If you’re wondering what to do in Darwin when the sun goes down, we’ve put together our top picks of some of the best bars, clubs and attractions in this popular waterfront area…


With a whopping 4 bars to choose from, SKYCITY Hotel and Resort has a drinking spot that’s perfect for your taste.

Arguably the most picturesque of the 4, Infinity is a beach club that opens 7 days a week until 8pm each night. Expect eclectic DJ sets on weekends and more bohemian music on weeknights. Sandbar is a late-night lounge bar that prides itself on its gorgeous view of the Arafura Sea and talented mixologists ready to throw together your favourite cocktails. Whilst Lagoon Bar is the best place to go if you want to relax with your friends away from any distractions. One for the sports fans, SKYCITY also has a sports bar that shows all sporting live events on their big HD screen. Open until 4am most nights you can catch your team’s next game here.

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Red & Blue Route, Stop: Casino, Mindil Markets, Botanical Gardens


Lola’s is a quirky, carnival-inspired family-friendly bar on the marina in Cullen Bay. Now a local favourite, Lola’s started out as a pop-up bar at Adelaide Festival, and after huge success they opened this great permanent location. You can expect carousel horses and life-size mannequins inside. Go for the boutique beer, delicious food and friendly staff.

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Red & Blue Route, Stop: Cullen Bay Jetty


On the quieter side of the Mitchell Street strip, The Deck Bar serves quality tap beers, fresh cocktails and great food guaranteed to make your evening out a special one. There are over 80 different beers to choose from, so whether you’re a craft beer connoisseur or trying your first glass, there’s something on the menu to quench your thirst.

Known as Darwin's largest outdoor deck, grab a drink in their green beer garden - you’ll feel like you’re in a secret jungle. Depending on the day of the week, you can play Drag Queen Bingo or dance the night away at Remix Heaven too.

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Red & Blue Route, Stop: Tourist Information Centre


One of the best places in Darwin to watch the sunset with a cold drink in hand, Darwin Sailing Club is a great waterfront bistro perfect for couples, singles and families alike. A must-visit for anyone in the area, we recommend going here for dinner while watching the sun go down as you tuck into one of the delicious dishes on their menu. The swanky club is open all week long, so you can fit this into your travel itinerary when it suits.

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Red & Blue Route, Stop: Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory


If you fancy watching an open-air movie during Darwin’s dry season, Deckchair Cinema is the place to go. Operating 7 nights a week from April to November, this pop-up outdoor cinema shows an eclectic range of film from family favourites, cult classics and the latest blockbusters. Why not make an evening of it and order some dinner and drinks from the food facilities available every night?

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Red & Blue Route, Stop: Waterfront Precinct


A strong contender for the best pub in Darwin is The Precinct, a local tavern at the Darwin Waterfront. With 46 taps of craft beers and cider to choose from, as well as quality wines and modern pub food, this the place to go when you’re in the mood for a fuss-free night of fun and entertainment. And if you’re craving seafood every Friday they do a delicious mussel night guaranteed to delight your taste buds.

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Red & Blue Route, Stop: Waterfront Precinct


In the mood for something slightly more upmarket? Well, award winning Chef Lee Amy- Bell and her team have brought fine dining to Darwin. Head to The Cavenagh Hotel when the sun sets for a delicious meal using premium produce in a sophisticated and vibrant setting.

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Red & Blue Route, Stop: Tourist Info Centre

Make the most of Darwin at night with our selection of best places worth spending an evening at. And once you’re done exploring the nightlife, why not check out Darwin’s exciting tourist attractions on our hop on, hop off bus tour.