The Blue Galah Backpackers Hostel on King William Street holds a secret. Walk up a nondescript stairway and through the hostel itself, and you find yourself at Adelaide’s Balcony Bar; making it equally difficult to find yet equally rewarding to enjoy.
Open from 4 Tuesday through Saturday, The Balcony Bar is an excellent place to decompress after work, or “compress” before a big night out at one of Adelaide’s larger pubs or clubs.
However, it is worth sticking around. One of the aspects that makes the venue so special is the attached Hostel, providing the opportunity to meet new friendly faces from different countries, creeds, and backgrounds.
There are specials running throughout the week, but their base prices are already pretty bloody cheap. Any day during the week, and this is not during happy hour, one can enjoy $5 base spirits and house wines, and $6 beer and cider on tap. They also offer $2 cheese toasties if you’re feeling peckish.
If you’re a bit strapped for cash, grab some mates and come on up. They’re at 62 King William Street, and well worth the visit. Cheap drinks, friendly people and a great atmosphere? Yeah!