What could be more Australian than spending a sunny afternoon with your mates having a couple of drinks celebrating life and all the glorious things in it.
But where do you go to stretch out the weekend just that little bit longer? We’ve rounded up the best Sunday sessions for you, you’re welcome:
Crafty’s Sports Bar
Touted as the hottest place to spend a Sunday afternoon, Crafty’s is the perfect spot for a classic brew or cocktail and a nibble with friends. Inject some fun and entertainment into your Sunday with a friendly competition on the ping pong table or corn hole pitch with the crew. Of course, there’s always a tonne of sport on screen to ensure you never miss your favourite team. Good times.
Where: Harbourtown, Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters
Sounds of Sunday
It’s not a usual night at The Broadbeach, on Sunday’s the pub transforms into the Gold Coast’s biggest Sunday session usually accompanied by a huge line to get in (best be early). The party kicks off with live bands from 7pm followed by live DJ sets keeping you dancing til 2pm. Get in before 9pm for free entry.
Where: Oasis Shopping Centre. Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach
Justin Lane Rooftop
Justin Lane is the place to be, not only on a Sunday but any day of the week. The rooftop bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny Winter afternoon, boasting views of the Burleigh foreshore and stunning Gold Coast Skyline. Oozing personality, this space will not disappoint! Live DJ set every Sunday from 2pm.
Where: 1708-1710 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
Want to keep it casual and not spend the big bucks? Head to Food Works in Burleigh’s James Street, stock up on cheese and crackers, pick up a bottle of wine and make your way to Burleigh Hill for a Sunday session Burleigh style.
Where: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
Garden Kitchen & Bar
Wind down the weekend at Garden Kitchen & Bar, where lazy afternoons meet steamy nights. Think live tunes on the deck, flirty banter on the lawn, frosty drinks at the bar, and tasty bites on the menu… all the ingredients for an A-grade good time. Fancy some real wood-smoked ribs, brisket and burgers served with your favourite southern-style sides? Well you won’t be disappointed, every Sunday with live music on the deck.
Where: Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach
Komune is known for their lavish poolside parties featuring bikini babes, tacos and a whole lot of sunshine. With winter in full swing it might be too cold for the pool but never too cold for a Komune Sunday session.
Where: 144-146 Marine Parade, Coolangatta
No matter what you might think, barefoot bowls is fun, a sport that’s best played with beer in hand, need we say more? Check out our list of top bowls clubs on the Coast offering Sunday barefoot bowls.
Another foodie venue featuring a sexy rooftop bar perfect for your next Sunday session. Whether you’re after the whole experience of good food and better cocktails or just want to farewell the weekend with a couple of drinks, The Collective Palm Beach does it all.
Where: 1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
Swannie’s Lounge Bar & Restaurant brings you a brand new Sunday Session, about time our Northern suburbs get in on the fun! What’s in it for you? The freshest house and Rnb sounds to keep your Sunday nice and chilled plus $5 Pizza, $5 Basics, $10 Nachos and best of all, $10 Cocktails!
Where: 34 Nerang St, Southport
Burleigh Brewing Co.
Live music and local food trucks, a front row seat to watch the brewing action, award winning wines from Symphony Hill, a 24 tap line-up of Burleigh brews including your regular favourites and additional one-off projects from our pilot plant – all add up to one incredibly unique place to spend your Sunday afternoons.
Where: 2 Ern Harley Dr, Burleigh Heads
Iron and Resin
Primarily a clothing store and coffee shop, Iron and Resin Garage was made for rockers and motorbike riders. The reclaimed industrial space features a famous Sunday session, #Onanysunday. Every Sunday from 9am-12pm you and your crew are invited to enjoy great live music from the cream of local musicians and breakfast provided by assorted Food trucks.
Where: 6 Stewart Rd, Currumbin Waters
Come see out the weekend the right way with a relaxing Sunday Session at Café Catalina. Every Sunday from 3pm – 6pm local musicians wow the crowd with live performances. Enjoy magical music, amazing cocktails and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at Café Catalina, overlooking the Broadwater.
Where: Broadwater Parklands, 10/11 Gold Coast Hwy, Southport
Nobby’s Beach has to be THE Sunday Session hotspot. Start off at Nobby’s Arc for some amazing Pizza and head right over to Bine Bar & Dining for delicious craft beer available on eight rotating taps before making your way over to The Cambus Wallace to farewell the weekend in style with live music from 7pm.
Where: Chairlift Ave, Nobby Beach QLD
Come on down each Sunday afternoon for the live action and musical entertainment at Koi –a Gold Coast institution, this is an event that can’t be missed. Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finest live acts the Gold Coast has to offer, including the legendary Koi Boys.
Where: 93 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
By Louisa von Ingelheim