Round up your mates and order a pint – these pubs in Adelaide are perfect for any of your plans!
If you’re in search of the best beer gardens, establishments where craft beer is quintessential or maybe just a classic feed, read on through as we share with you the best pubs in Adelaide.
When it comes to Australia’s hospitality scene, there’s no denying that Adelaide outperforms. And whether you love wine, beer, good food or just good times, Adelaide knows how to encapsulate this all into one. So where would you find a venue that does all of this and more? Pubs of course!
To help you sort out your weekend plans or mid-week drinks, read through our guide as we’ve found five of the best pubs in Adelaide of 2023:
The Edinburgh Hotel
The Edinburgh Hotel – or ‘The Ed’ as it’s known to locals – is renowned amongst locals for being one of the best pubs in Adelaide. Also home to one of South Australia’s best beer garden experiences, this pub is steeped in history and still holds its historic appearance today while ensuring certain features, like the modernised beer garden, to fit current trends. Perfect to visit year-round, The Ed is the perfect suburban destination to tuck into a craft beer in a vibrant atmosphere.
The Gully Public House & Garden
Finding the best child-friendly pubs in Australia can be hard, but thanks to The Gully Public House & Garden, your search has been made easy. A 30-minute drive north-east out of Adelaide’s CBD will wind you up at a Victorian pub with a thriving beer garden. Welcoming guests of all ages, The Gully features an expansive menu, live music and several activations year-round for guests to enjoy. Think pop-up igloos, petting zoos, cooking classes and more. One of the best pubs in Adelaide for a pint and a classic pub fare feed!
Although they’re not in Adelaide’s CBD, Lobethal Bierhaus is still worth a mention as one of the best pubs in Adelaide. A crowd favourite amongst most, Lobethal Bierhaus is best described as a Belgian-style malt house with a brewery, cellar door, restaurant and, of course, quaint beer garden. Making beer brewing headlines, Lobethal Bierhaus is also renowned for their delicious menu including the likes of Buffalo Wings, Spiced Birdwood Venison and Prosciutto Sausage Rolls and cheese plates too. Considered as one of the best child-friendly beer gardens in Australia, you can also bring along your fury friends for a family day out.
The new Parkside Hotel has undergone a complete revamp which has transformed its outdoor space into one of Adelaide’s most modernised and picture-perfect pubs. With bright colours and sunlight gleaming through, it’s easy to get carried away on a beautiful afternoon. The tap and bottled beer range on offer is impressive, featuring local delicacies like the Lobethal Red Truck Porter and Big Shed Red IPA, as well as interstate craft beers like Queensland’s Green Beacon ‘Half mast’ India Session Ale. A must visit in 2023!
West Oak Hotel
Previously known as The Royal Oak, since their establishment in 1838, this traditional pub is regarded as not only one of the oldest continual licensed venues, but also as the home of one of the best beer gardens in Adelaide. After a few renovations and a new contemporary twist, the West Oak Hotel is our go-to for all things pub grub. We’re talking food classics, great beer and an even better beer garden. With a convenient location, there’s simply no excuse to visit this highly rated pub in Adelaide’s CBD.
Once you’ve hopped your way through the best pubs Adelaide has to offer, support local at these famed Craft Beer Breweries in Adelaide. Or if you prefer leafy green terraces, we’ve got you covered with our list of the Best Beer Gardens in Adelaide of 2023!