Harlem on Central, Australia

This month we highlight a twenties era club in Manly, NSW, Australia.


(Following is a description found at The Bride’s Diary)

Inspired by the prohibition era speakeasies of the 1920’s, Harlem on Central is the latest and greatest addition to the manly bar landscape. From the moment you find the discreet, almost secret entrance you will immerse yourself in a bygone era oozing luxury and style.

Drawing strongly from the Harlem Renaissance movement it is a chic late night lounge where the four corners of hip hop meet the style and sophistication of uptown Manhattan. Every fixture and fitting at Harlem on Central has been meticulously selected to create a warm and undeniably opulent atmosphere.

Conceived by Kieran Bailey and Adam Clarke the team behind Manly’s iconic Sugar Lounge and Miss Marley’s, which was recently nominated for Australia’s best small bar in the prestigious bartender magazine awards.

Decanter lights from U.K. designer of the year Lee Broom, more gold surfaces than the Sultan of Brunei and custom made cabinetry where members can purchase their own spirit locker and keep their favourite tipple under lock and key.
Harlem’s relaxed yet knowledgeable bar team serve only the finest spirits complimented by cut crystal glassware and triple frozen ice. They have scoured the globe to find rare, precious and hard to find spirits and liqueurs to tempt even the most discerning of drink aficionados. Award-winning bartender and owner Kieran Bailey has compiled an exquisite cocktail list of twisted classics and in-house creations.
The service style is cool and casual where the only things fresher than the ingredients uesd are the soulful beats, which create the backdrop to this unique experience. The seductive sounds of street soul, new jazz and neo funk will be the canvas on which your evening is painted.

The menu is a cheeky twist on modern soul food with one eye on authenticity and the other on the healthy Northern beaches lifestyle. Vibrant, tasty food that is unpretentious and full of life. Inspired by Cajun, Creole and African American classics our Executive chefs Aurelien Lesage will take you on a sumptuous culinary journey to 110th st and beyond.

Harlem on Central, rethinking drinking and redefining dining!

Shop 4, 9-15 Central Ave, Manly NSW 2095
Open Mon – Sun: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am