The 11 Best Boozy Brunches in Washington, DC

Courtesy of The Black Ant, credit: Paul Wagtouicz
Courtesy of The Black Ant, credit: Paul Wagtouicz
Photo of Nicole Hampton
8 January 2018

DC is known for being a business-oriented city where the residents work hard and play even harder. The city’s restaurant owners know this and respect all our hard work by creating a pretty amazing brunch scene. Brunch has become quite the event here, ones that not only quench the thirst our stressful jobs bring, but also go easy on our wallets that pay the high rent as well. Here are the 11 booziest brunches in the city with the best deals.

Perry’s Restaurant

Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
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Perry's Restaurant, Washington
Perry's Restaurant, Washington | © Marcho Verch / Flickr

Everything is so right and so fun about this brunch. Two words; sushi and drag. Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. go check out the longest running drag brunch. It’s $30 for the buffet that has everything from sushi to waffles, which makes paying for the different varieties of Mimosas and Bloody Marys not too shabby.

Georgia Brown’s

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Live jazz, bottomless $25 drinks, and a $40 brunch buffet and one entree make this place one for the books. The bottomless includes Mimosas and Bloodys, and the food takes an elegant twist on traditional Southern coastal cuisine inside this stylish eatery.

Lincoln

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Classic Deviled Eggs (with relish)
Classic Deviled Eggs (with relish) | © alanagkelly/Flickr

This trendy New American restaurant just screams DC with its president-inspired name and décor. A floor of pennies and a big white chair make it a bustling, fun place to get your $20 bottomless Bellini/Bloody Mary/Mimosa chug on. Also, try the deviled eggs which are apparently the best of DC.

Masa 14

Restaurant, Asian, $$$
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For $39 you get a prix fixe brunch including small plates like egg chilaquiles, breakfast tacos, and Asian pork belly Kimchi Benedict. It also includes limitless Bellinis, lager, and a variety of Bloodys and Mimosas. Brunch is on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Medium Rare

Bistro, Restaurant, Steakhouse, $$$
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Signature Lobster Bloody Mary
Signature Lobster Bloody Mary | Courtesy of Humpback

This quaint, modern bistro has a good deal on drinks during their weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It’s $24.95 for bottomless strong classics like screwdrivers, Bloody Marys, and Mimosas, along with fresh coffee and orange juice. They also kindly offer fresh hot bread, yogurt parfait, fruit salad, and mixed greens along with the deal. Entree options are available, with simple, modern options like French toast and sausage, and steak and portobello Benedict.

NoPa Kitchen + Bar

Restaurant, American, French, Asian, $$$
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Mimosas
Mimosas | © Pauline Kletti/Flickr

For such a nice place, the brunch price is more than reasonable. It’s $14 for unlimited Mimosas, and you can get it with the order of one entree or, for $32 total, get two courses along with unlimited Mimosas. It’s American fare with an Asian/French twist. Some options include cream cheese biscuit Benedict, lamb bolognese ‘shakshuka style,’ and lobster & shrimp salad tartin.

Southern Hospitality

Restaurant, American, $$$
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Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and Waffles | Courtesy of Arkansas Diner

This Southern eatery has some awesome options for a reasonable price, like fried chicken Benedict, steak and eggs, and shrimp and grits. For around $10 each, you can get drinks like bacon Bloody Mary, Orange Crush, and Bloody Maria. The best deal is unlimited Mimosas for only $16.

The Fainting Goat

Restaurant, American, $$$
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The house-made Bloody Mary known as the Bloody Goat can be endless for just $15. Not a Bloody Goat fan? Stick with the endless Mimosas for the same price. Pair them with options like a biscuits and gravy BLT, French toast, and fondue.

Shaw’s Tavern

Restaurant, Gastropub, American, $$$
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The service within the charming exposed-brick setting is only rivaled by the food and awesome $14 unlimited Mimosa deal. They have Southern food options like shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, hush puppies, and fried green tomatoes (that are out of this world), as well as common brunch favorites like eggs Benedict, omelets, and waffles.