18 Brooklyn brunch spots with unlimited drink specials

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At j’eatjet it’s more like moremosa, Photo by Dave Rosado

[We updated this list for January 2016 and added some new spots so everything is up to date!-ed.]

Brunch: it’s that magical meal that’s somehow both over- AND underrated. It’s a great way to start a weekend or coast through a Sunday morning hangover, a meal where you can order a boozy drink and loudly proclaim “It’s five o’clock somewhere, right? Who cares? It’s brunch o’clock here!” to the hearty enjoyment of nobody, because come on. Brunch can also be expensive, as day drinking is apparently a fancy affair once you introduce a fruit cup to the occasion.

Still, there’s no need to be one of the five richest kings of Europe to get your boozy brunch on. Instead of buying a sixer of Milwaukee’s Best to drink alongside some hastily-made scrambled eggs at home, class it up by heading to these eighteen restaurants (!) which offer the best Brooklyn unlimited brunch drink specials. 

NORTH BROOKLYN

Baby’s All Right (146 Broadway, Williamsburg)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-5pm

This ultra-hip outpost off the Williamsburg Bridge also does live music on the nightly, and regularly has a DJ spinning at brunch. Their $30 bottomless special includes unlimited bloody marys, mimosas or greyhounds, and mouthwatering entrées like pork belly benedict and an avocado toast/poached egg combination. Even though it’s a sexy event venue by night, the brunch atmosphere is open and airy, thanks to big windows up front and colorful seating.

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Doesn't have to be greasy to go well with the alcohol. via Facebook

Doesn’t have to be greasy to go well with the alcohol. via Facebook

Randolph Brooklyn (104 S. 4th Street, Williamsburg)
Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-8pm

Ever wonder what that giant drive-in arrow on South 4th Street is pointing at? It’s Randolph, a funky restaurant and bar with a Sofia Coppola vibe and all-day brunch! Their $34 brunch special includes bottomless brunch punch, bloody marys, mimosas or even craft beer. The premium price is understandable, considering you could get seriously tanked at this long of a brunch. Order hot sauce to the table, and make every drink a janky michelada! The entrées have a southern, comfort food feel with added creative touches: their shrimp n’ grits comes with shishito peppers, and the jerk chicken po’ boy uses cilantro aioli. There’s also healthier fare, like the grain & kale bowl with asparagus and a fried egg.

Cadaqués (188 Grand Street, Williamsburg)
Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm-4pm

Michelin-starred tapas bar Cadaqués does a drinkers’ brunch for $28 with unlimited bloody marys, mimosas or screwdrivers. Their brunch menu is more French than it is Spanish, so look forward to Croque Monsieurs and merguez with your eggs. Vibe:  morning after. With long, warm lighting fixtures reminiscent of bug zappers, Cadaqués is a great, intimate spot to look each other in the eyes after a night of questionable decisions. Cash (and strangely, AmEx) only.

Station (166 N. 7th Street, Williamsburg)
10am-5pm daily

You wouldn’t expect any less from a Bedford Avenue joint at this point, but Station’s bottomless brunch will run you $41 including the entrée. That said, the selection of alcohol alone is the selling point on this Williamsburg spot: mimosas, bloody marys, sangria, beer and even house bottles of wine! Enjoy for up to 90 minutes. Entrées include typical brunch fare like pancakes (vegan!) and eggs, but you can also order things off the main menu like a salmon burger or seafood spaghetti. Bonus: you can do this on a weekday!

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After this Dar breakfast, you'll never wait until lunch for a burger again.

After this Dar breakfast, you’ll never wait until lunch for a burger again. via website

Dar 525 (525 Grand Street, East Williamsburg)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm

This Mediterranean restaurant along the Grand Street strip is not nearly as popular as it should be. They recently opened a well-deserved second location in Greenpoint (168 Driggs Avenue), so now there are two places to seek out their mouthwatering shakshuka and open-faced omelettes. $24.95 includes any entrée and unlimited mimosa, bloody mary, bellini, or sangria. Drinks are limited to “the time you are dining,” though, so eat slowly!

MIDDLE BROOKLYN

La Caye (35 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene)
Saturday and Sunday, 12-3:30pm

This well-groomed Haitian restaurant across the street from the Brooklyn Academy of Music may not tempt you during the week, but their weekend brunch is a great way to experience authentic cuisine while getting sauced on mimosas! They’ve only got the one bottomless drink, and it’s a $15 addition to your meal. But after you taste their chiktay moru (cod fish with vegetables and spices) or the chicken and pen patat (sweet potato) waffles, you’ll be glad you shelled out the extra dough. Entrées hover around $14; not the cheapest of the bunch, but there are plenty other more casual spots on this list. This is more of a spot to start your all-day fancy date with someone special — followed by movies or live shows at BAM.

