Best Bars in Darwin

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Darwin’s tropical climate certainly sets the perfect scene for a hard-earned ‘cold one’. From waterfront views to outdoor gardens and live music, sip and snack like a local at one of these iconic bars in Darwin. 

Modern Pub Food, Quality Drinks and Good Times

Situated on the ground level of Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront and Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront, only meters from the wave pool, The Precinct Tavern offers a relaxing atmosphere with waterfront views, outdoor seating and live music. Home to three bars enjoy a drink from one of 46 taps pouring beer and cider as well as wine, cocktails, spirits all served alongside modern pub food.  

An Impressive Wine List with Decor to Match 

Stone House Wine Bar & Kitchen is a charming little wine bar that oozes character from the moment you arrive. Think rustic interiors, festoon lighting and an extensive wine list that traverses the globe, it’s the perfect spot for first-timers and locals alike. Not only does Stone House have timeless decor and a strong wine list, but also a place of history having survived a Japanese bombing during World War II.  

Hip Vibes and All-Day Cocktails 

Home to a swanky modern interior and outdoor garden with day beds and cushions, The Trader Bar is an all-day bar that offers cocktails, boutique spirits, impressive wine list, music and a fun vibe that keeps people coming back time and time again. The Trader Bar is located on the city outskirts and can be reached through an archway of vines across a luscious green garden - certainly worth the adventure to find. 

Insider Tip: On weekends the Trader Bar levels up a notch with a DJ who carryies you from the afternoon to evening. 

Settle in with Waterfront Views  

Located right on the waterfront, Lola’s Pergola is a funky waterhole with great drinks, food and views. Its circus-like theme creates a fun atmosphere that’s enjoyed by both kids and big kids alike. With a wide range of unique beers on offer (as well as your usual suspects) quench your thirst while sitting outside overlooking the water in the warm Darwin weather. 

Hard-earned Beers at Six Tanks  

Located smack bank in the heart of Darwin’s CBD, Six Tanks Brewery is a bright, airy micro-brewery, bar and kitchen serving up a range of their own brews on tap as well hearty meals to fill you up. Given Darwin’s warm climate nothing beats a hard-earned cold beer, so the team at Six Tanks will take you on a tasting journey of their great craft brews to help you decide on your favourite. Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday! 

Top End Hospitality 

Whether you’re a fan of gin, vodka, or something a little more obscure, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste at Willing Distillery. At their cellar door you can learn about the craft of distilling and try some of the most unique spirits and liqueurs made with only the highest-quality ingredients. All drinks are served along with cold food and friendly Top End hospitality. 

If you’re seeking something adventurous take a Heli Pub Crawl to seek out the region's coldest beer by helicopter. You’ll also see some epic scenery along the way.  


Perfectly positioned amongst the entertainment and dining hub of Darwin’s seafront promenade, choose to stay at Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront or Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront. Whether you're tasting craft beers at The Precinct Tavern, or simply enjoying discovering what’s on offer, you'll feel right at home at either of these hotels.  

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