Food Drink

FIRST LOOK: New venue Hard Days Night opens in the CBD

Super venue Hard Days Night has opened its doors as the coolest new place to loosen up with the crew with a craft beer taphouse and three specialty vans.

All images: Lara Pacillo

Super venue Hard Days Night has opened its doors as the coolest new place to loosen up with the crew.

Located on Wright Street in the CBD, Hard Days Night is a warehouse venue serving up burgers, beers and a collection of good times.

We were invited to the launch of the new venue for a sneak peek, and can confirm, it’s the ultimate destination for knockoffs, events and everything in between.

Hard Days Night has a craft beer taphouse, as well as three food vans each offering a different specialty.

Named after The Beatle’s 1964 song, Hard Days Night is the new coolest kids on the block.

Walking into Hard Days Night, guests are greeted with the first of the food trucks – being Caravino Coffee – and a colourful rainbow mural which leads into the venue and stretches across the inner walls.

It’s a pathway into all the fun you can expect ahead as you hear the pumping tunes of the DJ who soundtracks the good vibes.

To the right is where you will find the inhouse tap bar operated by small batch craft brewery Shifty Lizard from McLaren Vale who pours up craft beers.

Grab a fresh frothy and say cheers as you head further into the venue.

Caravino Bar is what you’ll pass next where cocktails are shaking and wine is poured. There are monthly cocktail specials made with Shifty Lizard’s Soul Bird gin and coffee for the nighttime too.

Whoopi Goldburger food truck takes home right next to Caravino Bar flipping a range of juicy gourmet burgers and fried chicken as well as sides such as vegan popcorn cauliflower and fries.

There’s classic meat burgers as well as a range of gluten free and vegan options too.

The venue has an alfresco style fit out with a retro disco interior and loads of seating. There are disco ball planters, scattered hanging greenery, and a lounge space to chill out.

Guests can head outside to a massive outdoor area where you can snag a seat and soak in the summer sun.

Partners Ricky Hulme and Jordan Neave are the brains behind the operation. The duo have been operating a retro caravan bar called Caravino for 15 months, which they drove around town catering events and food carnivals.

They decided it was time for Caravino to settle down in a permanently, and the CBD was the perfect place to do it.

With Ricky’s experience in bartending for 12 years and Jordan being a chef for 6, they had the vision of a permanent collaboration of food vans and decided to make it reality.

“We like the idea that we have something for everyone,” Ricky said.

“I don’t think there’s many venues with food trucks setup inside permanently – I think it’s a real novelty place and a unique experience.”

“We want people to soak in the cool ambience and enjoy a laid-back casual dining experience.”

Whether you and your friends torn between Friday night knockoffs, a cute coffee date or a loaded burger feed, Hard Days Night is the place to head for all three.

The front area and Caravino Coffee is open Wednesday to Sunday 7am-2pm.

The warehouse hours including Whoopi Goldburger, Caravino Bar and Shifty Lizard are open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 12pm- 8pm and Friday to Saturday 12pm-11pm.

Hard Days Night is located at 301 Wright Street Adelaide.

Keep up to date on Instagram with Hard Days NightCaravino Van and Whoopigoldburger.

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