Pop-up bar launches in popular CBD location for Gather Round

A pop-up gin bar strategically located by the Riverbank pedestrian bridge, makes it a prime spot for fans pre and post-Gather Round games.

Footy season just got a spirited twist at the Dunstan Playhouse, where fans can now literally ‘sip their allegiance’ with a unique offering from the Australian Distilling Co.

The Adelaide Gin Bar, set against a backdrop reminiscent of a footy field complete with gin-inspired goalposts, is serving up gins that pay homage to cities and regions across Australia, including Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Fremantle, and the Gold Coast.

This pop-up gin bar, a collaboration between the Australian Distilling Co. and the Adelaide Festival Centre, is strategically located by the Riverbank pedestrian bridge, making it a prime spot for fans pre and post-Gather Round games at Adelaide Oval.

Australian Distilling Co.’s Founder and Managing Director, Michael Hickinbotham, envisions the bar as a way for South Australians and interstate visitors to enjoy a lineup of award-winning gins.

“We’re inviting football fans to show their allegiance, sip their city, and support their team,” Hickinbotham stated, highlighting the unique concept of the bar that lets fans enjoy the essence of their cities in gin form.

The Adelaide Festival Centre, known for drawing in over a million visitors annually to its theatres, restaurants, and galleries, embraces this initiative as an extension of its support for all things South Australian.

Jeff Owens, the Centre’s Hospitality Manager, expressed enthusiasm about providing both local and visiting football fans with an extraordinary experience that showcases South Australian pride.

The Adelaide Gin Bar will be open to coincide with the Gather Round games at Adelaide Oval, offering fans a refreshing rendezvous point on match days.

Adelaide Gin Bar will open to coincide with Gather Round games at Adelaide Oval:

  • Thursday 4th April – 5pm-10.30pm (Adelaide vs Melbourne starts 7.10pm)
  • Friday 5th April – 5pm-10.30pm (Port Adelaide vs Essendon starts 7.40pm)
  • Saturday 6th April – 2pm-10.30pm (Fremantle vs Carlton starts 3.50pm, WesternBulldogs vs Geelong starts 7.40pm)
  • Sunday 7th April – 3pm-8pm (Collingwood vs Hawthorn starts 4.40pm)

Highlighting its commendable reputation, the Australian Distilling Co. is celebrated as Australia’s most awarded distillery, with over 300 accolades, including a prestigious award for the Adelaide Gin named World’s Best Gin at the International SIP Awards in the USA.

The Adelaide Gin Bar at the Dunstan Playhouse not only offers a novel way to enjoy the footy season but also bridges the gap between sports, culture, and local pride, making it a must-visit destination for game days during the Gather Round event.

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