As the weather gets hotter and the days get longer, there's more time to catch up with friends and enjoy a drink at your local bar. 

Whether you’re hoping to soak up some sun or catch up with your family and friends over a cold one, this list could come in handy.

As we've rounded up some of the top bars in Darlington that you should try out this summer. 

The list is based on TripAdvisor reviews with all bars rated three stars and above. 

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The best bars in Darlington : 

The Juniper Tree

Rating: 4/5

Location: 25 Grange Road, Darlington DL1 5NA England

"Amazing cocktails and fantastic friendly service. Ordered the classic shot board and cocktails. Prompt friendly service and cocktails to die for......presentation spot on too."

The William Stead

Rating: 3.5/5

Location: 8 Crown Street, Darlington DL1 1LU England

"Called in Saturday evening, got a table straight away even though it was pretty busy.

"Ordered 3 plates which came really quickly and were really tasty. During our stay our drinks orders were always served quickly with little wait time.

"Great to see a busy pub again, long may it continue. Had a really good visit."

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Turks Head

Rating: 3.5/5

Location: 21-22 Bondgate, Darlington DL3 7JG England

"If you want a pub where you can make friends and a second family for life this is the place for you, the management, the staff and the regulars are all amazing people that have made this pub like home.

"Pool table, live music, juke box, beer garden, drink deals it has everything you could want in a lovely little pub. Very highly recommended."

Oswald's Restaurant & Stables Pub

Rating: 3.5/5

Location: Hall Garth Golf & Country Club Hotel Co. Durham, Darlington DL1 3LU England

"The staff were superb, very friendly, helpful and attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed our night.

"Also we then went into the Stables pub and had a great night, the staff again were excellent. If you drink ale I'd recommend the Theakstons Best, it was a cracking pint."