Manly – Bars and Pubs

Manly is known for its stunning beach and excellent surfing conditions, which draws people from all over Sydney. Many of whom also visit the suburb for drinks in the evening too. Blessed with a fantastic range of venues, most of the best Manly pubs and bars can be found along the Esplanade, or in remote laneways just off The Corso. Offering an outstanding range of beers, wines and some of the most inventive cocktails you’ll see in the Harbour City, here are some great places to check out.

The Hold

Nautically-themed and crammed as full of delicious dishes as a tea clipper, The Hold is the place to go if you have the appetite of a sailor or the thirst of an old salt. A Shipmate’s Share of cocktails we let you set sail across a menu that includes burgers, bowls and all manner of “smaller things.” Vegan options abound as well. If you’re a old sea dog or a Mary Rose, The Hold will hold something for you.

24 Sydney Rd, Manly

Donny’s Bar

Escape from the bright lights of the big city into the warmth and comfort of Donny’s New York-style loft bar. Inspired by the colours and tones of the Australian bush pared with the sophisticated chic of the Big Apple, you can relax over drinks, go small with California-style snacks, or go big with a Tex-Mex feed and a few cervezas. America has come to downtown Manly and set up in style…so can you!

7 Market Pl, Manly

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Nomad Brewing Co.

Need a few cold bevvies to chuck in the Esky for a picnic on the beach or an evening at the park? Local beer maestros Nomad Brewing Co. produce a range of amber nectars perfect for hot evenings beside the sea or nights in watching the game. With imaginative label art, and flavours spanning the gamut of tastes from Oat Cream IPA and Brookie Draught, to Cucumber and Mint Pale Ale and Raspberry Sour Ale, there’s a brewsky for every taste in their range. Cheers!

5 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale

4 Pines Brew Pub

Fancy a cold one or several on a hot afternoon or a sultry Sydney evening? Slope down to the 4 Pines for brewskies and a snack, live acoustic music on a Thursday night, and big feeds any day of the week. Sample your fave ale or find your new brew courtesy of the on-site microbrewery. Out on the balcony you can watch the last embers of the day smounder in the west and plan out a perfect evening on the Manly tiles for you and your lover. Or…just stay put […]

29/43-45 E Esplanade, Manly

Hotel Steyne Manly

A Manly institution, the Steyne has been looking after the epicurean and liquid needs of locals and visitors since 1859. Sitting four square on the street it takes its name from, overlooking the perfect sandy sweep of Manly Beach, this is the place for a swanky supper, a mid afternoon fillip or just a cold beer (or wine) for no reason at all! The rooftop restaurant features all the freshest flavours of the nearby ocean, the dusty Outback and everything in between.

75 The Corso, Manly

Hemingway’s

Taking a cue from the writings of the old sea dog himself, Hemingways is a jazzy and snazzy French-infused restaurant and bar with a window on the water of Manly Beach. Grab a late breakfast, a long lunch or an anytime dinner and savour the flavours of France cooked with distinctly Australian flair and ingenuity. Winter “raclette” nights bring warm, cozy comfort dishes to Hemingways, while those long Manly summers provide a perfect backdrop to a dinner out on the terrace.

48 N Steyne, Manly

New Brighton Hotel

Art Deco chic meets the surfie swagger of Manly Beach at the New Brighton where four floors of dining and drinking options provide everything from a summer-day session to a late dinner at the end of a perfect evening. Grab a cold one in the Shark Bar, or sip a salubrious cocktail on the Rooftop while you scan a range of menus encompassing a world of flavours from burgers to Barramundi.

71 The Corso, Manly

Ivanhoe Hotel

Bringing a Hamptons-inspired beach vibe to a cool interior behind a heritage facade, the Ivanhoe is a Manly local that has been drawing the crowds for years. Offering indoor and outdoor dining spaces over three floors, the Ivanhoe’s nautical themes are reflected in relaxed kitchenesque corners, a hip sports bar where you are bound to make new friends, and menus catering for every appetite and desire.

27 The Corso, Manly

Wharf Bar

Where the city meets the sea, Manly’s Wharf Bar dishes up tucker for hungry passers-by, strolling couples, post-session surfers and anyone else looking for a cold beer, a chilled wine and a good feed. Pub grub essentials such as barramundi, steak and seafood are augmented at the Wharf Bar by imaginative pizza toppings, kingfish salads and various vegetarian options. Tie up at the Wharf Bar and watch the tide go in and out – literally and figuratively – for an hour or an afternoon.

E Esplanade, Manly

The Cumberland

This Spanish-style speakeasy, hidden behind an innocuous fridge door in a corner deli, features over 250 different whiskeys, an extensive wine and beer menu, and a ranged of cocktails inspired by Prohibition-era America. On the menu are charcuterie share-boards and tapas dishes you can pair with any sort of [il]legal booze you can name. But remember…shhhhh, don’t tell anyone!

17/19 Central Ave, Manly