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Adelaide Nightlife

Adelaide nightlife is mainly centred on three precincts – Rundle Street, Hindley Street and Light Square. There is a wide range of bars, cafes, restaurants and clubs in each of these areas and throughout the city there are also theatres, live venues and comedy clubs offering up nightly entertainment to the nocturnal masses. From much loved favourites to newcomers, from down to earth beer gardens to cosmopolitan hangouts and hip hidden gems exploring the city by night you will find exactly what you are looking for in a great night out. In addition to the restaurants, bards and clubs, there is plenty of entertainment on offer when the sun sets over the city.

Comedy Clubs

Feel like having your funny bone tickled? Head to one of the city’s comedy clubs for a little light relief. The Comedy Cellar has a fine tradition of fostering local talents and has over its history provided the starting point for many of Adelaide’s brightest comedic talents. It also regularly hosts other Australian comedians who come to tread the subterranean boards of the cellar. The Comedy Cellar is located downstairs from the Da Costa Arcade and hosts at least six comedians every Friday and Saturday night. Doors open at 7:30pm and your meal is included in the door price and the show starts at 9pm. If you fancy having a crack at the limelight, or want to see the people who are brave enough to, then you should rock along to the Open Mic Nights that are held the final Thursday of each month. Alternatively, Adelaide Comedy runs stand up comedy acts from Tuesday through to Friday each week at the Arkaba Ha Ha in the Marion Hotel and Rhino Room. Adelaide Comedy is committed to bringing the very best of local, national and international comics to Adelaide audiences live four nights a week.

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Dining, Dinner Shows, Dance Nights and Casinos

If you are looking to put a little spice into your night, then point your dance shoes in the direction of Latino Grooves, Adelaide’s best Latin music and dance company. Each Wednesday night they run a salsa night at the Arkaba Hotel where you can learn to wiggle your hips and shimmy your way around the dance floor.

The Adelaide Casino is housed in the historic Railway Station Building and can be considered a total entertainment experience with casino games, restaurants, bars, clubs, live music and events held every night of the week. Try your luck on the gaming floor with more than 1000 electronic gaming machines and 100 tables featuring baccarat, black jack, Caribbean Stud, poker, roulette, Vegas star, Texas hold ‘em and much more.

The Night Train Theatre Restaurant in Light Square is a dinner show based on a ghost train where the fun is ghoulish and the food in plentiful supply. More straightforward dining experiences are to be found all around the city. Some of the city’s most popular restaurants include:

Kenji’s Japanese Restaurant in Hutt Street, which is consistently voted Adelaide’s best Asian restaurant. The menu combines the best of Japanese style and flair with a uniquely Australian twist added. The Kangaroo Island abalone is to die for.

The Manse Restaurant in North Adelaide, which is a local icon of fine dining and housed in a charming 19th century mansion that oozes ambiance. The menu makes fine use of French cuisine fused with the freshest local ingredients.

Good Life Modern Organic Pizza, in Hutt Street, has recently been given the illustrious title of Australia’s best pizza restaurant. Their philosophy is to provide good pizza made from primarily organic ingredients that are sourced from local growers and markets. It seems to be working for them with a loyal following that come for the cheesy goodness served up every night of the week.


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