When you’re in the Wine State, you’d be wild not to have a tipple or two – but the good news is you don’t have to go all the way to the Barossa to try some of South Australia’s best drops. And these days it’s not just about a bold shiraz. From gin and tonic themed bars to crowd-funded craft beer pubs, we’ve put together a bucket list of Adelaide’s best watering holes.

Hennessy, Mayfair Adelaide

Keen to drink at the most elegant watering hole in town? Head straight to the Mayfair’s rooftop bar. Hennessy sits atop one of Adelaide’s newest luxury hotela, inside a beautifully restored building, and provides a very lush setting for you to sample the local drops. Think animal skin rugs, beautiful chandeliers and a wrap-around terrace looking down on the city. Mixologists behind the long marble bar are more than happy to whip you up something experimental with a favourite local gin and some of the hotel’s very own rooftop honey.