Brisbane’s Best Sunday Sessions: 2016 Edit

Brisbane’s Best Sunday Sessions: 2016 Edit

Cheers to Sunday funday!

By Leith Wilson | 9th November 2016


Move over, Friday and Saturday, because Sunday funday is here. And with spring finally upon us there is no better way to soak up the prime afternoon sunshine than with a cool cocktail (or three; we won’t judge) and some chilled tunes. So in fine Brisvegas fashion, we have compiled the best Sunday sessions that are definitely worth leaving the house for.

Watt, New Farm

Located on the Brisbane River, Watt offers spectacular views, a gorgeously industrial-inspired interior and cocktails that will leave you begging for more. Whether you like it shaken or stirred, Watt’s seasonal cocktails are ones to be reckoned with. From dark ‘n’ stormy five-spiced rums to musk-infused vodka topped with fairy floss, you will be spoilt for choice for your Instagram feed.

A photo posted by Watt (@wattbrisbane) on

5 Boroughs, Ascot and Stones Corner

Start spreading the news, we’re leaving tonight… to 5 Boroughs' epic New York-inspired Sunday times! With happy hour from 4pm-6pm every Sunday, you know you're in for a good time. And just like their bow-down-worthy food, their cocktails are beyond amazing.

Defiant Duck, Newstead

It turns out the guys from Defiant Duck don’t just dish up mouth-watering American cuisine; they also throw a mighty fine Sunday sesh, and it’s buckets of fun. Literally. With food served in buckets and live music from 1pm, as well as beer on tap and cocktail specials, Defiant’s Bucket Sundays are great for any occasion.

Archive, West End

One of Brisbane’s premier craft beer bar boutiques, Archive is a funky little nook equipped with sleep-worthy couches, 22 constantly rotating draught beers and live music from 1.30pm. And if you want a more leisurely Sunday session, why not try something off their bistro menu? A fusion of modern dining and pub grub, there is something to suit all tastebuds.

Riverbar, Eagle Street Pier

This is probably my favourite place to drink. Why? Well, firstly, because the views of the river are insane (hellooo, Story Bridge!). Secondly, because their wine list is never-ending (I love myself a good vino). And last but not least, because everyone is so friendly and willing to have a chat. But it seems the rest of Brisbane agrees with me, because it is always chock-a-block. The crowds tend to pick up from 5pm onwards, so my top tip is to snag a table around 3pm and settle on in.

Capri Sundays, South Bank

With this gorgeous warm weather upon us, why not take your Sundays poolside? Flock to Capri Sundays at Soleil Poor Bar for a dip, a drink and live acts and DJs. A prime location for your Sunday sesh, Capri will let you dance into the night, and they even have punch bowls. Score!

A photo posted by CAPRI SUNDAYS (@caprisundays) on

The Fox, South Bank

Notoriously known for their rowdy Sundays, The Fox is where everyone flocks to have a drink. As you take in the spectacular cityscape views from Dandys Rooftop, you will be filled with fruit-tingling cocktails, platters and half the population of Brisbane. I do advise arriving super early because the lines get hectic, and it may take you hours upon hours to make it upstairs.

A photo posted by The Fox Hotel (@thefoxhotel) on

Lock'n'Load, West End

Live music is always a must for a great Sunday sesh. And at Lock'n'Load you will be met with chilled tunes to make your day that much better. Known for relaxed vibes, Lock'n'Load is great for those who just want a casual drink and a meal with friends.

Liked this? You'll love these! 
Brisbane’s Best Market Breakfasts
7 Skincare Tips For Hangover Season
Brisbane’s Best Signature Cocktails


View mag here >

Article by Leith Wilson

A lover of ice-cream, travel, adventure seeking and fashion, Leith is a former Journalist at Style Magazines and is always on the hunt for her next pair of heels or foodie spot to squash her avocado obsession.


Oi! Wanna be in the know like the rest of us cool kids?
Join the A-list for exclusive deets on everything Brisbane and beyond. Fashion, food, beauty, lifestyle and events.
You'll get it here first!