The east end of Rundle Mall, beyond the main shopping zone, is the hub of Adelaide’s nightlife. Friday and Saturday nights in the East End throb with longstanding pubs – such as the Austral and the Exeter – among newer bars and clubs, all of them bursting with revellers. With over 50 cafes and restaurants, this is also a superb place to come for food, and the shopping is great too. Mary Martin Bookshop, ‘purveyors of fine literature since 1945’, is Adelaide’s oldest bookseller. On Sundays Rundle Street is transformed into an exciting craft and fashion street market.
The Rundle Lantern, on the corner of Rundle and Pulteney streets, uses computer-controlled LEDs to deliver a platform for digital art. It operates each night from dusk until midnight, with extended hours for special events.
A night out in East End