Adelaide has a reputation for raising truly excellent cocktail bars and Botanic Bar is no exception.
Opening its doors in 2002, Botanic Bar has gone on to become an iconic Adelaide venue, serving Thai-style bar snacks, imaginative cocktails, world-class spirits, wine and craft beer from its location in the heart of the city.
The popular bar lives in a historic three storey building located, as the name might suggest, across from Adelaide’s Botanical Gardens. Featuring traditional marble bench tops and wooden floors, the 1920’s cocktail style lounge is decorated with leather booths, stunning wallpaper, neon signs and gold accents for added character.
The warm and inviting bar was established by hospitality gurus Sondra Deering, James Hillier and Paul Glen, who are behind fellow Adelaide bars Electric Circus, Rocket Bar and Mr Kim’s. The successful trio have created a welcoming venue that oozes old-world charm and regularly hosts visitors from across the vibrant city.
The focus at the friendly space is notably on the drinks, with an extensive selection of boutique wine, craft beer, exciting cocktails and spirits. The passionate staff at Botanic Bar are dedicated to only serving drinks of the highest quality and boast an incredible attention to detail. This means everything, including the water at Botanic Bar is unique – it is infused with lime and mint.
If you get peckish, order a snack from the bar menu which will be whipped up at adjoining restaurant and sibling venue Golden Boy. Thai-inspired plates of kingfish sashimi, braised pork shoulder pancakes and sticky chicken wings are perfect for pairing with a drink or two while enjoying the distinct atmosphere of the venue. Customers can enjoy these offerings either inside the elegant setting or at a communal table outside surrounded by leafy vines.
If your hunger doesn’t subside completely with the bar menu, relocate to Golden Boy for a more substantial meal and choose from a selection of curries, stir fries, salads and charcoal grilled dishes.
Botanic Bar is truly representative of Adelaide’s cocktail bar scene. With consistently high quality beverages served with a smile at a distinctive location, rest assured that a visit to Botanic Bar will be a memorable one.