Adelaide Pub Guide

From cosy country pubs to some of our inner-city favourites, we showcase some of the best Adelaide has to offer.

the colonist

Settle in for some of the best pub grub in Adelaide – like many before you – at The Colonist. The Colonist has been part of the fabric of South Australia since it first opened its doors in 1851, and there’s a reason people keep coming back. Quality, authentic food and a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere have secured its place as a local favourite, while the raw and authentic décor highlights the building’s history. Sit outside and take in the hustle and bustle of The Parade while digging into your favourite pub meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

The Colonist 
44 The Parade, Norwood
08 8362 3736

the mile end

Delicious pub food, local brews and a cosy open fireplace make The Mile End a South Australian favourite. The Mile End Hotel is perfect for your Friday after work drinks. With a heritage dating back 181 years, the pub has merged the new with the old to create an all-encompassing hospitality experience. Keep warm around the open fireplace while sipping on your favourite South Australia gin, beer or wine. Head chef David White has crafted a menu featuring delicious winter comfort foods and traditional pub meals for a casual dinner with the family or Saturday night footy. You can even book a weekend away in the chic boutique accommodation or plan your next function at The Mile End.

The Mile End 
30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End 
08 8443 4756

the unley

It boasts one of the best rooftop bars in Adelaide, and it’s not bad in winter either. When you’re driving down Unley Road, you can’t miss the large neon sign tempting you into The Unley – taking the traditional perception of a local pub and transforming it into a gorgeous, bright, fun dining destination. Located on the edge of the CBD, the rooftop bar provides scenic views of the Unley Road strip and city skyline. The contemporary and stylish décor adds to its appeal while you sit back and enjoy European and Japanese-inspired pub dishes created by head chef Adam Dennis.

The Unley
27 Unley Road, Parkside 
08 8271 5544

the duck inn

Duck into this Hills’ favourite for delicious food and picturesque views. It doesn’t get more beautiful than lunch in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Nestled in the Coromandel Valley, The Duck Inn provides a cosy experience in the wintertime and a glorious atmosphere in the summer. With several different spaces, including private atrium seating, open fireplaces, a large verandah and a front bar, there is somewhere for everyone to get comfortable at The Duck Inn. The hotel offers a selection of incredible food and is surrounded by the most idyllic landscape, making it the perfect location for weddings or other functions.

The Duck Inn
393 Main Road, Coromandel Valley
08 8278 7100

mick o’sheas

Located on the doorstep of the Fleurieu Peninsula, this country-style pub boasts more than just a great location. Mick O’Sheas is everything you want from a good pub. The laidback atmosphere, tasty meals and local beverages make for the ideal family outing or casual Sunday lunch. Dine outside in the pavilion while watching the kids play in the gardens or sit inside and catch up with friends in the a la carte restaurant. The newly refurbished and stylish accommodation is the perfect way to end the night after a function at Mick O’Sheas or anywhere on the Fleurieu Peninsula. With live music and entertainment every Saturday and Sunday night, the vibe at Mick O’Sheas is unforgettable.

Mick O’Sheas 
Main South Road, Hackham 
08 8384 6944