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The Pint club has been a big part of Darwin’...

The Pint club has been a big part of Darwin’s social life for longer than most Territorians can remember.

The Pint club has been a big part of Darwin’s social life for longer than most Territorians can remember.
But it isn’t just sitting back on its laurels.
The club is always working hard to bring its 3000 members good food, good drinks and good entertainment.
“There’s a friendly atmosphere here,” says assistant manager Amy Smith. “It’s a great place to catch up with friends and make new friends.
“New members are instantly made welcome and made to feel at home.”
The club, which is in the heart of the Marrara sports complex in Darwin, has undergone a major refurbishment over the past 18 months.
It hasn’t lost that famous homely touch but looks very smart nowadays.
Entertainment is terrific; for instance, an acclaimed Billy Joel tribute concert will held at the club on Saturday, May 5.
Tickets are $40 and can be booked at DTIX.com.au or call 08 8945 2452. Bluegrass musician and comedian Pete Denahy, who has toured with Slim Dusty and Lee Kernaghan, will perform on Friday, May 11. No cover charge.
A popular open mic night is held on the first Sunday of every month.
Jag the Joker, when members have a chance to win a jackpot of cash by turning over the joker card, is held for two hours from 4.30pm every Thursday.
And Goose Balls, when cash and major prizes are raffled, is held every Friday night. Schooners of XXXX Gold are a mere $5 – all day, every day.
The club bistro, Pint’s Kitchen, is run by Nestor Pandac and specialises in simple but wholesome food, such as grilled barramundi, Moroccan lamb and, for the vegetarians, pumpkin risotto.
There’s a kids’ menu and desserts.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are steak nights, Wednesdays and Saturdays schnitzel, Friday fish and chips, and Sunday roast all day.
Nestor makes one concession to his home country of the Philippines by serving a delicious pork hock.
There is a Ubet agency at the club.
Pint is open seven days a week from 10am: Monday-Thursday until 11.30pm, Friday-Saturday


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