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Dive into a fun day on the Space Coast - Featured drinks from Matt's Casbah in Downtown Melbourne 

Sunday Funday on Florida's Space Coast

Whether you only have a weekend to get away, or you’re ready for an epic vacation,  Florida’s Space Coast is an incredible destination. And no trip is complete without a Sunday Funday! You’ve lounged at our beautiful beaches, you’ve explored our attractions and wildlife experiences, you’ve taken in all the arts and culture, or maybe you’ve had a great time at one of our exciting events, and now it’s time to chill. Here are some ways to make the best of the last day of your Space Coast weekend.

 

Start with Brunch

What’s better than sleeping in without a care in the world? Rolling out of bed and grabbing brunch. There are plenty of lip-smacking, classy, and boozy brunch spots here on the Space Coast. They are perfect for those of you starting your Sunday off just a little later. There’s something for everyone no matter what you’re craving.

Backwater | Downtown Melbourne

19 Municipal Lane, Melbourne | (321) 837-3925

This small mom-and-pop café has incredible food, friendly service, and built-in griddles so you can flip your own flapjacks. This unique spot serves food sourced from local farmers, ranchers, and fisherman, so you get a tried and true, authentic Floridian meal in a casual laid back environment. It's perfect for the whole family.

Grills | Cape Canaveral – The Cove

500 Glen Cheek Drive, Cape Canaveral | (321) 868-2226

Grills Tiki Bar

Brunch at Grills in Port Canaveral is the perfect way to start your Space Coast Sunday. With classic & fresh brunch options,  vacation-inspired beverages, and a huge tiki deck overlooking the busy port, this is one restaurant you'll remember forever. Imagine sipping on a Bloody Mary as a rocket booster sails past, or enjoying a crab omelet as a massive cruise ship heads out to sea. It's an experience you'll only find here!  

Playalinda Brewing Company - Brix Project | Titusville

5220 S Washington Ave, Titusville | (321) 567-5974

bloody mary at Brix
image by @brix_project

When you’re cruising on US-1, pull into Playalinda Brewing Company’s Brix Project. This is the perfect brewery for Sunday Funday. A large comfortable indoor area with plenty of bar seating and a shaded outdoor eating area make this a great spot for groups big and small. “Endless” mimosas, a diverse draft beer menu, and hand-crafted cocktails will make sure everyone in your crew can find a drink they love. They even have a non-alcoholic, homemade root beer, so non-drinkers and younger guests aren’t left out of the brewery experience. Dog and kid-friendly, great staff, and amazing food make this brewery a must-try.

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar & Grill | Melbourne

1120 N Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne | (321) 306-3800

If you want a more upscale option, and your group can’t decide on what type of meal to go for, try Frigates in Melbourne. This buffet offers traditional breakfast, an omelet station, soups and salads, a pasta bar, raw bar, sushi, all-you-can-eat crab legs, oysters, and tons more seafood. Frigates has servers at their stations, to help you compile the perfect brunch. A full cocktail bar and mimosas will keep the conversation flowing, and at the end of your meal, don’t forget to stop by the dessert station for a sundae or some zeppoles. Located on the Eau Gallie River, this tropical restaurant has gorgeous views, outdoor seating, and even a dock so your Sunday Funday crew can dock the boat and dine.

4th Street Fillin Station | Cocoa Beach

382 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach | (321) 613-2462

4th street fillin station wine flight
image by @4thStreetFillinStation

Sundays need the right environment to bring out the maximum “Funday."  If fun is what you’re looking for, look no further than 4th Street Fillin Station. This former gas station has the perfect atmosphere for a Sunday afternoon hang. Great food, a nice rotating draft menu, delicious cocktails, chill outdoor seating, and more make this a can’t-miss Cocoa Beach spot. Omelets, burritos and tacos, breakfast bowls, burgers, and more await your arrival. So, what’re you waiting for? 

Sip in the Sunshine

There’s no reason to stop the party after brunch is over. The Space Coast is full of great places for your group extend the vacation feelings. We have all the old favorites and some new up-and-coming spots that are sure to make sure your Sunday is the most fun you've ever had. Just remember to relax responsibly!

Fishlips | Port Canaveral – The Cove

610 Glenn Cheek Drive, Cape Canaveral | (321) 784-4533

fishlips

If you plan to hit happy hour at Fishlips, you’re bound to catch at least one of the incredible cruise ships that call the Space Coast home. Whether you’re relaxing indoors for the game or outdoors taking in great views of the port, Fishlips has you covered. With an expansive menu, cocktails and drafts, beer buckets, and more, there’s enough here to keep you busy all afternoon. If you’re feeling adventurous though, you can explore all of Fishlip’s neighbors in The Cove at Port Canaveral for an impromptu tiki-bar crawl. 

