Jolly good spots for Christmas drinks


Posted on 01 Nov 2019

Kick off your Christmas celebrations in style! Whether you like to head out for drinks or catch up over coffee, here are a few of our top picks to celebrate the festive season.

Brew with a view

Malt Shovel Taphouse, Festival Centre

What better way to enjoy a long summer night than with sweeping views across the riverbank and Adelaide Oval. Take your pick from their selection of craft beers and sit back to watch the sunset. If you're feeling peckish, the crumbed swiss mushrooms are a must-try!

French bubbles and brunch

Part Time Lover, Pilgrim Lane

Gather those besties and tuck yourselves away for a leisurely brunch and pre-Christmas catch up, complete with mimosa or glass of French bubbles. For those who prefer to farewell the working week with a knock off drink or two, stay until late on Fridays.

For live music lovers

Grace Emily Hotel, 232 Waymouth Street

Live music? Check. Pool table? Check. Monday night BBQs? Check! For a casual hangout in the beer garden or a night grooving to live music, the Grace Emily is a must. Check out their online calendar packed with the best local and interstate gigs.

Sip and shop

Five O'Clock Somewhere, 101 Gilbert Street

Part wine shop, part tasting room this stylish space on Gilbert Street is a wine lovers dream. Whether it be for knock off drinks or some expert advice, this little gem is your go-to. Enjoy a glass or two while you stock up on Christmas gifts!

King of the weekend catch up

The Lion Hotel, 161 Melbourne Street

This local watering hole is a crowd favourite. Make the most of your summer season with cricket on the big screen, family weekend brunches, and live entertainment every night of the week. Check out the 'Tunnels' space for a Christmas party with all the bells and whistles.

A stylish newcomer

Leigh Street Wine Room, 9 Leigh Street

Don't be fooled by the 'Dry cleaners' sign out the front, this Leigh Street newcomer is creating a buzz. With shelves brimming with bottles and a signature curved ceiling, every inch lends itself to your Christmas festivities and Instagram snaps. Stay for dinner - an always evolving seasonal menu - and kick on for drinks until late.

For friends and fur babies

The Havelock Hotel, 162 Hutt Street

Look no further for your next Sunday session. For those long pre-Christmas lunches 'The Havey' has you covered with local pints and all day dining. If you love to treat your fur baby to weekend outings, there's even a pup-friendly menu just for them!

City oasis

Café Troppo, 42 Whitmore Square

There's no doubt this corner cafe is a local hotspot. It’s got everything you're looking for in a weekend catch up; a delicious seasonal menu, friendly service and plenty of space to soak up the sunshine and green surrounds of Whitmore Square.

Best in the west

West Oak Hotel, 208 Hindley Street

This classic 1830's pub has been restored in recent years to it’s former glory, ready for you to kick back in the beer garden with Pimm’s on tap. The Jolly Bar upstairs is inspired by the old staff bar at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and is just what the doctor ordered for knock off drinks.