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Top Choice Market in Adelaide

Central Market

Satisfy both obvious and obscure culinary cravings at the 250-odd stalls in Adelaide’s superb Central Market. A sliver of salami from the Mettwurst Shop, a crumb of English Stilton from the Smelly Cheese Shop, a tub…
Top Choice Gallery in Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia

Spend a few hushed hours in the vaulted, parquetry-floored gallery that represents the big names in Australian art. Permanent exhibitions include Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Asian, European an…
Top Choice Landmark in Adelaide

Adelaide Oval

Hailed as the world’s prettiest cricket ground, the Adelaide Oval hosts interstate and international cricket matches in summer, plus national AFL football and state football games in winter. A wholesale redevelopmen…
Top Choice Pub in Adelaide

Exeter Hotel

Adelaide's best pub, this legendary boozer attracts an eclectic mix of postwork, punk and uni drinkers, shaking the day off their backs. Pull up a stool at the bar, or a table in the grungy beer garden, and settle i…
Top Choice Pub in Adelaide

Grace Emily Hotel

Duking it out with the Exeter Hotel for the title of 'Adelaide's Best Pub' (it pains us to separate the two) the 'Gracie' has live music most nights (alt-rock, country, acoustic, open-mic nights), kooky '50s-meets-v…
Top Choice Pub in Adelaide


A hidden gem under the flight path in industrial Thebarton, with an arty crowd of students, jazz musos, lesbians, punks and rockers. Tidy beer garden, live music (acoustic, blues, country), open fires and rumours of…
Top Choice Live Music in Adelaide

Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

Ground Zero for live music in Adelaide, 'The Gov' hosts some legendary local and international acts. The odd Irish band fiddles around in the bar, while the main venue features rock, folk, jazz, blues, salsa, reggae…
Top Choice Books in Adelaide


Lefty, arty and subversive in the best possible way, Streetlight is the place to find that elusive Miles Davis disc or Charles Bukowski poetry compilation.
Top Choice Modern Australian in Adelaide


The best of an emerging strip of restaurants on office-heavy Waymouth St. Super-stylish (brick, glass, lemon-coloured chairs) and not afraid of offal (pan-fried lamb's brains, grilled calf's tongue) or things raw (b…
Top Choice Asian in Adelaide

Gin Long Canteen

This energetic food room is a winner. Chipper staff allocate you a space at the communal tables (no bookings) and take your order pronto. The food arrives just as fast: fab curries, slow-braised Thai beef and pork, …