boutique spirits + craft beers


The Northern Beaches is increasingly becoming a hub for specialist drink makers with its very own whisky, gin and vodka distillery based in Brookvale and a handful of dedicated craft beer brewers dotted around  the Northern Beaches. Manly Traveller’s Guide stepped into the world of distilling and brewing to find out more about these intricate processes and just why the area is growing its very own crop of successful drink specialists that are leading the market across Sydney.


4 pines brewery

43-45 EAST Esplanade, Manly
  4G/13 Winbourne Rd, Brookvale

This popular Northern Beaches brewery now supplies bars and restaurants throughout Australia and has a range of beers. With four separate 4 Pines venues on the peninsula, two in Manly, one in Brookvale and another in Newport, the beers are firm favourites to enjoy in the bar or to take home. Book into a brewery tour or simply enjoy a drink and something to eat
at a 4 Pines venue.

Dad & dave’s brewery

2/1 Chard Rd, Brookvale
Father and son brewers Dad & Dave started brewing as a hobby before their soar away success placed them firmly in the sights of craft beer lovers on the peninsula. Their popular #1, #2, #3 and #4 core range includes a pale ale, Belgian IPA, Pilsner and Golden ale.
The Brookvale brewery includes a bar.

manly spirits co

4A/9-13 Winbourne Rd Brookvale
Distinctive tasting spirits produced on the Northern Beaches. Manly Spirits Co in Brookvale encompasses the flavours of the area. Their gin blend marine botanicals, Australian native and more traditional gin botanicals. They also produce a range of Australian botanical vodkas and a whisky range that is matured in a selection of casks from across the country and a ‘White Dog’ malt spirit. You can pop into the Brookvale distillery for a tour, a tasting session or a drink and buy some quality spirits from source.

modus operandi brewing

14 Harkeith St Mona Vale
Join the locals this summer at Northern Beaches most awarded independent brewery. A relaxed brew-pub where your good mates, family or 4-legged friends can see all the action of a working brewery, enjoy the very best of Aussie craft beer and chow down on honest food from the onsite kitchen. Live music from talented local artists perform Saturday nights and Sunday arvo’s and fresh takeaways of all beer styles are available. The perfect bite and pint location post surf or swim, where thongs, sand and messy hair are encouraged.