Hawaiian-Style Boat Drinks In Manley Beach
Sometimes, even in a place so recognized for its beer, you just need a boat drink!
And the place to find boat drinks in Sydney is the Sugar Lounge.
A tiki bar overlooking the sand in Manly Beach, Sugar Lounge makes up Hawaiian-style drinks in a Polynesian atmosphere, complete with tiki poles and the tacky hula girl statue on the bar.
The Sugar Lounge Rum Drinks
Now if you think bartenders in Sydney don’t know how to pour a tropical drink because you don’t normally associate such things with Australia, then think again, for the ones at Sugar Lounge measure up to the ones in Waikiki Beach and elsewhere by PubClub.’s strict tiki bar standards.
And they don’t skimp on the rum, either; these are not juiced-down tourist drinks.
Besides the Mai Tai ($15, recommended), there is the Atomic Daquiri ($17, white rum, Absinthe, Grand Manier, fresh lime and orange juice), the Tahiti Sling ($16, rum, sloe gin, lime and pineapple juice, raspberry syrup and falernum) as well as the Zombie ($23, five rums), and the Reggae Rum Punch ($29, in a large glass meant to share).
There are couches both against the wall and looking out to the sea. And while it’s a great place to hang on a sunny afternoon, it transforms into hot singles bar Friday and Saturday nights.
Note that from Sydney you need to take a ferry so don’t miss the last one!
It has a food menu mainly of sandwiches and pupus and be sure and check out the daily lunch specials that include food and a drink.
To find the Sugar Lounge off the ferry, walk through the plaza and hang a left on the sidewalk before you reach the beach. It’s about two blocks on the left.
Address: 47 Steyne, Manly, NSW