West Thebarton Hotel, Thebarton

ADELAIDE | The West Thebarton Hotel, or more precisely its front bar, wasn’t always a spot for craft beer lovers, but in 2017 renovations saw it resurrected as the West Thebby Social Club.

The bar very much retains that old school suburban pub vibe, but has modernised where it counts. There’s 12 taps pouring craft beer and cider. Big Shed Brewing founders Jason Harris and Craig Basford are big supporters of the venue and were involved in the refurb, so expect to see a decent range of their beers at any given time.

There’s even a CANimal machines behind the bar if you want to get anything that’s on tap packaged to take home. If it’s not tap beer or cider you’re after, there’s a very decent can and bottle selection in the fridges. For non-beer drinkers, it’s spirits from small producers plus cocktails, and wine.

The food menu is burger focused, with an assortment of pub classics and sides to compliment. Wings, steak sandwiches, parmis (as they call them in South Australia), you get the drift. Their $5 cheeseburger, a riff on the classic Maccas cheeseburger, is delicious and has to be one of the best value pub burgers in town.

As with any good old school pub, there’s board games, an assortment of music, and live music from local bands most nights and weekends.

It’s also worth noting that if none of this appeals to you and you’re looking for the pokies and bistro, you can find both operating out the back of the venue.

West Thebarton Hotel

51 South Road
South Australia 5031

Telephone: (08) 8443 5922
E-mail: [email protected]

Sun – Thu: 11:30am to 9:00pm
Fri – Sat: 11:30am to 12:00am


Falafel Omisi, Yokine

Volare, Maylands

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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