Inspired by traditional wilderness huts, Adelaide kitchen and bar Pink Moon Saloon fits snug-as-a-fearless-explorer-in-their-sleeping-bag-on-the-side-of-an-inhospitable-mountain between two high brick buildings on the city’s Leigh Street.
Nestled amongst the laneways and side streets of Adelaide’s foodie quarter, Pink Moon Saloon — recognisable by its vivid blue door, and tight measurements (the original site spanned just 3.66 x 28 metres) — was put together via a typically Japanese approach; designers Sans-Arc Studio sourcing material locally to create a space with its own identity, and one that blends into its surroundings.
Taking care to understand its immediate environs (between two low-rise office buildings, narrow and long, running east-west with limited access to direct sunlight) Pink Moon Saloon’s pair of petite huts create an air warmth and shelter, beautifying without dominating its neighbours. Once inside, revellers find those huts separated by a courtyard — the front hut, light and airy, is designated for drinkers, whilst the darker back hut, dimly lit with focus around a fire, is reserved for the venue’s dining options.
In keeping with its size, the saloon has a small but perfectly formed menu offering that keeps the Adelaide hipsters trekking out into the wilderness for more long cosy nights.