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The best bottomless brunch in NYC

There’s more to great brunch than mimosas. Get your taste buds tingling at the best bottomless brunch NYC has to offer

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz

Looking to wash down those pancakes with a little gin and juice? Whether you’re in the mood for Bloody Marys, an Irish coffee or endless mimosas at the best bottomless brunch, NYC will have you passing the hooch at these best brunch spots for boozing. Where else can you drink before noon at some of the best restaurants in NYC and not feel like a lush? Did we miss your favorite brunch spot? Tell us in the comment section below.

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The best bottomless brunch in NYC

Agave

This popular West Village eatery serves a two-hour bottomless brunch until 4pm. The $29.95 brunch menu gets you an egg entrée and your choice of all-you-can-drink margaritas, Bloody Marys, mimosas or sangria. Although they take reservations, be sure to book at least a week in advance as tables fill up quickly. Tables sitting down after 2pm will have their drinks cut off promptly at 4pm, unfortunately for New Yorkers who like to get their money's worth.—Tazi Phillips

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West Village

DiWine

This dinner-focused spot opens its doors to the daytime crowd for a weekends-only $15 prix fixe. Coffee plus one cocktail is included with each entrée—choose from hearty favorites such as banana-bread French toast or the Breakfast Lox pizza—or upgrade to bottomless booze for just $17 more. Even if you’re recovering from late-night shenanigans, the atmosphere has the perfect amount of bustle without being annoying. Sit near the entrance for a front-row seat to the live-music duo, performing soulful acoustic covers of Hall & Oates, Michael Jackson and Jewel.—Jessica Lundgren

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Astoria

Ivan Ramen

It’s not exactly orthodox for the neighborhood ramen-ya to offer a 90-minute boozy brunch, but this counter from Ivan Orkin—a Jewish Japanophile from Long Island—has always been anything but traditional. On weekends, pair the chef’s steaming bowls of outré dashi-cheddar breakfast ramen or the more traditional shoyu or shio with free-flowing pours of Japanese-ified cocktails, like a Sake Bloody-tini, a spin-off of the classic with tomato-scented junmai sake, bulldog (tonkatsu) sauce, horseradish and house-brined pickles ($35, includes entrée). Want something tamer to tipple the day away? (Wimp.) Opt for draft pours of Kirin Ichiban or sake-splashed mimosas.

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Lower East Side

Miss Lily's 7A Cafe

This downtown Caribbean corner joint playing a reggae-and-dancehall soundtrack offers a brunch power hour for a mere 15 bucks with the purchase of any brunch entrée. Guzzle 60 minutes’ worth of island cocktails like the Bob Marley–nodding One Love bellini (champagne, passion-fruit puree) or a boisterous, soju-based Hotstepper (spicy Bloody Mary, Scotch bonnet pepper) while feasting on West Indian–inspired platters such as breakfast roti with soft-scrambled eggs and jerk pork sausage and Jamaican rancheros blanketing plantains and stew peas with over-easy eggs.

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East Village

Pig and Khao

Keep the party vibes going with the hip-hop-fueled brunch from Leah Cohen, who dishes out culture-crossing Southeast Asian morning fare soaked up with all-you-can-drink Yuengling Lager and tropical mimosas during brunch (ends at 3:30pm; $15). Choose from the usual orange, or opt for mango, lychee or white peach to offset the gut-sticking Filipino Sizzling Sisig, featuring pork head chopped on a hot skillet with a whole egg, or the khao soi, a Thai chicken-noodle soup simmered with red curry and coconut milk.

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Lower East Side

Poco Bar

This bottomless-booze brunch spot in the East Village is well known, and for good reason. The atmosphere is fun (and by that we mean it can get a little wild) and the food is good. For $30, patrons get an hour and a half of Bloody Marys, mimosas or sangria. Menu favorites include thick-cut French toast with fresh berries, the Poco Benedict and a truffle mushroom omelette. Be prepared for a long wait during peak hours, and bring cash!—Tazi Phillips

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East Village

Sage Roadhouse

Long Island City, Queens, dwellers queue up weekly for Leslie Nilsson and Greta Poretsky’s New American favorite, which originally opened as the Sage General Store back in the late ’90s. The name’s changed, along with the store portion of it, but brunchers can still take advantage of the liquored-up 15-buck option, with endless mimosas, Bloody Marys and draft beers for one hour at the table (no limit at the bar). Attempt to stay (slightly) sober with farm-to-table entrées like chilaquiles with organic chicken, and wood-fired pizzas made with hand-ground dough from Berkshire Mountain Bakery, including the Wisconsin, which joins Nueske’s bacon and caramelized onions.

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Long Island City

Three of Cups

You might've missed this low-key pizzeria turned brunch hangout, but not for long. Short wait times, excellent food and service, and the best bottomless brunch deal around make this one of the top spots in the city. Brunch ($16.95) comes with coffee or tea and two complimentary mimosas or Bloody Marys, but for an extra $8 you can stretch your boozy morning/afternoon into a two-hour drink-a-thon. Bottomless-brunch enthusiasts will be flocking to this East Village gem.—Tazi Phillips

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East Village

Tosca Cafe

Some purists swear that all-you-can-eat brunch is the only way to do the midmorning meal; their case is made at this always-busy Italian restaurant in the Bronx. The spread ($29.95 per person, children under 12 $12.95) features an omelette station, Italian bread French toast and a variety of pastas, plus bottomless pours of classic brunch drinks (Bellinis, champagne, mimosas, Bloody Marys).—Cristina Alonso

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The Bronx

Comments

6 comments
Rob F
Rob F

Thanks to Thrillist (boo!!!), my favorite bottomless brunch spot is Union Bar & Kitchen in SoHo. Used to have the place to ourselves at Noon... Now we have to book over a week ahead. Might as well keep supporting it!!!!

Beth C
Beth C

You should try Mezetto at LES, read the reviews... Best place for bottomless mimosa brunch!

Jude K
Jude K

I'm here for the weekend (a few times a year) and Time Out is a good go-to. Steven P, your feedback - extremely helpful. I'm off to one of the places you mentioned because let's face it, boozy should be free flowing or cheap. Thank you : ) 

Steven P
Steven P

P.S. For REAL boozy brunches, some options include Agave, PS450, the Yotel brunch... These are a bit up in the price range (but compared to the $10-per-drink places populating this article, you'll be well ahead by your 3rd drink, and a boozy brunch never ends after just 1-2 drinks!). No, not gonna share my favorite places here. But a moment of silence for Bonelick Park, always a staple for an entertaining group brunch. :( 

Steven P
Steven P

OK, the article is a total joke. Nothing "boozy" about these brunches, which should have cheap drinks if not AYCD. Aita--no drink special. Alder--$14 clam chowder and $16 toast and beans? And drinks are $12+ each? Nope, sorry. Allswell--small food menu, drinks are $11+ each. Fail. Buttermilk Channel? Drinks are $9-$11 each. And that's just the A's and B's! Some of these may be "staff favorite" brunch spots and have good food, but they are NOT "boozy" as the article suggests.  You don't have boozy brunches where drinks are $10 or more apiece. A good boozy brunch will have drinks for < $5 or AYCD with meal for < $25. That's the rule.