Named after the first Governor of South Australia, The Gov has seen a lot of changes over 163 years.
Since 1993, when the Tonkin family took over, The Gov has established itself as Adelaide's leading live music venue and is highly regarded by musicians and music-lovers alike.
Between regular local bands playing in the front bar and world-class musicians featured in the Venue, The Gov is Adelaide's home of live, original music. Music is more than just entertainment to people here; it's a way of life.
The Gov is accessible for FREE from the city using the Adelaide Tram service. You can also catch a 151, 152, 153 or 155 bus from North Terrace in the city or a cab ride from the same location will cost you around $10. The scenic walk from Adelaide to The Gov will take you an hour along the River Torrens. If you drive, we have a car park along Gibson St which runs alongside the pub and is free, or you can park at the Entertainment Centre across the other side of Port Rd, which is very affordable.