A more relaxed crowd
29/43-45 East Esplanade Manly 2095, NSW, Australia; 61 2 9976 2300
The 4 Pines Brewing Company is a great place to chill out and avoid the sometimes snooty Manly crowd. The Micro-Brewery serves great beers, including a pale ale, a kolsch and a heferweizen. They even serves a sampler where you can try one of each.
Situated above the Manly Cinemas, this pub is quiet the favourite among the locals and a great place to meet friends for a quiet drink or catch up. The food is hearty and can be complimented by some good wines.
A glass cabinet down one wall allows you to see the brewing process and the relaxed crowd are incredibly friendly, as are the clued-in staff. [more]