Stories from our city

Learn more about everything Adelaide by reading the stories from the city. Get suggestions of the best events and bars and restaurants to go to, hear from the residents and business owners in Adelaide and read many other ideas about how to get the most out of your time in the city and North Adelaide.

Help me find... school holiday activities in the city

School holidays have kicked off in the city, and there is plenty to do around the city to keep the kids entertained. Check out Experience Adelaide's guide to the best school holidays activities.

Help me find... waffles in Adelaide — Experience Adelaide

March 25th marks International Waffle Day and what better way to celebrate than with a tasty stack of waffles on your plate. Whether you like a classic waffle with maple syrup or a waffle with a bit more pizzazz, there are plenty of places in the city to enjoy the much-loved breakfast staple. See Experience Adelaide’s guide on where to find waffles in Adelaide.

Help me find... The best pre-show dining spots this Adelaide Fringe – Experience Adelaide

Looking for a speedy bite before your 2023 Adelaide Fringe show? We’ve scoped out the best pre-show eats in every corner of our fabulous city.

WOMADelaide essentials: Your guide to shopping local this festival season

No idea what to wear to Womad? You need Experience Adelaide's list of festival must-haves from our favourite small business and family retailers across the Adelaide CBD.

Help me find.... cheap family fun at the Adelaide Fringe

Visting the Adelaide Fringe doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise — there are many events that can be enjoyed for $20 for a family of four. Some you’ll even get change back or have some coin spare for an ice cream. Experience Adelaide has five of the best CBD events and activities for families, of two adults and two children, on a budget.

Vault 91

Previously, if you'd walked into the ground level at Westpac House, 91 King William Street in 2021, you might have barely have paused to take in its grand height, ornate ceilings and glossy marble. Now, Vault 91 wine and coffee bar gives you an excellent reason to linger. Over a bespoke blend coffee, one of the 91 wines available by the glass, or a private dinner, you'll be wondering why this space wasn't used sooner.

Help me find... somewhere to party at the Adelaide Fringe

Having a boogie, enjoying a drink or two or just basking in the summer atmosphere goes hand-in-hand with Adelaide’s festival season. From shows that include a bar to free public events to flock to, see Experience Adelaide’s list of the best places to party around town.

Help me find... where to celebrate Valentine's Day

Want to show your sweetie how much you love them this Valentine’s Day? Love is in the air and there are plenty of ways to declare your love. Find out where to celebrate Valentine's Day with Experience Adelaide’s guide to Valentine’s Day in the city.

Help me find... a bike store

Is the Santos Tour Down Under encouraging you to get back on your bike, or even hop on one for the first time? Find yourself some new wheels at bike stores across town so you can pedal to the medal.

Help me find... gifts under $25

With Christmas just around the corner, 'tis the season for Secret Santa. Stuck on what to get your Kris Kringle this year? Check out the Experience Adelaide guide on gifts under $25. If you can't make it in store, don't fret, byADL has you covered for online orders so you can get gifts under the tree in no time.

Help me find... tacos and margaritas

Say Hola to a night of fun and fiesta at one of these Latin restaurants in the city serving up the finest tacos and margaritas. You’ll be saying Arriba before you know it!

Help me find... colourful cocktails

Just like the Feast Festival celebrates all colours of the rainbow, ADLocal is celebrating colourful cocktails in the name of pride and inclusivity. Head out to these city hot spots to enjoy a colourful cocktail... or two.

Help me find... ghosts and ghouls in the city

Consider yourself a ghostbuster or just love hearing about history and the paranormal? The city is full of places to potentially find a ghostly friend... or something more sinister. Discover the best local haunts and ghostly encounters below.

Help me find... LGBTQIA+ friendly venues

A city oozing with social and culturally diverse experiences, Adelaide is the place to be with its unrivalled festivals, vibrant hospitality and green belt to boot. Adelaide, and nearby North Adelaide, is the perfect destination for people from all walks of life to be a part of an eclectic city filled with good food, drinks, festivals, retail and, of course, good times. Discover some of the best LGBTQIA+ friendly venues Adelaide has to offer.

Help me find ... wellness eateries

With WellFest Adelaide underway, we've compiled a list of some of the best lunchtime eateries that focus on health, wellbeing and nutritious meals.

Help me find... yoga

Breathe in, breathe out. In the hustle and bustle of the city, it's important to take time to recentre and focus. Discover where you can get your zen on at any time of day at one of these tranquil yoga studios.

Help me find... a beer

Do you love a good, cold and refreshing pint of beer but want to branch out beyond your local pub? Beer lovers, look no further than our guide on where to find the best brews in the city. Round up your mates and try some of the finest beer Adelaide has to offer.

Help me find... mocktails

Participating in a dry challenge or volunteering to be the designated driver? That doesn’t mean you need to miss out on all the fun! Grab the crew and head to one of these cool city bars for a mocktail or two, or twenty.

Help me find... Happy Hour

It’s 4:00 pm and after a long day, Happy Hour is calling your name. Head to one of these iconic city venues for a Happy Hour knock-off drink or two, you deserve it!

Help me find... Phở

Fragrant, hearty and delicious, Phở is the perfect meal to stay warm. The beloved Vietnamese street food has evolved from its humble beginnings to the soupy goodness we know and love today. Discover the best spots in the city to enjoy a steaming hot bowl of Phở.

