The Cumberland bar with secret fridge entry comes to Manly

Matt Clifton from The Cumberland in Manly.
Matt Clifton from The Cumberland in Manly. Photo: Dan Gosse

Manly is about to get its own "secret" bar where customers will enter through a vintage 1920s fridge door.

If you're new to the secret bar scene, fridge entry is hot.

Regulars have been stepping through the Coca-Cola fridge door at Soda Factory in Surry Hills for years.

Opening next month, The Cumberland has been dreamt up by Matt Clifton, owner of Manly venues Donny's and Situ.

The 65-seat speakeasy will tap vintage furnishings, marble benchtops and copper accents courtesy of design outfit AZBCreative.

It'll feature 250 whiskies and will be led by the ex-Merivale Pete Ehemann as its GM.

They are offering scant clues at this stage to the actual location of the mystery fridge door leading to the hidden basement bar, apart from the fact the "front" operation where you enter will knock out Spanish cured meats and pork rillettes.

OK, we'll bite. We don't want to murder the mystery, but a quick look on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website lists Cumberland's location as 17-19 Central Avenue, Manly.