Bottomless brunch satisfies a very specific desire. Not necessarily one of class, rather exuberance and recklessness. Before you start drinking like you’re doing an impersonation of how people reacted to Y2K, you’ll need a few things before you go. Like money, for example, as well as a sense of limitless potential, and no other plans for the day (so you can take a nap at 3pm). Whatever your drunk brunch requires, we want you to know that we support you.
We also want you to know that most of the food served during bottomless brunch is not very good. But that’s really not why you’re here. (There are, of course, exceptions. And you’ll find some of them below.) So whether you want to drink enough to mildly worry your relatives or just swirl a Bloody Mary with the comfort of knowing that you can have as many as you want - we’ve got 15 places for you and your friends.
Bandit is a smallish spot in the West Loop that feels like a party, but is still low-key enough for a casual brunch to listen to your friend confess they’re secretly glad they had to cancel their wedding last year. Come here for drinks and bar snacks like disco fries during the week, or come on the weekends for bottomless brunch. For $30 you can get unlimited mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, along with dishes like eggs, pancakes, and chilaquiles. One of the best things about this place? The bathrooms are decorated with wall-to-wall posters of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, respectively.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for $30.
Land & Lake
The original Land & Lake is in the London House hotel downtown, and this is the Andersonville location. On the weekend they serve bottomless brunch (you get 90 minutes) and right now they’re open for carryout, indoor, and outdoor dining on their covered back patio.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas for $18.
Lark in Northhalsted has a fantastic plant-filled back patio, and on the weekends hosts drag brunches or has live DJ’s spinning themed soundtracks like “90s” or “girl groups.” You can get bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, sangria, and bellinis. And oh yea, there’s food too - eggs, biscuits and gravy, breakfast pizza - you get the idea.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas, bellinis, Bloody Marys, and sangria for $21.
When we think “bottomless brunch,” Hub 51 immediately comes to mind. It’s the type of large, crowded River North restaurant we expect to offer unlimited mimosas with their eggs. The good news is that the food is generally pretty good, and this place manages to be loud and fun without being a total sh*tshow. Order things like cinnamon roll pancakes or breakfast tacos, and be prepared to take a long booze-fueled nap later.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas and bellinis $25.
Park & Field now has a “virtual” buffet to go along with a $45 unlimited drink package of Bloody Marys, mimosas, rosé, and beer. What’s a virtual buffet you ask? You fill out an order form of all the brunch dishes you want (like waffles, omelettes, charcuterie, benedicts) and the kitchen plates it for you. Plus, the heated patio has lots of tents, Adirondack chairs, fire pits, and a camper-turned-bar.
The Deal: $45 buffet with bottomless Miller High Life, Bloody Marys, rosé, mimosa, and Modelo for an extra $40.
This is a rooftop bar in Wicker Park, and at 3,000 square feet, is very large. And on the weekends they serve bottomless brunch. The drink package is $25, and must be purchased with an entree like French toast, chicken and waffles, or chilaquiles.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas, beermosas, Miller Light, and Bloody Marys (90-minute limit) $25.
We only ever go to this Italian restaurant in Lakeview for two reasons: the fantastic patio and the bottomless brunch. Just be aware, Zia’s is always crowded, even with the two-hour table limit. And because it’s filled with everyone from families with kids, to couples, to bachelorette parties, hanging out here feels a lot like being at a wedding reception. The kind where everyone is trying to drink as much booze as possible before the open bar ends.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys (2 hour limit) $15.
This busy Spanish spot in Fulton Market is originally from New York. And while the food at Boqueria isn’t very memorable, their sangria is, and overall their brunch deal is pretty great. Ordering requires some strategy - for $42 you get your choice of four tapas, two dishes (like huevos con chorizo and french toast) or one breakfast paella, a dessert, and unlimited mimosas or sangria. It’s a lot of food - so you should probably plan your attack with the group before ending up with 16 papas bravas on the table.
The Deal: “Boozy brunch” includes food and unlimited sangria and mimosas, $42.
Bar Takito has one of the most affordable bottomless deals in the West Loop, with $15 unlimited mimosas. The menu is made up of Mexican/Central American/South American fusion dishes, and includes things like chilaquiles, steak and eggs, and arepa benedicts. Is the food good? Yes. Can you get drunk for $15? Also yes.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas $15.
Great news: Maple and Ash has fantastic food, and you come to this steakhouse in the Gold Coast for an upscale drunk brunch. It’s over-the-top in the best way, with chandeliers, candelabras, and huge velvet booths, and has a carving station, omelette bar, and a Bloody Mary bar. It’s perfect for a celebration, or just because you’re sad you missed the fancy breakfast after your rich friend’s wedding because you were too hungover.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas or Bloody Mary bar $20.
If you’ve lived in Chicago for any stretch of time, you’ve probably been to El Mariachi in Lakeview. The large back patio is a popular spot for group get-togethers, specifically the ones that involve day drinking. While the OK Mexican food here isn’t going to win any awards (the menu has standards like breakfast burritos and tequila french toast), nothing costs over $10.99. So, honestly, you really can’t afford to not come here.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas includes entree $25.
The only thing that makes a bottomless brunch feel even more ridiculously excessive is when it comes with a buffet. That’s what you’ll find at The Fremont in River North, along with a DJ, donut wall, and a retractable roof. Basically, when none of your friends can get their sh*t together for long enough to plan a trip to Vegas, this is your next best option.
The Deal: $50 buffet-style all-you-can-eat brunch with bottomless mimosas.
Weekend brunch is one of the few reasons to go to Broadway Cellars, an otherwise unremarkable restaurant in Edgewater. The food here is pretty decent (with things like pancakes and biscuits and gravy) and the drink deal is $10. Just be aware, it’s nearly bottomless - they will cut you off for “obnoxious behavior.” So you might want to think twice before inviting your buddy Chief-O unless he promises to be chill.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas and bloody marys $10 (mix and match $15) with purchase of an entree.
Angelina is an Italian restaurant that’s been in Lakeview for over 30 years, and the champagne brunch is still going strong. The menu is short and uncomplicated (with dishes like french toast and a frittata) and 10 out of 10 hungover bridesmaids agree: you’re here for the bottomless mimosas.
The Deal: Brunch menu item plus unlimited champagne $25.
We didn’t see this one coming, but this rather quaint French restaurant in the Gold Coast has a pretty affordable ($18.95) mimosa special for brunch. Bistronomic has dishes like eggs benedict and quiche lorraine, and offers a quiet alternative to partying with a bunch of unruly drunks. There’s also a 90-minute limit - so it’s for sophisticated drunks with excellent time management skills.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas (90 min limit) $18.95.