Your Guide to the Cool Adelaide Suburb of Hindmarsh

Only a few kilometres northwest of the Adelaide CBD, lies Hindmarsh. Nestled between the railway, South Road and the Torrens River, Hindmarsh is an interesting suburb.

The suburb of Hindmarsh is named after South Australia’s first Governor, Sir John Hindmarsh (1785-1860).


Notable buildings include;

The 16,500-seat Hindmarsh Stadium, which is home to the Adelaide United football club.

The well known Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, on Port Road, Hindmarsh, which was opened in 1848.

The Adelaide Entertainment Centre, which is a major venue for all kinds of performances, and houses up to 11,300 people.


Hindmarsh has a number of great places to quench your thirst, including these fine venues.

Joiners Arms Hotel, 9 Manton Street

The Joiners Arms Hotel used to be a dodgy bar, however it’s now a recently renovated Australian pub with a cool vibe, and a typical modern pub fare menu.

Hope Inn Hotel, 348 Port Road

The Hope Inn is well known for being family friendly, and for their large outdoor beer garden. They also have a sports bar, TAB facilities, serving pub food and pizza.

Land Of Promise Hotel, 172 Port Road

Lady Daly Hotel, 126 Port Road, Hindmarsh


Hindmarsh is well known for the food choices in the area. There is Italian, Thai, burgers, fish and chips, counter meals and modern Australia all in the surrounding streets of Hindmarsh.

A few favourites include;

Italian: Enzo’s Ristorante, 46 Port Rd

Enzo’s is well known for their tasty Italian fare and extensive wine list. Their dining room features exposed brick walls, and vintage chandeliers.

Modern Australia: New Local Eatery, 120 Port Road

Red Roar Cafe, 124 Port Rd

Nordburger, 259 Port Rd

Nordburger has a simple yet cool hall with rustic furniture. A menu full of burgers, fried chicken and waffles.

Enjoy the Hindmarsh outdoors

Looking for somewhere to go for a stroll in Hindmarsh, or perhaps even a little more exercise, running or jogging? Here are a few places nearby.

Deceased Workers Memorial Forest
Port Rd
There’s a great ABC article about this wonderful place.

Langman Reserve
The J.R. Langman Reserve has a few very large grassed playing areas, tennis courts and more.

Bowden Park
23 Gibson St

Adam Street Reserve
Adam St

Wallman Reserve
17 Grey Ave

This article is part of a Suburbs of Australia profile series, called Suburb Focus. Want us to feature your community? See our Write for Us page for details.

Image: Hindmarsh tram stop, outside the Entertainment Centre. Creative commons, from Wikimedia.

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