Angelenos may not have invented heavy drinking at 10am with a side of bacon and eggs, but we've certainly perfected it. Throw a stone in Los Angeles and you'll likely hit a breakfast spot offering bottomless Bloody Marys with your pancakes (whole wheat, of course). But where should you go for the best boozing and brunching? These 10 LA restaurants serve the ultimate bottomless boozy brunch, from a rooftop perch with all-you-can-eat-and-drink to a charming French bistro with endless champagne and mimosas. Shake off last night's hangover, find yourself a designated driver and restart the party with these weekend hotspots.
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Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 11:30am-4pm
Big enough so that it rarely feels overcrowded and cozy enough so that brunch feels like an event, The Churchill is an on-trend gastropub—house-made pickles! LAMILL coffee! Edison bulbs!—at the center of West Third Street. Opened by the people behind The Hudson, tables fill up on weekends with brunchers Instagramming their decadent brioche French toast and dueling over the last bite of short rib hash and eggs. Another plus: The $15 bottomless mimosas on hand make it a solid spot to continue the buzz from the night before. During cooler weather, seats near the crackling fireplace are ultra-desirable.
Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 8am-4pm
Bottomless: Champagne; two hour limit
This Culver City diner is the go-to spot for recession brunching at its finest. The $6.99 bottomless champagne special (supplement that with $5 carafes of orange juice to make your own mimosas) keeps the casual eatery packed with low-key locals. It's not uncommon to wait an hour or more if you're part of a big group. As glasses are emptied, the noise level definitely ratchets up a notch, making it feel like a neighborhood bar on game day. Cornbread waffles and huevos divorciados—a spin on huevos rancheros, with two different sauces—only appear on weekends; both are worth a try, along with fluffy pancakes and an array of Benedicts.
Brunch hours: Sun 10am-3pm
NoHo’s favorite gastropub finally started serving a boozy brunch with $12 bottomless mimosas, an ample Bloody Mary bar and fresh fruit mojitos, not to mention their long beer list. Located in a former bank built in the 1920s, the brick walls and pressed copper roof tiles make this a cozy spot to spot to imbibe on an overcast day—just make sure that you sop up some of that booze with a selection from chef Shad Davis’ eclectic menu. There’s the Federal Benedict, an update on the traditional brunch staple with smoked trout, braised kale and a dash of harissa in the hollandaise, and the homey Sweet Potato Oatmeal Breakfast Pie—which, true to form, is like a little slice of home.
Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 11:30am-3pm, two hour limit
Bottomless: Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Bellinis, Sangria
Renowned Mexican chef Richard Sandoval’s take on the boozy brunch at Zengo is unlike anything that we’ve seen in LA: $35 buys you generous all-you-can-eat-and-drink privileges from its menu of Latin-fusion small plates and tasty brunch cocktails. This, of course, leads to some gleeful imbibing of drinks like the Lychee Bellini, the perfect light refresher for Zengo's rooftop patio surroundings. Though the restaurant, on the deck of Santa Monica Place, is just two blocks from the beach, views are of the Promenade—still, it’s a grand spot from which to sample innovative dishes like the Peking duck hash with plantains, Thai chicken empanadas and kaffir lime chilaquiles.
Brunch hours: Sun 11am-3pm
A fire station-turned-Silver Lake standby, Edendale draws equal parts Los Feliz families and the Eastside creative class (with considerable overlap between the two), who fill the sunny patio of this Spanish-style building. The brunch menu here offers a little something for everyone, with dishes that range from a full English breakfast—bangers, baked beans and all—to a crispy fried chicken and waffle. Oh, and let's not forget the booze. With the Silver Lake Reservoir just a few blocks away, you can safely order the bottomless mimosas ($20) and walk them off after brunch.
Brunch hours: Sun 11am-2pm
Bottomless: Draft beer and Miller High Life
We're not all on a champagne campaign. Some of us consider Miller High Life part of a complete meal, which is why FIG's Keggs and Eggs brunch deal is such a winner. For $35, diners can order any brunch item and receive endless draft beer or Miller High Life to wash it all down. Order the chorizo and corned beef hash, frittata verde or jam-packed breakfast burrito to cure any lingering hangovers (so we've heard), or, to satisfy a sweet tooth, the bacon waffle a la mode proves you can have bacon and dessert simultaneously and regret nothing. Enjoy your brunch and brew by the pool and know that you're living the "High Life" indeed.
Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 11am-4pm
Bottomless: Champagne and mimosas
La Frite Cafe has been an established part of the SFV dining scene for over four decades—owing, in large part, to their Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch menu. As part of this French bistro's two-course brunch for $25, choose an appetizer (like the soup du jour, a fresh fruit plate or smoked salmon antipasto) and an entrée, with options that range from sweet French toast to savory chicken breast Caesar salad. But on to the important part: the meal also includes bottomless champagne or mimosas, and if you're feeling extra adventurous, you can splurge on a Bloody Mary Flight for $12. Ooh la la!
Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 11am-3pm
Bottomless: Bloody Marys, Bloody Larrys, mimosas, punch
Already a beloved newcomer to our city's seafood scene, Littlefork has expanded its loyal clientele to include thirsty brunchers looking for good food and strong drinks. Each weekend from 11am-3pm, the Hollywood eatery offers stellar dishes to cure the hangover blues. Want a breakfast burrito packed with pork rinds, onion rings and maple syrup? Done. Care for a smoked meat hash with a sunny side up egg, potatoes and pickled veggies? You got it. Pick your favorite entrée and, for $12, you'll get a Bloody Mary, Bloody Larry, mimosa or punch that magically refills every time you drink the last drop. Hollywood for brunch—who knew?
Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 11am-3pm
Part wine bar, part cottage-like restaurant, Barbrix has already laid the foundation for the perfect place to booze while brunching. Snag a seat in the courtyard of this Silver Lake favorite and order from an impressive mix of sweet and savory dishes, like the veggie-filled frittata topped with burrata, or the heavenly brioche French toast with berry compote. When it comes to the drinks, Barbrix offers a crazy-good deal: $5 bottomless mimosas, meaning you can endlessly sip on champagne and OJ for less than a venti chai latte at Starbucks. Is it the weekend yet?
Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 10:30am-3pm
Bottomless: Bellinis, Kir Royales, Mimosas
Did we mention that the French know how to do brunch? This quaint Parisian bistro is a popular dinner spot during the week, but come Saturday and Sunday morning, the line outside forms for La Poubelle's boozy brunch. For $15, you can pair your croque monsieur avec frites or brioche breakfast sandwich with three oh-so-chic bottomless libations: bellinis (Prosecco and peach puree or nectar), kir royales (crème de cassis and champagne) or mimosas (don't even pretend to not know what these are, you lush). Dig into your dish and sip cocktails on their sidewalk setup for an experience that's nothing short of magnifique.