Best Sunday sessions

18 JANUARY 2023

The humble Sunday session is a Brisbane tradition. With long summers, beautiful views and excellent beers, there’s no reason to close out the weekend inside or in sadness. Check out the list below for the best places to Sunday sesh in the River City.


Fortitude Valley 

Maya Mexican 

The rooftop courtyard we all know and love from eleven has been transformed, transporting you to Mexico’s riviera maya. You’re encouraged to #vacayeverysunday at their DISCO LOCO sunday sesh with live dj’s, musicians & freshly shucked oysters kicking off from 12pm until late. 

The Brunswick Hotel 

The Brunswick hotel offers a relaxed, friendly experience for your next Sunday sesh. Your favourite traditional pub fare, pizza and pasta selections plus cold beer and great company make for an equally great day. 

Mary Maes 

Sit by the river on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy the breeze, a menu of cocktails and a beautiful wine list. From midday on weekends live music kicks off. Dinner, drinks and a show.  

Sixes & Sevens 

Uniquely Queensland, sixes and sevens still describes itself as a public house. Intimate lounge spaces and long tables of reclaimed timber supplement the food and beverages that are simple, clever and designed to complement the everyday experience. Cider, beer on tap and wine served from the barrel in a carafe.  

Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen 

Bloodhound’s custom built 10-tap copper font pours the liquid courage straight into the end of your weekend. Wines, spirits and cocktails are on offer, as you’d expect, in this heritage building with original features presented to the world. Try the upstairs bar for a view over Brunswick St.  

La dolce vita brunch @ Fiume 

Tantalise your taste buds and take in a 360° view if the Brisbane river with a 3-course brunch of local twists on italian favourites paired with a two-hour beverage package including brunch must-haves - Mimosas and Bloody Marys, as well as a selection of Fiume's signature cocktails, beers, and wines. 

Caxton Street & Paddington 

Darling & Co 

This hip neighbourhood locale serves simple but ever-changing food and drink options seven days a week. This 300-seat space rests right at the end of Caxton St., almost across from the Suncorp stadium. Grab something delicious to eat and kick back with friends and great drinks to laze away a Sunday arvo. 

The Paddo Tavern 

Home of the renowned sit down comedy club, the Paddo tavern is the quintessential haunt for a given fun Sunday session. Sundays host the creature of habit Sunday session with burgers, jugs of little creatures, free pool all day with a pool comp at 5pm and live music from 2pm. 


Serving Brisbane's best blend of French-Vietnamese cuisine, a Sunday sesh at libertine helps you relish an afternoon with the lads. Surrounded by decadent wallpapers, gold leaf embellishments, locally designed and recycled timber furniture, and chandeliered ceilings, you’ll feel as fancy as ever. 


Craft beers lovers themselves, the bartenders at Brewski can help make you one as well. Settle in on Sundays with a $10 lunch from midday to 4pm as you taste your way through over 150 bottles and an ever-changing tap of local, national, and international craft beers.  

The Caxton Hotel 

A game day staple, the Caxton hotel will broadcast all the big sport live on the big screen and on monitors throughout the venue. Outdoor bars open prior to and after the match. Event day menu available in the café from 10am.   

Night time river views at Customs House.
Customs House, Brisbane City


Customs House Moët rosé garden 

Customs House knows how to celebrate spring. Head to their stunning Moët rosé garden pop-up bar every open every sunday from 2pm-7pm and sip on refreshing moët rosé or a chandon cosmopolitan cocktail. While you're there treat yourself to the custom house bar staples - steamed duck buns, moreton bay bug croissants and truffle fries. 

Friday's Riverside 

Friday’s is among the best waterfront locations in Brisbane. A huge beverage list, local music, helpful staff and great company will help you wind down a weekend with a view.  


Boasting a lush Gatsby-era décor, blackbird is your high-end Sunday sesh go-to. A strong seafood and steak menu focus complements river views while a "dark" and "light" bar reflects the atmosphere of 1920s prohibition speakeasies.  

Kangaroo Point, South Bank & West End 


Joey’s is your answer to sippin’ spritzes cliffside this summer! Perched on the kangaroo point cliffs, the European summer inspired décor, iconic city skyline views and a food and drinks menu to match make joey’s the perfect spot for a Sunday sunset soirée. They’ve cleverly decked out the place with misters and fans too - so you can enjoy your spritz, no sweat. 

The Fox Hotel 

Soho Sundays at the fox hotel are all about squeezing the last drop out of your leisure time. Let the weekend linger with pizza and delicious cocktails while the mischief unfurls to the beats of live DJs. Make a new Sunday companion from one of Brisbane's hottest rooftop venues.  

Convent Garden 

In the heart of west end, convent garden is the spot to escape the city streets with a tranquil courtyard, live music and the sophisticated lifestyle on full display. Seasonal cocktails, an extensive gin list and lunch or dinner meals help bring the chilled vibes to what will be a legendary Sunday session. They also offer bottomless brunches on Sundays. 

The Charming Squire 

Bringing to life the story of the original charming rogue, the charming squire evokes a sense of history and storytelling, with an inspired menu and the full range of James Squire beers and ciders on tap. Live music on Sundays and a new spit roast every day keep the end of the weekend surprising. 

Sacchoromyces Beer Cafe 

Named for an unsung hero of fermentation, Saccharomyces Beer Café has seasonal fluid and food menus with 10 rotating beers on tap. Meander down fish lane to discover this hidden gem tucked away beside Merivale St. 

Soleil Pool Bar 

Chic sister venue to Bacchus, Soleil rightfully brags about its pool and its position. Soak up sun on the pool deck or relax under the glow of the massive LED screen over the bar. Peep over Grey st as DJs and acoustic music play in one of the smoothest places to be with a glass in hand.  

Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar 

South Bank’s most authentic Italian, Popolo means people. Grab a picnic hamper before you sit back and relax with your drinks on the lawn of the river quay. 

Lychee Lounge 

Voted Brisbane's best cocktail bar, the lychee lounge creates drinks almost too beautiful to consume. Settle in after 4pm on a Sunday with locally designed chandeliers, fish-scaled walls and a dome ceiling that capture an east-meets-west spirit against an urban backdrop. 

Archive Beer Boutique 

Archive beer boutique’s mission is to bring you the very best in both domestic and imported craft beers (and ciders) all year round. Pool tables, a terrace and a live DJ from 3pm turn Sundays into fun days right in the middle of west end.  

The Plough Inn 

Every Sunday, the plough inn runs the taps dry – Carlton dry. Live music meets the freshest tap beer in Brisbane. Unpasteurised and untouched, this is as pure as the draught gets. Grab a seat in the beer garden with friends and enjoy the best of the rest of the weekend.  



Book in for a Sunday session at Byblos to enjoy an afternoon of cocktails, lavish Mediterranean food and live entertainment in the stunning Hamilton backdrop. Entertainment includes live DJs and sax players.