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Hinky Dinks

#3,415 of 4,818 Restaurants in Sydney}
££ - £££, ,
185 Darlinghurst Rd | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 8084 6379
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good14%
  • Average8%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
25 Jul 2016
“Great place to kick off your Friday night”
5 Jun 2016
“cozy bar”
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Bar, Pub, Australian
££ - £££
185 Darlinghurst Rd | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Whether you're a regular or a Scoopon scavenger (hey, it got me through the door!) you'll be treated to friendly, brisk service and cocktails that hit the spot. The hot wings are tasty and bearing in mind this is a cocktail bar, the food is...More

Thank thesorehead
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This bar is quite small but you can get many kinds of cocktail and beer. It's very interesting if you want to try their cocktail. Taste nice!

Thank Atashi N
Reviewed 5 June 2016

This place has gone down hill! The drinks are average and expensive & the service is dull and unhelpful such a shame given where it started.

Thank Casey F
Reviewed 29 May 2016

$45 for 2 cocktails.... no thanks. This place is not upmarket enough to charge those prices. The lightening was very strange and the seats extremely uncomfortable. The guy serving was very pleasant but that was the only highlight. Will not be returning.

3  Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Popped in for some after dinner cocktails and were pleasantly surprised at our luck - great cocktails all served up by very friendly and accommodating barman. Good selection of cocktails on the menu but the barman was also flexible and made to requests if not...More

Thank SusieQ005
Reviewed 7 December 2015

We had already booked a table at a nice Japanese restaurant around the corner for my girlfriend's birthday and the general consensus was that having a few drinks afterwards at a cocktail bar was the right way to go. After some digging around and comparing...More

1  Thank Dmitri K
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We stopped by for a few drinks, which were very tasty and delightfully constructed by the very friendly barman. We ended up staying for food as well, and thought the menu is quite limited the food was exceptional! One of the best burgers I have...More

Thank Chadwyn
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Used Hinky Dinks as a bar to meet before dinner up the road (Fu Manchu) and certainly hit the mark. Service was good and great range of gins, vodkas and whiskeys. Didn't eat so cannot comment on food but would love to try their Reuben...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I have always quite enjoyed Hinky Dinks, even though it's definitely on the pricey side and most cocktails will cost you about $20 each. It's a cute little space and the food is good. However, the last time I went I discovered they'd implemented a...More

1  Thank Emma B
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

I'm not much of a cocktail person but $50 for two drinks is shocking & we only found out afterwards that they stuck on a 10% charge. My drink was mediocre at best, and i'd expect much better at 25 quid. No plans to return.

1  Thank When-on-me-travels
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Bar, Pub, Australian
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
16:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Darlinghurst Rd | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8084 6379
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Hinky Dinks is a small bar in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst. With an emphasis on approachable wines and fun drinks, Hinky Dinks embodies the enthusiastic spirit of the 1950s cocktail culture. A culture that knew a cocktail wasn't so much a drink as it was a fashion accessory. And that the Cocktail hour wasn't so much a time, but more a mood - a defiant stance against the demands of the nine-to-five. It's all about the difference between a glass of gin with an olive in it, and a Martini. The difference between a passing glance, and an invitation?
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