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The 10 best boozy brunch spots in NYC

Even the most ardent anti-bruncher will be wooed by these excellent bottomless brunches

Edited by
Will Gleason
Written by
Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner
&
Victoria Marin
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March 2022 update: If you’re in New York, chances are you’re familiar with brunch culture—it’s a true reflection of our “work hard, play hard” ethos. And after our collective pandemic-induced isolation, we are especially deserving of that time-honored NYC weekend tradition: the bottomless brunch. Indeed, It’s a boozy brunch that makes the weekend feel like it’s truly arrived.

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Best bottomless brunch

  • Restaurants
  • Caribbean
  • East Village
  • price 2 of 4

This downtown Caribbean corner joint playing a reggae-and-dancehall soundtrack offers one hour of unlimited island brunch cocktails like the One Love bellini (champagne, pineapple and peach), Lily’s Rum Punch (white rum, pineapple, orange and cranberry) or Yuh Like Piña Colada (a two-rum take on the original). Guzzle your tropical libation of choice while feasting on West Indian–inspired platters.

  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Midtown West

Maybe it’s the secret to recovering from a long night out or that week’s cheat meal, but there’s always room to fit in a burger for your weekend plans. At the Aliz Hotel Times Square’s new Farm to Burger restaurant, from the team behind the beloved Petite Abeille, there’s a Tipsy Farmer ($35) brunch featuring 90 minutes of all-you-can-drink mimosa cocktails with an entree order. If the locally-sourced burgers are not your jam, there are plenty of other brunch favorites, from Belgian waffles to gluten-free avocado toast.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary American
  • Astoria
  • price 2 of 4

Find American classics done exceptionally well at this Astoria outpost, where for a $10 surcharge, you can indulge in the “boozy brunch,” your choice of two traditional day drinking cocktails, from bloody Marys to bellinis. Can’t decide (or just want a little more octane in the tank)? Pony up an additional $10 for two or more drinks, which include Bloody Mars, Screwdrivers, Mimosas, Bellini and Kir Royale.

 

  • Restaurants
  • Williamsburg

This Mexican restaurant in the heart of WIlliamsburg ups the ante with an unlimited food and drinks (margaritas! mimosas!) special at $49 for two hours of stuffing your face. Non drinkers can also downgrade to a $35 all-you-can-eat food package, all of which includes organic egg dishes, tacos, salads, fries to dip in mole and much more. Naturally, guac is not included. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Cajun
  • Astoria
  • price 2 of 4

Offering bottomless brunch Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, this beloved Creole restaurant in Astoria is the place to kick off a long weekend. Come hungry, because the food is gloriously caloric, to soak up all the unlimited drinks. Beignet sliders or biscuits and gravy to share with the table are a must. 

  • Restaurants
  • Filipino
  • Lower East Side
  • price 2 of 4

Chef Leah Cohen, a Top Chef alum, cooks up a brunch feast that’s tailored made for imbibing. Her Southeast Asian menu features dishes like khao soi ($18 for a bowl of egg noodles in a rich red curry broth), a crispy banh xeo (at $16 it’s a crispy crepe filled with shrimp, bacon, bean sprouts and a fragrant nuoc cham) or more traditional brunch dishes with Asian touches, like a steak and eggs with spicy Issan sauce ($19), all of which are offered alongside a two-hour long bottomless mimosa option ($18).

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  • Restaurants
  • Upper West Side

Named for the Phoenician and Philistine god of agriculture, this Upper West Side eatery features dishes from “somewhere in the Mediterranean.” Pro-tip for the bottomless brunch novice: to best soak up the booze, go for the shakshuka (a spicy red pepper and tomato egg platter) or the Israeli breakfast, which includes two eggs alongside three Middle Eastern-based mezzes (dips) and flatbread.

  • Restaurants
  • The Bronx

Get lit at Beaststro’s weekend #BeatsandBrunch which offers 90 minutes of unlimited sangria and mimosas for $20. Choose from a sweet and savory menu with New York brunch classics like avocado toast, a mulled apple cider waffle, “thick thighs” and waffles and more. 

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • West Village

The bottomless brunch at North Fork ($45 includes an entree and unlimited bellinis, mimosas and sangria; $65 for an entree and unlimited local craft beer) will entice you to lounge all day in this rustic West Village restaurant. Much of the ingredients are sourced from Long Island for dishes ranging from the crème brûlée French toast to chicken and bacon-jalapeno cheddar waffles.

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  • Hell's Kitchen
  • price 3 of 4

Brunch at Hudson West Kitchen + Craft Bar (formerly known as Ouisa) takes on a Mediterranean influence with pancakes topped with Greek yogurt mousse and Cretan honey or a hearty gyro hash. Go for the $29 endless mimosa (choose from orange, blood orange and peach juices) offer available from 11am–3pm on weekends.

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  • Restaurants
  • American
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • price 2 of 4

For $36, you’ll select one entree—think comfort classics like a fried chicken sandwich, biscuits and gravy, and a vegan burger—and enjoy 90 minutes of an unlimited well of bloody Marys, mimosas, screwdrivers or bellinis at this Bed-Stuy favorite.

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