Top Darwin Nightclubs

What do you get when you mix Texan teenage military cadets, european backpackers, Crocodile Dundee and enough thong-wearing Aussie’s to start a cult? A night out in Darwin of course. Northern Territory’s capital is home to some of Australia’s best nightclubs. They are by no means conventional, but if you’ve got a soft spot for cheap drinks, giant barns and big parties, then this is the place for you – No dress code required! Wicked Bucks has rounded up a list of some must-visit joints so don your best singlet and brush up on your beer-pong skills because we’re promising you a night that will go down in history.


darwin nightclub trader bar waitress with drinks

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Trader Bar

When in Darwin, do as the locals do and order yourself an Australia Green Ant Gin at the Trader Bar. Inspired by indigenous communities for their medicinal benefits and protein content, green ants are brighter than green face paint. If you’re looking for something a little more vanilla, don’t worry because that’s not the only drink available at this contemporary bar. Nestled in Harriet Place, you’ll find an extensive list of fancy cocktails, craft beers and killer spirits. 5pm-7pm on a Thursday is also happy hour and who can say no to Thursday arvo $5 tinnies?

3 Harriet Pl, Darwin City NT 0800

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If you thought twerking was out of fashion, then you obviously haven’t been to Darwin’s Nightclub Opium recently. Hidden in a basement on the heaving Mitchell Street, this sinful nightclub is where the cream of Darwin’s R&B tastemakers go to let off some steam. The speakers pump an eclectic mix of mid-2000s rap and Bollywood hits, that’s sure to have you cutting shapes on the d-floor like your life depends on it. Just when you thought this place couldn’t scream “college lifestyle” any louder, they also do $5 spirits until the sun comes up. If the music isn’t quite to your taste, you’re only a quick jaunt from the string of other nightclubs dotted along Mitchell Street. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

53 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800

one mile brewing company bar

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One Mile Brewing Company

One Mile Brewing Company is the perfect way to kick off a night out in Darwin. This brewery serves up the Northern Territory’s finest brews. Our personal favourite is the 4.21, a golden nectar cheekily named after the time Darwin’s civil servants famously finish work. For something a little softer, the Pink Lady Cider also has somewhat of a cult following. If you’re a full blown beer connoisseur Wicked Bucks can line up a behind the scenes brewery tour for you and your gang. When you see where the magic happens, you’ll have a new-found appreciation for drinks.

8/111 Coonawarra Rd, Winnellie NT 0820

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The Darwin Railway Club

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the hustle and bustle of Mitchell Street  you’ll find The Darwin Railway Club. This suburban hangout boasts live music almost every night of the week, including everything from a 17-piece band for local swing dancers to an international indie band. Affectionately known as The Rails, this bar has a chilled vibe, friendly service and a top-notch beer garden.

17 Somerville Gardens, Parap NT 0820


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