At level 13, the Mayfair offers the popular and sophisticated rooftop bar HENNESSY. This unique venue represents the height of city chic, with beautifully appointed and stylish interior spaces leading out to a glass-topped alfresco terrace and balcony.

A rooftop bar experience like no other, HENNESSY is named after our heritage listed CML building’s original architects – ‘Hennessy, Hennessy & Co’. This was the pioneering father and son 19th century architectural firm of John Francis (Jack) Hennessy Snr. and John Francis (Jack) Hennessy Jnr. The family originated from Cork, Ireland. The CML building in Adelaide was one of a number designed by Hennessy, Hennessy & Co across the Southern Hemisphere, and opened on 17th December 1934.

Today hotel guests and visitors enjoy a premium drinks menu featuring premium champagne, house cocktails, innovative and convenient snack food, personalised and welcoming service and views of vibrant Adelaide.

Mood and ambience are carefully crafted with live music Friday afternoons (listed below, summer only) and DJ entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings. Entrance to the bar is via the Mayfair’s lower level, Mayflower Bar.

Live Entertainment Schedule:

  • Friday January 25: Tom Kurzel
  • Saturday January 26: DJ Matt Teager
  • Friday February 1: Josh Davies
  • Saturday February 2: DJ Dizzy
  • Friday February 8: Dusty Lee
  • Saturday February 9: DJ Michael Constant
  • Friday February 15: Sax Bates
  • Saturday February 16: DJ Dizzy
  • Friday February 22: Sophie Orchard
  • Saturday February 23: DJ PA
  • Friday March 1: Josh Davies
  • Saturday March 2: DJ Dizzy
  • Friday March 8: Brad Lee
  • Saturday March 9: DJ Michael Constant
  • Friday March 15: Sax Bates
  • Saturday March 16: DJ Michael Constant
  • Friday March 29: Ed Trainor
  • Saturday March 30: DJ Dizzy

Due to its location and offering HENNESSY is in high demand, enquiries for medium to large group private functions are welcome (subject to availability, booking fees apply). Note: the Lounge area is only available for private hire Sunday - Thursdays. 

For HENNESSY special events visit our special events page

HENNESSY Opening Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 4.00pm - 11.00pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 3.00pm – 2.00am
  • Sunday: 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Smart dress code applies, if this is not adhered to Hotel Management reserves the right to refuse entry.

HENNESSY Private Events & Public Holiday Trade

HENNESSY may be closed at times for private functions and public holiday periods. Please refer below for altered trading hours. Mayflower Bar on the lower level will be open for drinks during these times as an alternative.

Australia Day Public Holiday (28 January): Open from 3pm until 10pm with DJ Nick Aposotolou

  • Saturday, 2 February – Full Venue Closed
  • Friday, 8 February - Full Venue Closed Until 22:30
  • Tuesday, 19 February – Alfresco Terrace Closed 18:30 – 22:30
  • Saturday, 23 February – Full Venue Closed 16:00 – 23:00
  • Saturday, 2 March – Lounge Closed 16:00 – 0:00
  • Saturday, 9 March - Lounge Closed 17:00 – 0:00
  • Saturday, 16 March – Lounge Closed 18:00 – 23:00
  • Sat 30 March - Full Venue Closed

For all booking enquiries please contact our sales team on +61 8 8210 8888 or events@mayfairhotel.com.au

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