Bars and restaurants in Darlinghurst

Dining in Darlinghurst offers a diverse array of styles and flavours to choose from. Discover lazy breakfast venues, sip afternoon cocktails or have wine and nibbles in a tapas bar. Head to stylish restaurants and enjoy anything from late-night gourmet pizza to zesty Thai or classic French cuisine.

  • Eau de Vie Cocktail Bar, Darlinghurst
  • Sunday Night Carnival, Victoria Room

About Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst is a vibrant inner-city suburb rich with history and bustling with contemporary diners, bars, shops and restaurants. Oxford Street delivers a lively pulse to this colourful area. Starting from the city, this iconic street moves from a commercial hub to a longer stretch of boutique and bar offerings as you progress east. This is also where Sydney's famous Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is held each March.

Nearby Crown, Burton and Liverpool streets are also lined with trendy boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants. Just off Oxford Street on Burton is the teeny tiny Pocket Bar, a friendly loungeroom-like bar serving good eats and great cocktails. At old-school American joint Jazz City BBQ on Crown Street you can grab yourself a killer burger, malted milkshake, sweet potato fries or even classic american bbq. There’s also the boundary-pushing Cafe Paci on Riley Street, sure to impress with their avant-garde fusion fare.

It's at night that Darlinghurst really comes alive as the area’s network of clubs, pubs, performance venues, small bars and gay bars fill up. The award-winning Eau De Vie, at the back of the Kirketon Hotel is renowned for its cocktails and the friendly and professional pedigree of its bar staff, with a well-crafted food menu to boot. Another mainstay of the scene is Love, Tilly Devine, named after the notorious 1920s Sydney crime boss. Located on Crown Lane, this joint has a true speakeasy vibe with the cocktail list to match.

There’s also great shopping on offer in the area, from second hand treasure troves to the new and cutting edge - try Footage on Burton Street for heritage brands of clothing, footwear and accessories. For those after too-cool-for-school streetwear, right by Oxford Art Factory is Above the Clouds, carrying a curated list of classic labels.

Aside from exploring on foot, the best way to travel to Darlinghurst from the city is by bus. There are handy buses running between Sydney City and along the concourse of Oxford Street to Bondi Junction, from early in the morning until late into the night.

  • Food Society, Darlinghurst

    Food and Wine

    Darlinghurst is full of a bustling range of restaurants, from the Italian trattorias of Stanley Street, such as Trovata, to the hidden eateries at venues such as Alma Bar and Kitchen. Enjoy a delicious cocktail created by a mixologist at Eau-de-Vie, or relax with a glass in hand at one of Darlinghurst's longtime favourites, such as The Darlo Bar.

  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, Oxford Street

    Arts and Culture

    Enjoy the party vibe of the annual Sydney Mardi Gras Parade as floats make their way along Oxford Street. Discover local and international talent at one of Darlinghurst's art galleries and catch a gig at one of the precincts performance venues. Visit the historic Darlinghurst Gaol or learn about Jewish history at the Sydney Jewish Museum.

  • Clothfabric, Darlinghurst

    Fashion and Shopping

    Eclectic boutiques, quirky gift stores, obscure retro finds.  Head to Oxford Street to peruse the eclectic wares of high-end brands, from premium labels at Above the Clouds, to the grungy labels at stores such as Route66. You'll find everything from handcrafted homewares to hard-to-find collectables in Darlinghurst.


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