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“gin bar plus!”
Review of The Howling Owl

The Howling Owl
Ranked #3 of 82 Coffee & Tea in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Bar, Australian, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Howling Owl features a 100% locally sourced menu with a range of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan items. Situated just off of the vibrant Rundle St, The Howling Owl is a licenced café by day, and relaxed cocktail bar by night, with the walls featuring exhibitions by local artists. Come in and taste from our selection of gourmet rolls and a wide variety of cakes and sweet treats all created in SA. Sample from our signature grazing boards with a selection of cheeses from the Limestone Coast, dips from the Fleurieu Peninsula, Barossa cured meats and fresh marinated vegetables. To complement our grazing and cheese boards we offer a wide variety of boutique South Australian Beers and Wines. Discover The Howling Owl's underlying secret, its 90 + small batch gins from around the world including our own Kangaroo Island Gins infused with native botanicals. All garnished with a hand-picked selection of spices, fruits and herb. While indulging, lose yourself in our hand crafted table tops featuring maps of the city from the early 1900's before Frome St existed or stroll through the archway into the wonderland of local artwork housed in the Urban Cow Studio.
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
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“gin bar plus!”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

A lovely place for a casual drink with friends - I have been there several times now. The gin tasting is something special, and the wine list is good too. We also enjoyed the platter of nibbles we ordered. Hip decor, pleasant service and the fantastic South Australian design craft & jewellery shop Urban Cow right next door.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Perth, Australia
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445 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Good vibe”
Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

Stopped in for a meeting for an hour, and ordered hot chocolate and a chai latte. Eclectic feel, and friendly hipster vibe, this would be a good spot to plan your next adventure...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome coffee”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

Really enjoyed our visits to this place. Friendly and chilled out staff, great atmosphere, trendy, and beautifully decorated inside. Most of all - the coffee is awesome! They also use biodegradable takeaway cups which I like. I did not eat here, but what I saw of the food - it looked very yum.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Kelsnz
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197 reviews
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“Gin or Coffee: the owl does it all”
Reviewed 14 May 2013

I just love quirky spots and nothing gives me a buzz like stumbling across a place like this. The Howling Owl advertises itself as the place to go for those who like gin but I loved the coffee, the staff, the interior and the fact it is next door to an even quirkier attraction called The Urban Cow. The two of them side by side are my sort of traffic-stopper.
Can't wait to get back to Adelaide to revisit this 'bird'.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank PatTheCoffeeFiend
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