Hotel Darwin Sports Bar
Hotel Darwin Sports Bar
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10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
About
Our iconic hotel dates back to 1940 and has long been known as Darwin’s meeting place. Open 7 days a week from 10am till late. Enjoy a delicious meal and choose from the many cold beers that are on tap. Hotel Darwin features an award winning Sports Bar and a newly refurbished beer garden. Enjoy free live music every Friday and Saturday nights during the Dry Season.
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William C
Cornhill on Tweed, UK126 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
Arrived in Darwin for one night and walked across the road early to have drink and have an early dinner. What a great place. Clean, good selection of drinks and friendly people. We made four attempts at ordering an early dinner when they were not busy, both at the bar and from a table. No interest from anyone. Staff were a zero from me and I very very rarely say anything negative. So sorry to post this.
Written 15 November 2022
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Hi BulldogWGC I am so sorry to hear about your experience with us. That is not what we teach our staff to do and it saddens me that this was your experience. Are you able to provide more details about what happened on the night? We don't normally offer table service so I am wondering if there was some miscommunication about the ordering process. If you wish to discuss this further, my email is penny@thehoteldarwin.com.au. I look forward to your reply. Sincerely Penny
Written 3 December 2023
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L Jones
Brisbane Region, Australia200 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Friends
Welcomg atmosphere inside, in the sports bar, on the front deck and outside in the courtyard. friendly staff, tasty value for money meals, air conditioned with a side of COLD drinks. The perfect waterhole when it’s 36 degrees outside. You will not be disappointed here.
Written 8 June 2022
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Hi LJones Thank you so much for your review. Absolutely appreciate your kind words :) Sorry for not getting back to you sooner, but I have just noticed some of our TripAdvisor reviews have not been coming through to our review site! Thanks again LJones, you have made our day. Kind regards Penny
Written 9 October 2022
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Mitchell-Family-01
Australia1,387 contributions
May 2022
My family and I have just returned from spending 10 days in Darwin.

During our visit my youngest daughter and I ventured out from our apartment (Metro Advance, Cavenagh Street), to the Hotel Darwin Sports Bar. I googled sports cars in the Darwin CBD looking for a venue that has live AFL broadcasts as our team (Carlton) were playing. Hotel Darwin Sports Bar popped up in my search and we weren't disappointed. Just a short walk up Smith Street for us. When we arrived there was another AFL game game in progress and on multiple TV screens but a simple request was made to bar staff and they were very accommodating. Amazing how many other AFL tragics then pooled into our area. My wife and other daughter joined us later for a drink.

Whilst there bar staff told us that Happy Hour had started (4 - 6pm). How great was that to offer up that bit of information. Schooners of Great Northern were reduced to $5 and schooners of apple cider were $5.50. Now this was a true Happy Hour (compared to Fiddlers Green on the Waterfront).

We didn't order a meal during the time we were at Hotel Darwin but saw meals come out which looked mouth watering.

Overall, the hotel had a great atmosphere and is welcoming. Highly recommended by us!
Written 27 May 2022
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Hi guys Oh wow! Thank you so much for your review back in May! Our apologies, some of our tripadvisor reviews have not been showing on our review site, so I hadn't read this until now! So glad you had a great time (and made the most of happy hour!) and hopefully we see you again on your next visit :) Warm regards Penny
Written 9 October 2022
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Vicki J
Woodend, Australia595 contributions
Mar. 2021
We ate here with a voucher and the menu offered with this was limited even more so for a vegetarian. The pub itself is nice and we had a lovely evening but the food was average and I would not bother to eat here again. But would certainly drop in for a cold one.
Written 13 March 2021
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Hi Vicki Thank you for dining with us and providing some valuable feedback. The team in the kitchen work very hard to deliver a high standard each and every time, so I am very sorry that you did not get to experience their amazing work. If you are still holidaying in Darwin and have time to come back, we would love the opportunity to buy you and your travelling partner a meal and a drink on us. I can be contacted on 8941 7947 or you can email me at penny@thehoteldarwin.com.au. I look forward to hearing form you and welcoming you back to Hotel Darwin. All the best Penny
Written 14 March 2021
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Johnschier
Darwin, Australia132 contributions
Oct. 2020
Central location, very friendly, authentic pub grub with a local flavour like Barra, prawns , crab, crocodile etc.
Very large range of beers including craft beer.
Beer garden, sports bar, front bar and outside street seating.
Written 8 October 2020
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John, you are awesome! Thank you so much for your kind words. It's always a pleasure :)
Written 26 October 2020
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Lynda C
Adelaide, Australia45 contributions
Sep. 2020
We tried many of the pubs in Darwin but the Hotel Darwin was the best in our opinion. Fantastic, friendly staff always with a smile. Great food, try the WA crayfish salad divine. Big beer garden with live music, great balcony out the front to watch the world go by. Highly recommend the HD
Written 11 September 2020
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Lynda! You are so lovely. Thank you for your kind words and sharing your great experience with others, we really appreciate it!
Written 8 October 2020
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eblac
Sydney, Australia397 contributions
Aug. 2019
I really liked the atmosphere of this place, very relaxed, big out door beer garden, great balcony location at the front, pool tables, lots of tap beer, live entertainment, it kind of ticked a lot of boxes for me.
Written 30 March 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind review!
Written 25 May 2020
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Martin Zeck
10 contributions
Feb. 2020
This is the place for the best pub meal in Darwin. Looks a little ordinary on the outside but step in side and the atmosphere is fantastic, the staff are friendly and the food is great. Highly recommend this spot when at this end of town.
Written 3 March 2020
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This has made our day! We absolutely appreciate your kind words and sharing your great experience. Thanks again for visiting Hotel Darwin and hopefully we see you again!
Written 4 March 2020
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Kevin T
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Solo
Probably the best pub "in town"
Happy hour every day 4-6P PM
The tucker was superb & prices won't break the bank. Wonderful & very friendly service. Better than the rat race further down on Mitchell St.
Kevin T.
Written 24 December 2019
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Kevin, you are the best. Thank you for your kind words and sharing your great experience - we really appreciate it! Hope to see you next time on your travels. All the best for the new year. With thanks, from all of us at Hotel Darwin
Written 31 December 2019
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Onefortruffle
52 contributions
Nov. 2019
Visited Darwin yesterday on the Voyager of the Seas and took my Food and Beverage Team for lunch, to experience some good Aussie Tucker.

Well, the Darwin lived up to its reputation and exceeded.

We tried the Tasting Plate of Emu, Crocodile and Kangaroo as well as plates of Barramundi, Kangaroo Pie, Crocodile Ribs, Buffalo Fillet,Surf & Turf Grass fed Rib Fillet on the Bone and daily special Steak and amazing chips (French Fries), plus too many pitcher's of Beer.

True Blue Aussie Pub and excellent wholesome Aussie Food.

Thank you guy's for being great Hosts and for sure the team will return on every visit to Darwin.
Written 21 November 2019
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Wow! Thank you for the awesome review! This was so lovely to read first thing Monday morning :) We love seeing the cruise ships come into Darwin and we are very thankful that you could visit us on your recent trip. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise and we look forward to seeing you next time you head up to the NT :) Warm regards The Hotel Darwin Team
Written 24 November 2019
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