Hidden gems. Adelaide’s laneway bars

As the weather starts to cool down and the autumn leaves crunch at your feet, it’s a great time to investigate and discover the best hidden laneway bars of Adelaide. While other states are bustling with laneway bars, Adelaide offers you the experience of finding the perfect, hidden laneway gems that are just waiting to be found. Here are our favourites:


The Loft Wine Bar

The Loft Wine bar will surprise you as you open its double doors. With a marble bar to sit at to sample the wine list, or a gorgeous fireplace to sit by to enjoy your beverage of choice, you’ll be delighted by their autumn menu. Sleek and sophisticated, The Loft Wine Bar is the perfect place to start your night in style.


Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop may not sound like a laneway, but it’s actually one of the most unique, hidden laneway bar finds in Adelaide. Recycled and up-cycled is what Thrift Shop is all about. From vintage glassware at the bar to vinyl records, you’ll feel like you have stepped into vintage décor heaven here. They’ve got regular tasting events, so watch out for those while you’re in town so you can get the chance to try South Australia’s best wines right in the middle of the city.


Lindes Lane

Lindes lane starts off as a café style premises during the day before transforming into a cocktail serving venue at night. Just off Rundle Mall, it’s the perfect way to end your shopping day and start your night time adventure in Adelaide. The wine and cocktail list is wide-ranging and they are big believers in local music and fresh, local produce.


Maybe Mae

Maybe Mae is the definition of hidden gem when it comes to Adelaide’s laneway bars. It’s tucked right away between Leigh and Peel streets and it is the best place to go for beer, wine and cocktails. No matter what your drink of choice is, you won’t be disappointed at Maybe Mae.



Not only is the name fantastic, but this Tapas Lounge Bar in the CBD is a fun way to start or end your night. If you get caught up, you may even just stay there for the entire evening. If you’re looking for a laneway bar with some pizzazz then this is it. Beautiful wines, tapas and a bit of samba and Brazilian dancing. There’s not much more you could want.


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