Bars & Pubs

Sydney’s Best Sunday Sessions

By Phoebe McRae
12th Oct 2017

best sunday session sydney

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 days. 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 Sydney’s best Sunday sessions.

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

Hotel Ravesis


An Instagrammer’s paradise, Hotel Ravesis is never a bad idea on a Sunday. Nestled back on Campbell Parade, you can’t miss it thanks to all the flamingo pink accents and lush greenery. Grab your squad, head straight up to the balcony, order a heap of food and never leave.

Opera Bar


No Sunday sessions list is ever complete without the one and only, Opera Bar. Boasting the best views in Sydney, LBH, it’s busy everyday of the week for good reason. Watch the sun go down over the Harbour Bridge and remind yourself how lucky you are to call this beauty your home.


The first taste of summer weather calls for dinner and drinks alfresco. Come join us!

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The first taste of summer weather calls for dinner and drinks alfresco. Come join us!

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The Collaroy


If you’re looking for a beachside Sunday sesh, look no further than The Collaroy. Trendy yet relaxed in all the right ways, there’s no better place to unwind at the end of a weekend with live acoustic beats and views over the ocean.

The Paddington


The Paddington is a TUL fave. Decked out with only the best of the best interiors and art, it’s perfect for groups big or small. We strongly suggest you take on an extra long lunch then pull up a seat at the front bar, forget it’s Monday tomorrow and watch the world go by.

The Newport


Jam-packed with a seafood market, pizza kitchen, burger shack and a whole lot more, The Newport has something for everyone. You’ll never be bored with their massive games area (think badminton, ping pong and a giant magnetic scrabble board), live music and impressive drinks menu, so get out of the concrete jungle and extend your weekend by heading up North.

Riverview Hotel


Balmain’s Riverview Hotel is a Sydney institution. With a slightly British façade and live music every weekend, it’s the kind of pub you wish was your local. Kick back and unwind with a Johnnie & Ginger in one hand and a slice of tasty AF pizza in the other.

Royal Hotel Leichardt


The Royal Hotel Leichardt balcony is one of the best places you can be on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Sydney. Best known it for its pub grub (you have to try the schnitzel), with super laidback casual vibes, it’s easy to settle in with a group of your best mates and stay all night. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

Watsons Bay

If you’ve never had a Sunday session at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, do you even Sydney? A must-do on every Sydneysider's bucket list, expect smooth beats, delicious seafood and endless jugs of god damn delicious cocktails.

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: Watson's Bay Boutique Hotel

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