Bars and pubs have a particular vibe on Sundays. They're more relaxed than at any other time of the weekend, but the crowd is more committed to being there. It's a good combo.

Visit one of these spots in the closing stages of the weekend and you might be surprised by how much fun you can have. These places aren't just open – they keep the good vibes flowing with live music or DJs, drink specials and maybe even a free barbeque.

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Half Moon

Celebrate your Sunday with $14 Bloody Marys and a $25 roast.

120 Church St, Brighton
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Joanie's Baretto

Roll in on the first Sunday of each month for Aperitivo Sunday and enjoy a spritz.

832A High Street, Thornbury

Joey Smalls

Good tunes are always guaranteed at this dance-focused bar, which opens from midday on a Sunday.

284 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Northcote Social Club

$20 roasts and choose-your-own vintage records are the hallmarks of this pub's Sunday Jukebox sessions.

301 High Street, Northcote
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The St. Hotel

This St Kilda classic has been a Sunday destination for years. Head down for live music from 4pm.

54 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Dr Morse

Dr Morse's beer garden has been consistently rowdy on Sundays, almost since the first week the place opened.

274 Johnston Street, Abbotsford
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Naked For Satan

All dishes are $9 from 6pm. Why cook?

285 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy


DJs from 10pm, $4 pizzas and cheap drinks to match.

376 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
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Lucky Coq

$4 pizzas all day, and DJs in the upstairs courtyard spinning hip-hop, disco and house from 4pm.

179 Chapel Street, Windsor

Grub Fitzroy

For quieter Sundays when you can't handle music or crowds.

87-89 Moor Street, Fitzroy


Howler keeps the party going till late, with pork-belly burgers for fuel.

Enter via carpark 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick

The Grace Darling Hotel

A $24 roast (with vegan options) and live music to see out the weekend.

114 Smith Street, Collingwood
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