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Best rooftop bars in Adelaide - A travelogue on the best bars!

Adelaide has an array of rooftop bars, from sophisticated bars to casual ones. Depending on what you feel like, you can opt to go to any one of them, for some outdoor feels, with drinks, food, friends, views and a great time!


2KW Bar and Restaurant

2KW Bar and Restaurant

The 2KW Bar is located right on top of an eight-storied historic building. What you will be greeted with is a breathtaking view of the River Torrens, the Adelaide Hills and beyond. The Government House and the Adelaide Oval, the sports stadium, are some of the other places you can spot from above. In this stylish rooftop bar, you can taste some exquisite wine that was made locally. Some of them are exclusive to this rooftop bar and are served directly from the wine barrel. The featured drink here is definitely the cocktail that is made from gin, pear and peach juice. Head towards the King William Street and North Terrace at the Adelaide City Centre, to locate the bar.


The Hennessy Rooftop Bar

The Hennessy Rooftop Bar

Opened quite recently, in December 2015, the bar became an instant hit among the locals and tourists alike. The interior is very sophisticated with Tudor styled panelling on the roofs, chandeliers, armchairs and lounges. When in the bar, you'll be definitely checking out the views from the deck outside. You can see the Rundle Mall and the city centre. Popular drinks at this bar include cocktails, champagne, spirits and other tasteful wines. To visit this rooftop bar, go to 45 King William Street, Adelaide City centre. On the 13th floor is The Hennessy Rooftop Bar. Hotels in Adelaide the likes of the iStay Precinct is only a four-minute drive from this rooftop bar, located only a kilometre away!


Rooftop on Rundle

Rooftop on Rundle

Perched on top of the Kent Town Hotel, this rooftop bar is located in an area of office blocks and warehouses. You'll be viewing a large area of the urban Adelaide. The bar transverses two floors and has a very casual space outdoors for you to chill. On top of that, it has a wood oven that bakes some mouth-watering pizzas.


Duck Tank extension

A dunk tank is also available if you feel the need for a cool off. Now to the drinks; there are around thirty craft beers on tap that you can choose from. If you want to enjoy some salsa dance or African dance lessons, then head to this bar on Thursday evenings. The lessons are then followed by a lively Latin dance party. Saturday is known for live music and a DJ. And on Sundays, the place is popular for local buskers. The bar is not open all week and can only be visited on Thursday and Friday evenings and on weekends from noon. The bar is at 76 Rundle Street, Kent Town, Adelaide.


The Unley

The Unley is located bordering the city centre and the views are large of trees and houses. When in Unley, make sure to taste their tapas-style dishes which involves prawns and the Unley Coorong Beef Burger. Plus, there are plenty of local wine and beers offered at Unley you can taste. The bar is located at 27 Unley Road, Parkside, Adelaide.