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Five New Venues Opening In the East End

Here’s five of the hottest new places in Adelaide’s East End to check out this summer!

It’s heating up in South Australia, and as the sun comes out to play, its time to get back to the city we know and love so much.

From cocktail bars nestled inside old tobacco shops, firey vintage havens with pieces from the US and a champagne bar transporting you straight to the heart of Paris – so many unique venues have opened in the iconic East End of the CBD.

As we swing into the silly season, there is no doubt in our mind that the Eat End will be one of the hottest places to be this summer, with an array of new venues opening just in time for the warmer weather.

Here are five of the hottest new places in Adelaide’s East End to check out this summer:

Here’s five of the hottest new places in Adelaide’s East End to check out this summer:

Dunfor Noodle Bar

Brought to you by the brains behind the Quality Noods pop-up, Dunfor Noodle Bar is the latest eatery to open its doors in Adelaide. Perfect grabbing a quick bite to eat at lunch or catching up with mates over a steaming bowl of Ramen – Dunfor has quickly cemented itself as the go-to spot for all things good food and good vibes.

It’s the latest addition to join the cool clan of venues like LOC Bar, Fire x Soi 38 and Clarity Records planting their roots in Hindmarsh Square – making it the place to be this summer.

While the menu may be small, owner Justin Healy has poured labour of love into Dunfor, offering a rotating menu that showcases the best local produce and seasonal flavours on offer. Currently, there are two noodle dishes (including a vegan option), and three to five small snacks.

Along with the tasty dishes, Dunfor Noodle Bar will be pouring two beers on tap and having a $10 corkage fee for BYO bottles one wine once liquor licensing is secured in the coming weeks.

Tastes like: mouth-watering noods and tasty bites to eat
Looks like: a minimalists dream space

Dunfor Noodle Bar is located at 62 Pultney Street, Adelaide SA and is open from Wednesday to Sunday 3pm-late.

You can connect with Dunfor on Instagram. You can read more about Dunfor Noodle Bar here.

Bar La Vie

French Champagne and bathtubs anyone? The cutest champagne bar has opened on Grenfell Street, fitted with sparkling chandeliers and a back bar stocked with enough fancy drops that it’d make anybody envious. 

Bar La Vie is the East Ends most luxurious place for after-work drinks, dripping with glitz, glamour and fine velvet furnishings. 

Paying homage to the chicest country by far – Bar La Vie is a love letter to France, and the perfect place to wine, dine and fall in love over a glass of bubbles (or two) – just like the French does. The bar also offers small tapas for you to indulge in. 

The Grenfell Street Bar has opened in the bones of the historic East End Market building and is a stone’s throw from other venues like Staazi & Co, Roxie’s and iconic Crown & Anchor. 

Tastes like: fine wine and Champagne champions Moet, Veuve Clicquot and Pol Roger. 
Looks like: 1920’s Parisian chic meets Great Gatsby 

Find Bar La Vie at 230-232 Grenfell St, Adelaide from Thursday to Sunday 11am until late. Read more about Bar La Vie here.

Smokelovers

What once used to be the East Ends go-to spot for all things tobacco has now been given a new lease on life, with the iconic Smokelovers set to transform to Adelaide’s latest daytime drinking spot this December.

Taking up shop in the bones of the Smokelovers tobacco specialty shop, the new bar – operating under the same moniker – will open just in time for Adelaide’s summertime months under the direction of Hamish Tregeagle.

Set to be a wine and cocktail bar, Smokelovers will open in the afternoon, serving and shaking drinks ‘til late seven days a week, gifting Adelaide the idyllic place to daytime drink before dancing late into the night. While details are yet to be announced, Smokelovers will pay homage to the tobacco institution not only through its name but its drinks and finer fittings.

Tastes like: Smoky mezcal margaritas, summertime and too much fun
Looks like:  Iconic 90’s tobacco shop meets sleek, minimal cocktail bar

You can keep up to date with Smokelovers on Instagram. Smokelovers is anticipated to open in early December.

Room on Fire Vintage

Shopping the coolest vintage threads has just gotten a whole lot easier with the vintage store Room On Fire opening in October.

Room on Fire began as an online store two years ago by co-owners and partners Stephanie Dimasi and Reuben Lane, who source the vintage threads from the US and Europe. 

The vintage outlet went from strength to strength over the pandemic, so Stephanie and Reuben made the call to open a brick and mortar store after seeing a gap in the market in Adelaide.

With affordable prices ranging from $40 to $80 and more premium pieces up to $150, Room on Fire sells everything from caps and shirts to pants and jackets. They offer popular vintage brands including Harley Davidson, Reebok, Ralph Lauren and Champion.

Looks Like: Your dream wardrobe
Dress Like: Princess Diana’s iconic ‘fit of brightly coloured bike shorts and funky vintage crewneck

Check the out Room on Fire on 4 Hindmarsh Square to take your pick of their glorious selection of vintage threads. The store is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am until late.

You can follow Room on Fire on Instagram and shop online through their website too. Read about them here.

Minimono Noodle Bar

Minimono Noodle Bar made its grand entrance on Rundle street this September, and it’s the place to be for your next lunch date.

Featuring a selection of both traditional and inventive noodle and curry dishes, Minimono offers a unique twist on Asian cuisine. From a cheeseburger curry with a waygu patty to flavour-bursting mushroom ramen – the entire menu of Minimono is sure to tantalise your taste buds.

With a mouth-watering menu like that, it’s no wonder that the Rundle Street joint regularly has lines out the door each lunchtime.

As for the fit-out, it’s every interior designer’s dream, with crisp white walls, a beautifully tiled bar, and a selection of cultural artwork placed perfectly on the walls.

Tastes like: Your wildest Ramen dreams

Looks like: A sexy Scandinavian fit-out with smattering neon lights and funky prints

To keep up-to-date, follow Minimono Noodle Bar’s Instagram.

Minimono Noodle Bar can be found at 182 Rundle Street, Adelaide. You can read more about the noodle bar here.

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