Darwin - Bars & Nightlife
Darwin has always had a reputation for playing hard, and now young travellers keep up the tradition, especially on the weekends. Just about every pub also serves food and some have rather extensive menus.
This is a classic Irish theme pub serving Guinness and Kilkenny on tap with an air-conditioned interior and a large street-side veranda. Serves up a filling Irish stew along with regular live music.
This is another large Irish theme pub at the other end of Mitchell St, serving Irish stouts, with a large food menu and regular live music.
This bar offers pokies - gambling machines, arcade games, pool tables and a juke box, but, alas, no food. A great place for quiet relaxing or night time paryting.
The Cavenagh has a funky 70’s retro look and live music on Sundays. It serves food and has a large cocktail menu. There is comfy seating in smoking or non-smoking sections, and a deck area with a swimming pool in the garden.
Darwin Sailing Club
This is not an up-market sailing club, but it is one of the best places to sip a quiet drink and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. It is also a popular alfresco dining option.
Its internal tropical cocktail bar is set among palm trees, flowers and flowing water. It is a good alternative from the Mitchell St pubs for a quiet and more sophisticated evening drink.
This hotel/resort has a beautiful beachside location with several restaurants and bars. Ranging from fine dining to bargain eating options and has the only full casino in the Northern Territory.
A lively gay and lesbian nightclub venue, open to everyone. Friday and Saturday from 11pm-4am.
Darwin Entertainment Centre
The Darwin Entertainment Centre offers more formal evenings out watching plays, ballet, cabaret and concerts.