In Situ

Thursday
5:00pm - 12:00am
1 18 Sydney Road Manly

Menus

Features

bar food
live music
notable spirits list

By day it's a sophisticated courtyard café, by night a stylish lounge bar/restaurant that oozes a luxe sensibility via its extensive cocktail menu and elegant fit-out.

Inclusive and intimate, In Situ manages to discard the corporate, impersonal traits of bigger bars and instead combines a retro-inspired décor with a contemporary tiki twist. It suits its beachside neighbourhood and clientele of laidback surfer types, who ponder over boutique beers, well-selected wines or fanciful cocktails.

Inside, green ivy weaves its way across the ceiling and lights soften the atmosphere to create an inviting, ambient glow. A long bar extends the length of what is a relatively small space and decoratively displays the abundant selection of spirits. Live music assists the energetic atmosphere from Tuesday to Sunday; otherwise a quieter table toward the back can accommodate an intimate dining experience, where tapas-style dishes join a variety of mains.