Maybe Mae, Adelaide CBD

ADELAIDE | If you’re looking for a cocktail in Adelaide, you’d be well advised to check out hidden bar, Maybe Mae.

The bar, which is co-owned by cocktail maestro Ollie Margan, is named after actress, singer, and sex symbol Mae West, and the reflects the glamour and style that’s associated with her. The cocktail menu is broken down into key South Australian landscapes and the respective drinks are inspired by the sights, sounds and stories of these areas. These are cocktails with a true sense of place.

I enjoyed three cocktails when I visited. To start, the Southern Coastline inspired “Jazzy Spritz”. It’s a mixture of passionfruit, coconut, jasmine, mace, curry leaf, and vodka which is batched, kegged, served on draught. Next up, also inspired by the Southern Coastline, the “Pandan Papi”. This one combines melon, ginger, pandan, tequila, and Riesling. It’s a shaken cocktail, served frosty on a rock.

Finally, my favourite of the night, the Valley inspired “Bootleg Cola”. This joy is a combination of beetroot, tarragon, Starward Wine Cask Whisky, and Never Never Distilling Co amaro. It’s blended, batched and spritzed to order.

Truly brilliant cocktails from a place you’ve got to visit if you’re in Adelaide and a fan of unique, considered drinks.

Maybe Mae

Basement, 15 Peel Street
South Australia 5000

Telephone: 0424 899 946
E-mail: [email protected]

Mon – Sat: 5:00pm to 2:00am
Sun: 5:00pm to 12:00am


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Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


Falafel Omisi, Yokine

Volare, Maylands

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