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 21 places for you and your friends.
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. So 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: $35 for an entree plus 2 hours of unlimited mimosas, margaritas, pina coladas, 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 pretty good. 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 on.
The Deal: $20 for two hours of unlimited Bloody Marys, mimosas, bellinis, and screwdrivers. You must also buy an entrée. (For an extra $10, you can sub in draft beer, house wine, or sangria).
Lido Harlem is a nice place for the whole family. So in the event that your familial bonding often occurs over infinite mimosas, come here. Just know that it’s a popular neighborhood spot, so come early or expect a wait. Also, they stop serving the bottomless deal at 3:30pm.
The Deal: $16 for two hours of unlimited mimosas. You must also buy an entrée.
Maybe you want to dress like you’re going to Coachella in the East Village for your brunch-time eating and drinking. Miss Lily’s on Avenue A is your spot. You can be as loud as you want in here, and you still probably won’t be the most annoying group.
The Deal: $20 for one hour of unlimited bellinis, Bloody marys, or rum punches. Does not include the price of food.
Poco is a loud, crowded, and fun spot for party time brunch. They have a 90-minute set menu deal for $37 that includes an entree of your choice. If you’re with a large party and want to have “brunch” after 3pm, Poco has a 3-hour deal. You probably aren’t coming here the Latin twists on brunch basics, but that’s what you’ll eat there. Important: it’s cash only.
The Deal: $37 for 1.5 hours of bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or sangria.
Despite the high volume of brunch places in Park Slope, Scottadito is really the only good bottomless option. The menu here has a mix of Northern Italian dishes and typical brunch stuff like pancakes and eggs. So the next time your friend wants to leave her brownstone on a Sunday and wash the day away with pasta and prosecco, remember Scottadito.
The Deal: $25.95 for 1.5 hours of bottomless mimosas. Includes the price of food.
San Marzano has the least expensive bottomless mimosa brunch on this list. It costs $10 on top of your meal. And all of the food, like french toast with bananas and Italian paninis, max out at $9.
The Deal: Bottomless mimosas for a $10 addition to your meal.
Food-wise, The Crooked Knife is completely average. But almost every other aspect exceeds that. 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 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 (most of the time you do bottomless brunch), The Crooked Knife is a great choice.
The Deal: $42 for two hours of unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys. 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 (portioned based on the size of your group). Bring a big group and make sure to order at least a few of the lasangas with a sunny-side-up eggs on top. Overall, we’ve found that the quality of food is higher than what you find other places that specialize in alcoholic tomato juice.
The Deal: $37 for unlimited brunch cocktails and an entrée.
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 brunch food, you now have another very good reason to spend daylight hours next to dance floor where magically unspeakable things have likely gone down.
The Deal: $38.99 for 1.5 hours of unlimited Bloody Marys, Greyhounds, and mimosas. This includes the price of food.
At Pil Pil on the UES, there are four options for bottomless brunch (all based on different regions of Spain). Each one comes with three different tapas dishes and unlimited sangria. It’s one of the few establishments near 86th Street that encourages excessive drinking. And that’s really why it’s worth knowing about.
The Deal: $18.95 for unlimited sangrias and three tapas dishes.
Harry’s is a nice steakhouse in FiDi that’s popular for after-work martinis expensive cuts of steak. It’s not exactly the sort of place you’d expect to have a bottomless brunch deal, and that’s why we like it. That, and the almost-unbelievable fact that you get 90 minutes of free, bottomless champagne while you’re here (as long as you order an entree).
The Deal: 90 mins of free, bottomless champagne when you get an entree.
Objectively speaking, Pig and Khao on the LES serves the best and most interesting food on this guide. No shade to bottomless places, but you’re mostly not going for the quality of the food. Pig and Khao is different. The menu is a combination of Thai and Filipino food, and almost all of it is heavy and perfect for sharing. Aside from the excellent family-style dishes (like khao soi and pork sisig), they have a self-serve deal on bottomless Narragansett and mimosas. For two hours, it’ll feel like a kegger that’s been catered incredibly well.
The Deal: 2 hours of bottomless Narragansett and mimosas.
If you’re in the mood for chilaquiles or huevos rancheros on a weekend morning in Brooklyn, try Fonda in Park Slope. It’s a casual spot with great cocktails and a very pleasant backyard, which is where we usually sit when we come for brunch. You won’t regret ordering the classic margarita and the food here is filling without leaving you feeling worse than you did when you arrived.
The Deal: $36 for an entree plus 1.5 hours of bottomless frozen hibiscus rosalitas, margaritas, mimosas, Bloody Marys or beer.
Dar525 is a casual Mediterranean spot in Williamsburg where you can eat shakshuka, babaganouj, hummus, and pita on a weekend afternoon. Once you’re done eating, spend the rest of your hour and a half drinking mimosas or bellinis on the velvet living room set to get your $31 worth.
The Deal: $31 for an entree plus 1.5 hours of bottomless mimosas, bellinis, draft beer, sangria, or Bloody Marys.
Another option in Harlem is Cantina. There are two uptown locations of this casual Mexican spot, but only the one on Lenox Avenue has a bottomless deal. They also have outdoor seating, so make sure to take advantage of this when it’s warm enough to drink outside (although, if you drink enough prosecco, it’s always warm enough to be outside).
The Deal: $15 for 1 hour of unlimited mimosas and sangria. Does not include the price of food.
Chocolat in Harlem is massive, so you won’t have to glare at anyone who takes the last free table just as you walk into brunch at noon on a Sunday. The classic American brunch food here is all pretty good, including the red velvet pancakes which we’d suggest you order even though you aren’t twelve years old. And, if you want to do unlimited margaritas instead of mimosas, that’s an option as well.
The Deal: $25 for 2 hours of bottomless mimosas and margaritas. Does not include the price of food.
Whenever anyone is looking for a fun group meal on the UWS, we tell them to go to Playa Betty’s. So much so, that we probably need to shut up about it already (after this, of course). The inside of this California-inspired Mexican place is covered in decorations like fake palm trees and surfboards. It’s all executed with the right level of kitsch. Plus, they offer their bottomless deal every day of the week, in case you want to have an extremely reckless Wednesday lunch.
The Deal: $18 for 1.5 hours for unlimited mimosas, bellinis, and sangria. Does not include the price of food.