Located in the lush backstreets of Prahran, College Lawn Hotel (known colloquially as The Lawn) has become a favourite on the south-side for its laid-back atmosphere, great pub fare and outdoor Sunday sessions. Every Sunday, its leafy beer garden fills with humans and pups and lots of $15 espresso martinis — that'll help you see the weekend out in style. It's here that you can forget about the impending Monday morning or recover — in the garden oasis — from last night's antics.
There are relaxing live tunes, too — the pub has just launched a series of Sunday-afternoon acoustic sessions, Unplugged Sundays, which feature some of the city's best local talent. Sets kick off each week at 4pm and continue late into the evening, wrapping up around 11pm (so you don't feel too horrid come Monday morning).
Alongside the sun-speckled beer garden, the venue also has two bars, a dining area and a bottle shop (so your options certainly aren't limited). And the menu delivers a hearty lineup of hungover specialities (bacon and egg burger, I'm looking at you) and classic pub meals — such as steaks, pies and parmas — that'll put you in good stead for the week ahead.
College Lawn Sunday Sessions kick off every Sunday at 3pm. For more information, head to the website.