18 Peel Street
Malt & Juniper is a small Adelaide bar that maximizes a compact space and tight budget through a cohesive vision expressed in considered details. Even as the jury assessed and appreciated the design elements - the rich wood playing off the green marble, the textured concrete, the chamfer on the end of the banquette – it was a compelling feeling that “we want to be there” that made Malt & Juniper such a strong candidate. Though intimate, the space feels convivial and a pleasing interplay of expanse and cosiness is expressed, for example, in the theatre of a sliding bar ladder that creates verticality or the secluded high-backed booths. A sense of welcome is crucial to successful bar design and the jury felt a friendly feel would persist whether the bar was populated or quiet. Overall, the elements join, flow and balance, resolving in a venue of character and presence.'
An intimate gin & whisky bar. Paying homage to classic cocktail bars of yesteryear, Malt & Juniper is moody, slightly modernist and a bit botanical.