Must-visit bars on Hindley Street

Hindley Street

Hindley Street has long been the beating heart of Adelaide nightlife and has undeniably paved the way for our vibrant laneway culture. Explore some of the city’s best bars where it all began. Treat yourself at these familiar faces or get acquainted with some newcomers.

Suzie Wong’s

259 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Suzie Wong’s has well and truly found itself at home on Hindley Street after spending years underground in Gilbert Place. The reimagined version of Suzie Wong’s has retained many of the beloved features of its original iteration including the sprawling red-gum bar and seats. The most beloved of all is possibly the infamous dumplings which are available on the new menu.

The bar remains home to Adelaide’s largest whisky collection. They’re continuing their mission to educate the masses on the what’s what of whisky and with a range of masterclasses.


188 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000

Stem’s sprawling layout makes it the perfect spot for both a romantic date or a night out with the gang. Make yourself comfortable in a cosy nook or spread out in one of the wide-open spaces.

If you’re stopping by for a good time but a fast time, quench your thirst with one of ten beers on tap or a tipple from the extensive list of wines by the glass.

For those nestling in for the evening, make your way into the cellar and pick a bottle of something spesh. The cellar houses over a thousand bottles which makes browsing an adventure in itself.

Hidden Pour

111 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000

Late night revellers and hospo workers rejoice. Open until 6:00 am, seven nights a week, Hidden Pour is the ultimate place to end the night or welcome the wee hours of the morning.

This speakeasy cocktail bar is the brainchild of Davis Richardson. His experience venue managing Gluttony’s pop-up bar The Green Room in the Masonic Hall as well Chihuahua Bar, a past Peel Street favourite, has undeniably nailed Hidden Pour’s cosy and eclectic vibe. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch him behind the bar whipping up some magic.

Wakanda Place Multicultural Bar

258 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000

Wakanda Place opened its doors with the aim of creating a space that celebrates African culture and welcomes friends, wanderers, and adventurers alike. The fit out is a wonderland of colours, patterns and textures that brings this energy to life.

Music and dance are at the heart of Wakanda Place, with a rotating roster of local DJs playing a mixture of RnB, jazz, EDM and more. Get your hips moving on Thursdays at their weekly Latino dancing evening.

Be sure to try the bar’s namesake cocktail, the Wakanda. The main ingredient is De Kuyper Blue Curacao Liqueur which is fittingly fruity with notes of orange, lemon and curacao.