Sometimes you want to have a real night where you get dressed up, lounge around in a fancy bar and indulge in classy cocktails with the girls. Don’t worry, Adelaide has you covered! Here are the 10 best spots to grab fancy drinks in Adelaide.
1. The Collins Bar – Victoria Square, Adelaide
The best place for classy drinks is The Collins Bar. It is part of the fancy Hilton hotel in the city. You can choose from a great selection of cocktails including the Champagne and Strawberry Martini or the ‘Rubber Ducky’, which features rose petal vodka, fresh lychees, rose syrup and apple juice.
2. The Loggia Bar – 2KW, King William St, Adelaide
This popular rooftop bar is classy and cosy with great cocktails. Their signature coktails include The Hills Hoist, featuring bourbon, fig and strawberry and the spicy Stormy Like Summer, a novel mix of chipotle-infused Tequila, green capsicum, parsley, lime and sugar.
3. Fumo Blu – Rundle St, Adelaide
Hidden down a steep flight of stairs off of Rundle Street is Fumo Blu. This cocktail lounge is the perfect place for people watching and fun drinks. Try the Cherry Ripe-inspired cocktail featuring dark chocolate, coconut rum and a mix of berry liqueurs, served with a maraschino cherry.
4. Hennessy Rooftop Bar – King William St, Adelaide
The Hennessy rooftop bar above the Mayfair Hotel is the place to get dressed up for. It is very classy, complete with cool black and white décor, chandeliers and city views.
5. Maybe Mae – Peel Street, Adelaide
Maybe Mae is a hidden gem (literally – it’s hard to find). It is a quirky and very cool 1950’s style cocktail lounge. Try the refreshing Whiskey Smash with minted rye, sweet vermouth and dry strawberry!
6. Distill – Rundle Street, Adelaide
Distill serves up classic cocktails with a twist. The Green Rose Sour which is infused with currants, mango, papaya, rose petals and green tea, or the Caramel Brownie cocktail featuring chocolate caramel black tea are definitely worth trying.
7. La Boheme – Grote Street, Adelaide
For something a bit different, this retro Parisian-inspired cocktail bar and cabaret lounge allows you to have your fancy drinks while enjoying a performance. Drinks include classic options and specials. The Purple Rain is a citrus & mulberry gin-fizz that’s not only delicious, but totally Instagrammable.
8. Horizons Cocktail Lounge – Jetty Road, Glenelg
For fancy drinks and beach-side views, try Horizons. Dimmly lit with plush leather couches and great drinks, you’ll feel like old money in this elegant lounge.
9. The Atrium Lounge -North Terrace, Adelaide
Located in the InterContinental Hotel, The Atrium Lounge is elegant and luxurious. It has all the classics like Champagne cocktails, Margaritas and Cosmos, as well as more modern options like the Chocolate Martini.
10. 50SIXONE – King William Road, Hyde Park
Not only does this cool dessert bar serve decadent shakes and cakes, it also serves delicious dessert cocktails! Perfect for sweet tooths. The options include the Liquid Ecstasy with Baileys, butterscotch schnapps, chocolate and cream, and the Salted Caramel Martini with caramel-infused vodka, RumChata liqueur served in a salted caramel-rimmed glass.
Whether you want drinks and a show, to go out and be seen, or to hide away with friends in a cozy lounge chair, there are Adelaide options for all of the above. Something they all have in common? Fun fancy drinks that will make your night out one to remember!
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