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.
This is another one of those Paddington pubs that happen to be off the beaten track. Well, not quite because it was pretty packed when I was here, but that had more to do with Australia day than anything else. Still, the pub had some charm, and there were some decent beers available, but nothing that really grabbed my attention. It was an okay pub, but nothing really all that outstanding.
Love this place in this funky part of town, close to Kings Cross but with a totally different vibe, it's uniquely Darlinghurst in personality. Lovely decor and a very warm welcome, everything is cool, but even though im not super cool, I felt included and welcome. Such a charming place, ice cold bear and cool music . Been here a long time and every reason to think it will continue to please.