Adelaide can have a lot to offer once you get to know the city. With 1.3 million people, there’s always something (or someone) to do. Adelaide hookups are happening all over and you can get in on the action by being in the right spot at the right time.
It’s true. With the mix of bars and hookup technology, getting laid in Adelaide can be a snap. That is, of course, assuming you’re not being laid astray by empty bars or shady apps and sites. There are hookup bars from Unley Park to Davoren Park but far more dead ends. The same can be said of Adelaide hookup sites and apps. A few are worth your time; the rest are garbage. Sometimes, it feels like we’re living in Kangarilla, not Adelaide.
It can take weeks or even months of regular attempts to figure out what options work for you. Who’s got time for that? Well, we did, which is why we’ve written this article. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of Adelaide hookup bars, sites and apps. With this list, you won’t have to waste another night striking out in empty bars or swiping to oblivion.
Give our suggestions a try and see how quickly you get results. Then comment below to let us know which were your favourites.
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Our favorite spots to find Adelaide hookups
Are you sick of feeling like everyone else but you is getting laid? Keep reading to get the down-low on the Adelaide hookup apps, sites and bars that really work.
The Moseley is where a lot of hookups in Adelaide start
If you don’t mind getting out to Glenelg, some of the best weekend fun is dancing on the beach. Or, at least, by it. The Moseley Bar & Kitchen is a decent (admittedly, somewhat pricey) restaurant throughout the week. They’ve recently opened up their “Moseley Igloos” for dining on the beach, and their brunch is solid. The real appeal, though, are their weekend night festivities.
From Friday to Sunday, there isn’t a more high-energy and attractive crowd in Adelaide. Upstairs at The Moseley, you’ll hear soul and funk on Fridays and R&B and pop on Saturdays. Starting in the afternoon, Sundays are all about house music. Whichever musical genre floats your boat, you’ll want to show off your dance moves with the sexiest women in town.The best Adelaide pickup bars we've tried
AFF has become the best hookup app in Adelaide (try it free)
We here at Beyond Ages compile a yearly list of the best hookup apps and sites. At the top of those lists, one name is constant over the past few years: AFF. They have a huge number of people using them and we’ve found AFF to be the best option in Adelaide for single guys.
A huge reason for the site’s success is that it has no problem being a hookup site and nothing more. While their competitors shoot for trying to look like a more general dating app by offering dating services (or claiming to), AFF is proudly all about more casual hookups. It’s a refreshing experience to sign up for a site and know every user is after the same thing. There’s no confusion or miscommunication.
There just isn't an easier way for most guys to actually find hookups that we've found.
With more than half of all hookups starting online these days you really need to be on at least one app. Check out their free trial below and see why it's so popular (over 60 million active members). It works.
The best Adelaide pickup bars we've tried
The fun of quick flings is getting to try something new. Here are a few more options to keep your Adelaide hookups fresh and exciting.
Clever Little Tailor will charm you thoroughly
Speaking of cosy cafés, Clever Little Tailor on Peel Street is a cocktail bar with a relaxed charm. They’ve forgone elaborate decorations and attention-grabbing gimmicks for a simple, brick-and-stone lounge with comfortable seats and great drinks. If you’re looking for an understated spot for the best hookups in Adelaide, you’ve found it.
While there are a few nice decorative touches (we love the light fixtures), the focus at CLT is on beverages. Their assortment of cocktails, craft beers and wine is surprisingly eclectic for such an unassuming joint. They also have some tasty small bar plates for sharing. All in all, we can’t think of many better places for a laid-back date or quick meetup.
Maybe Mae is a sure thing for Adelaide hookups
The heart of Adelaide is filled with cocktail bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants. It’s no wonder most of the city heads downtown for a night out. If only all of the options were as fantastic as Maybe Mae. Don’t let the name fool you – there’s no uncertainty here. This is easily one of the best Adelaide hookup bars and one great cocktail lounge to boot.
The cocktails are exquisite – not overly complicated, plenty strong – and the atmosphere is very seductive. More Adelaide hookups have been initiated in those comfy booths than waves have crashed on our shores. That might be an exaggeration but not by much. Maybe Mae has to be in your rotation.
Peter Rabbit brews up delicious alternatives to the bar scene
Every now and again, we decide to skip the alcohol and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a coffee house. Don’t be too surprised. A good café can offer all the enjoyment of a pub, without the crowds and loud noises. If you don’t mind slowing down your game, they can also be a good bet for Adelaide hookups but might not be one of the most fruitful options if you want to get laid tonight.
