Drinking and Nightlife with Jamie Alexandra

Adelaide's professional provocateur and designated (classy) ratbag, tells us the best places to date and where to party

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Published 07 Feb 2024
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Jamie Alexandra

There’s nothing more enticing than when February comes around and the city catches on fire (it’s also my birthday month, hello Aquarius girl!). This Fringe season is all about sex! It’s about dating, intentional communication, trying new things and making new connections. It is the perfect breeding ground (pardon my pun) for new experiences. But where do we go?

Proof Wine Bar

9a Anster Street

This is hands down my favourite bar. They make incredible cocktails paired with the best gourmet toasties you’ll ever eat. Best staff in this sexy little city.

LOC Bottle Bar

6 Hindmarsh Square

I’m a slut for a good natural wine, and LOC is also a great date spot. It’s casual, yet chic. Drink a few natty wines in the sun before moseying down to see a show in the East End.

Good Gilbert

135b Goodwood Road, Goodwood

Another die-hard favourite spot for me. They’ve just won best wine bar in Australia with their perfect combination of elegance and casualness. You’ll automatically be cooler when drinking here.

Sanctuary Fringe Venue

Helen Mayo Park

Consider this your new Fringe party location. It’s located down the Torrens River – a short five minute walk from the CBD. You can buy tickets via the FringeTIX website and it is running every weekend during Fringe!

Sugar Night Club

Unit 1/274 Rundle St

Adelaide’s coolest club. It’s conveniently located on Rundle Street, smack bang in the hustle and bustle of Fringe. It's also a great place to meet hotties.

The Stag Hotel 

299 Rundle St

I’ve had some of my favourite Fringe nights at the Stag Hotel after 11pm. It honestly pops off. They always book fun performers to do late night slots – you’ll see plenty of drag queens and bands. 100% recommend.


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