The Best Bars in Darlinghurst
by Oxford Agency
Cosy cafés, laid-back bars, hip restaurants, the cheap-and cheerful… they’re all here, rubbing shoulders to create a melting pot of fabulousness. Home to the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and purveyor of modern design and vintage finds – Darlinghurst is all things for all people. And with its rich history, it ’s never boring. See you there.
01. Love, Tilly Devine
91 Crown Lane
Tucked away in the back streets of Darlinghurst – Love, Tilly Devine plays host to a 300-strong wine list, a dark and sensual rustic vibe and an ever-changing menu of delicious European fare.
02. Shady Pines Saloon
Shop 4 256 Crown Street
Shady Pines Saloon has everything to love from an American dive bar. Head in for a slug of bourbon and feast on endless peanuts beneath the watchful eye of the taxidermy moose.
03. Big Poppa’s
96 Oxford Street
Named after the Notorious B.I.G. himself, this late night venue serves a menu of sumptuous wine, cheeses, pasta, and old school hip hop until 3 a.m. What could more could you possibly want?
04. Eau de vie
229 Darlinghurst Road
Dark and den-like, this bar hidden in the depths of the Kirketon Hotel is famous for it ’s expertly prepared cocktails. If you’re in need of an award-winning drink, an evening at Eau de Vie is a must.
05. Darlo Bar
185 Darlinghurst Road
Johnny Fishbone brings the finer things in life together – namely seafood and a great drop. With 60+ expertly-selected wines on the menu, you’ll find the perfect accompaniment for feast.
06. The Commons
32 Burton St
A nod to Darlinghurst ’s rich history, The Commons was once the farmhouse to a convict dairy. These days, it ’s home to an irresistibly cosy restaurant, bar, and delicious farm-to-table menu.
07. Pocket Bar
13 Burton St
One of the O.G. small bars, Pocket Bar is as charming as ever with its plush sofas and stellar cocktail menu. Head in for a pre-dinner drink, or settle in for the night with a bar menu of moorish snacks.
08. This Must Be The Place
239 Oxford St
Different from the deep, dark vibes of some other bars on our hit list, This Must Be The Place is light and airy with a curated list of cocktails prepared by some of the best bartenders in the world.