Adelaide, located 727 km (452 miles) from Melbourne, is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Some of the notable attractions include Adelaide Botanic Garden, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and the Eureka Skydeck. While there, you’ve got to hop on the free City Circle Tram and pay attention to the audio commentary on details of Adelaide’s city landmarks and major attractions. Skip the shopping malls and head to Queen Victoria Market to soak in the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere. Don’t miss out on the night market on Wednesday nights. Well. that brings us to the highlight of today’s article. Read on if you want to find out the best things to do at night in Adelaide SA, Australia.
1. Play mini golf at Holey Moley Golf Club Adelaide
Holey Moley Golf Club Adelaide is situated right beside Hindmarsh Square, along Pulteney Street. This unique mini golf venue looks amazing with its club-like lights, and it’s open ‘till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. After 5pm, people under 18 are not allowed to enter the golf club and ID checks will be done. Even if you think you look old enough, you’ve still got to bring your ID if you want to enter. They also have a fully licensed bar accompanied by a cool list of cocktails for your alcohol needs. Do book in advance via their website if you want to secure a spot since fun stuff sell out real quick.
Holey Moley Golf Club Adelaide
Address: Level 1/162 – 170 Pulteney St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: Holey Moley Golf Club Adelaide
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 11pm, Fri: 12pm to 12am, Sat: 11am - 12pm & Sun: 11am - 11pm
Price: from 16.50 AUD (11 USD) per person
2. Catch a performance at Bakehouse Theatre
You will find Bakehouse Theatre a short 12-minute walk from Holey Moley Golf Club Adelaide. This performing arts theatre can be found in a neighbourhood area along Angas Street. There are two theatres, one that houses up to 87 people and the other, 40 people. Instead of being a couch potato at your accommodation lazing the night away, get out and get into this live theatre. Remember to book your tickets online or you may try your luck to get one on the night itself.
Address: 255 Angas St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: Bakehouse Theatre
Opening hours: Depends on the showtime
Price: Varies across shows
3. Watch a film at Moonlight Cinema Adelaide
Moonlight Cinema Adelaide is situated in the same vicinity as Adelaide Botanic Garden and Adelaide Zoo, so once you’re done with your day’s activities, this outdoor movie theatre is a great place to wind down. Located in Botanic Park, the gates are open at 7pm but screenings start after 8pm. Arrive early if you want to rent bean beds for the ultimate comfort while snacking away. You can bring your own food and booze or purchase some light bites at their candy bar. Don’t forget to layer up or bring a blanket since the nights can be rather chilly.
Moonlight Cinema Adelaide
Address: Botanic Park, Plane Tree Dr, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: Moonlight Cinema Adelaide
Opening hours: from 7pm (closed until November 2020)
4. Dare yourself to take a West Terrace Cemetery Tour
You probably weren’t expecting us to introduce to you this as one of the best things to do at night in Adelaide. That’s why it’s a surprise — surprise! Slightly less than a 10-minute drive from Adelaide Casino, you will get to West Terrace Cemetery, just steps away from Elephant & Castle Hotel (restaurant). Join the 60-minute night tour, and you can expect to see special lighting, sound effects, and experienced actors in period costumes bringing to life stories from the past.
West Terrace Cemetry Tour
Address: 161 West Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: West Terrace Cemetry Tour
Night tour hours: Apr - Sep: 8pm - 9pm, Oct - Mar: 9am - 10pm
Price: from 15 AUD (10 USD)
5. Chill at Hellbound Wine Bar
Nothing beats chilling late into the night at a wine bar. Besides the iconic The University of Adelaide in the vicinity, there are several museums worth exploring during the day like the South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia and Ayers House Museum. Shop at the Rundle Mall too before walking over to Hellbound Wine Bar which opens from 4pm. Pair a glass of mystery white wine with their snacks and cheeses to soak in the good vibes.
Hellbound Wine Bar
Address: Basement/201 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: Hellbound Wine Bar
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 4pm - 12am (closed on Mon & Tue)
6. Dance the night away at Electric Circus
If you’ve never been to a nightclub overseas other than the ones in your home country, here’s an opportunity to visit one while in Adelaide. Party all night long to local and international DJs’ R&B or techno playlists. Just a less than 15-minute walk away from Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Casino, this industrial-chic nightclub is located along Crippen Place.
Address: 17 Crippen Pl, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10pm - 5pm (closed on Mon - Thu & Sun)
7. Sip on cocktail at the Therapy Cocktail Bar
Take a turn via Hindley St to Peel St and you will land yourself in Therapy Cocktail Bar. There are several four- and five-star hotels in the area like Holiday Inn Express Adelaide City Centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide and Mayfair Hotel, so if you’re in the vicinity, you can take a stroll to this cocktail bar then opens from 5pm. They have a 100 over cocktail menus for you to choose from, so you’re bound to find one or a couple that suits you.
Therapy Cocktail Bar
Address: 2 Peel St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: Therapy Cocktail Bar
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 5pm - late (closed on Mon & Tue)
8. Smoke shisha at Shisha Lounge Sahara
Located in the same neighbourhood as the Electric Circus club and Therapy Cocktail Bar, Shisha Lounge Sahara is steps away from GU Film House Adelaide along Hindley Street. Shisha, also widely known as hookah, nargile, or goza, is essentially tobacco burned on charcoal and filtered through a water pipe. Gather your friends to share a smoke for an hour or more, it’s up to you to choose. The shisha bar also sells food which makes good late-night snacks.
Shisha Lounge Sahara
Address: 4-6/128 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: Shisha Lounge Sahara
Opening hours: 12pm - 3am (daily)
9. Enjoy live music at Grace Emily Hotel
Grace Emily Hotel is a live music bar along Waymouth Street, a 4-minute walk away from Light Square/Wauwi city park. To keep updated with what’s playing at the bar and where to get your tickets, you can follow the details on their Facebook page. Hang out at the beer garden and grab a sausage or two as you join in the crowd at Grace Emily Hotel. We believe good music can fill the soul!
Grace Emily Hotel
Address: 232 Waymouth St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: Grace Emily Hotel
Opening hours: 4pm - 2am (daily)
10. Fine dine at Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant
At the Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant, it’s all about quality. A 4-minute drive from Skye Lookout will get you to this fine dining experience located along Penfold Road. Their menu changes according to the seasons so you can expect the best when you visit. You will be in good hands since the head chef, Scott Huggins, has an international career spanning over 17 years, with experiences working for several of the world’s high-end, Michelin-starred restaurants. Do note that infants and children under the age of 16 are not allowed to enter.
Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant
Address: 78 Penfold Rd, Adelaide SA 5072, Australia
Website: Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: from 12pm (lunch), Wed - Sat: from 6.30pm (dinner) (closed on Mon - Tue & Sun)
Never run out of things to do at night
Think you have exhausted the holiday plans for the well-known attractions of Adelaide? We hope you’ve changed your mind on that based on our list of best things to do at night in Adelaide. Whether it’s a game of mini-golf, a chill-out session at a wine bar or a quality fine dining experience at a local restaurant, we’re sure you won’t be bored at night with these ideas. The night’s still young, don’t waste it!
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