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Your guide to Adelaide’s best Champagne bars and venues

Here are some top choices for bars and restaurants across Adelaide that will pop and pour the best bubbly for you to enjoy.

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It is a well-known and highly sought-after fact that Champagne is one of life’s most distinguished pleasures.

With that being said, here are some of our top choices for bars and restaurants across Adelaide that will pop and pour the best bubbly for you to enjoy.

arkhé | 127 The Parade, Norwood

Arkhé provides an immersive dining experience backed by a world-renowned Michelin-star chef Jake Kellie with an open-flame kitchen. A relaxed and welcoming establishment where you can enjoy their lounge area or sip some drinks by the bar right in front of the chefs as they prep and serve progressive and delicious food.

APOTECA | 118 Hindley Street, Adelaide

The multi-award-winning bar and restaurant with its 1920s New York look and extensive 30-page drinks menu have been a fixture in the city for nearly two decades. A night with APOTECA transports you to an era of glitz and glam paired perfectly with a bottle or two.

Clever Little Tailor | 19 Peel Street, Adelaide

On the hustle and bustle of Peel Street between outdoor plants and stylish seating lies a wooden front exterior melded seamlessly into its rustic burrowed stone bar. Known for its cocktails and range from around the world, Clever Little Tailor is a bar with a hidden secret making your champers feel all the more cherished.

Coal Cellar + Grill | Located in Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Coal Cellar + Grill, Hilton Adelaide’s signature restaurant, would also be a good venue to visit for International Champagne Day. From the fruity and seductive Moet Rose to the magnetic, yet still-elusive Dom Perignon, you can enjoy the taste of luxury with Coal Cellar + Grill’s exclusive Champagne Hour.

Champagne Hour is served in the Lobby Bar from 4pm to 6pm.

East End Cellars | 25 Vardon Ave, Adelaide SA 5000

The Tasting Room is the perfect destination to enjoy a cosy drink with friends or colleagues while watching the East Enders pass by. One big difference is the fact that the entirety of EEC on the wine list.

Electra House | 131 King William Street, Adelaide

Previously hosting a Bubbles Festival and maintaining a bar of contemporary and vintage champagnes, Electra House is a chic Asian fusion restaurant spread over three levels. Each space is memorable in its own right and you might just find your dream venue for a wedding or special night.

eleven | 4/11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

A relatively new contemporary Australian restaurant stylised as “eleven”, the venue is a sleekly designed and open-planned CBD spot with French touches. eleven offer a curated list of quality-tasting premium wines and spirits to perfectly pair with their dishes.

Eos by SkyCity | Festival Drive, Station Rd, Adelaide SA 5000

SkyCity is the home to thrills and lucky winners and for over ten years a vast range of spirits, cocktails and of course champagne. The pièce de resistance is a 2000-glass bubble Italian-designed chandelier hanging above the bar.

Along with ITL and Sôl Rooftop Bar, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to bubbly.

Garçon Bleu | Level 9 at Sofitel Adelaide – 108 Currie Street, Adelaide

High above the city and with full views stretching as far as the hills to West Beach and across the CBD is an awarded restaurant with modern French cuisine. Settle into the blue seats and feel elevated with their approachable star wine list and sommelier staff as you enjoy some of the best dinings the state has to offer.

Good Gilbert | 135B Goodwood Road, Goodwood

This Goodwood bar and restaurant has a neighbourhood and hereditary atmosphere at heart along with evolved expansions adorned with artsy frames and bottles stacked along the walls. In the past month, Good Gilbert has introduced a sophisticated yet sustainable home-cooked menu in a newly built kitchen and new outdoor area.

Ranked highly among Adelaide venues the main attraction is the accessible drink list and seating that promotes closeness.

Hey Jupiter | 11 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide

Lively East End brunch French cafe by day transforming into a restaurant of high dining and authentic cuisine late at night. With a Lime green exterior with white tiles and naturalistic additions both inside and outside, the traditional eatery will open your eyes to gaze in wonder.

A drinks list with over 200 options and the truest presentation of French dining you will find outside of Paris itself.

Luma | 120 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

To celebrate International Champagne Day this Friday, Luma’s very own French mixologist Gregory Perrot (that accent!) will be pouring the Piper-Heidsieck and serving up oysters for $39 (2 oysters and a glass of champagne). 

At Luma they believe champagne is worthy of more than one day of celebration so they’ll be celebrating this special event all weekend (from 27th – 30th October).

Mayfair Hotel and Hennessy Rooftop Bar | 45 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000

The Mayfair offers a sumptuous High Tea that adds a hint of nostalgia to the weekend afternoon’s in the Mayfair’s Mayflower Restaurant where you can upgrade your sparkling to a glass of Champagne on arrival.

The HENNESSY Rooftop Bar menu features premium champagne, innovative house cocktails and a high-end selection of wine, beer and spirits. Light meals and classic bar snacks are also available, showcasing the finest South Australian produce.

Merrymaker Rooftop Bar | Located in Hotel Indigo, 23-29 Market Street, Adelaide

A brightly coloured bar 16-storeys above the city instantly feels like a refreshing experience. Merrymaker will be go-to spot in summer evenings with its minimalistic and subtle designs that glow underneath its rope lightning reflected against the beautiful sky.

Osteria Oggi | 76 Pirie St, Adelaide SA 5000

The team have created an Italian piazza setting in the heart of CBD Adelaide, complete with a cobblestone floor, arches, arbour, meat room, private cellar, intimate booth seating, and a mezzanine-level kitchen.

Penfolds | Located on Level 2 at Adelaide Airport (for limited time)

Adelaide Airport is celebrating International Champagne Day at Penfolds Wine Bar & Kitchen. Exclusively for this celebration, guests can purchase Penfolds Champagne Brut Rosé by the glass.

Dine in and pop the cork on a bottle of the pink bubbly, or purchase it as a gift for a fellow Champagne lover from the retail bar to take with you on your travels. Available from Friday 28 October to Tuesday 1 November.

2KW Bar & Restaurant | 2 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000

Whether you are popping in for a pre-show rooftop cocktail or glass of bubbly, planning a long Sunday lunch or hosting a special celebratidon or event, love is in the detail at 2KW.

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