Craft Up Late: Where to drink and dine in Darlinghurst

Make a night of it! Craft Up Late Wednesday 11 October
We are getting excited for Craft Up Late. If you are like us, and want to plan a night of it, then we have some great suggestions for you. We chat to our Darlinghurst Sydney Craft Week participants to see what places they recommend you stop into before, after (or during!) your Craft Up Late crawl for some delicious drinks and yummy eats. Because the best type of craft crawl always includes a bit of food and drink, right?


Lorraine from The Design Residency suggests…
Riva Reno Gelato on Crown Street is my go-to for an afternoon sugar hit. Fantastic fresh flavours made daily. Best kept secret on the menu has to be the mini gelato on a stick covered in chocolate for $4.50.”

Maree of The Sydney Connection recommends…
Golden Age Cinema Bar for a cheeky pre-movie cocktail - named after a movie of course - and a stylish wood-panelled room with a fabulous 70s chandelier.”
Baccomatto Osteria for fresh, seasonal pasta handmade by a Roman chef. The service is like having your own Italian Nona for the evening: warm, caring and efficient.”

Paul from Work-Shop Makery top pick is…
Cafe Lounge on Goulburn Street has the friendliest service in the area for great cocktails, wine 'n beers with live music on Wednesdays, great if you want to carry on after Craft up Late.

Stephanie and Amy from Outer Island have a few faves..
“Neighbourhood icon Bar Reggio on Crown Street for delicious pizzas in a friendly, low key atmosphere. We also recommend Chaco Bar, delicious Japanese inspired the laneways of Fukuoka. Intimate setting, booking required.”

Melissa from STEAMpop, gives us her tip…
Bottega Darlinghurst on Bourke Street for an Italian treat and The Commons for a drink.”

..and Liza from Stanley Street Gallery, couldn’t decided on just one recommendation! Ha! So her top picks are…

"Stop Valve on Riley Street opposite Watters Gallery: amazing fried chicken wraps and shoestring fries, great coffee great vibe.

Sagra and Verde both on the corner of Riley and Stanley Street offer great Italian.

Trovata on Stanley Street for wood fire pizza.

La Mint Vietnamese great Pho and Vietnamese coffee on Riley Street, next door to Red Lantern Luke Nguyen's restaurant.

Nom best small Japanese restaurant, tiny, great food and Sake, on Riley Street just off Liverpool Street.

Bill and Toni’s legendary on Stanley Street.

Lucky Suzie on Stanley Street, great Malaysian street food.

Bon Vin in Stanley Lane on the Crown Street end, great atmosphere (you can have a conversation) wine and small plates, well priced.

Love Tilley Devine on Crown Lane has amazing wines and small dishes."

Head to our Craft Up Late page to find what is happening in Darlinghurst and all over Sydney, 5-8pm on Wednesday 11 October for Craft Up Late.

Images | Left: Cheese and Crackers, Photo: Boaz Nothman

Right: The Seed Stitchers exhibition, Peace Mountain, Soraya Abidin, Hand dyed embroidered raffia, vintage Swiss straw and vintage metal thread, 40 x 40 cm. 2016.