Sunday Sesh: is an Australian term  short for “Sunday Session”. It is the act of getting together to socialise, eat and drink on a Sunday afternoon.

Sunday sesh’s are huge in Australia and a common occurrence.  Why is it so big in Australia? Well my thoughts are that it provides a perfect excuse to finish the weekend with your friends and a few drinks before going back to work on Monday, and an Aussie friend recently told me it is just the perfect way to start the week off.

Vancouver is surrounded by Australians and being married to a fellow Aussie, we decided we needed to start the traditional ‘Sunday Sesh’ here in Canada, so myself and three Australians did just that.  My hope is to be able to find some good ‘Sunday Sesh’ spots in all of the different areas of BC.  This weeks focus was on our current neighbourhood Port Moody.

Here is a couple of places in Port Moody that we scooped out for  our ‘Sunday Sesh’ These spots helped us studiously pretend that Monday was merely a distant vision on the horizon…

We started our afternoon at The Boathouse Restaurant in Port Moody.

The Boathouse Restaurant in Port Moody is located on the water at picturesque Rocky Point Park, with dramatic views of Burrard inlet and Seymour Mountain.

The Boathouse Restaurant in Port Moody

Every day from 3-6pm The Boathouse Restaurant has an ‘appy hour’. On Sunday’s they also have Caesars and Granville Island Pale Ale on special.  We decided the Yam Fries and Halibut Ceviche were great starters.

We than decided to head over to Browns Social House to finish our evening.

Brown’s Social House is located in Newport Village.

Browns Social House in Newport Village 

Like the Boathouse, Browns Social House has a happy hour everyday from 3-6pm.  We enjoyed the $9 BBQ chicken pizza as well as the $4.50 Mimosas.

For those a little more adventurous Browns Social House  also has 2 for $5 Happy Shooters.

Daily Drink Specials

Monday – Mojitos $2 off
Tuesday – Whiskey Sour $4.50
Wednesday – Blueberry Lemonade $6.00
Thursday – Single High Balls $4.00
Friday – All Martinis $2 off
Saturday – Mimosas $4.50 & Caesars $4.50 & Bottles of Wine $5.00 off  *excludes Social Wine
Sunday – Mimosas $4.50 & Caesars $4.50

Food Specials

Everyday from 3-6pm – Wings & Dry Ribs $6
Sunday and Monday – All pizzas $9

The great thing about both of these spots is that they have locations in other areas, most likely in your own neighbourhood.

The Boathouse Restaurant is also located in Kitsilano, Horseshoe Bay, Richmond, New Westminister and White Rock

While Browns Socialhouse has locations in Brentwood, Dawsons Creek, Kitsilano, Langley, Lonsdale, Lynn Valley, Panorama, Point Grey, Regina, Richmond, Tsawwassen and Victoria.

All in all it was a perfect Sunday in Port Moody with great company. I wonder what places we will check out on our next little ‘Sunday Sesh”

Details of Restaurants:

The Boathouse Restaurant: 

Phone: 604 931-5300
Address: 2770 Esplanade Ave. Port Moody, BC V3H 0C8

Browns Social House

Phone: (604) 461.7676 
Address: 215 Newport Drive, Port Moody V3H 5C9


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