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.

Australia Day Long Weekend Itinerary

Make the most of an extra day off work and head into the city for a staycation this Australia Day Long Weekend. Explore the best of the CBD and North Adelaide with this curated Experience Adelaide itinerary

Help me find... a sandwich

Celebrate World Sandwich Day this Friday 3 November with bread-y goodness at one of the many delectable delis and gourmet lunch spots in the city, and see where to get a scrumptious sando with Experience Adelaide.

Help me find... a flaming hot alcoholic drink for a cold night

The thought of heading out for drinks on a cold winter's night might sound daunting, however a new bar in the city's West End is helping turn up the heat. Learn about High Spirits bar, which launched last week, and other bars serving flaming hot cocktails.

Help me find... what's open over the Easter Long Weekend

Hop, skip and jump your way into the city this Easter Long Weekend with Experience Adelaide's guide to what's open over Easter.

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.

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.

iHelp me find... cheap Fringe shows

With only two weeks left of Adelaide Fringe 2023, get your arts fix with our top picks based on the Adelaide Fringe shows you know and love!

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... a Fringe destination

The 2023 Adelaide Fringe season has arrived so get ready for a month of fun and frivolity across the city. With old favourites returning for another year and new players on the scene, discover this year's line up of exciting Fringe venues across the city. 

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... Aussie treats

As the summer holidays come to an end and the days begin to get shorter, celebrate the end of summer and all things Aussie with Experience Adelaide's list of where to find the best Aussie treats 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 ... Tasting Australia 2023 events in the CBD

Tasting Australia has dished up a recipe for success following the launch is its 2023 program. Check out Experience Adelaide's guide to the culinary festival.

Help me find... school holiday fun

Keep the kids occupied for hours over the school holidays with Experience Adelaide's guide to family-friendly fun in the city. Discover where to find school holiday activities here.

Help me find... what's open over the holidays

The end of the year is near and there's plenty happening in the city. Whether you have a well-deserved break planned, the public holidays off, or in between, discover what's open this holiday season here.

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... 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... 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... Christmas activities in the city

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Looking for Christmass-y activities to do this holiday season? Look no further than this Experience Adelaide guide to Christmas activities in the city.

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

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.

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… 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 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... 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.

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.

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... 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.

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.

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... Vintage Threads

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