articles / 2 May 2013

Peel St - Clever Little Tailor


Words by Jess Bayly
May 2, 2013

Previously a vintage store, there'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 End's latest hip and high-end drinking den - a place called Clever Little Tailor.

While it's a small space, accommodating for only around 60 or so people, once you've nabbed yourself a booth on the upper mezzanine or a table downstairs you'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 Tailor'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. There's no list for that, so you'll need to know what you want. There's also a small selection of food, including smoked almonds, duck rillettes, prosciutto and more from the new Lucia's charcuterie in the Central Market.

While it'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 - Sat 4pm - late