You read right. Adelaide’s smallest bar has opened its doors.
Owner and bartender, Vini, is inspired by his Korean heritage as well as Japanese practice, in which a person’s whole life can be spent devoted to refining one craft.
Taking that idea, Vini imagined what a bar could be like if it balanced the impeccable service standards of east Asia with the more sociable, personal style of hospitality found in Australia.
Thus, Bar Peripheral was born.
Featuring a twelve-metre long bar that can seat a grand total of twelve people, the bar will be an intimate experience to foster relationships between bartender and patrons, as well as allowing guests to focus on themselves and their company.
While there is room for standing, there is a ‘no standing’ rule to ensure the full experience and comfort for seated customers, without the unwanted noise from behind.
With limited lighting to create atmosphere, Bar Peripheral will be a dim, moody, and cosy venue, aiming to exude old school bar vibes. Relax, unwind, and have a vent with the bartender to lighten the load of your personal troubles.
The venue recently had blinds put in with the purpose of maintaining a consistent environment inside no matter the weather or time of day that you choose to step in. The blinds ensure that it always looks the same inside — and also gives you privacy.
Playing the role of both owner and bartender, Vini will be mixing classic cocktails with modern interpretations.
Expect the usual suspects, from martinis to manhattens — the drinks you know and love the taste of will be just a touch different with Vini’s novel approaches and differing methodologies. Everything is more refined and made using quality first pours.
True to its name, Bar Peripheral will be located on the periphery of Pulteney Street. You can find them at 447 Pulteney Street.