South Australian brewery Prancing Pony are to open a new venue in Adelaide’s East End Precinct with founders Corinna Steeb and Frank Samson hoping it gets the green light to start trading before the Christmas period kicks in.

Corinna and Frank (pictured) have wanted to establish a sister venue to their Totness Brewshed location for some time, and said the current climate has brought their decision forward as borders re-open and city activations and events resume.

“The venue will make an excellent addition to the East End of the city, and we’re looking forward to working and collaborating with neighbouring venues to really activate the precinct over Summer,” Corinna said. “We’re particularly excited to offer beer-lovers and loyal Pony fans more events and activations to enjoy in the city.”

The new Pony on Rundle venue, which is planned to operate throughout Summer and until the end of April 2022, will bring a taste of the ambience the original Adelaide Hills Brewshed is known for, with rustic décor and unique furnishings each telling a story of their own.

Pending its licence being granted, visitors to the Rundle Street pop-up will be able enjoy a fresh beer on tap, with 16 Pony beers to choose from. Non-beer drinkers will also be catered for, with a selection of local wines, unique cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu will offer a couple of staple Pony dishes, as well as Flammekueche (also known as Flammkuchen) – a traditional French-German dish, likened to a thin pizza.

Alongside the new venue, Prancing Pony will return to The Pony Deck hospitality zone at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for the start of the National Basketball League season. For home Adelaide 36ers games, the first of which is against the Illawarra Hawks on December 5, Prancing Pony beers will be available at the ticketed area located on a raised viewing platform behind the court baseline.

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