Darlo has mastered small bars better than any other part of Sydney. Sadly, such specialist boozers are rarely a safe choice after work, when you need somewhere that caters to all tastes and age groups. Nevertheless, we've collected the suburb's most accessible places - bars nearly everyone will feel comfortable in.

Hyde Park House

A four-level extravaganza with a retro cocktail bar with views over Hyde Park, “stone-baked” pizzas, and a Japanese restaurant by an ex-Sake chef.

47 William Street, Darlinghurst

Love, Tilly Devine

An intimate vibe and 300-strong wine list make this one a date-night home run.

91 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst

Big Poppa’s

This Oxford Street bar is all about cheese, wine and hip-hop.

96 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
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A gin and tonic specialist, with room to dance.

2/383 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst

Darlo Country Club

Inspired by Californian country clubs, with peach walls and cactus-green trusses.

235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst

Darlo Bar

The epicentre of the small bar movement.

306 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst

The Cliff Dive

Papua New Guinea kitsch.

16-18 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst

Pocket Bar

The sister venue to Stitch and Button Bar.

13 Burton St, Darlinghurst

Low 302

Low lounges beneath low lighting.

302 Crown Street, Darlinghurst


So relaxed, it doesn't serve cocktails.

Level 1 133 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

The Taphouse

Home to one of Australia’s most extensive beer lists.

122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst

Shady Pines Saloon

Bourbon, beer and unlimited peanuts.

Shop 4 256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst