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17 Best Sunday Sessions in Sydney | Man of Many

Coogee Pavilion’s rooftop bar is sure to have you relaxing with the easy vibes and beautiful views. It’s worth going here just for the views alone. 270 degrees of unobstructed beach views means you’ll be sipping on your drink while enjoying the sea breeze. Grab your friends and loved ones and make the most out of your next Sunday at Coogee Pavilion, where you’re just a heartbeat away from the sandy beach. Plus if you’re feeling a bit peckish, head downstairs for a bite to eat with pizza, gelato and seafood.

1. Coogee Pavilion

Young Henrys offers its own brews straight from the tap and is one of the best Sunday sessions Sydney has to offer. With a rock’n’roll vibe, this isn’t your everyday pub. Patrons can sit and look directly at the brewing process happening right before their eyes.  Brewery tours can be taken with a reservation and six taps are available for the latest offerings. The relaxed atmosphere and knowledgeable bartenders are sure to put you in a good mood for the working week.

2. Young Henrys

Manly Wharf Hotel is a bustling spot to make the most of your Sunday drinks in Sydney. Take in the harbour views and knock back a few with your buddies before the Monday blues begin. Located right on the ferry wharf, this is possibly the most picturesque Sunday session Sydney has to offer. The harbour views aren’t too shabby either.

3. Manly Wharf Hotel

Grab your buds and get down to The Newport for your next Sunday session where the cocktails flow and the food is unbeatable. Not only that, they have a huge games area including ping pong, min basketball and a paddling pool for kids. Try the Winter Colada, a wintery inspired mix of rum, amaretto, gingerbread and coconuts or if you really want to warm your bones grab a classic mulled wine.

4. The Newport

Chase away the winter blues at Watson Bay Boutique, with its summery vibes and signature outdoor umbrella area, it’s the perfect spot for a Sunday session in Sydney, and to brighten your mood for a good week. Sun, seafood and delicious refreshments are up for grabs, all while taking in the scenic views of one of Sydney’s best known harbour beaches. It’s relaxed yet sophisticated and luxurious and is worth a visit just for the picturesque sunset alone.

5. Watsons Bay Boutique

This retro inspired bar is full of eclectic décor and colourful bits of art. This and the craft and local beers make Darlo Bar is one of the best spots for a Sunday session Sydney has to offer. Downstairs you’ll find beers on tap, a kitschy room with a full pool table and comfy seating areas while upstairs boasts a vertical garden bar upstairs serving delicious cocktails.

6. Darlo Bar

This beautiful beachy clubhouse is the perfect place for your next Sunday session in Australia’s most well-known beachside suburb. Bondi Bowling Club offers all the classic pub food you would expect at a clubhouse, from burgers and chicken wings to steak and pie. Check out the Fluoro Night Bowls available on Sunday nights, which is basically like playing glow in the dark bowls under UV lights and looks fantastic.

7. Bondi Bowling Club

The Henson is a much loved and historic pub in the Marrickville community and offers a laid back and open place for your next Sunday session. For many years the pub was abandoned but was refurbished and is now one of the best bars in Sydney on a Sunday night. Locals and newbies alike can grab a drink and a bite to eat on a lazy Sunday afternoon. There’s even a games room for those who need a bit more entertainment with pinball and old school arcade machines.

8. The Henson

After a bit of sophistication for your Sunday session? The Dolphin is guaranteed to offer a touch of opulence, as this made over Hotel provides Italian food and cocktails like no other Sydney night spot. Take your pick from the public bar and open air terrace or dining room, or take advantage of the wine room which even has a sommelier if you feel like taking your Sunday session to the next level.

9. The Dolphin

For a beachy Sunday session in Sydney look no further that Hotel Ravesis. The perfect spot for a sunny Sunday afternoon to help wash away the foreboding Monday blues. The classic beach side public bar and wrap around terraces await you for a Sunday drink with friends. They’ve got rosé on tap to match the pink exterior and a cocktail menu to rival any mixologists encyclopedia.

10. Hotel Ravesis

If you want perfect views of Sydney’s iconic Opera House and harbour, then Opera Bar is one of the best spots for a Sunday session Sydney’s got to offer. What better way to farewell the weekend than with a bit of glamour and luxury. They regularly have live music events happening, and even if it’s a little chillier outside, you can still sit alfresco with the outdoor heaters roaring away. Sit along the water with friends and relax with a drink in hand and let yourself unwind before the working week begins.

11. Opera Bar

On the edge of the cliffs of Clovelly, this family friendly bowls club is a no brainer for a Sunday session in Sydney.  Coogee Bowls Club, just a hop skip and a jump from Bondi, offers a relaxed atmosphere and a view that is the perfect setting for a Sunday sesh. Grab some friends and a drink and soak up the last of the Sunday sun.

12. Coogee Bowls Club

The Royal Oak Hotel in Double Bay is the perfect spot to drown your end of weekend blues with a Sunday Session. Grab a seat in the front bar with views of Bay Street or take advantage of the newly renovated Garden Bar and order from the impressive list of cocktails. If you’re a fan of gin, try the Ginny Hendrix, a mix of Hendricks Gin, pineapple, cucumber and fresh ginger. You’ll be forgetting all about the busy week ahead in no time.

13. The Royal Oak Hotel

Public House Petersham offers a rustic, bustling spot for a Sunday session. Head to the beer garden, where the beer flows and the pizza is handmade and cooked in a giant wood fired oven right in front of you. A perfect place for Sunday drinks in Sydney, the tap beers rotate often and include local craft samples like Stone and Wood, Willie the Boatman and Batch. The graffiti artwork is also a sight to behold and a cozy spot to enjoy a drink with friends.

14. Public House Petersham

This is not the type of lawn bowls club your grandma goes to, it’s got gourmet food, an unbeatable view and drinks on tap. The Greens North Sydney requires a sign in when you arrive but once you do you’ll walk into a huge space with tasteful décor with a slight retro vibe. The stocked bar and impressive selection of wines plus the beautiful views of Sydney harbour make The Greens a no brainer for your next Sunday session.

15. The Greens North Sydney

Lord Gladstone is popular with locals and is almost always a guaranteed party, even on a Sunday. Live music, well executed pub food and local craft beers like Young Henrys makes this one of the best places for Sunday sessions Sydney has to offer. And don’t forget to try their famous and nostalgic deep fried Golden Gaytime dipped in sweet caramel sauce.

16. Lord Gladstone

This beachside retreat offers a sprawling area and laid back vibe right on Australia’s iconic bondi beach. Make the most of your Sunday lazing on the beach or take a dip in the ocean then afterwards duck into the bar and restaurant for a Sunday session. The Bucket List’s location makes it one of the best bars in Sydney for a Sunday afternoon. You can drink Pimm’s by the pitcher here and tons of fresh seafood while you kick back and relax before the weekend is truly over. Bucket List possibly offers the best Sunday sesh Sydney has to offer.

17. The Bucket List

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