Cap off the weekend that was joining in on a long time Perth tradition, the Sunday Session.
Yes, end the weekend (or start the week) on a high being a jolly patron, bevy in tow at one of Perth’s liveliest venues from city to sea.
Here, we reveal our favourite venues to toast the town and watch the sun go down for the ultimate Perth Sunday Session.
1. Bathers Beach House
Head to Perth’s only absolute beachfront restaurant, Bathers Beach House, in Fremantle. Go back and forth between lounging and swimming while enjoying a meal with toes in the sand. Share plates, grazing boards and mains are all served on the beach, so it’s easy to spend an afternoon at this laidback venue. Just make sure to pack your bathers!
Find Bathers Beach House at 6/47 Mews Road, Fremantle.
Celebrate the weekend at a central point along the coast with Odyssea, a happy medium. This remains one of Perth’s beloved coastal restaurants located at City Beach. Go for a dip, then treat yourself to a refreshing sip or supper (or both!) with the culinary restaurant featuring a modern Australian menu with shared plates and mains. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Find Odyssea at 187 Challenger Parade, City Beach.
3. BAHA Poolside Bar & Kitchen
Whoever said the city is dead on a weekend? Head upstairs to BAHA Poolside Bar & Kitchen within The Adnate Hotel. The airy, music-inspired restaurant bar overlooks the hotel’s pool area, bringing summertime vibes all year round with its reclining lounges. Sip on cocktails curated by Australia’s renowned mixologist Tim Philips-Johansson and enjoy Perth’s splashiest urban sanctuary.
Don’t Forget: Bring your swimmers as the pool area is open for public use.
Find BAHA Poolside Bar & Kitchen at Level 1/900 Hay Street, Perth.
4. Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
Have a casual drink at the Ball & Chain at the historic Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. It’s one for beer and whiskey lovers, with the jail-themed bar offering a wide range of each.
Staying at the hotel? Head to The Poolside Bar to cool off two-fold with a cold bevy and splash.
Find Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges at 46 - 54 Marine Terrace, Fremantle.
5. The Boat
Join in the laidback atmosphere at Mindarie Marina’s The Boat. The canalside bistro pub is a great place to watch all the action at the marina unfold while savouring a drink or meal in the beer garden. Be easily entertained with live music and catch another epic sunset over the sea.
Find The Boat at The Marina Mindarie, 33 Ocean Falls Boulevard.
6. Little Creatures
A trip to Fremantle is not complete without popping into Little Creatures. The former Croc Museum, now a brewhouse institution, has been delivering some of the state’s most recognisable beers in a jolly fashion along Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour for over two decades.
Can’t decide on which beer to have? Become a beer judge by grabbing a tasting paddle. We recommend sitting in the outdoor beer garden along the coast to enjoy brews and sunset views. The family-friendly venue also has a playground area for the little ones to keep everyone entertained. Nice.
Find Little Creatures at 40 Mews Road, Fremantle.
7. The Left Bank
The Left Bank is a Perth Sunday Session institution. Located on the Swan River in East Fremantle, the much-loved riverside pub offers a lively atmosphere in its large beer garden, metres from the snaking waterway. If feeling hungry, the restaurant bar features a pub-style menu so everyone will be satisfied with hearty serves.
Find The Left Bank at 15 Riverside Road, East Fremantle.
8. The Raft Perth
Bid farewell to land and enjoy the Swan River in a unique and fun way with a trip to The Raft. Thirsty seafarers can hop onboard a five-minute boat ride from Barrack Street Jetty to arrive at the city’s only floating bar and eatery. Indulge in a bottomless lunch with the venue’s Baja Daze Sundays, which includes a Mexican-inspired shared lunch, bottomless drinks for two hours and a return tender ticket to The Raft.
Depart from Barrack Street Jetty to visit The Raft.
9. The Cottesloe Beach Hotel
Good times are to be had at The Cottesloe Beach Hotel. The hotel is legendary for its Sunday Sessions, always luring crowds from across the city. Join the masses in the beer garden, The Beach Club, and grab a cocktail from the Mixology Cocktail Bar. And when the time comes, catch an ocean sunset at the front bar. Simply magical.
Visit Cottesloe Beach Hotel at 104 Marine Parade, Cottesloe