The McDonald family will toast to 50 years of operating the iconic Manly Hotel with a special celebration on March 20.
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Manly Hotel’s community support brought out the best in the Bonner community and had provided many memorable moments for locals.
“The Manly Hotel has helped many local organisations through their generous cash rebates loyalty program including the Manly Lota RSL, Wynnum Vikings and more,” Mr Vasta said.
“They have continued to show tremendous support to local groups who need it most which has made them such a vital part of our community.
“Sandy McDonald and the team have seen many things come and go in the Manly area and I’m glad they have lasted the test of time to become an integral part of this community
Lord Mayor Representative for Wynnum- Manly Ward Megan Piccardi said the delicious food and friendly staff helped build a business Manly could be proud of.
“50 years of running a small business that serves tasty food and has welcoming staff is something to be proud of,” Ms Piccardi said.
“I love going to the Manly Hotel for a dinner with my husband and friends because it’s a great place to relax and connect- I look forward to supporting the Manly Hotel for many more years.”
Manly Hotel Manager Sandy McDonald said the pub had been a good place for strangers to become fast friends over an icy cool drink and swap tall tales of life.
“You are the sum of the people you meet and I’ve had the opportunity to meet broad spectrums of people with wonderful stories of life’s trials, tribulations and celebrations,” Mr McDonald said.
“These days with the increasing sense of isolation with people fixated on their devices, it’s important people are able to enjoy the hotel.”