4 Pines Manly
This well-established microbrewery is all about good beer, good food and genuine, down-to-earth hospitality. Since opening its doors in 2008, 4 Pines Brewery has grown from a small microbrewery to a brewpub, restaurant and truckbar. Overlooking Manly Cove, 4 Pines mastered the art of fermenting beer and hospitality under one roof. A local hangout and a destination within itself, the beer is perfectly complemented by the quality pub fare.
Cuisine, cocktails and live music are high on the agenda at this chic, warehouse vibe bar in Manly. Donny's Bar brings a touch of New York to the beaches with its loft-style fit out. Serving up Asian influenced share plates, Donny's have great weekly specials and a daily happy hour between 5pm and 7pm.
Located underneath Sugar Lounge, Brklyn is a local secret. As the restaurants and bars along The Corso start closing, this underground den comes alive. There are booths, a pool table and photo booth to capture the night's fun and, as far as drinks, whisky reigns supreme. For the late-night dancers, Saturday's are for hip hop and RnB.
Manly’s beachfront pub is the place to be even when the mercury drops. Hotel Steyne has been given a much-needed revamp in recent years to modernise this hardwearing hotel. Settle in by the fire in the Steyne Bar with a vino or two and a few slices of some of the best pizza in Manly. But when you really need to amp things up, head upstairs to Manly’s speakeasy, Moonshine for spiced rums, ciders and live music or the Glasshouse ...
Open late Thursday to Saturday, Sketch Bar is an intimate wine and cocktail bar perfect for an after-work drink. Specialising in milk bun burgers, there are plenty to choose from that feature their moorish secret house sauce. The drinks menu delivers a solid offering and the cocktails reign supreme, from classics to innovative creations.
Cantina Acapulco delivers a casual eatery that is brimming with bright colours and bold flavours. If a touch of refreshing and moreish Mexican delicacies are on your mind, Cantina Acapulco is the place to be. The kitschy decor adds to the fun atmosphere and the fresh margaritas are a must-try upon visiting.
Located within Manly stalwart The Steyne, Glasshouse, is a rooftop gin and tonic bar high above The Corso. Bright, airy and floral, the venue is fitted out with wood furnishings and oversized windows, allowing maximum light. The gin menu is paired with botanicals and infusions, and the food is tapas-style.
Manly Wharf Hotel
Set on the sparkling waters of Manly, Wharf Bar is the kind of place you roll into straight from the beach. While the main bar offers frothy fun, the jetty bar is prime real estate, and our favourite spot to sip on an Aperol Spritz and soak up the harbour views. If you’re hungry, head inside to feast on salads, burgers, roast chicken and fresh seafood.
Self-proclaimed “chow down bar”, Daniel San’s delicious Japanese menu deserves a look in as much as their impressive drinks list. Sip on the likes of Asahi, Sapporo or Sake while you nibble on bar bites, courtesy of their Japanese Robato Grill, which cooks juicy meats straight over hot coals. The interiors are Tokyo meets Rock ‘n’ Roll with pink neon lights, arcade games and Jimi Hendrix blasting over the speakers.
A lush new rooftop bar and eatery, Manly Greenhouse is a three-story beachside destination which boasts the best views going around. We bet your eyes will be more drawn to the beautiful fit out though, which doesn’t hold back on the whole greenhouse thing. The rooftop bar is decked out with a canopy of hanging ferns, glass paneling and illustrations of native plants. Sip on bespoke cocktails and bar snacks or head to the ground level for heartier fare from ...
A trendy eatery in a breezy loft style space, Sunset Sabi dishes up a delicious mod-Japanese menu that’s designed to flow Izakaya style. The team will encourage you to share within your group and sample a little something from every section of the menu, which gives us more reason to order everything. Try the edamame with truffle, or the gyoza that sounds more like a cheeseburger (with wagyu beef, cheese and pickles.)
A local favourite, Whitewater Restaurant is a chic bar and restaurant on Manly Beach serving up contemporary Australian plates in a picturesque location. The venue boasts gorgeous water views, making it the ultimate date night spot. Complete with intimate booths and a glass fireplace - you're gonna want to stay the whole night at this cosy beach house.
A Manly favourite, Chica Bonita is a raucous mingling of Mexican fare and Baja California charm. Rustic and vibrant in vibe, this is one of those places where it’s easy to get carried away with the lively atmosphere. The creative menu is a tasty mix of Mexican and Mexi-Cali ingredients from the hands of head chef Alex Wong and the flavoursome dishes regularly have the crowds lining up out the door.