Bars Maketh the Man: Manly’ coolest 5 x Bars of 2017

Manly Wine Bars

Address:  8-13 South Steyne, Manly
Phone:  +61 2 8966 9000
Hours:  7 days – 7am till late

Manly Wine offers its own eclectic, quirky setting, but what sets it apart from its sister venues is a spectacular beach side view. Offering a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu along with a creative drinks menu, Manly Wine is a top spot to visit any time of day. Whether you’re looking for a long lunch or Sunday afternoon session, Manly Wine is the place to be. It’s also a great venue for groups and functions with set menus and a range of private and semi-private areas available for bookings.

Keep your eyes on their daily specials such as ‘Wednesday Wine Tastings’ and a ‘Girl’s Picnic’ on weekends, there is always something happening.

The Manly Wharf Hotel 

Address:  Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
Phone:  +61 2 9977 1266
Hours:  Mon -Fri- 11.30am- 12.30am, Sat– 11am-1pm, Sun- 11am- 12am

The Manly Wharf Hotel is located on (surprise, surprise) the Manly Wharf, which makes arriving by ferry a perfect option, should you not be a local.

The hotel has been a Manly hot spot for years and with their stunning waterfront location, it’s not hard to work out why. The interior is relaxed beach chic. The venue perfect for groups and always full however probably not the best quiet date night spot.

The food menu is standard pub fare meaning salads, seafood, burgers, grill and pizzas etc. Plus, they offer reasonably priced daily specials.

Drinks wise they offer cocktails, beer and wine. Also good to keep your eye out for their special events with DJ line ups such as Sunset Sessions, Australia Day and pretty much a party for every upcoming holiday there’s always something happening.

HEMINGWAY BAR

Hemingway’s Bar Manly

48 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095

Sonia Piantoni and Emmanuel Deleuze took over the reins at Hemingway’s just over a year ago, moving here from the French Alps, where they own Le Montana, a Michelin Star restaurant in the mountain resort, Val Thorens.

Their common passion for gastronomy and love for Australia, which Emmanuel has been visiting for over 20 years, has inspired them to bring a little bit of French flavour to Manly.

Hungarian chef Zsolt Kovacs has had 12 years of experience fine-tuning his skills as a chef, starting his training in the Rhineland in Germany, before moving on to Munich, Berlin and Bavaria. Zsolt has trained with many renowned French chefs throughout his career and has been collaborating with Sonia and Emmanuel Deleuze, the French owners of Hemingway’s Manly, to create a menu that combines Manly seaside favourites with traditional French cuisine.

Zsolt has trained with many renowned French chefs throughout his career and has been collaborating with Sonia and Emmanuel to create a menu that combines Manly seaside favourites with traditional French cuisine.

 THE IVANHOE HOTEL,

27 The Corso, Manly Beach NSW 2095

TEL: 02 9976 3955 FAX: 02 9977 0957                               

a much-loved local pub located in the heart of The Corso at Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Offering a refreshing, timeless and sophisticated setting the Ivanhoe Hotel has a strong emphasis on food, quality and produce. Behind the magnificent heritage facade, The Ivanhoe Hotel’s interiors channel a Hamptons-inspired coastal beach vibe while retaining the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere of Manly and a local pub.

Boasting indoor and outdoor, relaxed all-weather spaces over three floors, including two of Sydney’s most impressive rooftop bars, The Ivanhoe Hotel’s spaces are perfect for lunch, dinner, drinks or a night out on the town. The variety of different areas throughout the pub allow guests to tailor their own experiences; whether it is casual large lunches with the whole family, afternoon cocktails in the sun with friends in one of the open-air courtyards, quiet corners for a quick bite to eat or celebrations in the surf clubhouse-style second floor bar and open-air rooftop, The Pines. These spaces are also perfect function spots for intimate groups right up to large events.

The Ivanhoe Hotel is also home to a boutique bottle shop as well as a dedicated sports bar, offering one of Sydney’s best venues for watching sport with full TAB facilities.

Good Hope Manly  

(02) 9977 0194 1/10 Belgrave St Manly 2095

Good Hope alludes to the origin of Australia’s first vine cuttings brought over with the First Fleet from the Cape of Good Hope before being planted on the foreshores of Sydney Cove where the InterContinental Hotel now stands.

We believe that great wine needs to be paired with great food. Good Hope’s dishes, are a modern take on Australian cuisine. Our menu is cooked with love and our dishes are designed to share.

What’s On

February Specials

Tuesday – Half price cheese and meat plates

Choose from a variety of meats and cheese’s to design your own tasty plate.

Thursday -Thursday Feast

Thursday night at Good Hope is feast night.

Our team releases a new menu weekly, paired with matching wines, we’ve taken the hard work out for you. Sit back, relax and let us do the rest for you.

$35 per person food only

$80 per person with matching wines

Open

Tuesday – Friday  4pm – 12:00am

Saturday – 2pm – 12:00am

Sunday-  2pm – 10:00pm

Night Tours of Sydney

Sydney is known for its vibrant nightlife. In fact, after the sun has set and cast its radiance over the Sydney Harbour, the life in the city is just getting started.

Attractions at Night

strip-outs waste management sydneyTourists who have a penchant for escorts can have a tour of Sydney brothels and nightlife. But if you have kids with you or would want to experience the city’s attractions at night, you can start your excursion at Sydney Tower. Take marvel at the spectacular view of the city lights or feast at the sumptuous food served in the Tower’s restaurants. You should also visit the Sydney Observatory. Look at the stars, planets or other heavenly bodies using the telescopes at the country’s oldest observatory. After a little astronomical experience, head to Sydney Aquarium. Kids and those young at heart will surely enjoy the country’s marine life. If you’re up for a hair-raising and spine-chilling experience, sign up for The Rocks Ghost Tour. Of course, the best time to revisit Sydney’s dark history is at night. Listen to real life stories of murders, suicide and hauntings while exploring dark alleyways and haunted places. For a more spooky experience, book the tour during the Halloween.

Theatres and Clubs

Apart from the famous Sydney Opera House, you can watch the country’s finest actors at Walsh Bay. You should also make a trip to the State Theatre and the Capitol Theatre. For party animals out there, party ’til you drop at the nightclubs in the city’s Central Business District. Among the must-visit clubs are the Chinese Laundry, One22 and Grandma’s Bar.

Lowlights of Sydney’s Nightlife

Just recently, the state government introduced new liquor laws “to ensure the safety of tourists and residents.” This is partly in response to the attacks on teenagers while enjoying the city’s nightlife. These laws entail a liquor ban in some areas and curfew on establishments that serve or sell alcohols. Because of these legislations, the once throbbing and vibrant nightlife in Sydney is starting to fade away. In fact, the once packed and alive Oxford Street is now swarming of establishments with the “lease” sign. It is a must that tourists and residents enjoy a nightlife, where they feel safe and comfortable. Maybe a sober city might be good after all.