make this the wine bar for them.”

Where: 17-19 Bent St, Adelaide SA 5000
For more info, click here.

Fitoor – Fusion Kitchen + Bar

Fitoor – Fusion Kitchen + Bar has officially opened its doors in Kensington Park and is bringing an exciting twist to Adelaide’s dining scene in the east, promising a journey of Indian fusion cuisine. Under the guidance of co-founder and chef, Maheep Singh, Fitoor combines cooking traditions from around the globe.

With a team of professional bartenders, mixologists, and baristas onboard, the restaurant aims to offer a modern dining experience, where every sip is as memorable as every bite.

Where: 324 Magill Road, Kensington Park, 5068
For more information, click here.


Images: Duy Dash (first image of owners Karl Tang and Ben Liew)

What better way to enjoy the dropping temperatures in South Australia, than in a cosy wine bar in the heart of the CBD? You can do just that at the new Makan Southeast Asian-inspired wine bar on Flinders Street which officially opened its doors in April.

With a dedication to introducing Adelaide to the richness of natural Asian wine varieties, Karl Tang, Co-Founder of Makan, the new bar will have a large focus on natural Asian wine varieties which is a point of difference for the venue.

Where: LV1 116 Flinders St
For more information, click here.

Mamacita Restaurant and Bar

Adelaide’s food scene just got spicier with the opening of Mamacita Restaurant and Bar at the TRYP by Wyndham Pulteney Street Adelaide.

Mamacita boats over 50 types of tequila, including high-profile brands like George Clooney’s Casamigos and Kendall Jenner’s 818. The mezcal offerings provide a smoky counterpoint, perfect for those looking to explore beyond the familiar.

For margarita enthusiasts, the bar offers 14 different variations, along with a creative cocktail menu that encourages guests to customize their drinks.

Where: 266 Pulteney St, Adelaide SA 5000
For more information, click here.

Niku House Yakiniku

The team behind the well-known eatery, The Donburi House, has launched a new establishment: Niku House bar and restaurant, introducing Japanese Yakiniku to the southern CBD. “Niku” (肉), meaning “meat” in Japanese, captures the essence of Niku House serving exceptional quality Wagyu.

There’s an extensive selection of high-end sake (Japanese rice wine) flown directly from Japan, along with Asahi on tap, a variety of cocktails, mocktails, straight whisky and more.

Where: 112 Sturt St, Adelaide SA 5000
For more information, click here.

Secret Chamber

As the sister bar to the popular Sorcerer’s Bar, this brand new tiny bar, Secret Chamber, promises sophisticated setting with a cosy, antique style in line with Leigh Street’s vibe.

Catering to everyone’s palate, the menu boasts a mix of classic and extravagant cocktails, drawing inspiration from The Sorcerer’s Bar. They’ll also have drinks like wine and beer, and everything that people come to Leigh Street for.

Where: Shop 1, 20 Leigh Street, Adelaide
For more information, click here.

Velvet Underground

The brand new CBD venue, Velvet Underground, has a polished yet gritty vibe ready to host local talent and live entertainment.

You will find a treasure trove of 20 ever-changing wines, highlighting local favourites and hidden gems.
There’s also a cocktail list which is a nod to one of the owners, Annie, and her legendary hospitality friends, who each created a cocktail showcased on the menu.

The venue features a games room equipped with a full-sized pool table, classic arcade game Buck Hunter, and darts, offering additional entertainment options.

Where: 107 King William Street, Adelaide
For more information, click here.

Pick and Shovel

Brand new boutique bar, the Pick and Shovel, has opened its doors in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, offering the finest wines, refreshing beers, delectable cocktails and great whiskeys from all over the world.

Let the Pick and Shovel guide you on a world tour for your taste buds. Not only does the venue offer local and other Australian offerings, but some of the best from international establishments. Enjoy the best from New Zealand, Germany, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Ireland, USA, Scotland, USA and Mexico.

The venue also offers classic cocktails made with the finest spirits. Sip on a classic Manhattan, Negroni, Cosmopolitan and Daiquiri just to name a few.

Where: 11A Commercial St Kingscote, SA 5223
For more info, click here

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