If brunch is life, boozy brunch is surely the good life. From chic scenes with a beat to peace and quiet on the waterfront and everything between, we’ve got you covered.
The rooftop is the perfect spot for a boozy brunch on a budget. The menu offers typical Manhattan prices for amazing brunch items like Avocado Toast, Maine Lobster Eggs Benedict and Breakfast Pizza (breakfast in the form of pizza, need we say more?). However, the real star of this show are their fantastically inexpensive breakfast cocktails. Their vodka-based Easy Passage cocktail is only 92 cents and the traditional brunch cocktails go for $4.92 (bellinis, mimosas and Bloody Marys, oh my). If you’re not sure if you’re in the mood to mellow out or continue partying, fear not. Saturdays offer a live jazz on the rooftop while offering a live DJ in the lobby, to party in whichever fashion you feel like. As expected, it gets pretty busy so reservations are highly recommended.
Ladurée is a renowned international brand known for its macarons. However, the brunch is a charming experience that is well-worth the visit to stay for just a little longer. The ambiance is a perfect match to visiting a charming cafe in Paris. Their menu offers a la carte items and a complete afternoon tea time experience for $39. The tea time package includes pastries (including buttery croissants), finger sandwiches and a choice of three of their renowned macarons. However, if tea time literally isn’t your cup of tea, there is also a sizable cocktail menu to take give you a light morning buzz.
The brunch is a great chance to get turnt up to the “tea,” where the specialty in this open-air dining concept is tea-infused cocktails. The food menu allows you to get in touch with your inner Boho-inspired organic soul. Sometimes this soul likes to cheat, and they get it. Whether you decide on “Sanctuary Granola” or cave into your carb cravings with Creme Brulee French Toast, you’ll feel good no matter what you put in your body here. And to further your faux cleanse, get your hands on one of their specialty cocktails. It’s often blended using small-batch, organic alcohols with a variety of unique ingredients, like activated charcoal and arugula. Place your trust in their mixologists and you won’t be led astray down this path of tasty tea leaves.
Remember those sweet childhood memories of Chuck E Cheese pizza parties? Well, it’s all grown up and comes to you in the form of Adoro Lei. The place is a brunch-favorite because the food is amazingly flavorful, especially (of course) their pizza. Their bottomless punch bowl starts at $55 (may be more based on party size). These punch bowls go great to party along with the music from their live DJ. If bottomless brunches aren’t your thing, you can enjoy a simple pre-fixe option of one brunch item and one breakfast cocktail for $25.
The decor leaves quite the lasting impression during your dining experience, with furniture that has been upcycled from antique or obsolete items. Whether a bale lifter, a sewing machine table or a wood from a bowling alley, these are just a few items that have been given a second life in the rustic ambiance. Their brunch pre-fixe deal is $29, which includes one breakfast cocktail (or unlimited coffee), shared appetizer and a carefully prepared entree. One of the popular dishes is the Beijing Benedict, which gives a unique Asian-influenced take on an American dish with duck confit and scallion pancakes. The cocktail menu also includes memorable drinks with intriguing ingredients like black sesame seeds, eucalyptus and aquafaba (the water from soaking chickpeas or other legumes). While the ingredients sound adventurous, the mixologists cocktails will overcome your uncertainties with surprising satisfaction.
Many fans of Petaluma typically visit for their wood-fired pizzas. Even during brunch, your carbs are not just limited to potatoes and English muffins. The menu offers a plethora of breakfast items, pizzas and pastas. Even if you’re vegan or on a diet, one of their vegan-friendly pizzas or a Zoodle Benedict serve as great alternatives to their carb-loaded options. To complete the brunch experience, they also offer a bottomless brunch special for 90 minutes: unlimited mimosas or bellinis for $19.99 a person. So even if you wake-up a bit later than expected from that wild Saturday night out, there’s a brunch pizza pie with your name on it here.
If Southern cookin’ is your craving, then Streetbird Rotisserie is your calling. The vibrant diner decor artfully welcomes you to Harlem with its bold colors and brightly-lit marquee signs. The menu has classic soul food like chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, and shrimp and grits. The flavors are rich, delicious and filling, and rightfully so as the restaurant belongs to Food Network celebrity, Marcus Samuelsson (head chef of renowned Red Rooster in Harlem).
It’s all about the sports bar feel with a bottomless brunch deal at this spot. It’s hard to top their bottomless brunch price, where you get an entree and two-hours of unlimited bellinis or mimosas for $18. The restaurant also knows that since you’re going hard (since you obviously chose not to be home), they’ll serve your unlimited drinks in a pitcher for you to pour as much as you’d like. There’s also a DJ spinning a set while you booze your weekend afternoon away over brunch.
Move over beer halls, this rum hall is giving you a run for your money. Their menu is supplied with a healthy choice of over 100 international rums to enjoy. The ambiance is modern rustic and industrial, a perfect home for such a rich list of rums, many of which are aged in wooden barrels. Their brunch menu items are created by Caribbean ingredients, such as yucca, plantains and guava and West Indian flavors like jerk seasoning an curry. Their pre-fixe brunch offers one bashment punch or mimosa with an entree for $32 a person. If one isn’t enough, top off your a la carte order with an unlimited hour of drinks for an additional $25 per person. To add to the Caribbean atmosphere, a DJ plays a great selection of reggae, soca, trap and more.
A perfect choice for a warm, sunny day in NYC, this relaxing brunch spot offers panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, New Jersey and the Hudson River. The menu is traditional American-fare, where a brunch burger or their steak and eggs will fill every pangs of hunger you woke up with that morning. Your a la carte options can also be elevated with a house carafe of mimosa, Bloody Mary or spiked lemonade for $39 and up.
Guest blog written by: LA Epic Club Crawls