Restaurants in South Australia’s coastal capital of Adelaide are cosying up to the trend of serving wine on tap. Here’s a list of the best ones for you to try.
The low-key antiquarian charm of the Queensland-style Public House, Sixes and Sevens brings simple yet clever fare to the table in a casual atmosphere.
The wines on tap here, are paired with seasonal tapas, and enjoyed in a peaceful brick and wood ambience. When it comes to the freshness of wines, the wines are truer to their natural state with less preservatives than bottled wine; they evolve at the bar in French Oaks.
The ambience of Mordeo is a romantic homage to southern European bistros, and features walls with subway tiles, copper spun pendant lights, and a beautiful pressed tin bar. Its speciality? Boutique wines and homemade artisan beer.
A favourite with Adelaide’s most successful and famous denizens, this definitely isn’t a place known for anything other than the most elegant of food and seating choices. Those curious to try the wines on tap can choose from among a Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and a Pinot Noir, all from the Adelaide Hills, as well as a Barossa Valley Shiraz, a full-bodied red wine.
While the ground floor of the bar is for families, the rooftop is for adults only. The fun, relaxed bar features four indoor and outdoor bars that guarantee sweeping views of the Coogee shoreline from the balcony.
A tiny bar on Vardon Avenue with a loyal fan following, has been serving wines on tap since its inception in 2014. Here, they only serve one wine on tap at any given time, and the collection changes depending on the winemaker and what they supply to the bar.
A café cum workshop, the Rising Sun Workshop does not believe in factory farming. It buys local from roasters, smokers, brewers, growers, winemakers, and distillers. You can take your pick from a selection of local Australian wines, beers, and cocktails.
A sophisticated take on the hunter’s way, the restaurant creates a unique dining experience with its coal pits and an open kitchen concept. Replenish with a barrel-aged cocktail, fat-washed spirits, refreshing craft beers, and boutique wines on tap.
Their casual dining space called Wined Bar, features 14 enomatic wine dispensing machines that allow visitors to sample from a range of up to 120 wines from the iconic Penfold’s Grange to smaller boutique wineries. The Italian-designed system operates by a card swipe and dispenses wine as either 25ml tastes, a 75ml half glass or 150ml full glass.
Enjoy a cellar list of fine and rare wines, 18 taps featuring Australian and international craft beers, and a selection of thoughtfully crafted cocktails.
11 / CHIN CHIN, SYDNEY
Serving wines created by some of Australia’s best wineries, including Brokenwood, Jim Barry, and Yabby Lake, Chin Chin in Surry Hills is Sydney’s hottest new restaurant.