Aperitivo in the East End

If that dream Amalfi holiday is not on the horizon, don’t stress - your favourite East End bars are putting an Italian spin on knock-off drinks. 

Choose your own wine adventure with Mothervine’s extensive wine list. Bonus: the first glass comes with free olives or nuts! Relive the joys of summer with an Aperol or Pampelle Spritz at The William Bligh, paired with a little grilled chorizo and Italian balsamic glaze. At East End Cellars a “Negroni Sbagliato” is the drink of choice served with Gilda Pintxos skewers. New kid on the block, Hellbound Wine Bar, puts an Aussie spin on their aperitivo selection with an Applewood Okar Amaro Spritz accompanied with spiced almonds. Choose from a Chaffey Bros, Pax Aeterna Old Vine Grenache, Prancing Pony Black ale or Mismatch Lager at Brklyn where they will also be dishing up mozzarella sticks and fried Brooklyn picks as an ode to their New York inspo. 

Gin connoisseurs, The Howling Owl, are offering an Australian Tom Collins with Settlers’ Old Tom gin with a lemon myrtle infused syrup, strawberry gum, thyme and fresh strawberries accompanied by Settler’s infused gin cheddar cheese, local prosciutto and Beerenberg fig jam.

Whether it’s a pit stop, or a night-long affair, pop in for a great pour. Choose one venue or try them all. Download this map for all the details or pick one up at your first stop.

No bookings – walk in, pay as you go and enjoy

Hosted by: City of Adelaide & Rundle Street East Association

Participating venues

Brklyn - 260a Rundle Street
18-20 April, 4.00pm-7.00pm

  • Glasses from $10
  • Craft Ale and Lager
  • Chaffey Bros Pax Aeterna Granche
  • Mozzarella Sticks and fried Brooklyn Pickles

East End Cellars - 25 Vardon Avenue
18-20 April, 4.00pm-7.00pm

  • $20 per glass
  • Negroni Sbagliato made with Adelaide Hills sparkling wine, Applewood Red Okar and Australian vermouth
  • Gilda Pintxos (olive, anchovy and pepper skewer).

Hellbound Wine Bar - 201 Rundle Street
18-22 April, 5.00pm-7.00pm

  • $12 per glass
  • Applewood Okar Amaro Spritz
  • Many More
  • Spiced Almonds

The Howling Owl - 10 Vaughan Place
16-21 April, 4.00pm-7.00pm

  • $18 per glass
  • Settlers Old Tom Gin
  • Prosciutto
  • Australian Tom Collins
  • Gin-infused cheddar with prosciutto and Beerenberg Fig Jam

Mothervine - 22-26 Vardon Avenue
18-20 April, 4.00pm-7.00pm

  • Glasses from $9
  • Any Wine Choice with nuts and olives

The William Bligh - 33 Vardon Avenue
18-20 April, 4.00pm-7.00pm

  • $15 per glass
  • Aperol Spritz and Pampelle Spritz
  • Pampelle Spritzer
  • Aperol Spritz and Pampelle Spritz
  • Grilled chorizo with Italian balsamic glaze

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