The Ten Best Ways to Spend a Sunday in Brisbane

It's not Monday yet. Enjoy the weekend out to its full potential.

Alice Jeffery
Published on September 25, 2014

Sundays can be bittersweet. Do you party, or do you prepare for the week ahead? Answer: go ahead and check out these ten great things to do in Brisbane on a Sunday. They'll put in you in the perfect Monday mindset. A Sunday well spent brings a week of content, it's true.

Leftover Sundays at Depo

On Sunday nights the crew at Depo serve up a special chef’s menu to make use of the leftover produce from the week. As the menu changes depending on the produce available, the only thing I can tell you is that these ain’t your average leftovers. With mains for $20, desserts for $10 and cocktails for $12, the menu is served until it is sold out, so make like your granny and get in for an early dinner. Find a seat among the taxidermy and the sheepskin rugs, soak up the atmosphere and get down with the chill vibe Depo does oh so well. With a DJ on the decks from 4pm until late, you’ll be begging to stay out past your bedtime. All that is left to say is head on over to Horan Street and experience one of the tastiest Sunday sessions in town for yourselves.

16 Horan Street, West End

Eat Street Markets

If anyone has experienced the tastiness of Eat Street Markets on a Friday or Saturday night over the past few months, you’ll be pleased to know that the markets have extended their trading hours to now include Sundays. That’s right Brisbane, you can now get your cronut fix three days in a row! With stalls trading 10am to 7pm, Hamilton Wharf is a great place to embrace Brisbane’s balmy spring weather and while away the day indulging in the fantastic food, fashion and atmosphere to boot.

Macarthur Avenue, Hamilton

Limes Rooftop Bar

Limes rooftop is a great spot any day of the week but on Sunday afternoons the dress code relaxes and so should you! Drinks, share plates and live entertainment fill guests with merriment and let you pretend that Monday morning isn’t quite as close as it seems. In some parts of Australia rooftop activities might get put on hold during that season they call ‘winter’ but up here in the Sunshine State we can play outside almost any day of the year. So embrace the sunshine and make Limes a Sunday staple because who doesn’t enjoy a pre-week beverage on a rooftop?

142 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley

Kettle and Tin

A Sunday at Kettle and Tin epitomises just how Given Terrace keeps on givin’. Behind the picket fence, Kettle and Tin serve up one of the best cheese platters in Brisbane, and on a Sunday afternoon you can enjoy your cheese with a side of live music. Order a cocktail jug or a glass from the fantastic wine list and sample the ever-changing but always scrumptious menu while you watch the sun go down on Brisbane Town.

215 Given Terrace, Paddington

Livespark at the Powerhouse

While free comedy has moved to Friday nights, the good folks at the Powerhouse have not left your Sunday nights bare, as free live music fills the Turbine Platform every Sunday from 3.30-5.30pm. With two acts playing every week, this is a chance to relish in some of the best indie-pop and rock bands from Brisbane and beyond. And if you’re not ready to go home when the music stops, you’re mighty lucky that the Powerhouse has two fantastic on-site restaurants. Both Bar Alto and Watt Bar and Restaurant deliver excellent food and drinks and an unbeatable riverside vibe. An afternoon at the Powerhouse is one of the best ways to appreciate the cultural, edible and physical gems on offer in the River City.

119 Lamington Street, New Farm

Chester Street Bakery and Bar

Whether you’re an early riser, a slow starter or a late-night craver, on a Sunday Chester Street can cater to all of your needs. Brunch is served 8am to 3pm, and the bar gives you the option to spike any juice or smoothie (I’ll leave you to make that decision depending on how your Saturday night panned out). An array of cooked, griddled and just baked menu items should satisfy just about any Brisbanite’s appetite, so why not make your next group catch up a boozy Sunday brunch at Chester Street? If your bakery cravings hit you a little later in the day (or night), do not fear, dessert is served all day until late.

32a Chester Street, Newstead

South Bank Brisbane

Sunday Sessions on the Green at River Quay

The River Quay Green at Southbank is one of Brisbane’s best riverside destinations, making it another grand spot to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. From 2pm you can enjoy great entertainment as you hang out in the lush green grass. If free live music and lawn games doesn’t quite satisfy, then why not mosey on over to Stokehouse and get Stoked on Sundays. From 4pm you can soak up the spectacular city views and sip on a cocktail or two to the sounds of Brisbane’s best DJs.

South Brisbane

Sixes and Sevens

Should you find yourself in need of rehydration after a day of strolling James Street, make your way to At Sixes and Sevens, where “the speak was easy, the food shared, the drink appreciated” — exactly how a Sunday session should be. The menu is designed for sharing and allows you to eat a little or a lot. Beer, cider, wine or spirits — whatever your poison, the bar at Sixes and Sevens has got you covered. Find a cosy nook inside or lounge around in the sun out back, but whatever you do, make sure you try the smokey eggplant, white bean and feta dip.

67 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Australian Cinematheque at QAGOMA

The Gallery's Australian Cinematheque at QAGOMA has an extensive film and moving-image collection, and they want to share it with you, Brisbane. Every Sunday there are two free showings at the cinema (1pm and 3pm). From documentaries to dramas, expect a showcase of works of influential filmmakers and artists to add a little bit of eye-opening culture to your weekend. You can check out the calendar for full details of current and upcoming programs.

Stanley Place, South Brisbane

Ballyhooed BBQ at The Statler and Waldorf

Sometimes on a Sunday you just need to sink your teeth into a hearty meal and eat them feelings about the week ahead. But when your mum isn’t around to cook a roast for you, the beautiful people at The Statler & Waldorf are here to help out. Every Sunday from 3pm at the Ballyhooed BBQ, the chef serves up gastronomical delights that are sure to make you feel better. The offerings changes each week, so keep an eye out on their Facebook page for details and put it in your diary.

25 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace

Top image: Limes Hotel Rooftop.

Published on September 25, 2014 by Alice Jeffery
Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x