Looking to relax and recharge between films?
Why not grab a bite or a drink at one of our top picks for local restaurants and bars.
The Howling Owl
10 Vaughan Place, Adelaide
0416 025 550
The Howling Owl is Adelaide’s premier gin den located just off Rundle Street at the heart of Adelaide’s East End. Discover over 220 small batch gin varieties from around the world, and if gin isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy a wide selection of whisky, SA craft beer, and local boutique wine. The nibbles menu features delicious toasties, pizzas, and many locally sourced cheese and grazing boards.
Jack and Jill’s Bar and Restaurant
121 Pirie Street, Adelaide
(08) 8317 5045
Jack & Jill’s Bar & Restaurant joins a long list of superb old and new food options along Pirie Street, offering aspects of French, American and Asian cuisines, including vegetarian and vegan options. Wine, beer, and spirits have also been hand selected for diners and the divine menu is designed for sharing. With a 300-person capacity for functions and events, and a Basement Bar downstairs that acts a live music and gigs venue, Jack & Jill’s has something for everyone!
274 Rundle Street, Adelaide
(08) 8223 6160
This ‘iconic’ 20-year strong venue is known for quality music from local and interstate artists and bands and regularly hosts artists from the US, UK, Europe, and Japan who are at the forefront of electronic music. Sugar is a unique ‘favourite’ in Adelaide – “Absolutely ‘one-of-a-kind’ venue. Nothing like it in Adelaide, never has been and never will be. Great staff, cool venue, only the best music and sounds.”
BRKLYN is a New York inspired Gin and Cocktail bar located upstairs on Rundle Street. The venue offers great balcony views of the East End with a rotating list of seasonal cocktails, gins, as well as global and local beer and wine. BRKLYN is offering 15% off to AFF patrons during the festival – just show your membership or ticket.
Hellbound Wine Bar
0420 322 715
Hellbound has since 2018 been Adelaide’s hottest destination for fine wine lovers and anyone looking for a glass of something delicious. Nestled underground in a 19th century heritage listed basement, it’s the cosiest spot for a quiet weeknight drink or a post dinner bottle or three.