Top 10 Bars in Manly

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Manly’s bar scene is coming ahead in leaps and bounds and we couldn’t be happier.  It’s about time we saw a move away from the ‘tourist traps’ and an embracing of quality bars, million dollar views or not.

Check out our list of our Top 10 Manly Bars (in no particular order).

Cheers to the expanding Manly bar scene – may it continue to flourish!

  1. HUGO’S MANLY
    Not only a ‘Manly’ institution, but a ‘Sydney’ institution.  Hugo’s has been going strong for years and it’s not hard to understand why with its stunning waterfront location.  An oldie but a goodie.
    Read our review of Hugo’s Manly
    Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
  2. INSITU
    Funky bar/restaurant with a vintage vibe and live music.  Awesome pizzas and Happy Hour between 5-7pm.
    InSitu website
    1/18 Sydney Road, Manly
  3. PAPI CHULO
    Merivale seem to have cottoned on to the Manly bar trend opening Papi Chulo right on the wharf.  Spectacular waterfront views are served up along with their South American themed smokehouse cuisine.
    Read our review of Papi Chulo
    Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
  4. MANLY WHARF HOTEL
    Offering stunning ocean views, it’s not hard to understand why this pub has enjoyed a cult following for years.  Always pumping.
    Read our review of Manly Wharf Hotel
    Manly Wharf, East Esplanade, Manly
  5. MANLY WINE
    Quality food and wine is offered at Manly Wine .  Great date spot.  Intimate bar/restaurant.
    Read our review of Manly Wine
    8-13 South Steyne, Manly
  6. DONNY’S BAR
    This small bar with its New York loft vibe, serves up an Asian inspired menu with live music should you visit on the right night!
    Read our review of Donny’s Bar
    7 Market Lane, Manly
  7. HEMMINGWAYS
    Intimate small bar with great cocktails and an even better vibe.
    Hemmingways website
    48 North Steyne, Manly
  8. HOTEL STEYNE 
    Local pub (a fave with the locals) with bars to suit your mood.  Great atmosphere and we love the courtyard.
    Hotel Steyne website
    75 The Corso, Manly
  9. CHICA BONITA
    Small bar/taqueria serving up Mexican delicacies.  Arrive early.
    Chica Bonita website
    Shop 9a/b The Corso, Manly
  10. BEACHSIDE DOJO – DANIEL SAN
    Rooftop terrace with stunning ocean views and featuring live DJ’s.
    Read our review of Daniel San
    55 North Steyne, Manly

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