Monday, August 8, 2022


The Bibliotheca Bar and Book Exchange is a European style small bar in the CBD, focusing on spirits from around the globe, cocktails and books. Lots of books.

Chesterfields, bookshelves and green-hooded brass reading lamps set the scene at The Bibliotheca. Russian owners Roman and Marina (who know their Dostoyevsky from their Dickens) have created a space to relax the old-fashioned way. Put down that phone, pick up a book, and nose your way into a fine glass of wine or your choice of the house’s original cocktails, created to celebrate Bibliotheca’s favourite reads.

Then there’s the well-stocked bar featuring some of South Australia’s award-winning gins and one of the most substantial whisk(e)y lists to be found in this town. Sample cheese from the Central Market with freshly carved prosciutto, or share a tasting platter with a fellow bibliophile.

You will feel well-fed – in mind and body. Because great books, consumed with great food and drinks, can do that.


> Book exchange – feel free to bring a book and take a new favourite away with you
> Function bookings available


27 Gresham Street, Adelaide 5000
P. (08) 8212 6979


Tues to Sat 5:00pm – 2:00am
Sun 5:00pm – Midnight


Bibliotheca Food Menu

Bibliotheca Cocktails Menu