While in Manly on our second day we went to the 4 Pines brewery and bar for lunch, A good place to be on a nice afternoon sitting across the road from the Manly ferry terminal watching people rushing all about while you sit quietly over a couple of beer and whatever you choose for lunch
Later in the afternoon we went to the Yardarm Bar which overlooks Manly beach just around the Corso corner, another good place to be, sitting looking at the water as the sun goes down, I don’t know anything about the Yardarm but we were told it was the site a Murrays Brewery used to be. The Yardarm calls itself a taphouse, has a selection of craft beers and a $5.00 happy hour.
From there we went to Chico Bonita a Mexican restaurant for dinner, it appears that this is the place to ne, while the rest of the town seemed very quite this place was full with a waiting list so though we didn’t stay long I took the opportunity to have a Negra Modello .
Had a quick look in at the 33Degrees bar to see what they had left from their overseas tap takeover, reacquainted ourselves with a couple of old friends from the previous night; TO Ol and Magic Rock
We then moved on to the Blacket Bar which is upstairs in the Steyne Hotel, I suppose that the name should give it away as all the beers where black. 4 Pines stout. A slightly sour black started off creamy but then seemed to get a bit thin. A Stone beer from Stone and Wood , their 2013 run. Then one of the most unusual beers I have had for a while The Dark Lager from Australian Breweries, according to my notes it was sour with something in the background I couldn’t identify but I came up with fruit of the forest,, also possibly fudge, what ever it was it was a very interesting beer which I will keep a look out for so I can try it again. It was very dark in the Blacket so none of my photo’s worked and the same applied to Chico Bonito’s
BROOKVALE UNION APPLE CIDER 4 PINES AND HEFEWEIZEN 4 PINES
BLACK BEER KELLER DOOR SERIES ST GEORGE PORTER
MURRAYS PUNCH AND JUDY AT THE YARDARM
MURRAYS WHALE ALE AT THE YARDARM