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The Archer

  • Bars
  • North Adelaide
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
A couple of schooners of beer
Photograph: Graham Denholm

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

The Archer has been a long-time favourite on O’Connell Street, and for good reason

Located on the busy main strip of North Adelaide, the Archer is the watering hole for students who populate the neighbouring residential colleges. On the Saturday night Time Out drops in the happy chatter from groups enhances a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There’s a front bar, a dining area and a beer garden as well as a spacious large balcony featuring books and oil paintings. It’s in homage to the venue’s history – first built in 1849, the historic building changed from a library to a pub in 2002.

The Archer has a special Gin Wall with more than 50 gins, as well as more than 15 beers on tap. There’s also a room with a pool table. The menu has a woodfire chargrilled steak section, as well as pub classics. Or you might want to try the stellar Archer cheeseburger, or that famous South Australian dish, the pie floater, which is an upside down pie served in pea and ham soup with tomato sauce. There's also a $9 kids menu and 20 per cent off for seniors.

Written by
Tara Nash


60 O'Connell St
North Adelaide
Opening hours:
Mon-Wed 11.30am-9pm; Thu 11.30am-10pm; Fri 11.30am-1am; Sat, Sun 10am-11.30pm
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