Perth’s Best Sunday Sessions

byTroy Mutton
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Did Perth invent the Sunday Session? While we can’t say for sure, it is fair to say we bloody love a tipple on a Sunday afternoon. Especially as the weather warms up, the sunsets get a little bit hotter, and the silly season really kicks into gear. Here’s a bunch of our faves, including a couple of spicy new ones to consider ruining your Monday for.

El Grotto

This little black hole on the Scarborough strip is literally that, a black hole – not only because of it’s dark interior/exterior but because the moment you’re inside, you lose cell reception and also your memory after a few Bloody Mary tequila shots (possibly speaking from experience). Rotating through DJs weekly, you don’t know what you’re going to get except a good time and a hangover the next day.

5/148 The Esplanade, Scarborou

Cottesloe Beach Hotel

One of Perth’s most iconic Sunday sesh spots got a face lift a few years ago and unlike a mid 40s housewife undergoing a midlife crisis by booking in too many visits to get stuff added/removed, this surgery was the perfect touch for Cottesloe Beach Hotel. White and green fill the courtyard so if you’re looking for a Hampton’s inspired vibe for your Sunday sesh, this is where you’ll want to be.

104 Marine Pde, Cottesloe

Ocean Beach Hotel

I’d by lying if I haven’t had my fair share of stingers here. Pumping party jams from 4pm and pumping half of Perth in at the same time, the courtyard here gets packed. Once the sun goes down, expect some random appearances on tables warming up the vocal cords to the likes of Daryl Braithwaite before security usher you down. They do a mean burger for $10 that you can get your mouth around at the end of the night.

140 Marine Pde, Cottesloe

Scarborough Beach Bar

Being upstairs along the Scarborough strip you may miss it, but don’t because it has THE BEST view of Scarborough Beach hence why I find the name quite fitting. With a balcony that overlooks the strip and the beach, this little treasure just underwent a refurb that has brightened it up tenfold. The feeds are great as well so nab yourself a table on the balcony for unbeatable views.

Level 1/1 Manning St, Scarborough

Si Paradiso

When you think of Sunday sesh, you always assume somewhere by the water but Si Paradiso doesn’t need an ocean sunset to bring you in. With a charming outdoor area and quaint indoor area, it’s suitable for a quiet or loud night. Put it on your list asap if you haven’t frequented, and make sure to dive in to their recently-revamped summer menu – bellisimo!

1/446 Beaufort St, Highgate

Rosemount Hotel

Rock’n’roll mainstay the Rosemount Hotel keeps things very vibey on Sunday afternoons in the lush surrounds of their beer garden with the Pure Vibes crew. Expect DJs like Perth disco king Charlie Bucket blending all the best funk, disco and house from 12.30pm, with a dancefloor almost inevitable as the afternoon rolls on.

459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth

The Left Bank

We’re definitely a sucker for a sunset over the ocean, but when it comes to The Left Bank the river will just have to do! And to be fair, no one seems to mind as The Left Bank’s Sunday Sessions have become proper steamers over the years, its sheltered location, expansive beer garden and huge range of food and booze making it very hard to say no to for many south of the river folk.

15 Riverside Rd, East Fremantle

Article written with help from Pim: A self proclaimed foodie who always seems to have a glass of wine in hand, you’ll find Pim drinking and eating her way through all the hot spots in Perth. She wholeheartedly believes in balance, so she’ll sweat it out in the morning before getting stuck into a cold brew during the hectic work week. Weekends are spent unwinding to a book at the beach in summer, binging on a TV series in winter or out and about with friends. Follow her adventures on @pimpattanasuk