Must-visit city bars on Hutt Street

Hutt Street

Ease into your festivities or wind down after a night of bright lights and glitter. Pop into one of Hutt Street’s boutique bars, historic pubs, or a little something in between.

Bar Torino

158 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000

Bar Torino’s drinks menu is a breezy mix of delightful surprises and classic drops. The wine list is a truly global affair with varieties from Australia, Italy, Spain and beyond.

Nothing sings out festival season quite like a cocktail. Sip on a passionfruit and pineapple “Revived Pornstar” or go “B~A~N~A~N~A~S” for a pisco, banana concoction. The bar’s penchant for gin is evident with the martini du jour being a gin-based tipple. There’s also a bright spotlight on vermouth, with a whole page dedicated to the spirit.

If you’re feeling peckish, the Mediterranean-inspired menu is guaranteed to appease. The menu is made to share so best tackled with a few mates alongside.

Havelock Hotel

162 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000

Built in 1873, the Havey has been the setting of many a debaucherous night. Fun fact: the exterior remains mostly unchanged and original. The inside however is fresh and contemporary with dark wooden and white accents. The heritage pub boasts loads of cosy nooks to kick back and enjoy a nip. Grab a primo spot on the balcony and enjoy the view with a cold pint.

The Havelock takes out the excellent value award with a $5 happy hour from 5 pm - 7 pm on weeknights. Vegan friends also rejoice. There’s a fantastic range of vegan and vegetarian nibbles to choose from.

The Olivia Hotel

170 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000

The Olivia Hotel is a wine bar in aesthetics with the laissez-faire attitude of a pub. The watering hole replaced Good Life Pizza’s old Hutt Street spot and has retained the original wooden floor and stained-glass doors. Vintage-inspired decor serves as an ode to past eras and the Hotel’s namesake, Olivia from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

The Olivia Hotel merges old with new in more ways than one. A staple of three classic cocktails are accompanied with a rotating cocktail, wine and beer list. Crack open a craft brew and lap up the sunset in the courtyard or nestle into one of the plush velvet armchairs with a classic bevvy like an old fashioned or a whisky sour.

Arab Steed

241 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000

The Arab Steed is another of Adelaide’s historic gems. The pub has been quenching thirsts for over 170 years. Hoteliers, Shayne and Jill White have been at the helm since 1987, with three kids under seven in tow. It’s been a family affair ever since, and you’ll spot son Ben still pouring beers.

In the spirit of keeping it close, the wine list is nearly wholly South Australian, with a few special guest appearances from France and Italy. Grab a glass and find yourself a spot outside. A favourite of locals, the pub gets bonus points for the posse of pups often found lazing out front.

Parco Espresso & Wine Bar

Nestled right near the southern Park Lands Parco Espresso and Wine Bar. Parco offers a unique dine in experience.

Formerly known as Bici Espresso Bar, Parco has reinvented itself but whilst still offering a modern Australian menu with an Italian influence for breakfast, lunch and now dinner.

You can sit back and enjoy the fan favourites; Daiquiri’s, Mojitos, Long Island iced tea and an Espresso Martini!

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