ADELAIDE has lately developed a reputation for top-notch organic food.
Filmmaker Dan Peters and Sam Giles from The Smiling Foodie have trawled the streets of gay Adelaide to bring us their recommendations.
According to Giles, without a hint is disappointment, he believes Adelaide’s “LGBTI scene is not that prominent” but “most bars and restaurant are really welcoming”.
These are the city’s top three bars, where everyone is welcome and all have a reputation for being gay-friendly:
1) Laneway Bar, Hindley St Adelaide
Starting with cocktails, Giles directs us to the Laneway Bar, the best of a new generation of small cocktail bars popping around town. Watch the sun set as you sip on a vodka cocktail with fresh mandarin, cranberry and mint.
2) Clever Little Tailor, Peel Street Adelaide
Nextstop is the uber hip Clever Little Tailor, located in a beautifully renovated historic building in Peel Street. Choose from specialist locally brewed tap beers, as well as fantastic Barossa and Clare valley wines.
3) The Gallery, Waymouth Street Adelaide
When you are ready for dinner, “The Gallery on Waymouth” is a unique, memorable restaurant. Featuring Adelaide’s only rooftop dining venue, it specialises in tapas with a modern twist, with some hearty modern Australian dishes to round out the menu. Order a few tapas plates to share, and you won’t be disappointed.
In addition to these funky welcoming and gay-friendly bars, from Adelaide Central market if building a feast is your schtick, to Peel Street where foodie chefs and cooks feed off each other for modern innovations masked as main meals, to the bookstores and galleries — Adelaide comes together like a cultural trifle.