Boozy brunch comes in a lot of forms. Maybe you’re looking for the equivalent of a daytime club where you can dance with your pancakes. Maybe you’re looking to sip on one or seven Bloody Marys to recover from last night’s bender. Or maybe you’re somewhere in between.
Whatever your drunk brunch needs, know two things:
1. We support you.
2. There’s a place for everyone.
We’ll say this up front: this isn’t the best brunch food you’ll find in the city. But if you’re looking for an afternoon of eggs and alcohol for around $30, this list is for you. There are plenty of BYOB Brunch options, but if you want the booze provided for you, here’s where to find a bottomless brunch.
Make your weekend brunch a fiesta, and do it at El Mariachi. The family owned spot has all of the Mexican favorites you love, and plenty of space both indoors and on their back patio to enjoy it. Nobody is as quick to fill up your bottomless mimosa as the El Mariachi staff - they get you, and know what you want.
The Deal: $23 bottomless mimosa brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Includes an entree.
Shout out to all the students, funemployed people, and others out there not working normal hours during the week. If you find yourself in this scenario, then check out the weekday brunch specials at Hutch. The casual American Bistro is Lakeview has an extensive brunch menu served everyday ranging from a veggie benedict to croissant french toast. And while the booze may not technically be unlimited, $1 mimosas might as well be.
The Deal: $1 mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys, $7 mimosa carafes Monday to Friday 10:00am-3:00pm. Does not include food.
Good news to everyone who loves a good Wet Republic or Marquee day party in Vegas. You no longer need to fly out west to channel your inner Johnny Manziel. Fremont may not have a pool, but it’s the downtown Chicago equivalent of a Vegas pool party on the weekends. Come for brunch and the intentions of a partying.
The Deal: $35 for brunch buffet plus an additional $15 for the champagne package.**
Do you like mimosas and Bloody Marys? Is it nice outside? Do you want to drink a lot of mimosas and Bloody Marys? Go to Zella. Grab a seat on the patio with a couple of friends in the midst of endless amounts of Croakies and sun dresses.
The Deal: $37 for Bottomless Bloody Mary or mimosa with buffet on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-3:00pm.
Dolce Italian is definitely the nicest restaurant you’re going to encounter with a bottomless brunch package, which probably has something to do with the fact that it’s inside a hotel. There’s more of an emphasis on large designer sunglasses and appearing to have your sh*t together here than there is on an actual party. But it’s a nice place to sit and hang, and the food is rather good. We’re into the brunch pizzas, and don’t be afraid to throw a little pasta in the mix.
The Deal: $25 per person for bottomless glass of bellini, mimosa, or Bloody Mary. Does not include food.
LoKal has a big emphasis on music any day of the week, but it’s pretty much a dance club on the weekends during brunch. Don’t expect to sit down and have an intellectual conversation over the hip hop and Top 40 hits blasting loudly. Better yet, don’t even bother talking at all. Just bob your head and enjoy the food, drinks, and atmosphere.
The Deal: $10 bottomless mimosa or Bloody Mary, $14 bottomless champagne, limit of 7 per person from 9:00am-3:30pm. Does not include food.
Farm-to-table mimosas for everyone. Alright so maybe the mimosas aren’t farm-to-table, but the food and overall theme at Southport & Irving are. Try everything from homemade beignets, to a seasonal quiche, to a gut-busting biscuits and gravy. Southport & Irving may be known as SIP, but you’re more than welcome to chug at brunch.
The Deal: $15 bottomless mimosas per person with the order of a brunch entree.
Broadway Cellars is a neighborhood favorite in Edgewater, but it’s worth venturing to for brunch even if you don’t live in the neighborhood. The couple who owns the place is going for a style that says mom and pop run restaurant common in Sonoma or Napa, and they do a good job achieving those vibes.
The Deal: $10 “nearly” bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys with the purchase of an entree every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-3:00pm.
We’ll be honest - we had no clue 25 Degrees even had a breakfast menu. But apparently they do. That said, building your own burger makes for an excellent brunch, particularly when you put an egg on it. It’s not a “bottomless” brunch here, but $10 bottles of champagne is the equivalent. Late morning burgers and bubbly sounds like a good idea.
The Deal: $10 bottles of champagne on Saturday and Sunday.
A typical Italian trattoria that seems better for a laid-back date night than a place to drink a lot of champagne. But on the weekends, you can get any brunch entree and all the champagne you want for a pretty good deal. Surprising? Yes. But who doesn’t love a good surprise?
The Deal: $21 for any brunch item and unlimited champagne. Saturdays from 11:00am-2:30pm. Sundays from 10:00am-2:30pm. Sundays are cash only.
We didn’t see this one coming, but a rather nice restaurant in the Gold Coast has a legit mimosa special for brunch. Bristronomic combines Midwestern roots with French cooking, and the brunch menu has plenty of things you’ll want to eat like eggs benedict or a quiche lorraine. Not every bottomless situation has to be a crazy brunch party with a DJ and a bunch of drunks. So consider Bistronomic a place for the sophisticated drunks.
The Deal: $16.95 for an hour and a half of bottomless mimosas with purchase of an entree.
Pl-zen is the neighborhood do-it-all spot in Pilsen, and a quality alternative to all of the great Mexican food around. It’s a casual restaurant and bar that makes any meal during the week easy, and that includes brunch. The brunch burger with duck bacon and a fried egg is where it’s at, but there are plenty of other great options too.
The Deal: $25 for an entree and bottomless mimosas while you eat.