Best Pick Up Bars In Adelaide

Adelaide has a diverse nightlife which you either love or you hate. For guys looking to pick up women in Adelaide for NSA sex, it helps to know where you’ll stand a chance.

On a typical night out in Adelaide, you’ll find a strange mix between bars that are pretty much deserted and others that are bordering on overcrowded.

So, where are the best night spots for meeting women?



Here’s a look at some popular Adelaide pick up bars.


The Ed at Mitcham
1-7 High St, Mitcham SA 5062, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8373 2700

Ed Mitcham bar

The Ed at Mitcham is known for its famous garden and the deluxe wine cellar. It’s a perfect place to chill on afternoons and people watch, before it livens up in the evening with a nice buzz of singles ready to mingle. They say it’s best to hang around here during Tuesdays. Often spotted are classy and sophisticated women who’ve come here for some catch up with their girlfriends.

Or… to receive your best lines?

Electric Circus
17 Crippen Pl, Adelaide

Electric circus bar

If your kind of girl is a wild party animal, Electric Circus is the place to be. It’s good for late night weekend hangouts and partying. Thursdays to Sundays, the Electric Circus in Crippen Place is always a full house. You’ll bump in to a bunch of sexy ladies. Probably literally. It gets pretty busy and sweaty inside here.

The Lion Hotel
161 Melbourne St, North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia

Phone: +61 8 8367 0222

The Lion Hotel

The Lion Hotel is often host to crowds of women in their mid 20s to early 30s. It is a popular venue for Sunday catch ups, making this a good place to chat over a meal from their tasty menu. In the evenings, a live band gives an extra kick to the proceedings. There’s a friendly atmosphere throughout. If you are looking for conversation rather than flirting and dance moves, Lion Hotel is a good start.

The Holdfast Hotel
83 Brighton Road, Glenelg, South Australia

Phone: +61 8 8295 2051

The Holdfast Hotel

For Wednesday nights out, The Holdfast Hotel is a popular Adelaide spot that is host to a female-centric crowd of 18-30 year olds. It is best described as an open plan pub; perfect for striking up a conversation as it slowly fills out.

You’ll find a casual crowd here for the beer, gaming and casual dining. On the weekends there is also some live music.

And… if all else fails?

There’s always…

HQ Complex
1 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 7221 1245

HQ Complex

This isn’t so much a bar as a heaving mass of flesh-on-a-dancefloor.

HQ is Adelaide’s largest nightclub and it can pack in over 2200 revellers for its events driven by DJs and live bands.

How do you pick up women in HQ?

Well, we’ll give you a clue. It’s not by subtle conversation.

This is the sort of place where if you stay on the dancefloor long enough, you’re going to get your arse grabbed. By what or who exactly, who knows?

HQ is a divisive venue that you’ll either love or hate. If you’re looking for a quiet night of wining and dining with the other sex, then you’ll most definitely hate it.

If your only plan is to get laid? Buckle up and hit HQ.


What’s your favourite bar or club for meeting ladies in Adelaide?

Let us know your ‘pick up bar’ recommendations!

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