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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.

Your Guide to Illuminate Adelaide 2022

City streets are up in lights thanks to the many Illuminate Adelaide events that are turning the CBD into a nocturnal playground of light, music and sound. Here are ADLLocal's top picks to make a night of your festival experience.

Your Lunchbreak at Cielo

A tearoom has returned to the Adelaide Arcade for the first time in decades – Cielo – and it promises tasty treats with a side of old-world glamour.

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 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 … 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… 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!

Your Lunchbreak, Sorted ... at Valentino's 101

In Experience Adelaide's first edition of 'Your Lunchbreak, sorted', Valentino’s 101 Co-owner Peter De Marco shares why his newest business is a lunchtime hotspot for homestyle Italian food.

Unleash your Adventure

Surrounded by parklands, nature and adventure are what make our city unique. Unleash your adventure in the city with this ADL Unleashed itinerary.

Unleash your Style

Home to boutiques and beyond, unleash your style on a fashionable getaway in the heart of Adelaide with this ADL Unleashed itinerary.

Unleash Your Curiosity

Discover the multifaceted city that is Adelaide through arts, culture, performance and more, and unleash your curiosity with this ADL Unleashed itinerary.

Unleash Your Vibe

Adelaide is dotted with treasure troves unlike anywhere else. Unleash your vibe and uncover the best of what the city has to offer with this itinerary.

Confidence in CBD hospitality continues, as Tasting Australia serves up success

Tasting Australia recorded a 20 per cent increase in the number Town Square visitors this year, highlighting the strength in the city’s hospitality sector.

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... 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... 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.

Unleash yourself with Gouger Street Traders

A feed, drink or boogie – the family friendly Gouger Street Party should not be missed. See the traders on offer

Unleash Yourself with Waymouth Street Traders

A feed, drink or boogie – after work drinks never looked so good. The Waymouth Street Party, part of ADL Unleashed, is back again this Friday and the rain is forecasted to go away. Unleash your vibe this Friday night and experience what is on offer from traders at the event.

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.

A food lover's dream comes to Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga

Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga has been transformed into a foodie’s paradise following the launch of Tasting Australia, which showcases SA’s best culinary offerings.

The Leaderboard: $30 Eats hits halfway

South Australians have flocked to a Gouger Street venue to spend their $30 Eats voucher. At the half-way point of the promotion, Adelaide Economic Development Agency data showed that 18th Street Hot Pot had the most voucher redemptions, followed by the Strathmore Hotel on North Terrace and Star House Chinese Restaurant on Gouger Street.

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.

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... 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... Vintage Threads

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

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.

New Rundle Street businesses

Adelaide's East End is thriving with many new hospitality and retail businesses popping up along Rundle Street over the last year.

Adelaide's best new restaurants reviewed

Looking to go out for a bite to eat as the weather warms up? Take a look at this list of Adelaide's best new restaurants for inspiration, provided by The Advertiser's food critic Simon Wilkinson.

Sharing gin with the people of Adelaide

If you head to Prohibition Liquor Co on Gilbert Street, you’re in for a real experience.

Experience luxury at Adelaide’s newest five-star hotel

Sofitel Adelaide on Currie Street is now officially open.

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

Best deals in Adelaide for the AFL Grand Final

Here's where you should watch the 2021 AFL Grand Final with your mates in the Adelaide CBD

Why I love Adelaide: Callum Hann

Chef Callum Hann picks his favourite Adelaide outings and talks about why he's excited to be part of WellFest Adelaide

Adelaide hospitality award winners

A long list of Adelaide CBD restaurants won SA Restaurant and Catering Awards in 2021, see who here.

Best dining spots in the West End

Our laneways are full of bars and tapas places.

Adelaide cafe tour: brightest in the biz

Five cafe owners share their different story and specialty

Help me find... a rooftop bar in Adelaide

Adelaide is a city full of wonderful rooftops bars

Cycling, coffee and culture stops

Give your daily commute to and from the city an overhaul

Best city bakeries

We've curated a guide to some of the best bakeries the city has to offer

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.

Juicy smoothie spots in the city

Here’s our list of the best juice bars and smoothie jaunts in the city, so you can sip your way to a healthier day.