Darlinghurst is a suburb just southeast of Sydney’s CBD. Originally known as being Sydney’s red-light district, it has since been regenerated and become one of the prime residential areas in the city. Darlinghurst is also known as Sydney’s gay district, with many venues for the LGBT community. Read on to discover the best places to drink in this inner-city suburb.
Beer lovers throughout the Sydney region are invited to make their way down to this hipster paradise in Darlinghurst. New and unique beers are always on the menu at The Local Taphouse, where you are invited to try one of the many artisan beers on tap or if none of those tickle your fancy, you have at your disposal a huge choice of craft beers by the bottle. Don’t forget, if it’s a nice day you should definitely make your way up to the rooftop garden bar and soak up the gorgeous Australian sun while enjoying one of the great beers on offer.
Named after the historic Stonewall Riots in the 1969 that signified the violent start of the gay liberation movement, (after an underground New York City bar was raided by police officers hoping to arrest the patrons for engaging in homosexual acts), Stonewall Hotel is located in a heritage listed building in Darlinghurst, and remains, after opening just before the turn of the century, one of Australia’s main venues for the LGBTI community. Stonewall Hotel’s three bars are open every day of the week, where you can find some of Sydney’s best DJs as well as drag performers and dancers who get the night going.