It’s a sad day, Adelaide!

The iconic North Adelaide Burger Bar, which has withstood numerous challenges including several recessions and a pandemic, has closed it’s doors for good. The “current financial climate” has proven insurmountable, leading to its closure.

After 73 years of service, then have chosen not to renew their lease, marking the end of an era. In a heartfelt social media post, the bar stated: “Unfortunately, the current financial climate, rising costs of running the business, and increased utility expenses have made it impossible for us to continue.”

They continued, “Despite our best efforts, we have made the difficult decision to close this chapter in the storied history of North Adelaide Burger Bar.”

Founded in 1951, the bar proudly claimed to be the first late-night food option for South Australian revelers. “Long before late-night food stores became a common sight in Adelaide, we were here, providing delicious meals and unforgettable memories,” the business reminisced.

The statement highlighted the establishment’s legacy, noting, “The legacy of our red and white establishment is built on the hard work, sacrifice, sweat, tears, joy, fun, and relationships of the many families who have had the honor to run this business, including our own, since 2005.”

Expressing gratitude, the business thanked its loyal customers and dedicated staff. “We want to extend our deepest gratitude to all of our customers who have been part of the North Adelaide Burger Bar family,” they wrote. “Your support and patronage over the years have meant the world to us, and we will forever cherish the great times and memories we’ve shared.”


They added, “A special and heartfelt thank you goes out to all the amazing staff members who have worked with us over the years. Your dedication, hard work, and passion have been the backbone of our business, and we are incredibly grateful for each and every one of you.”

The North Adelaide Burger Bar has permanently closed its doors as of today.