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Crown and Anchor

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  • Adelaide Central
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Interior at the Crown and Anchor Hotel, Adelaide
Photograph: Jack Fenby

Time Out says

This laidback pub supports Adelaide’s live music scene and does some mean Italian tucker to boot

Is there even such a thing as Hump Day when the Crown and Anchor offers $3 beers? Roll up on a Wednesday between 8 and 9pm for supercheap schooners of Coopers Pale, Dark and Young Henrys Cloudy Cider. Plenty of other people sure do.

Dating back to 1853, the Crown and Anchor is full of character, just like its patrons. Grungy and welcoming, it's typically rammed with patrons filling the outdoors tables, front bar and surrounding the pool table. Often dubbed ‘the Cranker’, the pub thrums with live music all through the interior, which is covered in signs and stickers. Comedians perform at Cranker Comedy on Tuesday nights – entry requires merely a donation.

If you have a craving for carbs, upstairs is Midnight Spaghetti, which offers delicious pastas like their famous Spaghetti Assassina (caramelised spaghetti, tomato, From Blammo hot sauce, basil and stracciatella); starters like fried Jeruslam artichokes and panzanella; and a couple of classic Italian desserts.

Written by
Tara Nash


196 Grenfell St
Opening hours:
Daily 11am-late
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