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 mimosas or Bloody Marys with your pancakes (whole wheat, of course). But where should you go for the best boozing and brunching? These L.A. restaurants serve the ultimate bottomless brunch, from a rooftop perch with all-you-can-eat-and-drink menus 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 at these weekend hotspots.
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L.A.'s best bottomless brunch
Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Bottomless: Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Micheladas, Dos Equis Lagers, Pancakes
All good things don't have to come to end—sometimes they just need a change. Roy Choi's A-Frame in Mar Vista is a Hawaiian-centric eatery, where the brunch is always a slam dunk. Sweet and savory options abound, like the Loco Moco, a Hambugu steak patty on top of sticky rice; or the $15 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (you heard that right—choose from buttermilk, Lilikoi butter, banana mac nut, and more for stacks on stacks on stacks). Oh, and the drinks? Shell out $16 and you can have all the mimosas, Bloody Marys, micheladas or Dos Equis lagers you want, even mixing and matching as you work through those 12 pancakes infront of you.
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: $8 bottomless mimosas with any purchase of an entrée $14 and over, meaning you can endlessly sip on champagne and OJ for less than a Hamilton (and definitely less than a ticket to Hamilton). Is it the weekend yet?
Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 9am-3pm
Bottomless: Mimosas and Food
What's better than unlimited booze? We're glad you asked. The answer? What is: unlimited booze on a rooftop. Head up to that gorgeous greenhouse on top of Koreatown's the Line Hotel for a Saturday and Sunday spread of prime rib, made-to-order eggs, charred carrots, cured salmon, house-baked breads and so much more, for $37 apiece. What's that? You want that unlimited booze? It's but $18 away when you order the brunch buffet, and $25 if you're only ordering à la carte. Sure, it's a little pricy for mimosas, but who's going to argue with the price when they're surrounded by all that greenery and a pool?
Brunch hours: Sun 11am-3pm
A fire station-turned-Silverlake 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 black rice bowl—complete with fried egg, sweet potato and soy—to a grilled cheese slathered with shallot-and-fig jam. (Though we're partial to the Belgian waffles here.) 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 10am-3pm
NoHo’s favorite gastropub serves a boozy brunch with bottomless mimosas, ample Bloody Marys and fresh-fruit mojitos, not to mention their long beer list. (A cool $20 gets you an entrée and bottomless mimosas, and how can you go wrong there?) 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 the cozy menu. There’s the breakfast poutine, with its breakfast potato, crispy bacon, cheese curds, poached egg and hollandaise, and the buttermilk flapjacks—with their warm cinnamon-apple compote and honey butter, they taste like a little slice of home.
Brunch hours: Sun 11am-2:30pm
Bottomless: Draft beer and Sangria
We're not all on a champagne campaign. Some of us consider beer part of a complete meal, which is why FIG's Kegs and Eggs brunch deal is such a winner. For $40, diners can order any brunch item and receive endless draft beer or sangria to wash it all down. Order the chorizo and corned beef hash, gruyere quiche or the jam-packed breakfast burrito to cure any lingering hangovers (so we've heard), or, to satisfy a sweet tooth, the lemon ricotta pancakes start your day on a (sugar) high note. Enjoy your boozy brunch and brew by the pool and know that you're brewing up a good day indeed.
Brunch hours: Sat & Sun 11am-3pm
Burger hounds count on this West Hollywood (re: gay-friendly) hang for good times, juicy burgers and bottomless brunch—and if there's one thing the LGBTQ community knows (though it knows a lot about a lot), it's the intersection of boozing and brunch. Stop by Saturdays and Sundays at 11am for drag brunch, where you'll get all the glitz and glamour of a drag show, plus the bonus of $15 bottomless mimosas with the purchase of any entrée such as bacon-infused waffles or the low-carb Circuit Boy Wrap with egg whites, turkey and sun-dried tomatoes. Just here to drink, henny? Get bottomless for $20. ("They're all bottoms!") Nothing not to love.
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 $28, 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. What's more, each meal is served with freshly baked croissants and a luscious jam. But on to the important part: the meal also includes bottomless champagne or mimosas. Ooh la la!
Brunch hours: Sat-Sun 8am-3:30pm
Bottomless: Champagne; two hour limit
This Culver City diner is the go-to spot for recession brunching at its finest. The $7.99 bottomless champagne special (supplement that with 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. Brioche breakfast sandwiches, eggs with lamb, and huevos divorciados—a spin on huevos rancheros, with two different sauces—are all worth a try, along with fluffy pancakes and an array of Benedicts.
Brunch hours: Sun 11am-3pm
Bottomless: Mimosas and Food
Ooh la la! L.A.'s own location of the hit Cannes restaurant Le Petit Paris already brought DTLA bottomless brunch every weekend, but now they've thrown bottomless mimosas into the ring. Stop by Sundays between 11am and 3pm for house-baked French pastries, breads and desserts, crêpes, a Benedict station, cheese, charcuterie, salads, weekly specials, a carving station and a chocolate fountain, and of course unlimited refills of mimosas made with sparkling French wine, all for $49 per person. Have little ones? Children 12 and under are $25, and five and under are free. (If bottomless isn't your thing—who are you?—this darling, chandelier-lit spot offers an à la carte brunch menu on Saturdays.)
Brunch hours: Sat 11:30am-3pm; 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.
Brunch hours: Sun 10am-3pm
Bottomless: Mimosas, Margaritas and Food
Heading for the hills? Woodland Hills's XOC Tequila Grill serves up fresh tortillas and other Mexican food must-haves, all with a side of mariachi. The Sunday Mariachi Brunch features live music, unlimited tres leches, smoked salmon, tacos, sopes, omelets from an omelet station, and a chocolate fountain, all for $24 (adults) and $14 (kids 5-12; under 5 and they're free!), which is a score if we ever saw one. This spot also sports a dog-friendly patio, plus the option of bottomless mimosas and margaritas for an additional $16.50. Mimosas and margaritas. You really can have it all.