185 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst , Sydney, New South Wales, 2010, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 8084 6379
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon - Thurs 5pm to midnight; Fri 4pm to midnight; Sat 3pm to midnight; Sun 1pm to 10pm
Door: Open door
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
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All the trimmings of a kitsch 50s home in all its pale-toned, melamine glory define the theme of Hinky Dinks, located in Darlinghurst, just a short stroll from Kings Cross.
With a small capacity, the space is always cozy, so take your choice from the plush couch or a pew at the bar. Table service is relaxed but fast and polite. The focus is here is clearly cocktails, given that there's only one beer available, but this doesn't phase the majority of the locals - after all, this is a few doors down from Eau de Vie's home at the Kirketon Hotel. Think classic cocktails, gently twisted, with a range of tasty snacks that come rapidly from a minute kitchen. The brightly coloured theme, smiling bartenders and buzzy atmosphere make this a great stop for grown-up fun before venturing into the debauchery of Kings Cross.