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.
Inspired by the hidden alleyways of Shibuya, Tokyo, TŌRŌ YOKOCHO aka Lantern Alley by BRKLYN is this year’s Fringe activation by the popular East End bar. BRKLYN is partnering with The Exchange and The House of Suntory’s HAKU Vodka to bring you a Japanese feature takeover during this year’s Adelaide Fringe. Expect Japanese inspired feature Cocktails, the Haku Vodka Balcony Bar, featured Gin Nights, Rotational Japanese/American Fusion food and Disco Tokyo: a Neon lit balcony party every weekend
Yakitori every Sunday.
The Ebenezer Night Markets will be back for Fringe including the opening weekend of February 19th & 20th, and every Saturday night thereafter (February 27th, March 6th, 13th & 20th). Enjoy fashion, jewellery, food and of course, a cocktail or two just off the atmospheric Rundle Street during festival season. Check out the Facebook page for more information here.
Right in the heart of the East End, the Belgian Beer Cafe has been transforming the huge beer garden into their own Fringe Wonderland. Think jungle rooms with leafy furnishings, an ethereal bedroom and a velvet clad ‘red light district’ all brought together with a pop up caravan bar serving their very own cocktails, beers and spirits. Upstairs at The Belgian they are hosting a wide range of Fringe Comedy acts all month. Tickets can be bought on the Adelaide Fringe website.
The Belgian Beer Cafe is located at 27-29 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide 5000
Sophisticated, eclectic and unique, Distill is Adelaide’s premier cocktail lounge in Rundle Street. Fringe 2021 sees them joining forces with one of the world’s best mixer – Fever Tree. Visit their gin and tonic cart to experience hand crafted unique gin and tonic pairings from local and international distilleries. Don’t like tonic? They’ve got you covered with the new Fever Tree infused soda range.
Thursday – Saturday from 5pm
Sunday 7th and 21st from 5pm
Distill is located at 286 Rundle Street, Adelaide
The largest serving point of RCC 2021 with a bold scaffolding appearance, it provides the go-to spot for all beverages at RCC 2021. With an emphasis on beer wine and spirits, the Main Bar will be available with locally sourced products from open till close.
Situated on the upstairs viewing deck, this premier space provides a 360-degree viewpoint of the immersive RCC 2021 site. Featuring a broad variety of exciting gins from some of the world’s leading brands.
Jap Sake Izakaya
Situated in the immersive & interactive ‘Lost and Found’ corner of the site, this traditional Japanese Izakaya bar will take you back to the streets of Tokyo. A place where you can linger with good friends, good drinks and an even better vibe. Imported Sake and freshly mixed Highballs will be dished out till late.
The main serving point for Robertos Disco Diner patrons. This primo Tuscan bar will be available to all visitors in 2021. Revitalizing aperitifs, topflight fine wine and an undisturbed view of RCC’s Main Stage. Fulfil your Italian holiday dreams in the heart of Victoria Square.
A previously much loved RCC staple is back again for 2021. Freshly prepared vibrant fruit mixes with the timeless Pimms Jug the main point of promotion. Awning and street umbrellas provide the perfect seating area for 19 days of RCC summer.
Red Bull Paradiso bar
RCC 2021 x REDBULL AUS have teamed together for another year of fun. Freshly prepared reimagined cocktails providing you with the wings you need to keep you energised and revitalised all night.
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.
Gordons Gin Bar
Dive into the colourful new 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!
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 and Yalumba, as this year’s wine partners. There will also be a number of specialty bar including the ‘Local Bar’ featuring only SA brand wine, beer and spirits and new gin bar with the ‘Evergreen Tanqueray bar’.
City Side Bars include Espresso Bar, Evergreen Tanquerary Bar, Coopers Bar & Local Bar.
Kent Town Side Bars include Smith’s Wine Store, Lounge Bar, Pacific Bar and Café Colada, which is exclusively for Borealis.
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