We all have a love/hate relationship with Sundays. It’s still the weekend, but the last day of our freedom before Monday looms and the working week begins. Here’s how to to stave off the reality of Monday with a few of Sydney’s finest spots for a Sunday session.
The Royal Hotel, Paddington
The kind of pub that slips into your life and becomes your local, The Royal Hotel has recently undergone a makeover that makes it the perfect spot for lunch with the family or beers with mates. The eatery is located on the second floor, serving up a range of contemporary Australian food with pub classics like a 250g Angus rump steak. It is complete with a rooftop that overlooks Rushcutters Bay, making it a go-to for beers in the sunshine.
Courthouse Hotel, Newtown
The Courthouse Hotel is like your favourite jumper – old, comfortable and familiar. It’s the kind of place you can pop into at any point over the weekend and know that you’ll find a beer garden brimming with chatter and good vibes. The beer garden is lit by fairytale-esque dappled sunshine that makes jugs of beer and cider sparkle with appeal. Inside, the heavy carpets and memorabilia that line the walls make this pub feel like a second home.
The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle
Where luxury meets ‘pub,’ The Welcome Hotel is the kind of place that substitutes fries with crunchy, seasoned kipfler potatoes, hence why they won “best pub food” in the Time Out Sydney Pub Awards, 2015. As per the name, this Sunday spot offers an easy-going yet buzzing atmosphere with a leafy beer garden that is the perfect place to enjoy one (or all) of the 15 mirco-brews on tap.
The Little Guy, Glebe
A small bar with style, The Little Guy is a friendly neighbourhood haunt that’s trendy without trying too hard. Serving up a mix of cocktails you never thought possible (the list changes monthly) as well as local beers, this bar is welcoming and friendly with the bonus of free spiced popcorn served up as soon as you take a seat. The main area is the very definition of mood lighting with wooden stools that make it an imitate space for chatter. Upstairs you can stretch out on long lounges and drawl/drink the afternoon away.