Head to the West End coffee house, Peter Rabbit, and you’ll know we’re right. This entirely delightful café with outdoor seating is the perfect environment for a full-on charm offensive. Bring a date or meet someone new and you’ll soon be deep in conversation. If things are going well, suggest sticking around for a bite to eat. No reason to leave a cosy café when things are just starting to get good.
The best clubs for finding hookups in Adelaide
In Adelaide, almost all girls go dancing during the weekends! So our favourite way to meet them is by becoming a regular at the most popular dance clubs in the city.
Red Square is the trendiest place to go dancing in Adelaide
Located in Adelaide’s entertainment district on Hindley Street, Red Square is definitely one of the most popular clubs in the city. That’s because it’s always full of hot girls who want to have fun.
Pro tip: hang out at the patio to see the girls in line to get into the club. This is a simple way to choose who you want to approach before she sets foot in the venue! Keep in mind that the entry fee will cost you. But once you’re in, drink prices are pretty cheap so it evens out.
The London Club is another trendy spot to get hookups in Adelaide
This popular club in the London Tavern always has the best DJs in Adelaide. With talented DJs come diverse crowds full of hot single girls! They’re all at The London Club to party and most of them are looking for a hot weekend fling.
Order some shots for a hot girl and her mates to break the ice. Then invite her over to the dance floor to show off your moves. No need to be a great dancer here because those strobe lights can make anyone look smooth!
Best places to meet sexy Adelaide girls during the day
Here are other venues that are among the best places to find amazing hookups in Adelaide. Check them out and let us know how many numbers you can get a day!
Café Troppo is a cozy place where you can approach sexy Adelaide girls by day
This trendy coffee shop on Whitmore Square offers healthy food, great coffee and a casual vibe. It’s just a short walk from downtown, so girls go there for brunch and late breakfast during the weekends.
The comfortable seating area is ideal to read, study, work or start a conversation with the attractive girl sitting at the next table. It also helps that the place is small and intimate. But if you want some fresh air, you can also hang out at the patio.
Next Gen Health Club is one of the best places to pick up girls in Adelaide
Gyms are a hotspot for single girls. Some of them are intent on getting ripped but more go to gyms to meet new people and socialize. This is why NextGen is actually one of the best places to pick up girls in Adelaide.
Take advantage of the fitness classes available to meet someone new. Bonus points if you choose classes where girls outnumber guys, like yoga and pilates. This way, you won’t have to face the competition of super-fit guys with impressive abs.
Cascades Cocktail Lounge keeps it perfectly simple
On the ground floor of the Stamford, the Cascades Cocktail Lounge is the quintessential hotel bar. We mean that in a good way. People come and go frequently, so there’s always a rotating crowd.
There’s something nostalgic about a classic cocktail lounge with a baby grand piano and an unpretentious décor. Every once in a while, there will be live music playing, and sometimes they have festive events there. Otherwise, though, this is a great, casual bar for getting to know someone. And, hey, if all goes well, you can always get a room.
Other great spots to get laid in Adelaide
What else if not Tinder?
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Adelaide hookup apps can't be talked about without Tinder
All the University of Adelaide and South Australia students know one thing for sure. When it comes to flings, Tinder is the best choice. These days, it’s next to impossible to find one person younger than 40 who hasn’t used the app. Its simple user interface and emphasis on attractive profile pictures has made it hugely popular.
For those very same reasons, though, Tinder can be extremely frustrating — especially if you’re in your 30s. It’s a shallow app that rewards youth and beauty over anything else. Users focus on the pictures (why bother with a bio?), which means one thing: good-looking people get all the attention. If you’re older than 28, you’ll basically be a grandpa on Tinder.
The men getting the most matches are in the top 10-15% of looks. We’re sure you have a great personality, but if you don’t have Hemsworth looks, try elsewhere. Women do great on Tinder as long as they’re in the top 50%. In fact, the most beautiful women rarely respond to messages because they’re so deluged with matches. They enjoy the compliments but don’t really want to meet up. Better to just move on if you face that situation.
Tinder’s success has led the creators to want to expand. They are starting to focus more on being an app for relationships. That seems like an odd choice to us. Currently, there are no better Adelaide hookup apps for the handsome and beautiful. If it’s not broke, why fix it?
Map of the hookup spots we recommend
Having a plan before you go out to find a hookup in Adelaide is really important if you want to find success. Use the map below to make sure you can try several different options each night and find the spot that has the most single girls.