Boozy, bottomless brunch comes in many forms. Maybe you’re looking to listen to Skrillex’s greatest hits while getting absolutely obliterated as you throw back mimosas and eggs benedict. Maybe you’re looking to sip on a Bloody Mary while recovering from last night’s tequila intake. There’s also the possibility that you’re looking for something 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 eight mimosas for $30, this list is for you. Here’s a newly-updated guide to the bottomless brunches in NYC that we can actually recommend with a straight face – and no, table-dancing at Bagatelle is not included.
Pearl’s is a casual spot in Williamsburg where you can eat a fried-bread sandwich filled with jerk chicken or chickpeas. The food is Caribbean, and, if you come for brunch, you can get a BEC with jerk bacon. They also have a great backyard with some umbrellas and picnic tables, and that’s where you should be when it’s warm out. Do the bottomless rum punch, and you might even feel like you’re at the beach.
The Deal: $15 for one hour of bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or rum punch. You must also you buy an entrée.
The Black Ant gets loud and busy and just a little bit sceney, but we’re still into it. It’s a semi-upscale Mexican restaurant in the East Village that’s well known, in part, because they add ants and grasshoppers to a few of their dishes. Most things are insect-free however, and they make a very decent taco. Try this place for brunch, and take advantage of the bottomless margaritas. They make great cocktails here, so $19.99 for an hour and a half of drinks is actually a very good deal.
The Deal: $19.99 for 1.5 hours of bottomless mimosas, margaritas, or Bloody Marias. You must also buy an entrée.
If it’s nice out, go drink bottomless mimosas in the backyard at Battery Harris. You probably wouldn’t come here with a date or your parents, but if you’re with a group of friends on a weekend afternoon, there are worse places to sit out in the sun. This is a Caribbean restaurant/bar, and it’s in a pretty central location in Williamsburg. Stay late enough, and you might even get to dance.
The Deal: $35 for an entrée plus 1.5 hours of bottomless mimosas.
Mexico 2000 isn’t the newest place in Williamsburg, and it isn’t going to win any design awards any time soon. But the food is both very good and very affordable, so none of that matters. For less than twenty dollars, you receive an entree and unlimited drinks. Even if you get some extra tostadas and tacos on your table (which you should), the bottomless brunch here still won’t cost as much as most other places.
The Deal: $17.95 for an entree plus unlimited mimosas and sangria.
Greenwich Village is full of some pretty bad bars that cater mostly to tourists and NYU students, and we like to think of The Malt House as the least-worst pub in the area. It isn’t tacky, there’s a decent beer selection, and the food is actually edible. It isn’t stuff you’re going to travel for, but if you need a bottomless brunch in the area, it’s one of your best options. They also have a few TVs, so you can watch whatever games are going down.
The Deal: $18 for two hours of unlimited Bloody Marys, mimosas, bellinis, and screwdrivers. You must also buy an entrée.
This place isn’t white-tablecloth fancy, but we could see you bringing your mother here on Mother’s Day. So it makes sense that they only do mimosas for their bottomless brunch. That way, no one gets too drunk. For an Italian-ish brunch in Harlem, check it out. Just know that it’s a popular neighborhood spot, so come early or expect a wait.
The Deal: $16 for two hours of unlimited mimosas. You must also buy an entrée.
Hill & Dale is the kind of place that a college friend you haven’t seen in a while chooses for their birthday party. Then you receive a Facebook invite, spontaneously respond “Yes,” and immediately regret it. Although that isn’t because Hill & Dale is a bad bar. It just gets busy. It’s a gastropub on the Lower East Side, and it draws a big crowd on weekends. Although if you stop by for brunch, it shouldn’t be too crazy. We wouldn’t come here specifically for the food, but they do have a bottomless deal that might appeal to you.
The Deal: $40 for an entrée plus bottomless Bloody Mary’s and mimosas.
Want to dress like you’re going to Coachella (or at least to the West Village) for your brunch-time eating and drinking? Miss Lily’s is your spot. It’s a little “trendier” than its East Village brunch peers, while maintaining a solidly party-appropriate vibe. Reservations are a good idea.
The Deal: $15 for one hour of unlimited bellinis, Bloody marys, or rum punches. Does not include the price of food.
The capital of East Village party-time brunch: the music is loud, the people are drunk, and the ingenious invention that is the champagne mojito is a thing that’s on the menu. After a few drinks, the Latin-influenced food even tastes pretty solid.
The Deal: $31.95 for 1.5 hours of unlimited tropical mimosas, red or white sangrias, champagne mojitos, champagne margaritas, Bloody Marys, and house beer. Includes the price of food.
Poco is a loud, crowded, and fun spot for party time brunch. Thirty dollars will get you an entree, plus unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, and sangria. You probably aren’t coming here for the food, but the Latin twists on brunch basics will get the job done. Take note: it’s cash only.
The Deal: $32 for 1.5 hours of bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or sangria.
