UPDATE: On Monday, March 23, all clubs, pubs, entertainment venues and more will close. Check out this article for more information.

On Wednesday, March 18 2020, the Prime Minister announced a ban on all non-essential gatherings greater than 100 people in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

In light of this, numerous Adelaide venues have made the decision to close their doors indefinitely. Electric Circus, Lion Arts Factory and more explained their reasoning for closing – you can find those posts at the bottom of this article.

Not all venues are closing just yet – some small bars have decided to keep operating for the time being.

Here’s a list of venues who have today announced their closure. We’ll update this list as more information comes to hand:

ADELAIDE CBD

  • Big Window
  • Electric Circus
  • Fat Controller
  • Lion Arts Factory
  • Loverboy
  • Mary’s Poppin’
  • Mr. Kim’s
  • Rocket Bar and Rooftop
  • Super California
  • West Oak Hotel

The following venues have confirmed that they are staying open for now, but may do so with reduced capacities:

  • Atlantis Bar & Lounge
  • Black Bull on Hindley
  • BRKLYN
  • Distill
  • Downtown on Hindley
  • The Elephant British Pub
  • Empire Bar & Pool
  • Red Square
  • Sugar
  • Woolshed on Hindley
  • Zhivago

ADELAIDE SUBURBS

The following venues have confirmed that they are staying open for now, but may do so with reduced capacities:

  • Big Shed Brewing Company
  • Little Bang Brewing Company

This pandemic is already having a massive effect on the arts, entertainment and nightlife sectors. Here’s hoping all of the venues affected are able to reopen their doors once it’s safe to do so.