Top Five Sunday Sesh Bars
Melinda Lyons | On 30, Mar 2014
With summer’s heat hanging around Brisbane, there is no better way to spend Sunday then sipping on some cool ciders during a Sunday sesh.
I took to the Brisbane Sunday sesh scene to explore the best places for you to either relax and have a few beers or go full out with competitions and prizes to be won. Whatever your plans are there is something for you.
Here are my Top 5 Sunday Sesh bars to go to in Brisbane.
5. The Fox Hotel:Â 71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Previously known for being a ‘youngster’ bar, the Fox Hotel has been refurbished and is back with ‘Soho Sundays’. Like a three-tiered cake, there is almost too much to take in with surprises waiting around every corner of this three-floored bar.
Although the hype recently has been the new Dandy’s Rooftop Bar, I recommend taking it one floor down where you will find yourself meandering through different rooms (including a butterfly room) that are not as crowded as the rooftop. With cushy couches and ceiling fans, you will escape the Brisbane heat while sipping on a cool beverage.
The Fox Hotel is a two-minute walk from South Brisbane train station and Cultural Centre bus station. I recommend coming here first as the staircase can be quite steep after a few drinks.
4. The Plough Inn: Â Stanley Street Plaza, the Parklands,Â South Bank, QLD 4101
Located right in front of the Sunday Markets at South Bank, the Plough Inn is a perfect pit stop before hitting the markets.
This ‘Inn’ has a beer garden and live music to keep you entertained throughout the day, allowing you to sit back and watch the hustle and bustle of the crowd at your doorstep.
Note: Try the “Dirty Granny” cider by Matilda Bay, its thirst-quenchingly good.
The Boundary Hotel: 137 Boundary Street, West End
Located in the central hub of West End, you can expect loud teenagers who are not ready to let the weekend go. With competitions and DJs spinning the latest tracks, the Boundary is the party destination for Sunday sessions.
And let’s not forget that ‘happy hours’ are 2pm-4pm where drinks are $2.50 each!
Alfred & Constance:Â 130 Constance St, Fortitude Valley
How can you go wrong with free leis, a house party and a delicious menu serving all the Aussie favourites with a unique twist. Although fairly new compared to the other bars on the list, A&C does not let down.
Attracting the younger crowd, this is a house party that goes off every Sunday. Make sure you get your photo taken with a Hawaiian lei by one of the photographers. Instant profile picture.
The Normanby Hotel:Â 1 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill
Similar to the Boundary Hotel, the Normanby is yet another hotel for the classic Sunday sesh. Priding itself on having Brisbane’s best beer garden, live entertainment as well as an upstairs DJ, there is something to suit everyone here.
If you are feeling hungry after all of your drinking and partying, the ‘Normanby Burger’ is simply mouthwatering and a steal at $15 (with a side of chips and salad).