4 Pines is a local Brewery in Manly that specializes in Handcrafted beer brewed naturally. They brew their beer in small batches to ensure quality and flavor. Liz and I came here upon recommendation from our friend Jackie.
The Brewery is right across from the ferry terminal. 4 pines has a large selection of their home brew in bottles and on tap along with wine and other beverages. Variety of beer change frequently and there are specialty beers for certain times of the year. I really enjoy a good beer and I couldn’t wait to try something special.
We arrived at 4 Pines after enjoying a nice lunch at the Manly Wharf Hotel across the street. It was ungodly hot that day with high humidity and temperatures in the 90’s. I couldn’t wait to sit and have something cold to drink. 4 Pines is upstairs in a small mall like complex. There is the main bar area with tables and booths surrounding it as well as a covered terrace with a view of the Wharf.
We decided to have a seat at one of the barrel tables by the bar. After perusing the selections of beer; I chose one of their Ciders. The Cider was a Pear cider with a crisp, light and fruity taste; very nice. Liz chose a glass of Sauvignon Blanc; as she was feeling “beered out” for the day. This place was a delight for us; I truly felt relaxed and comfortable here. It was the perfect way to unwind and beat the heat. I can’t wait to return and see what else they have brewed up.
Dress Code: Casual
4 Pines is a local brewery in Manly. Our friend Jackie had recommended this place to us so we definitely had to check it out. We had just finished up lunch at the Manly Wharf Hotel and decided to stop here for some cold drinks to beat the oppressive heat outside.
The brewery prides itself in quality product due to the small batches it brews. They have a variety of specialty beers and regular house beers. The specialty beers are usually seasonal. I like to support local business and felt that we'd enjoy seeing their offerings.
The place is located upstairs from some shops with a nice open airy feeling with wood accents and windows open to the outside. Hubby and I decided to sit at a bar table and check out the selection. After perusing the offerings hubby chose one of the specialty ciders which was a sparkling pear. I was a bit done with beer from lunch and chose a cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc from the Hunter Valley region. I really appreciated the friendliness of the staff and how helpful they were in explaining the flavors and making our their beer.
I definitely loved this place. The atmosphere was casual and comfy; relaxed is the vibe. Chris and I enjoyed our drinks here and were able to enjoy at our leisure. I especially liked the water views from the windows. I can't wait to return again.
**The beer is also sold in bottles for take away.**
Dress Code: Casual attire but I did not see anyone who was in beachwear (it is close proximity to the beach area).
Cerutis has two floors and alltogether three areas with DJs. It is probably one of the best clubs in Manly, but the music used to be better and nowadays they tend to charge you 5 AU$ even on Fridays.
Dress Code: mostly jeans, and even flip flops sometimes.
Another fabulous bar which covers three levels and has great sea views from the balconies.
Its located directly opposite the The Boathouse Restaurant and next door to Burger Me.
Its has a very beachy casual atmosphere offering a good range of drinks and food.
A very popular place for the locals.
This bar is cover's three levels and is directly located across the road from Manly Beach just near surf reflection and three minutes walk from the Sebel Hotel. The bar is ultra modern and has been tastefully decorated in a chic and quaint way.
The downstairs bar is casual with tables/ stools and chairs facing the street and beach.
Upstairs is fantastic if you score yourself a private booth with comfortable couches and chairs.
It also has two balconies which look out to the ocean. Its a fab bar in the day or night offering an excellent bar and food menu.
Steyne Hotel – The Corso opposite Manly Beach
Great for afternoon drinks or casual meal on balcony upstairs. Also has great intimate bar and restaurant upstairs is located at the back. (9 bars over 2 levels, 2 restaurants, and accommodation is available at a very reasonable rate).
There is also a cool nightclub disco which is large and comfortable.
Dress Code: well dressed for the nightclub.
smart casual for bars.
casual for local bar downstairs.
Its best not to wear thongs to avoid disappointment.
This pub is located over the water adjacent to the Manly Wharf. It is a very popular venue with a fantastic view , music , and a great place to enjoy a drink. The hotel has an upmarket restaurant, some very good seafood when we had lunch .
Dress Code: Casual.
The Steyne is the biggest nightlife complex in Manly, even though it doesn't look like that from the outside. It consists of several bars, dining lounges, and dancing areas all with different kinds of music: clubbing, RnB, rock etc. On every Thursday, Friday and Sunday there are live bands performing, mostly rock music. Some of them are actually very good. The entry is free and the drinks are quite cheap as well, and you will find a lot of backpackers in here.
The Boatshed is an underground bar, where you sometimes can buy pasta and beer for 10$. The place itself is quite different than the other bars in Manly, and there might be more locals or elder people here, depending on the music. They music used to be better, but they (almost) always have a band playing, which makes a good atmosphere.
The BarKing Frog is THE place to go out on Sundays. That's when the DJ plays the latest club music accompanied by his drummer and sax. If you go on a Sunday you have to be there early (8 pm), otherwise you won't get much space. The drinks are a bit more expensive than at the other places in Manly, but since it's Sunday and closes around 10 anyway, you probably won't drink as much as usual.
Manly Wharf Hotel is most popular for it's bars with breathtaking views over Sydney Harbour.
You have a choice of the :
Public Bar - Rowdy place to sink a few beers after work or before going out
Cocktail Bar - If you are out to impress, or to get very drunk very quickly
Jetty Bar - Fun in the sun
Dress Code: During the day dress code is non existent, although flip flops are probably not acceptable.
Of an evening the bouncers(doorman) of this fine establishment ensure that dress codes are applied. No singlets, no flip flops, no overalls. Your safest bet is to wear a collar shirt and smart shoes
This pub is directly across from Manly Beach. Its in a great location and a very funky, happening place.
By day, you can stroll across from the beach in your casual attire, and grab a bite from the bistro, have a beer etc.
By night, dress to impress.
Quite a big sprawled out place, but good luck when it comes time to grabbing the above mentioned beer.
Our first visit kinda panned out something like this...
Go to 1st bar, try to order beer. Sorry go to other bar its cheaper. (we were thinking, did she not want to serve us?). Go to second bar, we can order the beer we want, but not in the size we want it. We were told then that the first bar sells midis but not schooners, and that this bar sells schooners, but not stella. What the??? This is when we also discovered, that if your buying more than a few drinks, you will not get a tray in order to carry them. What the???
Look, great place with a funky atmposhere... not sure if its my cup of tea simply due to the service...or lack there of.
Cerutis Street Bar – Sydney Road, Manly
Barking Frog Bar - good bar with restaurant.
Insitu - Central Avenue Manly
Dress Code: smart casual.
Manly Boatshed – downstairs, dark, gloomy but alive with music for the young surfie set.
Dress Code: casual.
Charlton Bar Manly Pacific Hotel – a small intimate bar with live music more suited to ages 30 up.
Dress Code: well dressed.