Park Slope: land of strollers, overpriced grocery stores, and brunch. Lots and lots of brunch. And yet, despite the high volume of eggs and pancakes in the neighborhood, there is only one bottomless brunch worthy of your time here. The next your friend who somehow lives in a brownstone invites you to brunch in Park Slope, direct yourselves to Scottadito. Because the only thing better than pasta for brunch is pasta and unlimited mimosas for brunch.
The Deal: $24.95 for 1.5 hours of bottomless mimosas. Includes the price of food.
Think of San Marzano as entry-level drunk brunch. The vibe here on weekend mornings is very chill, but enjoyably so. The food is also incredibly reasonable – the egg dishes and paninis max out at $9.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas for a $10 addition to your meal.
The Crooked Knife is the rare average-food establishment you can actually enjoy because every other aspect is way above average. The staff is friendly (no small feat, especially when everyone is drunk by 1pm), they take reservations for groups both small and large, the environment is “cute” and comfortable, the drinks are strong, and there’s a great outdoor patio. If you’re in the bottomless brunch market for the overall experience more so than the food (AKA every time you’re in the bottomless brunch market), The Crooked Knife is a great choice.
The Deal: $39 for two hours of unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys. Includes the price of food.
To be clear, we can only recommend most of the places on this list for your bottomless brunch needs. Yerba Buena is a different story: we would tell you to come here even if you couldn’t get sh*tfaced in an hour for $17. Yerba Beuna is some of our favorite Latin food in the East Village, if not all of downtown Manhattan. And as for the booze, you get your pick of delicious, creative, and - most importantly - strong drinks. So the next time you want to get your buzz on at brunch, and don’t mind paying just a little bit more for it, Yerba Buena should be on your short list.
The Deal: $17 for one hour of unlimited brunch cocktails. Does not include the price of food.
For a drunk brunch place that feels a little more upscale, Agave is our go-to. It isn’t loud or rowdy, but still has an under-$30 deal. The Mexican menu offers things like “corn crusted calamari cracklins” as a brunch appetizer, which are appreciated as an alternative to the usual hangover burger or eggs benedict.
The Deal: $32.99 for two hours of unlimited mimosas, wine, and frozen margaritas. Includes the price of food.
Sotto 13 isn’t exactly “bottomless,” but you get a carafe of mimosas or Bloody Marys or half a bottle of prosecco with your food. And the food happens to be really good – the lasagna with a sunny side up egg is a favorite. This is a great spot for groups and birthdays, and well worth the few extra dollars for high-quality food.
The Deal: $35 for unlimited brunch cocktails and an entrée.
If you haven’t noticed a trend yet, Latin food spots in NYC have the whole bottomless brunch thing figured out better than anyone else. Macondo West is yet another one we like for a few key reasons: the menu has a lot of variety (you can get everything from huevos rancheros to cuban sandwiches to oysters to a kale salad here), the space is big and bright, and there’s a below-ground private dining room that’s great for bottomless brunch birthdays. Alliteration is more fun when alcohol is involved.
The Deal: $15 for 1.5 hours of bottomless mimosas. Does not include the price of food.
Yep, that’s right. In addition to being the bar/music venue/dance party that can lure even the most stubborn Manhattan people to Brooklyn, Baby’s All Right also has a weekend bottomless brunch special. With its big space across three rooms, excellent people-watching, and surprisingly good, classic (but not boring) brunch food, you now have another very good reason to come to Brooklyn.
The Deal: $34.99 for 1.5 hours of unlimited Bloody Marys, Greyhounds, and mimosas. Includes the price of food.
Being at Horchata feels like a combination of being drunk in a sukkah and being drunk on spring break. The interior’s got string lights hanging from the ceiling, the drinks (and guacamole) are excellent, and the crowd is a fun mix of young people.
The Deal: $35 for a brunch entrée, guacamole clásico, house-made corn tortilla chips, and two hours of unlimited sangria, mimosas, Bloody Marys or mexican beers on tap.
Essex may be a bit pricier as bottomless brunches go, but the waiters will constantly top off your mimosas so it all feels worth it. Great music and lots to choose from on the menu. We recommend The Aristocrat or the Mexican Matzo Brei. Yes, that’s a thing.
The Deal: $31.95 for an entree and 1.5 hours of unlimited Bloody Marys, mimosas, and screwdrivers.
Vamos! is your best bet if you’re with a big group looking to get hammered. Is this the most authentic Mexican food around? Negative, but their deal is exceptional – and kind of hilarious. Your meal is free if you drink five alcoholic beverages. So basically, Vamos! is paying you to drink.
The Deal: Order five frozen margaritas or sangrias for $7 each and your entreé is free.
Pil Pil is a great uptown establishment that encourages excessive drinking paired with quality Spanish food. The sangria flows freely, making this a strong move for Upper East Side drunk brunching.
The Deal: $15 for unlimited sangrias, plus $15 for an entreé.