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Looking for something to do on a Friday night in Adelaide?

Adelaide has plenty of entertainment options for those looking to explore the city at night. Whether you are leaning towards enjoying a few drinks and a meal, trying your luck on the casino tables, or exploring the ever-vibrant China Town, you will never feel bored in this 24-hour city.

All of the great Friday night entertainment options on this list are within 15 minutes walking distance of the Holiday Inn Express Adelaide. Of course, many of them are open all week, so no matter what day you visit Adelaide, you will have plenty of options available to you..

Electric Circus - Nightclub

Electric Circus is one of the most popular nightclubs in Adelaide city. As the name suggests, the music and ambience of this hotspot are electric. Both locals and visitors tear up the dancefloor every weekend and dance until they drop. In fact, this nightspot has had famous visitors, including Rihanna who noted it as being one of the best nightclubs she has ever been to in Australia.

Weekly guest DJs keep things fresh and the basement clubs dancefloor is wide open. Located less than 5 minutes away from the Holiday Inn Express Adelaide, you can enjoy a few drinks without worrying about how to get back to the hotel.

Walking directions from Holiday Inn Express Adelaide 450 m (5 minutes)

Head south on Blyth St toward Hindley St for 28 m

Turn right onto Hindley St for 300 m

Turn right onto Morphett St for 34 m

Turn right onto Crippen Pl for 70 m

Electric Circus, 17 Crippen Place, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

*Fridays & Saturdays from 10.00 pm - 05.00 am

Adelaide Casino

The Adelaide Casino is located just a 3 minute walk from the Holiday Inn Express Adelaide. Housed in the heritage listed old railway building, it’s one of the best places to get dressed up to the nines and indulge in a little bit of lady luck.

The casino also has several bars serving drinks from the basic to the luxurious, along with a restaurant and spaces for special events. The casino operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is the perfect place to spend your Friday evening in Adelaide. Popular with groups and couples, you can enter a world of luxury, fun and entertainment within 300 meters of your room.

Walking directions from Holiday Inn Express Adelaide 200 m (3 minutes)

Head north on Blyth Street towards North Terrace, 130 m

Turn right onto North Terrace, 11 m

Cross North Terrace

Arrive at Adelaide Casino

Adelaide Casino, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

*Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Chinatown

Every major city has its own Chinatown, and Adelaide is no exception. This bustling Asian metropolis is a fantastic place to head on a Friday night and is just a 12 minute amble from the Holiday Inn Express Adelaide. Entering Chinatown through the giant lion-guarded pagoda really lets you know you have arrived. 

Inside, you will find Asian eateries including Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Malay, Indonesian and Korean restaurants. The central market is always busy and filled with plenty of unique and traditional goods. There are also a handful of Asian grocery stores selling tropical fruits from far flung corners of the world. Evening events are always happening and the entire vibe lets you enter Asia via Australia for the night.

Walking directions from Holiday Inn Express Adelaide 0.9 km (12 minutes)

Walk south on Blyth Street towards Hindley Street, 29 m

Turn left onto Hindley Street, 63 m

Turn right onto Leigh Street, 150 m

Take the zebra crossing, 160 m

Continue onto Bentham Street, 160 m

Turn right onto Franklin St, 58 m

Turn left onto Pitt St, 170 m

Turn right onto Grote St, 130 m

Turn left onto Moonta St, 96 m

Arrive at Chinatown

Chinatown, 18 Moonta St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

*Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Adelaide Oval

The Adelaide Oval is the city’s premier sporting destination. Weekly sporting games are held at the Adelaide Oval, along with various concerts and cultural events. Located right in the heart of the city, it is just a 9 minute walk from the Holiday Inn Express Adelaide. For those who are feeling a little more adventurous, you can climb the roof on one of the many roof walking tours.

The roof walk gives you a whole new perspective of the city at night and offers breathtaking views of Adelaide. The climb and dine experience is an absolute must and begins with the climb to the top of the Adelaide Oval before entering the Hill of Grace Restaurant for a slap up meal. You can check out upcoming events at the Adelaide Oval website.

Walking directions from Holiday Inn Express Adelaide 650 m (9 minutes) 

Head north on Blyth St toward North Terrace - 130 m

Turn right onto North Terrace -11 m

Turn left toward North Terrace - 16 m

Turn right onto North Terrace - 9 m

Turn left -130 m. Take the pedestrian overpass - 92 m

Arrive at Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia

*Check for upcoming games and concerts

Hindley Street Bars

Hindley Street is the perfect place to head on a Friday night if you are looking for plenty of bars to hop. Ranging from upmarket wine bars to lively venues, it is the ultimate bar lovers paradise. Some of the most popular bars include Apothecary 178, K Illusion and Bank Street Social. From fine wines, craft beers and cocktails, the area is more than just a place to enjoy a drink or two.

From here, you are located just minutes away from Chinatown and many fantastic places to enjoy a meal. Nineteen Ten caters to Jazz and Blues lovers, The Little Red Door offers up modern music and DJs. While there are plenty of awesome bars to visit in Adelaide, Hindley Street has the best collection of them. The best part is that it is just a 4 minute walk from the Holiday Inn Express Adelaide

Walking directions from Holiday Inn Express Adelaide 350 m (4 minutes)

Head south on Blyth St toward Hindley St -28 m

Turn right onto Hindley St - 300 m

Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

*Most places open from 5.00 pm to 02.00 am - different venues vary.

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