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What’s on, and who’s open in Adelaide on New Year’s Day

There’s some great New Year’s Day events happening in Adelaide, plus a stack of businesses will be open if you’re after a drink or a meal.

While some of us are planning a massive NYE to celebrate the end of this insane year, and the promise of a fresh start in 2021, some of us are all about January 1st, whether its finding the perfect hangover brunch, celebrating the new year in style, or catching up with friends.

Here’s a quick handy guide to what’s on, and what’s open for those looking for some fun in 2021.


Bloody Mary Day at Banksia Tree Cafe

There’s so much to love about Port Adelaide café and corner store The Banksia Tree, not least of which is their bold announcement that January 1 will be renamed ‘Bloody Mary Day’ this year. Priced at a very reasonable $30, which gets you one Bloody Mary and a fresh lobster roll from the Banksia Tree’s well-repped kitchen, the event will kick-off at 9am and continue until 2pm – perfect for those looking to make a day of it, or just continue the fun from the previous night!

The Banksia Tree is at 157 Vincent Street, Port Adelaide.

Wines and Good Times

Come spend New Year’s Day enjoying SA’s best food, wine and cocktails out on the lawns at the National Wine Centre. DJs will be playing disco and house vibes along with live vocalist and percussionist from 2pm – 9pm.

Previously held on a rooftop bar, the popularity of this annual gig has forced a move to the even more flash National Wine Centre on the corner of Botanic and Hackney Road.

The perfect setting to kick up your heels and feel all your favourite house and disco tunes deep in your soul, the event features a Tasting Plate from the awesome Wine Centre chefs and a complimentary beverage on arrival.

Set out on the lawn at the wine centre, there will be throw rugs to spread out on as you take in live vocal and percussive sets between DJs.

To get your ticket check out the Wines & Good Times New Years DAY Get Together Facebook Event page now.

UPDATE: Wines & Good Times have now sold out of food packages and now only have a limited amount of $50 + free drink tickets left. Venue has a fully stocked bar, gourmet foods and the option to buy full bottles of wines and champagnes. 

New Year’s Day at Suburban Brew

Big night New Years Eve plans? Suburban Brew have got your recovery sorted! They’ll be open from midday till 6pm to ease you into 2021. Sam will be on the decks for the day, spinning disks so come on down, the beers will be pouring, the tunes will singing and lets get 2021 kicked off in style!

96 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood SA 5034, Australia


This list isn’t exhaustive, but should give you some easy options if you’re just looking to find what’s open, and where you can grab an easy meal or quiet bevvy on January 1st.

1918 Bistro & Grill

400 Gradi

Ambrosia Cafe and Giftware

The Archer in North Adelaide

Belair Hotel

Belgian Beer Cafe 

Cafe Komodo Prospect

Crack Kitchen

The District, SkyCity

The Duke of Brunswick


Empress Restaurant

The Firm Gentleman’s Club

Four Seasons of Nosh

Ginza Miyako Japanese Restaurant opens from 6PM tonight 

The Goody

Hotel Metropolitan in Grote St.. DJ from 15:00.

La adelita Semaphore

La Taberna, Latina cuisine

The Lion

Miss Viet Kitchen, Port Adelaide

Narabeen Bridge

NNQ – Nghi Ngan Quan 

NOLA Adelaide

Nutrition Republic

The Organik Store & Cafe at Glenelg

Pepper & Corn in Blackwood

Phat Head Dumpling at Semaphore

Pirate Life Brewing Port Adelaide slinging beers and food all day (11am – 8pm)

Rasooi at Prospect

Red Rock Noodle Bar Semaphore

Rehn Bier micro brewery, Tanunda

The Robin Hood Norwood

San Georgio

Schnithouse Rundle St

Shifty Lizard

Skara Greek Street food, Sempahore Road

Spice Shot

The SPOT – Vietnamese Eatery in North Adelaide and CBD

The Stag Public House

The Strathmore Hotel

Warong Parkside 11am-9pm & Warong Rundle 11am – 5pm 🍜 (Malaysian & Indonesian Street Food)

West at Henley

West Beach Surf Life Saving Club, with live acoustic music

The Wharf restaurant at Glenelg

Yankees Burger Bar Rundle Street

Did we miss anything? Let us know (keeping in mind we’re also trying to celebrate NYE too!) and we’ll see what we can do. [email protected]

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