You can’t hibernate ALL winter! Here’s our TOP Adelaide bars and eateries to drink wine and stay warm this chilly season…
La Buvette Drinkery – Gresham St, Adelaide
Oh la la! Leave the seasons behind when you step into this French drinkery that also happens to rep delicious French food, such as Boeuf Bourguignon, to warm the cockles of your cold cold heart. Just kidding. We’re excited to see what their new Naked Sundays entail… See you there?
2. ‘Open Fire Done Right’
The Stirling Hotel – Mount Barker Road, Stirling
Although the draught when that door opens can be icy cold, the Stirling has been around long enough to nail the winter wine destination. With a two-way roaring fire, a lengthy local wine list, oversized ottomans and delicious woodfire pizzas, you never know who you’ll meet on a Sunday at the Stirls.
3. The Buzz
Bar Torino – Hutt St
Is it the cocktails, the great tasting notes on the wines by the glass, the epic gin list, or the croquettes that keeps us coming back? Or the weekend buzz? Or the great selection of seating nooks for D&Ms? We could go on.
4. One Stop Shop
Botanic Bar – Cnr North & East TceWith a wine list to be proud of and those luxuriously large half-circle booths, our old favourite on the edge of the city is conveniently attached to the fool-proof Golden Boy, with meals available until late. Why leave the building!
5. Movie Date Night
Two Sisters Food and Wine – Goodwood
Goodwood Rd scored when Two Sisters moved to the strip to provide that much needed wine before you head next door to the Capri for an old-school night at the movies, mulled wine and Chocolate Oatmeal stout at the ready!
6. Hole in The Wall
Proof – Waymouth St
Almost forgot about this one, didn’t you? Us too. The perfect winter haunt for intimate wines at the bar when you don’t feel like running into anyone on Leigh or Peel St! The toasties are also ‘A’ for Ace.
7. In the Burbs
The Flying Trunk – Hyde Park
Open past 9pm in the suburbs? Who knew! Breathing life to the quiet end of King William Road, this saving grace stays open for late mid week wines and even offers cocktails classes. Yes please!
8. Wine Glasses Fit for Kings
Cantina Sociale – Sturt St
Cantina Sociale, you had us with the size of those wine glasses. Great bar snacks and grazing plates, warm staff, complimentary popcorn drizzled with truffle oil, and an ever-changing journey through local wines straight from the barrel, these guys have everything you would come to expect from city-fringe wine bar. Plus it has the perfect lighting for that first date (Read: sensuuual).
9. All Class
Giallo Wine Bar – Kent Town
There’s something very suave about this little joint. Come after work for wines and stay for dinner to be looked after by a very capable team with a real passion for food.
10. Booths. Enough Said.
The Parkside Hotel – Parkside
The refurbished and revived Parkside hotel is turning heads with its new fit out, featuring diner-style booths perfect for cosying up in the winter! With an open fire and a pizza menu with a flat rate of $18, you’ll be cramming your girlfriends onto the bench seats and coating the table in fior di latte in no time!
Winter can be sexy if you do it right! #winkwink