Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Meet at Manly for Thongs & Beers

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When you first arrive in Sydney it is easy to be bedazzled by the fast paced energy buzzing around you. With beaches surrounding you on both the East and North and a livelihood of food and culture throughout the inner city, it is hard to decide in which direction you should start your journey.  If it’s the chilled out beach culture you’re after, then it’s hard to go past the well known Northern beaches playground, The Manly Wharf Hotel.

Only a half hour ferry ride from Circular Quay across Sydney’s picturesque Darling Harbour and you will find yourself in sunny Manly, nestled away on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. As you step off the ferry, it is hard to miss the long jetty bar to your right, situated on the waterfront and showered in sunlight. This large, trendy bar sports a variety of 4 bars, including the ever popular outside Jetty Bar. Along with it, a dine in restaurant, a delicious pizza kitchen, pool tables for the boys and a cocktail lounge, not to mention the other 3 bars located inside. With over 5 plasma screens, all live sporting events can been spectacled from the bar with a beer in hand.

With a great atmosphere, friendly crowd and live music, it is no surprise this waterside bar is a hot spot for a Friday afternoon drink or the perfect place to unwind over lunch and a few wines on a relaxing Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Keeping in tune with the beachside values, locals and travellers alike don trendy yet casual beach-style attire. This is a place to be seen, whilst still in the comfort of your boardies and haviana’s.

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