Sydney, New South Wales

If you like your beer but would prefer to leave the stubbies at home, Manly's 4 Pines Brewery can help you live your dream. Melding a restaurant and brewery into one down-to-earth setting, 4 Pines's lengthy 'beer-inspired' menu is bound to please the designated driver in your crew, with everything from burgers, mussels and share-boards on offer, all designed to pair with handcrafted brews - or simply try them all in a paddle.
Shop 29
45 E Esplanade
Tel: +61 2 9976 2300
Modern Australian
Price Range:
$$$$ ~ $$$$
$$$$ = Mains under $20
$$$$ = Mains $20 - $30
$$$$ = Mains $30 - $40
$$$$ = Mains over $40
Fully Licensed (no BYO)
Although the beach has never done any harm to beer-drinking culture, Manly's 4 Pines Brewery is earning fans for a whole new reason. Push aside visions of stubbies, sand and wife beaters and turn your mind to relaxed furnishings, earthy tones and a sense of effortless cool. This little spot, which has carved out a nook opposite Manly Wharf is like the sax player of the brewery world – jazzy and immediately likeable. Decked out in beige banquettes, tall tables with heavy wooden stools, chalkboards, a breezy terrace and a micro brewery behind a glass wall, it makes for a great spot to grab a pint and bite to eat. But be prepared, the locals are onto it so snagging a table could take time.

Unsurprisingly, the main attraction at 4 Pines is the beer which is brewed on-site. You can watch the vats or read about the process on the walls, but don't spend too much time enlightening your mind because the fun is in the eating and drinking. Make your beverage selection first. This shouldn't be too difficult, 4 Pines brews four of its own, so pick the one that speaks to your tastebuds and off you go. If decision making is not your strong point, skip it altogether and try a sample board for a taste of all four. Then focus your attention on the menu. There are two ways to enjoy the food: by sharing some smaller dishes (like arancini balls or calamari) or using them as an introduction to more robust mains. Big appetites should definitely cast an eye over beer favourites like burgers, pot pies and steaming bowls of mussels. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, the familiar manner of the service and don't forget to pick up a six pack before you head out the door.
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Bar / Wine Bar
Late Night Dining
Live Music / Entertainment
Outdoor Dining
Something Different
Suitable for Groups of 10
Waterfront Dining
This restaurant does not have any awards.
45 E Esplanade,
Shop 29
Manly NSW 2095
Opposite Manly Wharf.
There are no recommendations for this restaurant.
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