Help me find... an Instagramable location

Mobile phone — check. Great lighting — check. An Instagram-worthy location — keep reading. Whether you are after a rustic setting, retro or light and bright, this list will give you a list of some of the most Instagram-able worthy venues where you won't need a filter to get the money shot.

Help me find... a parmi

Parmi or parma? It’s the burning question causing rivalry among states. Here in South Australia, we just call it a parmi. Hungry yet? Take a look at some of the best spots to score a parmi in the city. Think crunchy, cheesy and oh so tasty.

Help me find… Spaghetti Bolognese

In the chilly winter months, nothing beats a hearty Spaghetti Bolognese. Here are our picks of the best spots to enjoy some spaghetti. The pastabilities are endless!

Help me find... a hot chocolate

Chocolate fiends look no further, this is your guide on where to find the best hot chocolates in the city. Whether you love your hot chocolate plain and simple or with a twist, this list will tell you all you need to know about where to pick up a cup of hot choc.

Help me find … a pub with a fireplace

Looking for somewhere cosy to spend these cold winter nights? Rug up and enjoy a drink or two by the fire at one of these historic pubs.

Help me find... an alternative to coffee

Not a coffee lover or in need of a decaf alternative? We've got you covered with this list of the best non-coffee hot drinks in the city. Continue reading to find out where.

Help me find... a G&T

Nothing beats the bright and zesty palate of a gin and tonic. Discover the city’s best G&T with our curated list of some of Adelaide’s best bars.

Help me find... places to dance

Dancing is back and it's time to tear up the dancefloor. Whether you like doing the robot, moonwalking or just a cheeky boogie, there's a dancefloor for everyone to let loose.

Help me find... dumplings

Dumpling lovers rejoice! We've compiled the ultimate list of places to find dumplings in the city. Continue reading to find out where.

Help me find... high tea

Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, a baby shower, bridal party, birthday celebration or just a fun catch up with friends, high tea is the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion.

Help me find... tickets to Tasting Australia

Tasting Australia is quickly becoming one of Adelaide's favourite festivals. With one week left of this beloved culinary festival, here are some key events you can still purchase tickets for.

Help me find... something for kids

The city is home to some of our favourite kids' activities. From rainbow milkshakes to museums and tree climbing, there's something for kids of any age, and adults too!

Help me find... Easter choccie treats

It is not Easter without delicious sweets to tantalise your tastebuds. ADL Local has taken on the mammoth challenge of finding the best chocolate treats in Adelaide. Make sure you head into the city and North Adelaide this Easter weekend and show some love to our city traders. Here are some of our favourites.

Help me find... hot cross buns

With Easter only a hop, skip and jump away, we’ve compiled a list of the best bakeries and cafes to source your favourite Easter treats, including a few not-cross bun options. Hop into one of these amazing locations!

Rundle General Store

Sisters Anja and Maya and mum Yasmine opened the Rundle General Store in February. It's nestled up at the Pulteney Street end of Rundle Street, in Adelaide's East End. They already had a passionate following from their stall at the Adelaide Farmer's Market.


For many locals, this well-known landmark is simply 'the camera shop in the Central Market'. As part of the national Camera House group since 1982, PhotoCo has the pricing benefits of a big chain but maintains the personal service and deep knowledge of a passion-driven small business. Paul and his brother Luke are third-generation family owners. In fact, it's the oldest camera shop in South Australia.

Help me find... late night dessert

We're going to help you find your ADLocal! Here's something for the sweet tooth – late night dessert!

Help me find... Vintage Threads

We're going to help you find your ADLocal! Here are some local eateries that have extended to Gluttony.

Help me find... city eats at the Fringe

We're going to help you find your ADLocal! Here are some local eateries that have extended to Gluttony.

Help me find... a bookshop in Adelaide

We're going to help you find your ADLocal! Here are some suggestions for great independent bookshops in Adelaide.

Help me find... takeaway in Adelaide

We're going to help you find your ADLocal! Here are some suggestions for great takeaway options in the Adelaide CBD.

Help me find... outdoor dining in Adelaide

We're going to help you find your ADLocal! Here are some suggestions for great outdoor dining spots in Adelaide.

Help me find... a boutique bottle shop in Adelaide

We're going to help you find your ADLocal! Here are some suggestions for great boutique bottle shops in Adelaide.

Help me find... a florist in Adelaide

We're going to help you find your ADLocal! Here are some suggestions for great florists in Adelaide.

Help me find... a hotel with a pool in Adelaide

Press pause, take some time out and get refreshed during your stay at one of these picturesque Adelaide hotels with a pool.

Help me find... a tourism operator in Adelaide

Over 25 Adelaide CBD tourism operators have been named as finalists in the 2021 South Australian Tourism Awards

Help me find ... the top family things to do in Adelaide

Some sure-fire hits that will keep the whole family entertained

Help me find... a rooftop bar in Adelaide

Adelaide is a city full of wonderful rooftops bars

Help me find... a toastie in Adelaide

These stores are toasting up some very impressive concoctions

Help me find... an ice cream store in Adelaide

Nothing screams summer more than a delicious scoop of ice-cream on a hot day. We’ve put together a list of our top ice-cream picks in the city.