Beer by the beach? You betcha. Placed right on Manly Wharf, The Bavarian (formerly the Bavarian Bier Café Manly) is a great place for a sneaky beverage if you’re waiting for your ferry, or simply just a great place to settle in for an afternoon session. The main focus here may be swinging steins, but you can’t beat a giant pretzel. Twice the size of Germany and studded with fat salt crystals, they’re the perfect combination of salty-sweet to go with your drink. If you’re going to need something more than a baked snack these guys cater to both the old-world favourites like pork knuckle, pork belly and wood-smoked frankfurters as well as a more modern offering that focuses on seafood. There’s a clam chowder, salt’n’pepper squid and a fancy fish and chips made with blue eye cod. Whether you go for the classics or something lighter doesn’t matter when it comes to drinks. It all goes with beer. They’ve got the full range of Crafty Bavarian house brews like the Hop Dock wheat beer, Butcher’s Bride pale ale and Munich lager on tap, plus beers from the famous Bavarian brewers, local wines and a dedicated schnapps menu.