Perched on an eastern corner of the Manly Corso, the Hotel Steyne is just a stumble away from the beach. When it comes to dining and drinking at this multifaceted venue, you have a few options. For the most expansive beach views and a healthy dose of sunshine, lodge yourself in Seaside Bistro. Here you'll find oysters ($39/dozen), chicken wings ($15/half-kilo) and classic pub meals seven nights a week.
Alternatively, you can head upstairs to the rum bar and live music venue, Moonshine. The balcony has stunning views of Manly Beach, so it's the perfect place to perch yourself, dark 'n' stormy in hand, and watch the sun go down. If you prefer your spirits clear and mixed with tonic, head over to the Glasshouse. This gin and tonic bar has an extensive list of botanical cocktails, charcuterie boards and G&T happy hours.
Images: Katje Ford.