Harbour City Ferries has awarded a contract to 4 Pines Brewing Company to operate bars and cafés on the Manly ferries.
4 Pines Brewing Company will offer a range of canned craft beers, including Indian Summer Ale, American Pale Ale, In Season IPA, as well as Brookvale Union Ginger Beer (alcoholic).
In addition, a selection of non-alcoholic beverages and healthier food items will be available on the four Manly ferries Narrabeen, Collaroy, Queenscliff and Freshwater, seven days a week. Food will be available throughout the day, with beers available from 4-8pm on some ferries and 4-9pm on others.
“When we were born in Manly not quite 10 years ago, we would have never imagined we’d be part of something of such scale in conjunction with the iconic Manly Ferry,” says Jaron Mitchell, co-founder of 4 Pines Brewing Company.
“If we all do our job, we are hoping to amplify peoples expectation of what customer experience can be, in places you’d never imagine it and build something that one day becomes famous and celebrated by locals and visitors to Australia.”
“The move brings Sydney into line with ferry services around the world and Australia, offering a bar service,” comments Martin Kearney, managing director of Sydney Harbour Ferries. “It’s just the latest move by Harbour City Ferries to improve the customer experience on our ferries.
“Extra security will be on board during the peak times of operation. The bar service is about improving customer experience and providing an additional service to customers. We have listened to what our customers want and believe the bar service on Manly ferries adds an enjoyable dimension to the journey of regular commuters and visitors to our city.”