Opening Hours

We are open 11am-Late from Monday to Friday.
We are open from 12pm-Late on Saturday.
We are closed on Sunday unless we have a show on.

Food

Do I need to book a table in the restaurant?

We always do recommend booking a table – especially if there’s a show on in the venue, we tend to book out well in advance. Please give us a call on 8340 0744 to reserve your table.

Can I pre-order a meal?

Yes you can. Click here to download our menu, and give us a call on 8340 0744 before 11.30am for lunch orders or 5.30pm for dinner orders.

When is your Restaurant open?

Lunch 12-2pm Monday to Friday

Dinner 6-8.30pm Monday to Thursday & 6-9pm Friday

We serve food all day Saturday from 12-9pm.

We are closed on Sunday unless we have a show on, or there is a show on at the Entertainment Centre.

Can I organize a function for my workplace/school/ping-pong club?

Yes you can. Please take a look at the Functions section of our website. Our Functions Manager will be happy to help you plan your event – functions@thegov.com.au

What happens if your restaurant is booked out or I get hungry during the show?

Never fear! Whenever we have a show in the venue The Gov’s Cafe is open for quick and delicious bites to eat. With crispy Korean chicken, empanadas, potato tornadoes, yummy pizza slices and an ever-changing selection of other treats, it’s easy to fuel your fun while you’re at the show.

Music

Seriously, it's loud...

Sound affects people in different ways. We record and maintain all our sound levels, but if you’re worried about your hearing ask to grab a set of earplugs from our venue bar. They’re $2 per pair.

So what can I do, and what can't I do?

Well, if you provide us with acceptable Photo ID, then you can be served alcohol. If you rock up to a show drunk, you can’t come in. No thongs or steel cap boots are allowed in the venue. And dangerous behavior including crowd surfing, stage diving, moshing and violent dancing is not allowed. If you break any of these rules, we will remove you from the venue immediately without warning or refund and if you’ve been a real knob, we’ll ban you.

Be cool. Ok?

Where do I buy tickets?

Click here to go to our online Gig Guide section to select a show and purchase tickets online with your credit card. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 8340 0744 or pop into any Oztix outlet (hint - we’re an Oztix outlet so you can buy tickets from our Front Bar)

Can I buy tickets at the door?

We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. If you really want to see a show it’s best to book ahead.

Is the show seated or standing?

All shows at the Gov are general admission. We provide seating where possible but we cannot reserve seats. For a sold out show, it’s standing room only.

Does The Gov have wheelchair access?

Yes, we do. The Gov is fully accessible to wheelchairs. Please call us on 8340 0744 to discuss any special requirements.

Can I attend a show if I’m under 18?

You can attend any show at The Gov if you are accompanied by your parent and you must leave the premises before midnight. You can also attend designated ‘all ages’ shows unaccompanied. There are no pass-outs at ‘all ages’ shows for under 18s.

What about if I bring a mate that’s over 18?

Nope. It needs to be Mum or Dad – sorry.

Can I bring a recording device to a show?

No. Don’t be that guy. Unless you have the artist’s prior approval, keep your phone/camera/etc. in your pants.

I play the tuba in an awesome band. Can I play at The Gov?

We’re not overly fond of the Tuba, but we’d love to hear the band. You can get in touch with us to discuss it. Check out the Human Contact page.

Getting There & Parking

Do you offer accommodation?

No, The Gov doesn’t have any accommodation. But we are only a short distance from North Adelaide where you can find many options to suit your budget.

Where can I park?

There is plenty of parking close by along Station Place and within walking distance at Bowden.

Alternatively, you can park across the road at the Entertainment Centre (which costs $4).

What about public transport?

There is a tram available from the Adelaide CBD which is free to use! Just jump on anywhere along King William Road or North Terrace and get off at the Entertainment Centre stop. See the timetable here.

You can also catch a 151, 152, 153 or 155 bus from North terrace in the city and get off at the Entertainment Centre.

You could also walk or cycle the scenic route along the River Torrens from the city which is quite lovely and shouldn’t take longer than an hour.

How much for a cab?

A cab ride from the city to The Gov will cost you around $10.

Where do I send my feedback/complaints/praise?

Not Facebook. Please email us at info@thegov.com.au - we’d love to hear your thoughts!