On Friday I was able to have a beer at Manly’s newest venue (and solving the mystery in this post). No mean feat because COVID19 capacity at Chubb’s Sports Bar is 20 punters. And the punters were keen. Like moths to a flame.
It turns out that this new Manly venue is the second Northern Beaches venue to carry the Chubb’s name. In September last year, Chubb’s Bar & Q opened up on Winbourne Road, Brookvale in front of the Royal Enfield Motor Cycle showroom. More on that below. Chubb’s Manly is in the old Classroom 48 cafe site. An intimate place even at normal capacity. Great sports memorabilia and plenty of screens. The US vibe is strong on the walls and the taps. Coors and Pabst Blue Ribbon accompany a Balter XPA. There’s also a small veranda, if you like street drinking.
The Manly venue is a sliver of the large slice of Americana in Brookvale that is Chubb’s Bar N Q
We spent a Sunday arvo watching our beloved Swans and sampling the very American food menu. In short, the verdict is that we are rapt. The sport set up is excellent. League fans were inside, Aussie Rules fans were outside and we can co-exist. Screens and big and sound is good.
4 beers and a house cider made by the Australian Beer Co are on tap. Chubb’s are fastidious with keeping their beer glasses (old school handles) ice cold. It is a nice touch. A good range of domestic and international cans as well and it is nice to see Dad’nDave’s and Nomads on offer in their suburb of origin.
The food is very good. If American style food is your go, then Chubb’s is for you. Burgers, dogs, loaded fries, ribs, BBQ plates, fried chicken and chicken wings are all available. Fried chicken is a generous serve and my Wagyu burger with onion jam was just sensational.
The staff are very friendly, and it’ll be a fine place to watch US sport when that starts up again. Winner.
Chubb’s Bar & Q: 42 Winbourne Road, Brookvale NSW
Chubb’s Sports Bar: 48 East Esplanade, Manly NSW