Once commonly known as the ‘Grand Old Duchess’ and long regarded as Darwin’s premier meeting place, Hotel Darwin has been a local icon since it first opened on the Esplanade in central Darwin in 1940. Despite surviving both the bombing of the city and Cyclone Tracy, the main part of the hotel was demolished in 1999. A bar at the rear of the original site, formerly known as the Hot & Cold Bar, now functions under the name Hotel Darwin.
Rising from the ashes as it were, the current Hotel Darwin is still one of the most popular places in town to go for terrific entertainment, great food and fun times.
Hotel Darwin is proud to serve up fresh local and seasonal produce and cuisine, including NT mud crabs, croc ribs, buffalo steaks and kangaroo pie.
Each day brings its own lunch and dinner special, from Chicken Tuesdays, to 400-gram barbeque pork ribs, to wild-caught barramundi from the Kimberly, all served with a side of chips. All the pub classics are featured on the menu and the 12-inch pizzas are homemade.
The venue even has a fridge sitting on the bar displaying the size and quality of the meat on offer.
Hotel Darwin has three main areas:
39 Mitchell Street, Darwin 0800
Tel: +618 8941 7947
Images courtesy of Hotel Darwin