Manly is Sydney’s sanctuary with more bars and beaches than you can poke a stick at. Accessible by the famous Manly ferry, this little slice of paradise is no secret. In fact, Shelly Beach, further down the end of the string of beaches, was rated #7 as Australia’s Top Travel Secrets by Australian Traveller, so it’s fair to say that the secret is out.
We stopped for a drink at Manly Wine Bar, a favourite haunt of my friend and Manly resident, Danni. The cavernous bar was broken up into areas for dining, drinking and a bit of both and every inch was decorated with colourful mosaics, photographs, wine bottles, fake animal hides or other knick knacks. Even the roof didn’t escape, completely decked out in colourful chalk drawings which offers a little light reading while you wait for your drink.
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