Sunday suds in the sun
Manly Wharf East Esplanade, Manly NSW, Australia 61 2 9977 1266
If it is Summer time and you find yourself in Sydney, then do not miss an afternoon sitting at the Manly Wharf Hotel. From lunchtime onwards the attractive locals will begin to pack the joint, and you will need to get in early for a good seat to watch the afternoon go by.
Reasonably priced beverages, decent food and a refreshing breeze will help erase any thoughts of what Monday may hold. Watch as the ferries come and go, tourists and locals alike attempt all types of water sports and the crowd at your neighbouring table attempt to extend the weekend for as long as possible.
With four different bars, there is something for everyone and with pool tables and live DJs the more energetic will also be entertained. [more]
Manly Wharf Hotel
Alas I didn't get to stay here but i did have a great night in the bar. it really isn't as flashy or expensive as it looks from the outside.
It is in a prime location right on the wharf, next to the ferry port, and it's a great place to do some people watching.
I went there on a sunday night so it wasn't too dressy and it had quite a relaxed feel. If you're lucky enough to get a table outside there's great views of the harbour.
They have a great menu. we went for the "To share" option and got some nachos, fries and chicken wings which all went down a treat.
If you're spending any time in Manly this is a cool place to hang out for the night. [more]