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 20 places for you and your friends.
The Deal: $55 for 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas and one entrée.
On paper, Kokomo is a Caribbean spot in Williamsburg where you can get plantain pancakes, chicken and waffles, or an egg frittata with callaloo for brunch. All of that is true - but it’s also important to know that going to this place is just like attending a party. They run a bottomless brunch special from 11am-4pm every Friday, which comes with unlimited mimosas and bass-heavy Caribbean music from a live DJ. Whenever the weather is warm and you’re looking for an outdoor spot to get an exciting brunch to end your week, think of Kokomo.
The Deal: $28 for 90 minutes of unlimited brunch cocktails and one entrée. Brunch drinks include mimosas, Bloody Marys, and spiked iced tea.
Just because the primary objective of a bottomless brunch is drinking with friends doesn’t mean your meal has to consist of watery eggs or dry pancakes. Check out Ainslie, a three-floor beer garden serving prosciutto paninis and pancakes with a side of chocolate gelato near the Lorimer L stop. A couple of the brunch dishes like the brunch pizza and steak and eggs will cost you a little extra, but if good food is a priority for your weekend morning meal, this place is worth it.
The Deal: $27 for 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, bellinis, and frozen drinks. You must also buy an entrée.
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-awful pub in the area. So if you need a bottomless brunch spot in the area, it’s one of your best options. There are several draft options on tap, a few TVs playing sports, and several different iterations of eggs benedict available at brunch.
The Deal: $16 for 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas. You must also buy an entrée.
If you hit Lido in the evening, you’d just assume it was another reliable, slightly romantic neighborhood Italian place. And it is. But if you visit on a weekend day, you’ll find a bottomless brunch situation that people take very seriously. For $16, you’ll get 90 minutes of all the mimosas you want, along with brunch food that’s certainly much better than it needs to be after a series of never-ending mimosas.
The Deal: $24 for 90 minutes of unlimited sangria & mimosas.
Every Saturday and Sunday between 12-5pm, this South Bronx spot hosts a bottomless brunch including mimosas, sangria, and live Hip-Hop DJ sets for $24 per person. Between rapping Jay-Z lyrics and rocking in your seat to hits by Lil’ Kim, you can order dishes like chicken and waffles, rum cake french toast, and shrimp and grits at Beatstro. Keep in mind that this place gets crowded, so make sure to follow their Instagram and stay up to date on all their brunch events.
The Deal: $25 for one hour of unlimited bellinis, rum punches, and dutty wine. 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: $37 for 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, or sangria.
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 entrée of your choice. They serve Latin twists on brunch basics, and keep in mind that it’s cash-only.
The Deal: Get two cocktails for the price of one from 12-4pm on weekends.
From the excellent mole selection to its brightly-painted sidewalk patio, Ruta Oaxaca takes the maximalist approach at every turn. And that’s exactly why we love this Mexican restaurant in Astoria. With the electric pink patio structure to the rich mole-covered enchiladas, you’ll feel like you’re in a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory reboot based in 2021. If you need another reason to make this Oaxacan spot a priority on your list of new restaurants to check out, know that Ruta offers a 2-for-1 cocktail special during brunch service on weekends - all tables are first come, first served till 4pm.
The Deal: $29.95 for 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas. Includes the price of food.
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: Bottomless mimosas for a $10 addition to your meal.
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: $42 for two hours of unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys. Includes the price of food.
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: $30 for 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas, wine, or margaritas. This includes the price of food.
We shouldn’t need to say much more than “bottomless margaritas” to convince you of Agave’s power. But you should also know that this Greenwich Village spot serves all the benedicts and silver dollar pancakes you could ever want (as well as a few dishes with Tex-Mex influence). And the cost includes your choice of entree.
The Deal: $37 for unlimited brunch cocktails and an entrée.
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: $18.95 for unlimited sangrias and three tapas dishes.
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 if you’re in the area looking for a place to day drink with a few friends on a Saturday morning, this is the place to do it.
The Deal: $31.95 includes a choice of 3 brunch cocktails and one entrée. Brunch drinks include Margarita, Mimosa, Frozen Rosalita, or beer.
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: $35 includes a choice of 3 brunch cocktails and one entrée. Brunch drinks include Margarita, Mimosa, Frozen Rosalita, or beer.
There’s another Fonda location on 9th Avenue in Chelsea that offers the same bottomless brunch special as their Brooklyn restaurant. Although they don’t have a backyard, there’s still plenty of outdoor seating along the sidewalk where you can eat whatever you think pairs best with three frozen margaritas on a warm Sunday afternoon.
The Deal: $35 for 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas, bellinis, draft beer, sangria, or Bloody Marys. Includes one entrée and everyone in your group must participate.
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: $25 for 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas or $30 for 90 minutes of bottomless bellinis. 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: $17 for one hour of unlimited mimosas and one entrée.
Anyone who finds it tough to keep a cactus alive for one-tenth as long as the Internet says they should last will be at a total loss when they step into the backyard of this American spot in Greenpoint. It’s filled with as many plants, trees, and ivy as a modest greenhouse, and it’s one of the most pleasant places to eat outside in Brooklyn. And if that alone isn’t enough to convince you, then the banana bread pudding and bottomless mimosa situation should.
Haven at the Sanctuary Hotel
The Deal: $28 for one hour of unlimited mimosas and sangrias, plus one entrée.
Haven Rooftop is an outdoor restaurant at The Sanctuary Hotel that treats bottomless brunch like a sport. They’ve got a bunch of tables along a glass railing where you can get a birds-eye-view of the Times Square area while sipping a mimosa and eating blueberry french toast. Be sure to make a reservation before you show up because this place is packed on weekends.