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The Hotel Steyne – a Manly institution

This pub right on Manly Beach remains a cornerstone of nightlife in the famous beachside suburb
The Hotel Steyne
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[Sponsored] Built back in 1859 by Henry Gilbert Smith, the Hotel Steyne is one of the oldest businesses in Manly and the longtime social hub. These days the venue boasts six bars plus accommodation within the one venue, offering something for everyone.

The gritty Moonshine Bar specialises in rum and cider has free live music three nights a week. The attractive, plant-themed Glasshouse is an airy bar serving botanical cocktails, gin and food such as sliders, chips, bruschetta, oysters and prawn platters.

Round Bar is a traditional locals’ bar for laid-back beers. Magic Millions bar hosts trivia on Wednesdays. Function space Blackets (named after the architect who redesigned the pub in 1864) is available for hire. There’s also accommodation, TAB and pokies. Every June the Steyne is host to Sydney’s biggest indoor snowboarding event, Rail Jam, and the pub also hosts events for Manly Food & Wine Fest and Manly Jazz.

Mondays, expect half price dinners. Drop into the Moonshine Bar any Thursday from 5pm for a $10 hot dog and tinnie deal. Gin cocktails are just $10 5-7pm on Thursday and Friday in the Glasshouse. The Round Bar’s monster meat raffles every Friday are the stuff of legend, and hearty Sunday Roasts are just $25.

With its colourful history and roots in the local community, not to mention spectacular views out over the breakers, it’s little wonder the Hotel Steyne is a drawcard for visitors from all over Sydney and further afield. It’s a Manly institution.

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