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When the ref blows the whistle on kick-off for the mighty Manly Sea Eagles at 4 Pines Park and the big men go into battle, the last thing you want to be thinking about is your empty stomach.

While there’s nothing quite like the footy stadium staple of a pie and beer, why not make an evening of it – either before or after the game – and sit down to a meal at one of the many nearby Brookvale eateries.

The craft brewing precinct

Where to eat in Brookvale
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The beauty of attending a game at Brookie Oval is its easy proximity to the Northern Beaches’ craft brewery and distillery hub. Tucked into the back streets of Brookvale and an easy walk from the stadium, these great local businesses complement their alcohol offerings with amazing food and a crackling vibe. And if you’ve got a little extra time, do a little crawl around a few venues.

Bucketty’s Kitchen by Dope Fusion

Tucked away by Bucketty’s Brewery, this food truck serves up a mix of loaded fries, healthy rice bowls and even vegan bolognese. And hey, they’ve got stuff for the kiddos too with their chicken nuggets. Open Thursday to Sunday.

Dad and Dave’s Food Truck

For a taste of American street food with a twist, check out Dad and Dave’s Food Truck. Serving up mouth-watering burgers and ice-cold beers, and with a family friendly atmosphere, Dad and Dave’s will win fans of all ages.

Freshwater Brewing Company

For a laid-back vibe and innovative brews, Freshwater Brewing is the place to be. With a menu featuring dishes like Sydney Rock Oysters and BBQ prawn skewers, the menu is a blend of relaxed backyard dining and beachside bliss.

Dip It Food Truck at Nomad Brewery

If you’re down for some American street food with a twist, Nomad Brewery is where it’s at. They dish out burgers, fries, fried chicken and hot dogs with some killer dips.

The Good Bar at Goodradigbee Distillers

Indulge in high-quality food and spirits at The Good Bar. With a menu crafted by an award-winning chef and boasting a selection of curated wines and cocktails, it’s the perfect place to relax before or after the game.

Truck Bar, 4 Pines Brewery

Right at the heart of Brookvale lies Truck Bar, where you can grab a pint of freshly brewed 4 Pines beer and enjoy delicious bites like burgers and buffalo wings. Challenge your mates to a game of shuffleboard or catch some live music while you wait for kick-off.

The Pittwater Rd strip

Where to Eat Brookvale
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If you want to keep your game day play book relatively simple and play it straight, the main road is home to not only the football stadium itself but also host to food outlets ranging from pub grub to pizza and mouth-watering burgers.

Brookvale Hotel

An institution on the Northern Beaches, Brookvale Hotel offers multiple dining areas and entertainment options for fans of all ages. Whether you’re in the mood for a lazy Sunday steak or live music on Friday nights, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Fuel by Night

For something a bit different, Fuel by Night serves up Israeli-inspired eats in a laid-back setting. While the Sea Eagles warm up for their match, you and your mates can warm up your tastebuds with share dishes and unique flavours.

Pocket Pizza

For a taste of New York’s Little Italy right in the heart of Brookvale, head over to Pocket Pizza. With its retro vibe and classic menu featuring favourites like the Netflix and Chill pizza and the truffle mushroom Funghitown, it’s the ideal spot for a casual catch-up with mates before kick-off.

Two Hungry Bears

Craving a juicy burger before the game? Look no further than Two Hungry Bears. For over a decade, this local favourite has been serving up chargrilled Angus beef burgers, loaded fries and cold beers on tap. Also check out the great monthly specials.

The full footy experience

Where to Eat in Brookvale
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Manly Leagues Club

Fully immerse yourself in all things Manly Sea Eagles and dine at Manly Leagues Club, just a few minutes’ walk north from 4 Pines Park. It’s a great place for lunch, an afternoon drink or dinner after the game. Check out their food and drink specials for inspiration. They also have a great merchandise shop if you want to don some supporters’ gear for the game.

The other players

Where eat in Brookvale
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Sale Pepe Pizzeria

If your preferred position is lined up behind a plateful of authentic Italian cuisine, look no further than Sale Pepe. This hidden gem with rustic-industrial decor and a cozy atmosphere offers freshly made pasta and wood-fired pizzas that will transport you straight to Italy. Don’t miss their signature wood-fired bread and hearty pasta dishes.

Chubb’s Brookvale

Looking for a taste of American sports bar culture? Chubb’s has you covered with its mouth-watering burgers, ribs and brisket. Pair your meal with a cold beer and soak in the atmosphere before heading to the game.