Adelaide Clubbing Guide

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It might not have the population of Sydney or Melbourne, but Adelaide punches above its weight in the night-life stakes. From the large-scale clubbing of HQ to the intimate surrounds of Sugar, it’s a city with something for all dance music persuasions. Here’s a guide to some of the best places to find a buzzing dancefloor in Adelaide.

Apple Bar

Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio, Designer Drugs and DJ Sega are just some of the names who’ve stopped by Apple Bar on their Adelaide jaunts. The Main Gallery includes a DJ podium and a dancefloor that can accommodate around 450 revellers, with a series of smaller rooms located off the central space.

WHERE: Synagogue Place, Adelaide

Crown & Sceptre

Now a seasoned fixture of the Adelaide club scene, Crown & Sceptre has built a solid following through programming a wide range of music. You’ll find plenty to entice you from the extensive bar selection, and you could busy yourself there every night of the week. Saturday nights see a rotating cast of entertainment from live drum & bass to disco, while Sunday Love promises half-price cocktails and a housey soundtrack.

WHERE: 308 King William Street, Adelaide


Commercial this ain’t. Tech, minimal, you name it – if you’re looking for something a little different to Top 40 shizz, you’re likely to find it here. Amazing cocktails are a constant, and past guests include Tom Trago and Robert Hood. A place for the dancefloor connoisseurs.

WHERE: 137 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Electric Circus

Local party agents Arcade set up residency here on Saturday nights, ensuring some of the city’s most heaving parties. You can see why with the guests they get to join in the Circus. Think names like 2manydjs, Fake Blood, Justice, Sinden, Bloody Beetroots, Steve Aoki, D.I.M and Crookers. This is where the young and up-for-it flock to.

WHERE: 17 Crippen Place, Adelaide

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