Bavarian Beer Café
Overlooking the stunning Manly Cove with plenty of outdoor seating, the Bavarian has a great location with a view. If you’re a fan of Weissbier or other German beer, you are in the right place. To be completely honest – it is nothing special to me, but I am German so you might still like it. 10 draught Bavarian Beers on tap and 10 imported Bavarian Beers by bottle. Food is pricey.
Nice little shopfront-turned-cafe, friendly service, great vibe. The Cartel is an intimate cosy space with a touch of European hipster style. It has everything you like: retro furniture, quirky and fun decor, an awesome backyard/dancefloor, yummi coffee (and breakfast toasts!) and they also serve well priced tasty and fresh Italian food.
is the newest Japanese bar addition to Manly. Quirky decor, a mixture of Japanese and 50’s style and pin ball machines out the back. This new bar is in a great location, right across the beach and very spacious. There is an outdoor area on the rooftop (“Dojo”) with picturesque views of Manly Beach.
Delicious cocktails, local beers, great bar food and live music – Donny’s is the perfect bar for some wining, dining, socialising in an intimate atmosphere. The bare brick walls and a cage filled with liquor give Donny’s a rustic and industrial touch. If you want to eat, make sure you book a table. The upstairs dining section gets super busy, especially over the weekends.
4 Pines Brewing Company
4 Pines is Manly’s one and only microbrewery offering great handcrafted beers brewed naturally. It is conveniently located just across from Manly Wharf (very inviting for a quick after work beer!) and a good spot to hang out with the locals. The ginger beer is just as good as the beer and the small dishes are delicious. Great ocean view and a relaxed and modern feel.
Located on the headland between Freshwater and Curl Curl with stunning views right up and down Sydneys Northern Beaches. Enjoy one of the three eateries: a rooftop Italian restaurant (Gio), casual dining choices at the club in the south east corner and the “Dig Inn Cafe and Bar” that offers street food, coffees and snacks. Great venue for a relaxed sun-downer or to check out locally-sourced produces like honey, jams and pickles.
A tiny bar/cafe right across the street from Manly Beach where bohemians and hipsters mingle. Enjoy classic cocktails (the Hemingway Cup is a MUST TRY!), tasty breakfast and delicious bar food or dinner. One of Manly’s best small bars. You can also book the upstairs dining room for functions, birthdays or any other excuse to eat, drink and party.
A locals place right on the Corso, facing Manly Beach. Simple pub that is popular for both the local community and visiting tourists. There is a fire place, bands and musicians in the outside area, upstairs you find the Moonshine Bar – featuring rum, cider and music (recommend: Sunday’s Reggae Nights).
Manly Wharf Hotel
…is where the locals go. Nice and modern pub offering quality food, beers, wines and spirits. The Wharf Bar is a casual and relaxed spot at Manly Wharf that can turn into “the” venue for nightlife on weekends. The Wharf Bar has a good vibe since it is a nice spot for a relaxed family lunch, to catch up for a beer with a mate as well as enjoying a sundowner at the outside area of the Jetty Bar.
Sugar Lounge is the perfect spot to settle for a few hours on your weekend night out in Manly. With a prime position on Manly’s beachfront, this bar seamlessly morphs from a beachside cafe by day to an ambient cocktail lounge by night. Sugar Lounge is a good spot to start the night in a relaxed manner.
Rustic cafe with a beautiful private courtyard out the back at the northern end of Manly. Mexican dinner, Taco Tuesdays: $3 tacos all night, classic cocktails, beer on tap (Tuesday – Sunday from 5pm). Homestyle Brekkie, salads and fresh juices (Saturday & Sunday from 9am).