Shed had humble beginnings as a change room for the local football and
cricket teams. At this time it was occasionally used for barbeque nights
but nothing like there is available now. The simple 'shed' that the
men changed in, was transformed in 1992 to the venue that it is today.
It is being upgraded as new facilities can be afforded and are
needed. The beer garden is the newest addition.
Shed is run by the local Sports and Community Club, which is a voluntary
organisation of anglers and sports people from within American River.
In the Aussie tradition there are bar facilities and a footy tipping
board. However, The Shed is a lot more than just another 'pub'.
afternoons the locals participate in Indoor Bowling and in the evening
of the same day there is a Kangaroo Island wide Darts competition run
here. As the community has proudly displayed on the walls; American
River people take their sports as seriously as their drinking!
bar is open 7 days a week from 4 pm until midnight and locals gather
there to 'yarn' about their days activities, world events and local
gossip. A full range of beverages are available including tea and coffee.
nights you will find a choice of 3 or more main course meals and desserts
at very reasonable charges. The food is prepared in the commercial kitchen
by local 'good' cooks. Everyone is welcome, but during the school holiday
season it is recommended that a booking is made. Pre-arrangements for
other occasions can be made and The Shed can be booked to cater for
large groups of people. Our angler visitors and some of the local sports
teams have dinners here on days other than Fridays and the friendly
staff at The Shed are happy to talk to you about your needs if you are
visiting as a group.
have shower facilities for people visiting on yachts and campers.
A small charge applies for this, as rainwater is precious and when it
runs out; water must be brought in by tanker. We don't drink a lot of
water at The Shed!
Years Party is held here each year and this is a good time to meet and
get friendly with the locals if you are staying in American River at
Shed can be contacted by:
+61 8 8553 7288 or
for all you non-Aussies a 'pub' is a hotel and a 'yarn' is a long chat.
Waxy was a local identity who sadly passed away .... he always wanted
a bar named after himself and he got his wish well before his passing.
It will remain 'Waxy's Bar' in his memory.