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 menu form 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

Middlebar

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

Low 302

Low lounges beneath low lighting.

302 Crown Street, Darlinghurst

Ching-a-lings

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
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