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12 Best Sunday Sessions in Melbourne | Man of Many

It’s Melbourne’s oldest licensed pub, so they must be doing something right. The Duke offers all your pub classics like a good chicken parma, scotch fillet with chips and aioli or the classic cheeseburger. It’s a no brainer for a boozy Sunday session in Melbourne, the location, the drinks, the food and live sports are all solid for a guaranteed good time.

1. The Duke

Live music, trivia nights and dinner specials await for your next Sunday session in Melbourne at College Lawn Hotel. Whether you’re still going from the night before or looking to wind down the weekend, College Lawn Hotel is a good spot for a Sunday afternoon of live music and drinks. The East Melbourne venue also offers a decent setup for sports fans to catch the latest live game.

2. College Lawn Hotel

A beachside beer garden and a few buddies and you can’t go wrong. Live music, DJs and the $69 Boujee Brunch with 2 hrs of spritzes and a Baxter banquet is just the cherry on top for your next Sunday session in Melbourne. At Captain Baxter you’ll get jugs of Pimms and bold bar food, all the while soaking up the sun rays from the rooftop. If you like your drink with a view, this is the place for you.

3. Captain Baxter

Live music, good food, good drinks and good company make Northcote Social Club a great place for some Sunday afternoon drinks in Melbourne. Sunday at Northcote Social Club also means live interactive jukebox events where you can select what you want to listen to all afternoon, making this trendy pub is one of the best spots for a Sunday session in Melbourne.

4. Northcote Social Club

Sister to Bimbo Deluxe, Lucky Coq offers the ultimate Sunday pick me up, cheap greasy pizza. It’s the place to hang out when you’ve got a hangover but still want to be social. It’s dark and dimly lit, a cavernous hidey hole to get over the night before. Upstairs it’s a whole other story, the nightclub vibes are strong and there’s even a dancefloor if you feel a little boogie coming on.

5. Lucky Coq

When on the hunt for the best Sunday bars Melbourne’s got to offer, you can’t go past Republica. Get down after 2pm for live music and sample the finger food, like fried chicken with jalapeno and lime mayonnaise or freshly shucked oysters, all the while taking in the views of St Kilda beach. Grab a pitcher of Sangria and you’ve got yourself one hell of a Sunday session in Melbourne.

6. Republica

Naked for Satan is all about the vodka and pintxos and is dominated by a huge vodka still sat plum in the middle of the downstairs bar room. Fun little bite size pintxos of all different textures and flavours will have you full and satisfied in no time. Then to wash it all down, try the selection of 22 infused vodkas or the craft beers on tap. The variety and plethora of drinks make Naked for Satan one of the best spots for a Sunday session Melbourne has to offer.

7. Naked for Satan

The lofty New York-esque Ferdydurke has a lot going for it on a Sunday afternoon. The comprehensive list of classic cocktails and import beers make it a perfect stop for some Sunday afternoon drinks in Melbourne. Not only that, you’ll also find local and international DJs to keep you entertained.

8. Ferdydurke

Garden State Hotel has a whopping four levels with an atrium smack bang in the center letting in loads of natural light but more importantly, it leads to a cocktail bar in the basement. Select from a comprehensive list of cocktails, craft brews, wines and a serious whisky collection. Grab something from the small bites menu, like the snapper and dill croquettes or the spiced cauliflower fritters, guaranteed to make  tomorrow seem a little brighter.

9. Garden State Hotel

Melbourne’s first and permanent food truck stop welcomes over 80 different food trucks per month and is the perfect combination of food and booze for a Sunday session in Melbourne. You could spend every Sunday at Welcome to Thornbury and always have something new to try. It’s not just multiple food options that make it a good spot for a Sunday session, the venue even features a beer hall. Grab some friends and try a little of everything to put you in a good mood for the week.

10. Welcome to Thornbury

Opposite Brunswick city baths you’ll find Howler, a converted warehouse with not one but two bars. Get down on a Sunday afternoon for the recovery drink special with $10 Bloody Marys and $10 Craft pints and soak up the Sunday vibes in the light and airy Garden Bar. Two performance spaces also means there is never a dull moment at Howler with live DJs, bands, art exhibitions and screenings.

11. Howler

Just a step away from the Burwood Railway Station, Baba Sus is a pan-Asian restaurant offering a laid back experience. This is more for when you want to get out of party mood and just have a brunchy Sunday session. They’ve got some decent Australian and New Zealand wines, beers from Asahi, Trumer Pilsner and Hawthorne Pale Ale. They even have a menu item called ‘The Hangover’, a Japanese braised pork belly with tea egg and pickled ginger.

12. Baba Sus

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