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  • To Darlo Bar
Known by locals as either the Darlo Bar or Royal Sovereign, this establishment is a popular haunt for locals in the area, particularly for an after work drink. Opt to sink back into one of the colourful, comfy sofas downstairs or head upstairs to the renovated beer garden area, with its relaxing lime green shades. Frequented by an eclectic mix of patrons, the Darlo Bar evokes a retro-style feel, making it a great alternative to the modern, chic bars of Kings Cross.

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  • KGirl Local Star   336 reviews
    Hot little joint! Love their cocktails here!!
  • Bussola Newbie   1 review
    Wow !! Now I can go to Darlo bar and enjoy a few drinks and also have beautiful Pizza from Danny's La Bussola .. What more would you want ??
  • Laurawm   16 reviews
    Upstairs Darlo Bar is a great area to meet up with friends. My friend had her birthday drinks here and they reserved her area with a birthday balloon, it was a nice touch. They have a good cocktail menu and when I asked the bartender what he recommended, he asked about my taste preference and offered to make one up with fresh ingredients - it was delicious!
  • beanboy Local Star   305 reviews
    The downstairs is a dive and normally filled with local ppl, but check out upstairs, the crowd is cool and funky and the missing roof is a real winner for a courtyard.

    They don't serve food, however you can order Thai or burgers from Burger Joint (YUM), and they deliver. We all had a such a fun night and love the fact of the food delivery.
  • simonc22 Barfly   137 reviews
    I love the bar upstairs which was refurbed a few years ago. Downstairs is still a collection of whacky old furniture, which I think is a bit of a deterent. Maybe that's the idea ... anyway, go upstairs for a drink. It's cool!
  • atan7 Local Star   1,012 reviews
    Retro chic...
    I came here for a friend's farewell drinks. Parking was a little difficult on a busy friday night but I was ready to explore this pub my friend had called 'her other home'.
    As you walk in you realise this bar as character. Bright orange stools, mis matching chairs, a purple pool table- you know you aren't in kansas no more...
    However, I had a great night- friendly staff, a variety of food (with is takeaway from the great restaurants around the local streets), and a pretty interesting crowd of people.
    I haven't been upstairs but after reading the other reviews I will be sure to visit this place again and make the trek upstairs!

    (BTW- bonus is Messina's ice creamery is just around the corner!! booyah! Great night me-thinkith)
  • Christian Bowie Local Star   49 reviews
    On first appearance, I always walked straight past this bar/pub as it seemed like a dodgy kind of bar. But when work mates had organised a meet up there I ventured in.

    As you walk in the retro feel of the bar is immediately noticed with old school furniture which doesn't match, arcade games and to my surprise and stair well leading upstairs...

    Walking up these stairs leads you a newly built upstairs bar which is totally fantastic! The modern interior fit-out mixed with the fake ferns and mixed green and grey panels creates a walled garden that should be in Miami somewhere. The bar staff know their beers and they are more than happy to recommend a few of their beers boutique.

    So next time your walking past the Darlo Bar, don't do what I used to do, but walk in and checkout the great upstairs bar and down a couple of beers :)
  • Jackie M Barfly   53 reviews
    I love the furniture in this bar. Retro chic. I also love the fact you can order food from the local restaurants in to the pub, so you never have to leave :)
    • Jackie M Barfly 
      I'd also like to add that now they have the upstairs area I tend to go up there as opposed to the retro area downstairs. Upstairs is an outdoor area (it's the building as is with the roof taken off. It's intended to look a bit like a garden with turf and white garden furniture. A very nice place to spend an evening, especially in the summer.


  • Colsie Barfly   153 reviews
    Absolutely great pub that's just that, a pub!! The pokies are pushed towards the back and there's pool plus old school arcade games. They've recently opened an upstairs bar to accommodate smokers but it's not overbearing for those who don't puff. Great place to start a night, continue a night, end a night or spend a night.
  • lisahari Barfly   322 reviews
    Nice cosy looking bar. The atmosphere & vibe is great to have a catchup with friends. Its a little small but think that adds to its charm.

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