CLEVER LITTLE TAILOR
Words by Jess Bayly
May 2, 2013
Previously a vintage store, thereâ€™s nothing old hat about what now occupies 19 Peel St in the city perhaps aside from 1920s-inspired lantern hangings. Having spent most of the year being stripped back, hammered and re-fitted, recently the city space reopened as the West Endâ€™s latest hip and high-end drinking den â€“ a place called Clever Little Tailor.
While itâ€™s a small space, accommodating for only around 60 or so people, once youâ€™ve nabbed yourself a booth on the upper mezzanine or a table downstairs youâ€™ll happily be ordering cocktails late into the night. Eschewing old school furniture with a contemporary interior, the inside all exposed red brick and hanging ferns, Clever Little Tailorâ€™s vibe is geared towards quality drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.
With three craft beers on tap from breweries like Mountain Goat, Feral Hop Hog and Four Pines and a small wine list that changes often, they also make simple cocktails with a nod to the classics. Thereâ€™s no list for that, so youâ€™ll need to know what you want. Thereâ€™s also a small selection of food, including smoked almonds, duck rillettes, prosciutto and more from the new Luciaâ€™s charcuterie in the Central Market.
While itâ€™s on the pricey side, their negroni made with French-distilled Dolin vermouth is an absolute ripper. We recommend you get your mouth around it.
19 Peel St, Adelaide
Mon â€“ Sat 4pm â€“ late