Darlo Bar

Darlo Bar has long been the inner city lounge room of Darlinghurst locals.
Trish Roberts
Published on September 25, 2011
Updated on August 13, 2018


The Royal Sovereign Hotel, known more affectionately as Darlo Bar, has long been the inner city lounge room of Darlinghurst locals. With a good selection of beers on tap, chips to snack on served up in wooden bowls, a pool table and a room full of kitsch, cosy lounges, it's hard to find a reason not to sit here all Sunday long.

And that's only downstairs. Upstairs there's a garden playground, known also as the cocktail bar. It's a bright and beautiful open courtyard, perfect for a Gin and Tonic on a summer's day.

Darlo offers happy hours six days a week, while the seventh plays host to $10 local jugs and Bloody Marys. There's a Pool Comp. downstairs on Tuesdays, while upstairs there's a free movie night from 7.30. Wednesdays feature Texas Chainsaw Trivia hosted by none other than local anti-celebrity Jay Katz, along with Miss Death and Coffin Ed.

With delicious food options delivered from a selection of restaurants just around the corner, including the ultra appropriate Burger Joint, and accommodation upstairs, the best part is you never ever have to leave.

Images: Trent van der Jagt.


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