GQ (Australia) - - TASTE + TRAVEL -

A min­i­mal­ist pin­txos bar serv­ing up a lit­tle bit of San Se­bastiãn so­phis­ti­ca­tion along with a huge red-cen­tric wine list, crack­ing cock­tails and plenty of ta­pas. The in­te­rior’s pleas­ingly dark and moody – choose from sit­ting at the bar or on Ch­ester­fields on the mez­za­nine – and the shared rib-eye is well worth a try. 11-13 Leigh St; ud­

If you need a pint but aren’t up for a big mono­lithic pub, then Al­fred’s has your back. Ooz­ing old­school val­ues with a sense of con­tem­po­rary chic, it’s about craft beers, South Aus­tralia’s best wines and classic cock­tails. What else could you need? 14 Peel St; al­freds­

A spin on the ideals of Ja­panese iza­kaya and yak­i­tori bars with a con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralian aes­thetic. Dine in booths or at com­mu­nal ta­bles at the bar, on skew­ered chicken thigh and spring onions, raw tuna with edamame and yuzu juice or bossam with condi­ments, let­tuce cups and sliv­ers of dryaged rump. 17 Leigh St; sho­

A qual­ity late-night haunt that means you can now side­step flu­o­res­cent chains or a du­bi­ous lamb sand­wich. The soft shell crab burger’s hard to sur­pass, though the dogs are both hot and gourmet – Vi­en­nas and bratwurst and be­yond. Also check out down­stairs bar Maybe Mae. 15 Peel St; face­ breadand­bone

Blink and you’ll miss it. Housed in a laneway within the laneway, Pink Moon is just four me­tres wide, but is a long slen­der drink­ing sa­loon filled with nat­u­ral light and a log-cabin feel. The ‘it’ place for a late night tip­ple. 21 Leigh St; pink moon­sa­

A small joint that was once a vin­tage store, this is the go-to for heady cock­tails and great ac­com­pa­ny­ing snacks – hi there, duck ril­lettes. The per­fect start, or in­deed end, to an evening. 19 Peel St; clev­er­lit­tle­tai­

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