The Shore Club in Manly has been renowned for being the biggest and best venue in Manly and since changing owners Lightsounds have been involved in making the venue the most sought-out Ivy-esque venue in town.
Climb off the sand and into the sweetness of a Piña Colada while watching Manly novices across the road scratch their heads in confusion over where to spend their afternoon.
Musical guests keep the weeknights interesting, and with enough variation across the bars there’s usually a space to suit any taste, from live bands to techno DJs gracing the decks for Tech on the beach, a weekly event on the middle floor.
A stairwell housing an impressive chandelier links three floors (with lift access).
At night, the tiled, echoing Beach Bar seems like a drained swimming pool, dimly lit and thumping with DJ tracks as people circulate around the central bar and onto the footpath through the open doors.
Upstairs, the Sound Bar offers views of Manly Beach, with curtained booths and a central island where you can perch with a glass of wine. However, the Moet Room is busiest and most impressive, with its retractable roof for those summer glasses of bubbly or cocktail by the ocean. The cocktail list is comprehensive, and made by professional cocktail bar tenders.
Stop in and have a beer at 36-38 South Steyne, Manly. For your lighting and sound installations and hire check out www.lightsounds.com.au.