Drinking and nightlife in Manly

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    Manly Wharf Hotel

    Just along the wharf from the ferry, this remodelled pub is all glass and water vistas, with loads of seating so you've a good chance of grabbing a share of the views. It's a perfect spot for sunny afternoon beers. There's good pub food too (mains $22 to $30), with pizzas, fried fish and succulent rotisserie chicken all worthwhile.

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    Donny's

    This two-level bar-restaurant is an atmospheric spot for a great night-time cocktail – if you can read the menu in the low-lit speakeasy ambience. Sweet-toothers will love the sugar-and-coffee hit that is the Sticky Date Espresso, while the ginned-up 'detox' option is served to look like you're having a healthy pot of tea in case your personal trainer drops by.

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    4 Pines

    Local brewing concern 4 Pines has set up this handsome double-decker venue opposite the ferry wharf. Some of the beer is brewed here, and you can sip it on the balcony while munching on a tasty pulled-pork burger or a range of other pricey but tasty bar fare. Evening-only downstairs has the same menu, but with table service and no outlook.

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    Hotel Steyne

    With something for everyone, the Steyne is a Manly classic that's big enough to get lost in: it's like a village of its own with various bars and eating areas around the sociable central courtyard, which goes loud and late most nights. The airily decorated gin bar has a balcony with beach views.

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    New Brighton Hotel

    This refurbished boozer now boasts four bars on four levels. The food is unremarkable and the craft beer expensive, but sitting on the wraparound balcony upstairs looking over the Corso is a great Manly perch. The rooftop garden bar has even better vistas.

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    Bavarian

    At the ferry wharf, this open-sided bar offers numerous local and imported brews. The pork knuckles and pretzels are delicious; sausages are the best wurst option.