Morphett Arms Hotel, Morphettville

Words & photos by Jessie Krieg

A horse walks into a bar and the bartender says, “Welcome to the Morphett Arms Hotel”!

The Morphett arms hotel has long been the establishment of choice for local punters fresh off the track – (this includes an Adelaide cup winner AND THE HORSE – seriously, check out the photo)!

The establishment has notched up over 50 years at its present location on Morphett road, and is now home to Adelaide’s newest outdoor beer gardens and dining area. It’s fresh and modern, with an open plan area boasting of a wonderful contemporary feel in a relaxed and welcome atmosphere.


An impressive audio visual display is also home to Adelaide’s only curved outdoor television – which is viewable at almost any angle! No more missing the game, changing mark/kick/goal/wicket/catch/sporting terminology etc. The television was custom built for the new space and does its job at creating an exciting and inclusive atmosphere. The new bar is as impressive, accessible from 3 sides and pouring 27 different beer selections on tap. There is a huge selection of craft beers, which includes an impressive array of local suppliers, as well as a host of premium imported and domestic beers.


Beer not your thing? Then, definitely get yourself acquainted with the extensive and exotic cocktail menu – the perfect choice for Adelaide’s sunny evenings with friends in the garden. Not only has the outdoor dining been opened up, but the indoor dining has also undergone an interior overhaul, for a more intimate dining setting – with your choice of a la carte meal options, a salad AND a veggie bar, and home made breads from the wood fired pizza oven.

(Photo courtesy: official website)


On Friday and Saturday nights, the newly opened beer garden welcomes local acoustic music acts to accompany your cocktails and craft beers, keeping your social life casual and classy; and once our trusty Adelaide winter kicks back in, there’ll be no better place to relax than around the indoor fireplace with a good glass of wine.


The Morphett Arms Hotel is now your one-stop shop with something for everyone. The front bar, gaming room and bottle shop are open daily with TAB and counter means available too. Aesthetic goals and bar tending brilliance at the Morphett Arms Hotel – get amongst it!

The Morphett Arms Hotel
Address: 138 Morphett Road, Glengowrie SA 5044
Contact: 08 8295 8371
Social media: Facebook, Twitter


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