Pineapples | Eau Gallie

1434 Pineapple Ave, Melbourne | (321) 499-1400

One of the Space Coast’s newest hot spots is Pineapples in the Eau Gallie Arts District. Three stories of fun all under one roof. A more traditional drinking and dining experience is waiting for you on the first floor. Head up to the Moon Room on the second floor and take in some great live music. Then head to the rooftop and enjoy the views, some appetizers, and great tropical drinks. Pineapples is sure to be another great addition to the Space Coast Sunday Funday scene.

Oceanside Distillery | Cape Canaveral

240 W Central Blvd, Cape Canaveral | (321) 613-4003

oceanside distillery gin
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The City of Cape Canaveral is home to the Space Coast’s newest & only distillery, Oceanside. This hidden gem off Central Boulevard is well worth discovering. Oceanside Distillery is conveniently located for anyone relaxing in Cocoa Beach or waiting for a cruise. Family-owned and operated, you can sample Fresh-From-Florida craft liquor, get handmade cocktails, and even do a distillery tour and learn the history and future of what’s sure to be the Space Coast’s next great hot spot. They also offer a small menu of appetizers, don't sleep on the fish dip!  

Lazy Turtle RiverFront Grill & Tiki Bar | Palm Bay

4445 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay | (321) 455-5299

Watching the boats pass by on the Indian River while enjoying a frozen margarita makes for some perfect end to the perfect weekend. Head to the Lazy Turtle in Palm Bay for some of the Space Coast’s best tropical drinks. While you relax, make sure you don’t miss the great food menu. Oysters, sushi, wings and shrimp, baskets, and even a seafood paella, will all make your taste buds happy. If you want to be lazy, this tiki bar will provide a beachy atmosphere to help you enjoy your Sunday Funday to the fullest. 

Stunning Views

Sunday Funday is all about getting that last bit of fun in before gearing up for the busy week ahead. Sitting back, relaxing, and taking in a deep breath is necessary. And with views like the ones here on the Space Coast, you’ll not only enjoy the day, but you’ll be ready to tackle the week ahead. So where are some of the top places for views on the Space Coast? Well, everywhere, but why not start here:

Rising Tide Tap & Table | Port Canaveral – The Cove

523 Glen Cheek Drive, Cape Canaveral | (321) 576-0676

beer at rising tide
image by @floridatravelgirl

If you’re looking for a great happy hour for your Sunday Funday afternoon, head to Rising Tide. With some of the friendliest bartenders on the Space Coast, slinging some of the best cocktails and brews in the area, you’re sure to be thrilled. Take in a view of the Exploration Tower with hues of red, orange, and yellow, for the perfect Space Coast sunset. Couple the view with your drink of choice and voila…the perfect end to your Sunday Funday.

Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier | Cocoa Beach

401 Meade Ave, Cocoa Beach | (321) 783-7549

drinks at the tavern
Image by @dogsandbrews

There's nothing better than enjoying a moment with the waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing beneath you. Westgate’s Cocoa Beach Pier is the perfect spot to experience just that with tiki drinks! The Pier offers a variety of food and drink options like Keith’s Oyster Bar, Sea Dogs, or Riki Tiki Tavern. You can fish, shop, hear some live music, or even head down onto the beach and learn how to surf. Sunday Funday is all about enjoying the day your way, and the Pier has something to offer everyone.

Eau Gallie Arts District (EGAD) | Melbourne

587 W. Eau Gallie Boulevard, Melbourne | (321) 574-2757

drinks at intracoastal
image by Intracoastal Brewing Company

Amazing views of beaches and waterways not your thing? Take a walk in the Eau Gallie Arts District, where the walls come alive. View artistry at its finest as you take a stroll and enjoy historic buildings and mural-lined streets. It is easy to find plenty of food and drink options while you’re hunting down all that amazing art. Intracoastal Brewing Company, The Cottage Irish Pub, Island Root Kava Bar, The Salty Fox, Traditionals Cuts Shaves & Brews, FM Pizza Oven, and Squid Lips all have you covered. Sound like too much for one weekend? You’re right! But the Eau Gallie Arts District will keep you coming back for more. 

Sunday Fundays are what the Space Coast was made for. Mingle with locals, hang out with your friends, relax after a cruise, enjoy some live music, find the perfect souvenir and more. Slow down and savor your last day of vacation! 

 

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Vacation Planner for Florida’s Space Coast

The official Space Coast Vacation Planner Guide is now available. There are two ways to get yours: