Adelaide Fringe

Your 2022 Guide To Adelaide Fringe Pop-Ups

It’s Fringe season! Kick back, relax and soak up the Fringe magic in the heart of all the madness at the CBD this season with our guide to pop-ups.

February and March is the best time to experience the quirky and vibrant pop-up experiences that emerge in the laneways and alleys of Adelaide. Looking for drinks? We’ve got you covered! Below is a list of the best pop-up bars you can go to during Fringe season in Adelaide.

Distill x Karaage Co

Karaage Co is bringing Japanese fried chicken and cauliflower burgers to Rundle Street this Fringe season, with an exciting pop-up at Distill. Operating out of Distill, not only will Karaage Co serve customers looking to dine in, but offer takeaway burgers and Japanese fries out of a shop window facing out onto Rundle St during street party hours.

Distill are also working with Grey Goose Vodka for a street-based Spritz bar, offering a range of delicious cocktails that can be enjoyed in their extended outdoor dining area.

Read more here. Karaage Co’s pop up will be operating Feb 18th – March 20th, with both Karaage Co & Distill trading Thurs-Sunday nights, from 5PM till late.

Hellbound x Si Papi

With Rundle Street shutting off for each weekend of the fringe, every venue is bringing its own twist to several pop-ups. Hellbound is teaming up with Sí Papi to bring you Peruvian BBQ to match the bar’s extensive wine list. Whether you want: kangaroo, mushroom, or even branch out to ox heart, Sí Papi’s got you covered. Alongside Hellbound’s outdoor bar and live music, the collab covers all bases. The collab can be found outside Hellbound every Friday and Saturday night of the Fringe.

Nola’s Laneway Party

It’s safe to say Nola has made a bit of a name for themselves when it comes to Adelaide Laneway parties. In the spirit of this year’s fringe festival, the crew will be taking over the East End in collaboration with Archie Rose Distillery Co. an outside bar will be serving up all things gin in the alley.

Live music will be filtering its way through the alley every Wednesday to Saturday night of the fringe, the full lineup can be found on their Facebook page.

Read more here. Check out NOLA’s websiteFacebook or Instagram for more.

Austral Laneway Street Party

Bent Street, located next to the Austral is set to come to life again this year, providing Laneway Parties each weekend of the fringe.

Enjoy live music, flowing drinks, and great food alfresco-style every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night for the duration of the Fringe. Balmy summer nights have never looked so good!

Bars and food trucks will be set up in the laneway, featuring a variety of flowing drinks and delicious food. Artificial grass areas and plenty of seating will make for a comfy night under the stars.

Read more here. The events will be running from 5pm over the weekends, so make sure you get in early to secure a seat.


Sugarteca is back for another Adelaide Fringe festival. The collaboration between popular McLaren Vale-based pizza joint Pizzateca and CBD bar Sugar can be found just off of Rundle Street in the alley next to Sugar.

The collab will be serving up wood oven pizzas and refreshing cocktails in the Italian-themed alley. The pop-up is open Wednesday through to Sunday each week of the fringe from 6 pm till late so if you’re in the mood for an Aperol Spritz and a slice of pizza it truly is the place to be.

Sugateca is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm to late.

Dunfor Noodle Bar x La Flame

La Flame is an Adelaide-based food truck run by Chef Jarrah Gardener, serving up for the first time in October of last year, the van last headed up to Uraidla bringing a large crowd with it. La Flame will be taking over Dunfor noodle bar, the home to quality noods located on Pultney Street as part of a pop-up for the Adelaide Fringe Festival. The collab will be on every Tuesday of the Fringe, March 1, 8, and 15, with bridge road beers on hand and La Flame flatbreads at the focus of the night. Live local DJs will be taking to the decks to add to the vibes of the night.

Ebenezer Night Markets

The night markets are back this fringe season to bring life to Ebenezer Place yet again. The pop-up will run each Saturday night of the festive season with stalls set to line up the street adding to the atmosphere dominating the East End this fringe season.

Read more here.

Belgian Beer Cafe x Pirate Life

This year, Belgian Beer café has teamed up with froth experts and beer lovers, Pirate Life Brewing, to bring the Adelaide Fringe a whole new experience at its beer garden. Think live music, pop-up fringe shows, great bevvies and buzzing crowd to boot. Kick back, relax and soak up the Fringe magic in the heart of all the madness. The beloved brewhouse is also hosting an array of vibrant shows this season, and extending their kitchen hours late into the night, so if you’ve got the munchies – they’ve got you covered.  

The Belgian Beer Cafe is located at 27-29 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide 5000

Garden of Unearthly Delights Bars

Photo by Alex Pantazis

Annual favourites the Highorse bar, and the Coopers Bar are back again at the Garden, with some other fun options also thrown into the mix.

Sip on Sangria pre-show, and slide into silly mode with a new Sangria bar popping up at the Fringe. This year, Hesketh Wines is also the official partner of the Garden – bringing the fancy tipples to the show, as well as pop-up piano bar this season.

Gordons Gin Bar

Dive into the colourful Gordon’s gin bar where you can sit back, chill out and enjoy a range of refreshing gin & tonics or a Gordon’s Pink spritz.

The Pineapple Bar

Pineapple Brothers. Good vibes. Bold colours. Good music.  Delicious tropical cocktails. Are you in Australia or the Amazon? What day is it?  Who cares? The Pineapple Brothers do.  Hey sisters, hey amigos, let them sort you out. Down a fresh coconut in the am. Keep it loose into the pm. Head to their house, let them take care of you, while you burn up the deck with their  special blend of midnight juice. Get naked! 

Gluttony Bars

This year Gluttony has a stack of bars, split between the City Side, and the Kent Town Side. There will be a new wine list, featuring Alpha Box & Dice as this year’s wine partner. There will also be a number of specialty bar including the ‘Coffe’ featuring only SA brand wine, beer and spirits and gin bar with the ‘Evergreen Tanqueray bar’.

City Side Bars include Coffee Cocktails (perfect for the after-work pick me up), the Hill Bar Evergreen Tanquerary Bar, Coopers Bar & Local Bar.

Kent Town Side Bars include Sometimes Always bar, Cawfee and Bevs, Lounge Bar, Pacific Bar and Café Colada.

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