Bars and restaurants in Darlinghurst

A vibrant inner-city neighbourhood, Darlinghurst's talented chefs and creative mixologists will delight your senses. Diverse cultures influence innovative menus, and inviting small bars mix traditional and novel cocktails. Enjoy an early dinner before seeing a show at the Eternity Playhouse or the SWB Stables Theatre. After the performance, visit a small bar or a beautifully restored pub.

  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade 2015, Darlinghurst
  • Oxford Art Factory bar, Darlinghurst

About Darlinghurst

Rich in history, Darlinghurst is bustling with restaurants, cafes, bars, boutiques and galleries. Oxford Street, which begins near the southern end of beautiful Hyde Park in the city centre, is where the glittering parade of Sydney's world-famous Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is held each March.

Along Oxford and nearby Crown, Burton and Liverpool streets are trendy boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants. Just off Oxford Street, on Burton, is Pocket Bar, a friendly loungeroom-like small bar.

For classic and vintage clothing, visit Route 66, which has been operating on Crown Street since 1988. At night Darlinghurst is alive with clubs, pubs, theatres, small bars and gay bars.

Love, Tilly Devine, Darlinghurst

The award-winning bar Eau De Vie, in the Kirketon Hotel near Kings Cross station, mixes great cocktails. Another mainstay is Love, Tilly Devine in Crown Street, named after the notorious 1920s Sydney crime boss.

For thought-provoking plays, reserve your seats for performances by the Darlinghurst Theatre Co. at the heritage-listed Eternity Playhouse, in Burton Street, and by the Griffin Theatre Co. at the historic SBW Stables Theatre, in Nimrod Street.

For cabaret, try the amazing and alluring Slide in Oxford Street. Other attractions in Darlinghurst include commercial galleries such as Watters and the Artery and the Sydney Jewish Museum, which offers free guided tours. You can wander around Darlinghurst Gaol, which now houses the National Art School. It was built using convict labour in the 1800s.

To get to Darlinghurst, walk from the city centre through Hyde Park to Oxford Street and its trendy stores such as Above the Clouds. Buses also depart the city centre for Sydney’s east, via Oxford Street and William streets. Or take a train from Town Hall or Martin Place to Kings Cross.

  • Food Society, Darlinghurst

    Food and Wine

    Darlinghurst is bustling with restaurants, from Italian favourites Trovata and Bill and Toni’s on Stanley Street to Spice I Am and Malabar on Victoria Street. Enjoy delicious cocktails created by a mixologist at Eau De Vie, or relax at popular pubs such as the Darlo Bar and the Beresford.

  • Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade, Oxford Street

    Arts and Culture

    Celebrate at the annual Sydney Mardi Gras Parade as floats cruise along Oxford Street. Discover fine works of art at Darlinghurst's art galleries, and watch a gig or show at one of the performance venues. Visit the historic Darlinghurst Gaol and learn about Jewish history at the Sydney Jewish Museum.

  • Clothfabric, Darlinghurst

    Fashion and Shopping

    Explore an eclectic range of boutiques in Darlinghurst. On Oxford Street you'll find premium labels at shops such as Above the Clouds. Browse classic labels at Route 66 on Crown Street. Discover that perfect thing, from handcrafted homewares to hard-to-find collectables, in Darlinghurst.

  1. Australian Design Centre

    Through visionary exhibitions, education programs, publications and retail activities, the centre strives to make connections between creative minds across Australia, heightening awareness of outstanding design, and...

  2. Black Eye Gallery

    Black Eye - a gallery for contemporary photography, is committed to representing the photographic art form from established and emerging artists both in Australia and abroad. They also stock publications by Australia...

  3. Darlinghurst Theatre Company

    Darlinghurst Theatre Company develops, produces and presents outstanding professional artist-driven theatre. Since 2001, it has staged over 200 productions in collaboration with more than 1000 artists....

  4. Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

    Tuesday 28 March to Saturday 20 May 2017, Darlinghurst

    On view at NAS Gallery is the 2017 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize where guest curator Callum Morton has selected some of the country’s brightest contemporary art stars who will in turn nominate one emerging...

    28 Mar -20May
  5. Sydney Mardi Gras Parade

    Saturday 3 March 2018, Darlinghurst

    There is no more perfect combination of passion and people than The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Every year, hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world bring the city to a standstill as...

    03 Mar

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