Ah, brunch, that ritualistic weekend meal New Yorkers love and chefs hate. What is so appealing about various incarnations of eggs Benedict and French toast at more than double the cost? Combining overpriced eggs with booze of course… bottomless booze, that is.
While The Sunburnt Calf and its day-drinking glory is no more, we’ve rounded up the best boozy brunch spots in Brooklyn to get your grub and day drinking on.
Dar 525: This branch of the Mediterranean eatery offers a sweet brunch deal. Order an entrée and get unlimited mimosas, Bellinis, sangria, or bloody marys for $26.95. Plus you’ve got a generous hour and a half to imbibe.
Randolph Beer: Serving brunch until 7 p.m., Randolph Beer is the brunch spot of champions – and late risers. For $37, you get an entrée and 90 minutes to consume all the brunch punch, beer, bloody marys, or mimosa drinks of your choice. Dining with friends who don’t drink? Randolph has them covered, too. For the same price, they can get unlimited nonalcoholic drinks, an entrée, plus a starter or side instead of drinks.
Terra Firma: On Saturdays and Sundays, Terra Firma offers a solid brunch deal. Fifteen bucks buys you an hour and a half of unlimited bloody marys or mimosas. Get there early to secure a table on their lovely patio.
Gallery Bar: Want to add some local art to your brunch experience? Head over to Gallery Bar in Bed-Stuy where you can fuel up on their impressive breakfast burrito and slurp up unlimited mimosas and bloody marys for an additional $15.
Rustik Tavern: Straddling the Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy border, Rustik Tavern serves up a pretty sweet unlimited drink special. For $30, order a brunch entrée with unlimited champagne, mimosa, bloody marys, screwdrivers or Bellinis.
Belli Osteria: If the rib-eye burger wasn’t enough reason to stop by this corner Italian gem, the $23.95 bottomless brunch drink special with an entrée certainly is. The food is tasty and the service is on point. Get a window seat so you can take pity on all the hungry patrons across the street waiting in line at Emily while you’re well into your second course.
Giovanni’s Brooklyn Eats: “You haven’t had brunch until you’ve had it here,” boasts Giovanni’s website. Truer words were never spoken. This isn’t boring eggs Benedict. Besides having a killer bottomless mimosa and bloody mary specials for $18.95, Giovanni’s makes some mean Italian staples including baked eggs over polenta, double eggplant Parmesan and rigatoni ai formaggi.
Piquant: This Latin fusion restaurant hosts brunch with familiar staples and a decidedly more eclectic flair. You can have French toast, a mahi-mahi sandwich with guac or eggs San Salvador. Sweet, savory, traditional breakfast or pan-Latin, you do you. Add bottomless mimosa, sangria or bloody marys to your meal for a very reasonable $10 and you will be happy. With good prices and great options for everyone, it’s not surprising there’s usually a line during prime time.
The Kettle Black: Where can you get a potato and egg hero with the works and bottomless brunch? At Kettle Black in Bay Ridge! Staying past brunch hours? Try their wings, which were voted as one of the top 5 in all of NYC by Food and Wine Magazine.
Greenhouse Café: Sundays were made for brunch at Greenhouse Café. Their $26 prix fix can’t be beat. Get an appetizer, entrée, dessert and unlimited brunch drinks. Did we mention that Greenhouse Café’s brunch drink lineup includes piña coladas? Sold.
Maria’s Bistro Mexicano: If you’re doing brunch in Sunset Park, Maria’s Bistro Mexicano is the place to be. For around $14, you can fill up on one of their delicious dishes and get unlimited brunch drinks for an hour.