Hades Hula House set to bring tiki to city


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For the queer community in Adelaide’s western suburbs, Hades Hula House at Semaphore is an institution.

And with an upcoming move to Hindley Street,  patrons should expect even more of the Hades they love. 

Owner Abby Roennfeldt said inclusivity was a core value for Hades Hula House, and this ethos would continue into the city with the new single-story venue. 

At the Semaphore venue, Roennfeldt campaigned council for gender-neutral bathrooms.

She said a major push for the move was more space to allow for wheelchair accessibility and cater to live entertainment. 

“The way I’ve designed the new space is to have a restaurant side and then a bar,” Roennfeldt said.

“As you move through at the back we’ll have a stage so we can facilitate live music, burlesque, and drag performers.”

The luau lives on

Diehard fans of Hades Hula House need not fear-  the new venue will still feature all the old favourites.

“We’re going to keep doing what we do best, that tropical vibe and cocktails that complement the food offerings as well,” she said.

“We love using Australia spirits so we will continue supporting smaller producers across Australia.”

Despite the excitement, the upcoming move is bittersweet for Roennfeldt, who has worked in Semaphore for nearly twenty years.

“There’s a lot of history on that street, but the support from our locals has been even more positive than we could have ever imagined,” she said.

“People have been sad to see us move, but they’re really happy that we’re in a position that we need to expand- especially after COVID.

“It’s been overwhelmingly positive, and I’m so happy and grateful for that.”

Hades Hula House’s last day at Semaphore will be May 28, with the Hindley Street doors set open in July.

To keep up to date with the move, visit Hades Hula House on Facebook or Instagram. 

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