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Local Favourites

After work drinks

Local Favourites

If you’re seeking a post work tipple in the beautiful tropics, you’ve landed on the right article. Darwin is dotted with amazing venues to suit everyone’s taste and style. From stunning rooftop terraces to trendy wine bars with waterfront views, classic cocktail venues to cool retro bars. Let us steer you in the right direction and get ready to sip your way around our fantastic city.


Stone House Wine Bar & Kitchen

Bubbles, red, white or rose. Stone House Wine Bar & Kitchen is an exceptional venue for after work wines in the heart of the CBD. With a beautifully decorated interior and relaxing outdoor seating area, the Stone House is the perfect place to unwind and catch up with colleagues. If you’re feeling peckish, they also offer amazing platters here. Fresh bread, delicious cheese, cured meats, olives and pickles always gets our vote.


The Deck Bar

On the corner of Mitchell and Bennett Street, The Deck Bar is perfectly situated to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Darwin’s liveliest strip while set slightly away from Mitchell Street mayhem! This great bar offers 80+ beer varieties, a fantastic choice of cocktails and classic pub meal favourites with something for everyone and every mood.


The Tap on Mitchell

The Tap on Mitchell is a great place to enjoy Darwin’s tropical vibes. Nestled beneath the shade of a beautiful leafy tree, The Tap can be found in the centre of the bustling tourist precinct of Mitchell Street. This venue offers a wide range of beers, ciders, cocktails, mocktails, wine and coffees, as well as the pub grub favourites of wraps, steak and even crocodile. It’s the ideal alfresco bar.


Smith Street Social

Classic cocktails, craft beers and some of the best Aussie wines at an affordable price. Smith Street Social is a vibrant space to enjoy a few after-work drinks with rooftop views. Offering all the pub classics plus a range of delicious share plates, it's a great place to sit back and enjoy drinks, dinner and catch ups with colleagues. For those wanting to carry on into the night, head to level 1 for a boogie.


The Oyster Bar Darwin

Located at Darwin Waterfront Precinct, The Oyster Bar is a wonderful choice to enjoy fresh seafood, fantastic Australian wine and beer and the company of colleagues and friends. The atmosphere is sophisticated yet relaxing here and the waterfront views are sensational.


The Trader Bar

The Trader Bar is one of Darwin’s best kept secrets. Contemporary and stylish, add this venue to your list if you’re seeking a little sophistication and glamour. Boasting a library of gins, boutique spirits, amazing cocktails as well as wonderful wines, bubbles and coffee, we’re sure this fabulous place will become one of your after work favourites.



A cool and quirky venue, Babylon is Darwin’s first retro themed bar tucked away in the Air Raid Arcade. Babylon is a superb addition to the city for those looking for something a little alternative. The bar offers a fantastic range of drinks, the decor is awesome and the atmosphere is laid back and fun - a great place to kick back and relax with colleagues.

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