The success of Peel Street bar Clever Little Tailor has been recognised with a nomination for Bar of the Year in the prestigious Gourmet Traveller awards.
Deputy Premier John Rau said Clever Little Tailor was a great example of the new small bar scene taking shape in the city.
“It’s great to see Adelaide’s small bars attracting national attention,” he said.
“There are some great things happening in this town, and Adelaide is building a reputation for its vibrancy.
“Clever Little Tailor is a great example of what is possible - turning an old shop into a successful small bar serving great local products.”
Mr Rau congratulated the owners of Clever Little Tailor for their nomination in the annual Gourmet Traveller awards, which were presented in Sydney on Wednesday night.
The category was won by Brisbane bar Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall.
“Clever Little Tailor is owned by three very dedicated young entrepreneurs who have really been trailblazers in this area,” he said.
“A few years ago lane ways like Peel Street were virtually unused. Now, thanks to bars like Clever Little Tailor, the lane ways have become a hive of activity.”
Clever Little Tailor’s co-owner Dana Whyte said it’s exciting to see an Adelaide bar being nominated for such a prestigious national award.
“We are honoured to have been nominated for Gourmet Traveller’s Bar of the Year Awards,” he said.
“It’s wonderful to be recognised alongside a host of really great bars and restaurants.
"When we opened in 2013 we were the only venue on Peel St but now the precinct has some other excellent bars and restaurants, and I think we can be really proud of where the Adelaide food and drink scene is heading.”