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November 29, 2023

From day to night

The eastern suburbs added weight to the case for Adelaide secretly being Australia’s coolest city (yes, we read the WSJ article). The lively neighbourhood of Kent Town is making its mark as the bustling place to be where the short walks between hotspots makes it even better.

  • This article was produced in collaboration with the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.


Gin? Wine? Beer? Whatever your drink of choice, there are groovy bars, pubs, and distilleries for you to hop through in Kent Town.

Reform Distilling

91 Little Rundle Street
Kent Town 5067

Between the street-art filled back streets of Kent Town, Reform is more than a distillery; it’s a testament to community spirit and a passion project by Adelaide brothers. Crafting bespoke gins in-house, Reform Distilling offers a relaxed space for afternoon drinks, with an ever-expanding cocktail list and community-focused ethos.

Khou Bar

65 King William Street
Kent Town 5067

Khou Bar is the epitome of an urban sanctuary by Signature Wines. Taste through exquisite wines and house cocktails, amongst the chic banquette seating and terrazzo tabletops. For a light bite, explore the wine-friendly snacks or indulge in wood-fired pizza while sipping on pinot.

Kent Town Hotel

67 RUNDLE Street
Kent Town 5067

The Kent Town Hotel blends old-world charm with contemporary allure. The heritage-listed hub is a favourite among locals and visitors, whether popping in for a pub feed, or a refreshing drink at the bar or terrace.




When the tummy grumbles, it’s guaranteed you’ll find a yummy feed between the streets of this eastern inner suburb. Here are a few of our favourite spots.

Pan & Vine

3/58 King William Street
Kent Town 5067

Helmed by brothers Anthony and Luke Savas, Pan & Vine have perfected sourdough pizza and they top it with locally sourced produce. Order yours along with a few picks from their everchanging pasta specialties and side dishes, which go down best with a negroni.

Angus & Co. Adelaide

24 Dequetteville Terrace
Kent Town 5067

Some nights you just crave a meaty dinner. When you do, Angus & Co is the place to head, known for having “steakhouse vibes with a modern twist”. Opt for the signature five-hour slow cooked scotch fillet if you know what’s good.


31-33 North Terrace
Hackney 5069

Being so close to Kent Town, MooBar just can’t be ignored. Immerse yourself in the olive garden that resembles a summer night in Spain where visitors can taste through the tapas menu and listen to live local music.




A limb stretch only makes you feel good. Here’s a couple of fun ways to sweat in the east.

Beyond Bouldering

7 Grenfell Street
Kent Town 5067

No matter your rock-climbing skill level, Beyond Bouldering welcomes you to strap in. The indoor bouldering gym has all the facilities you could want and more to train, have fun, and take your skills to the next level.

V2 Fit

61 King William Street
Kent Town 5067

V2 is not only a gym, but a family that supports each other and strives for transformation. Vitality and longevity is what the V2 lifestyle is all about, whether that’s through group training, PT sessions, or nutrition guidance.

Body Fit Training

66B North Terrace
Kent Town 5067

Consistency is key when hitting the tools in the gym. BFT has programs running almost every hour making it easy to visit whenever suits you. Training methods are scientifically backed, with massive variety including cardio, strength, core stability, and much more.


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