Bars for an after-work drink

South Australia’s gin, rooftop, and secret bars come alive for post-work knockoffs. Get your much-deserved drinks at these wonderful venues.

Proof Bar

After a hard day’s work, Proof if the perfect spot for your after-work drinks in the city. Conveniently open from 3pm every day, Proof offers a creative combination of innovative cocktails and well-known classics. You’ll find proof nestled away on Anster street, right behind Press Food and Wine, the perfect restraint to have a meal after drinks. Proof is also the ideal venue for your next event. Their lounge and terrace areas are abundant with exclusive spaces for all types of functions. It is perfect for corporate celebrations, or group catch-ups with close friends.

Alfred’s Bar

If a casual, homely, and welcoming space is what you need after a long day then look no further than Alfred’s Bar. The bar was built to reflect ‘Alfred’, a warm character who enjoyed brewing beer at home and entertaining the locals. Alfred’s bar serves all your favourites, with a touch of premium. Conveniently open from 3pm every day, you’re always sure to find yourself at Alfred’s. Situated amongst the hustle and bustle of Peel Street, Alfred’s Bar lays claim to No.14. The small dimensions create a cosy, intimate atmosphere, where you can really get to know the locals.


Immerse yourself in the greenery of Roxie’s garden bar and eatery without leaving the comforts of the city. Stocked full of local wines and wholesome meals Roxie’s is situated in a rustic outdoor setting amid a green oasis. Capture that holiday mood whilst you can’t holiday, in jungle beer garden. Serving casual Spanish influenced eats, think slow cooked meats and house baked flat breads. And for a house wine bottled under the name of Chateau Apollo, you won’t have to pay more than $11 a glass.

Cry Baby

Let the good times roll. Loud music, great vibes, wicked beer, banging whiskey and best of all… a jukebox filled with rock and roll mayhem from the 60s-80s. In accompaniment to the juke box, Cry Baby boasts their own exclusive lager, the Cry Baby Dive Beer Tallboy, pool table and popcorn machine. Cry Baby is a big part of Adelaide nightlife and is one of the best bars the city has to offer. With great drinks, the berry sour is always a favourite and with even better music you’ll be dancing all night long. Best part about it is – the free entry!


Prohibition Liquor Co.

Originally created by a couple of Adelaide lads with a passion for gin, Prohibition Liquor Co. is one of the most unique venues in Adelaide. Specialising in handmade small batch craft gin, PLC operates out of an old warehouse turned distillery bar. The bar is open Wednesday to Sunday, serving more than 60 craft gins as well as South Australian craft wines and beers., well-accompanied by food menus showcasing the best local produce –  antipasto, cheese, dips, and gourmet toasties. To top it all off, PLC has won more than 50 international awards.

Maybe Mae

Hidden in plain sight… Maybe Mae is an underground lounge bar disguised in a tunnel between Peel and Leigh Street. The concealed tunnel entrance and dim mood lighting helps build the secret society atmosphere and narrative. Their ever-changing cocktail list champions syrups made from freshly juiced fruit and seasonal ingredients. The name ‘Maybe Mae’ was inspired by entertainment icon Mae West, the interior follows by reflecting her femininity and glamour.

1000 Islands

1000 Islands is another one of Adelaide’s gems, the dimly lit bar has a cocktail and wine list as far as the eye can see (with a few beers also). The 1000 Islands Pina Colada is beloved by all. Experience an unforgettable night driven by rum and tropical themes. The night begins with island-esque, beachy vibes music, gradually transitioning into “afro and percussive house”. Serving a delicious array of fresh juices and “get-you-going” kind of cocktails, 1000 island is truly an immersion trip to a place not yet discovered.

Bank Street Social

Bank Street Social is an award-winning underground bar which will guarantee a good time. Their extensive drinks list offers some of the most premium gin and whiskey from around the world. It’s a good place to go whether it be after work drinks or a Saturday night out. Enjoy the indulgent juxtaposition of exotic gins and a locally made pizzas with the company of friends inside this cosy bunker, bustling with energy.