Whether it’s an endless glass of Mimosa or a frequently refilled Bloody Mary, all-you-can-drink/ bottomless brunches are among the most sought-after in the Big Apple. Sprinkled throughout the streets of NYC, locals and visitors alike can encounter dozens of boozy brunch locations. While the list may seem overwhelming, we’ve done our research to help narrow down your brunch pickings. Get your taste buds tingling at one of these excellent boozy brunch spots in NYC.
Agave: Noted as the best Mexican restaurant in NYC, Agave is a bottomless brunch hotspot that will surely add some spice to your brunch cravings. Located in the West Village, this popular southwestern restaurant offers a stellar brunch menu all for $29.95. Each weekend from 11am to 4pm, guests can enjoy an all-you-can-drink brunch, which includes a two-hour bottomless choice of mimosa, wine or the Agave Traditional Margarita with any selected item on the brunch menu. Tables fill up quickly, so be sure to book a reservation at least a week in advance!
Char No. 4: Located in a 19th century row house in Cobble Hill Brooklyn, sits a Bourbon Empire. If you’re seeking southern dishes and hospitality, Char No. 4 may be the place for you. This brunch favorite is a whiskey bar and restaurant inspired by a passion for bourbon. Through Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, guests can enjoy this affordable yet satisfying brunch menu for $22. This Cobble Hill joint serves everything from Biscuits Benedict with smoked ham and sausage gravy to buttermilk pancakes with apples, and BBQ brisket hash. Since Whiskey is the house specialty, make sure to try the chipotle-bourbon Bloody Mary, Hound Dog or the whiskey milk fizz.
Buttermilk Channel: Since it’s opening in 2008 in Carrol Gardens, the Buttermilk Channel has elbowed its way up to the top of best boozy brunches in New York. After winning Time Out’s Readers’ Choice Award for Best New Brooklyn Restaurant in 2009, Doug Crowell and Ryan Angulo’s delectable comfort dishes have become an essential. Each weekend from 10am to 3pm, guests can indulge in Buttermilks delectable brunch menu. Try the top-notch fried pork chop & cheddar waffles along with several delicious variations of Bloody Marys (alcoholic beverages served after noon).
Essex: This Lower East Side restaurant is home to one of the most popular brunch specials in the metropolitan. On Saturdays from 11am to 4:30pm and Sundays from 11am to 8pm, guest can enjoy a $22.95 brunch that gets you 3 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers, or Mimosas, and one item from their extensive menu. If you find yourself still thirsty after 3 drinks, additional cocktails are only $4. Cash only. Essex offers brunch parties for large or private gatherings. Parties of 8 to 20 guests may book tables at most time slots and all tables of 8 or more are served the $35.95 Bottomless Brunch Party Menu. In addition, Essex holds bridal shower brunches and private brunch parties for up to 30 guests in the front balcony and up to 50 guests in the rear balcony.
Calle Ocho: Calling all sangria lovers! Enjoy a festive brunch, served in a colorful space in the Excelsior Hotel right across the street from Central Park. From 12pm to 3pm, guests can enjoy delicious Latin brunch and choose between 8 different flavors of tasty sangria. Latin fusion entrées are approximately $15 and the drink special lasts until you finish your food, so eat slowly. For those who don’t like to wait for a refill, this is your spot. Guests can fill up their cup whenever they please.
Poco: This East Village eatery features $28 boozy brunches for small groups for 1.5 hours, including mimosas, Bloody Mary’s or sangria. From the Poco Benedict to the Salmon BLT to unlimited cocktails, there is no going wrong with this brunch menu. This casual tapas spot gets packed pretty quickly, so make sure to reserve a brunch spot here ASAP. Cash only.
L’asso: Pizza for breakfast? Absolutely! Located in Nolita, this pizza joint offers a brunch entree and all-you-can-drink bloody Marys or Mimosas (2 hour limit) for only $20. However, there is a one hour limit, so be prepared to power drink. If you are unsure of what to order, we suggest the Asino di Maiale, the Uva in Carozza or the Blueberry Pancakes.
Epstein’s Bar: Located in the Lower East Side, this crowd favorite serves your choice of a brunch entree, such as hangover burger and fries or a tasty stack of buttermilk pancakes, plus unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys and screwdrivers for less than $16. The brunch offer ends at 2 pm, so be sure to arrive early to take full advantage of the unlimited cocktails. Brunch hours include Saturday from 11am to 4pm and Sunday from 11am to 8pm.