Bars & Pubs

Brisbane’s Best Sunday Sessions

By Rachel Lay
12th Oct 2017

best sunday sessions brisbane

Ah, the humble Sunday session. There’s the sunshine, your best mates, the tunes, and most importantly…dranks.

Our pals at Johnnie Walker gave us a huge “amen!” when we told them Sundays were our favourite day. This, and the fact they’ve got a delicious new Johnnie & Ginger drink out, is exactly why we’ve teamed up with them to bring you Brisbane’s best Sunday sessions.

So, go forth, gather your friends, and ask for Johnnie & Ginger at our pick of Brisbane’s absolute best Sunday sessions.

Merthyr Bowls Club

New Farm  

Barefoot bowls and cheap drinks—name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait. If you’re sick of the tried and tested Sunday session routine, Merthyr Bowls Club is the perfect location to mix it up with well-priced bowls fuelled by drink staples. When you’re all worn out from showing your friends who the real bowls MVP is, the Riverdeck is the perfect place for some reconciliation drinks overlooking the beautiful river. Plus, they serve up Johnnie & Ginger which is (just quietly) the secret ingredient to a perfect Sunday. 

Regatta Hotel


The charming Regatta Hotel is a Brisbane staple for the sacred Sunday sesh. The Courtyard is the perfect space to share a few dranks with friends in the light, airy space dotted with cosy seating overlooking the Brisbane River. The best thing about the Regatta? The many bars which makes ordering drinks a breeze without having to worry about those pesky queues. We don't know about you, but a weekend spent soaking up the sunshine with a drink in hand sounds pretty much perfect. 



Every good Sunday session is accompanied by good food, so look no further than Fritzenburger. With copious indoor and outdoor seating for groups large and small, it’s the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon chill. Located at the top of Caxton Street, after you fuel up on burgers and local brews you need only wander down the street to keep the party going. 



Remy’s will always hold a place in our hearts because on Sundays they host the ultimate Sunday sesh with their “Bun DMC” promotion offering 2-for-1 burgers every. Single. Weekend. Kicking off at 3:30pm you can enjoy the sweet, sweet burg deal with an ever-changing drinks menu and good vibes provided by a hip-hop DJ. Due to its popularity, booking is a good idea. Sun-drenched courtyard, cold Johnnie & Ginger in hand, a squeeze of lime...see you there?!

Fitz + Potts


Great views, great vibes and even greater cocktails, Fitz + Potts is the suburban rooftop bar to top all rooftop bars. The inviting, kitschy environment is the perfect place to bring out that outfit you don’t get to wear often but always want to, and enjoy a memorable Sunday session. As we head into the warmer months, Fitz + Potts is the perfect place to spend the last day of the weekend and celebrate all the great things about living in Brisbane (the Northside, in particular). 

The Triffid


With a rotating roster of new and interesting music, The Triffid should definitely be high up on your Sunday session hit list.  This is the perfect place for both music lovers and those who want to dip their toes into a new music pool.  With a hearty and succinct food menu and quirky drink offering, The Triffid is an ensured good time for your Sunday. Warning: you will 100% have a boogie if you opt for this venue. 

At Sixes And Sevens

Fortitude Valley

It’s inevitable—when you think Sunday session you immediately think of At Sixes And Sevens. Housed in a converted cottage on James St, this funky and stylish venue oozes charm and entices passers-by to join the crowds and see what everyone is talking about. Start enjoying the simple and classic food and drink offerings from the afternoon but the party is sure to continue well into the night. Change up that drink rut you're in and swap your Aperol Spritz (no olives, thanks) for Johnnie & Ginger with a slice of lime. 

Feeling thirsty?! Check out more spots to grab a Johnnie & Ginger here

Editor's Note: this article was produced in partnership with Johnnie Walker. For more information on our editorial policy, please click here. Thank you for supporting the partners who make The Urban List possible. 

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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