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One of the most lively and hip venues in downtown Adelaide, The Duke of York Hotel is a favorite nightspot of locals. It hosts DJ nights where one can find patrons dancing to the peppy numbers all night through. Enjoy the selection of delicious food that consists of pizzas, burgers, wraps, and daily specials. Craft beers make up the drinks. The venue is available for private hire.
Sitting in a grand 19th-century building just a short walk from busy Rundle Street, the casual, no frills "Cranchor" is one of the town's alternative hubs. If you like to dance then come by. DJs spin a variety of tunes, funk, indie pop, retro - in a room at the back from Wednesday to Friday. Live alternative bands play here every Saturday night. Australian beer is the drink of choice here. Famished revelers have to rely on a vending machine stocked with nibbles.
A fine place to seek a hearty beer and a pleasant, Coopers Alehouse never fails to provide a simply enjoyable experience. Its charming interior decor, replete with exposed brick walls, dark-wood furniture and soothing colors, sets the mood perfectly for a relaxed drinking session after a busy day. Beer lovers can take their pick from its collection of brews on tap, whose those who fancy something less fizzy could opt for one of premium spirits. Along with a great bar menu Coopers also boasts an impressive food menu. Do try the signature Saltbush Crusted Roo Fillet, Seared Southern Blue Fin Tuna and the Spaghetti Bolognaise, which is certain to have you coming back for more.
A famous Australian pub with an alternative edge, the Exeter is an Adelaide landmark; an unassuming East End haunt sitting in an elegant 19th-century building. Very casual with a hint of retro, the decor has not changed much in years. The hotel attracts a very mixed crowd from grungy types to suits. Live alternative bands and DJs regularly entertain at night. Local beer goes down a treat here, but fussier drinkers can select from a decent wine list. The kitchen serves tasty pub cuisine at good prices, including schnitzels, steaks and a variety of burgers.
This historical place has all the essentials of a conventional pub. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the drinks choice is elaborate. The decor totally blends with the atmosphere here which has a rustic undertone and a contemporary charm. The Edinburgh Castle is divided into a front bar, a dining room, a beer garden and a terrace. There are tasty options when it comes to the food menu and the service is quite friendly. Live performances by a range of artists add to the charm of the place.
The Lion was once a hotel, but is now, in the management's own words, a "sophisticated restaurant, entertainment and functions complex". Few people have grown up in Adelaide and are yet to visit this city landmark. The eatery has won several awards, including the Australian Hotels' Association "Best Restaurant" title in 1999 and 2001, and was bestowed the AHA's "National Award for Excellence-Best Restaurant Australia" in 2002. There's also a gaming area where you can try your luck while nibbling on complimentary snacks. What's more, you can book meetings, functions and parties in their various private rooms, and grab the lion's share of votes as the host with the most!
The Royal Oak is one of North Adelaide's most popular pubs, with a fabulous, friendly atmosphere. Well-dressed locals enjoy the relaxed ambiance and live music. The pub exudes a retro flavor throughout, with a black-and-white television, a complete collection of flying ducks and enameled scallops - plus well-loved musical instruments suspended from the walls. The dining area features authentic laminated tables and kitchen chairs from the 1960s. Alternatively, go alfresco at the beautiful mosaic tables on the front pavement. Fresh, local cuisine is featured daily. Specialties include vegetables wrapped and steamed in paperbark.