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gallery bar brunch

Bloody Marys in a tall glass just makes them easier to drink. Photo via Gallery Bar

Gallery Bar (1056 Broadway, Bed-Stuy)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm

Do you typically win bar bets with your preternatural ability to chug drinks whole within seconds? Well, you’re in luck, because you can use the winnings from those bets on the unlimited brunch special you can nab between the J train’s Myrtle Ave. and Kosciusko Ave. stops. Be prepared to put that talent to the test, though, as a flat $24.95 will get you food and drink after drink after refreshing drink, but only for an hour. Still, since screwdrivers are part of the mix here (along with the standard mimosa of course), as are delicious bites like their Gallery Pancakes (topped with pecans, caramelized bananas, and fresh berries) and their Tex-Mex Omelette, you can find far worse ways to kill an hour (and a few brain cells).

Rustik (471 Dekalb Avenue, Clinton Hill)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm

Halfway between Mid-western charm and Southern hospitality, Rustik lands somewhere in the middle as just a weird restaurant. Still, the unlimited special doesn’t need geography: $30 gets you a bottomless champagne, bloody mary, screwdriver, mimosa or bellini, as well as your choice of any of their eclectic dishes chicken-n-waffles, quiche, french toast, eggs benedict, etcetera. While it isn’t necessarily the place for a hot date, but it’s a nice spot to nurse last night’s debauchery with a little hair of the dog.

Belli Osteria (860 Fulton Street, Clinton Hill)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm

Frankly, I’m amazed that this spot has survived the real estate roulette that is Fulton Street, especially in Clinton Hill. But here we are, a $21.95 bottomless and largely ambiance-devoid brunch. It’s pretty cheap, so just consider that you’re not paying for the decor. The meal even includes a coffee along with all your alcoholic beverages, just like the Four Loko days of yore. 90 minutes only, so chug. And enjoy huevos rancheros, organic polenta, eggs Norwegian and other typical breakfast dishes.

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Not only do you get all this at Piquant, but for just ten bucks you get all the booze you can handle. via Facebook

Piquant (259 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Heights)
Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-3:30pm

This humongous Prospect Heights eatery offers a prix fixe brunch menu that starts at $15 and includes a coffee or tea. In and of itself, that’s not much of a deal, but for $10 more, you’ll get yourself a bottomless mimosa or bloody mary for 2 whole hours. Pro tips: 1. order the Border Benedict, which is 2 poached eggs on top of a corn sope with a little kick from some chorizo and chipotle hollandaise sauce. 2. You’ll want to come early and be ready to wave your napkin over your head like a rally towel to get your servers’ attention to top you off, as it can get busy, and consequently hard to get a refill. Time is money, and also is booze.

People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith St., Carroll Gardens)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm

Offering brunch staples like blueberry pancakes and chicken and waffles, this neighborhood spot has to stand out somehow since it’s on a street with roughly 4,000 restaurants, and stand out it does. While most food items will set you back a reasonable $10-$12, access to a magical, bottomless glass of adult beverage will cost you $15. The reason there’s a premium? It’s a long brunch window, so that you can just laze out until you can barely muster a weak wave toward your server for a refill. The Republic doesn’t subscribe to time limits.

Giovanni’s Brooklyn Eats (1657 8th Avenue, Park Slope)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm

The old-world Italian feel at this place extends to the price point: Giovanni’s bottomless brunch is only $18.95, and includes not one but two courses! The antipasti include soups, small bites and salads, and the main (secondi) has a stunning variety of breakfast twists you won’t find on just any old menu: baked eggs on polenta, baked eggplant parmesan with fried egg, egg paninis. Gluten-free options available.

SOUTH BROOKLYN

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Holy house-made tortillas and the most perfectly-cooked eggs you ever saw, Batman.  via Facebook

Holy house-made tortillas and the most perfectly-cooked eggs you ever saw, Batman. via Facebook

j’eatjet? (685 5th Ave., South Slope)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm

Make sure to keep an eye out for this blink-and-you’ll-miss it gastropub in South Slope; you’ll be glad you did. $10 on top of your food’s price will get you two hours of boozy fun. Their outdoor seating in the back has some picnic tables where you can drink the afternoon away, while you and your friends laugh at all the incorrect ways you think the name of the joint’s pronounced. Have the fried chicken and waffles, whose deliciousness can’t be captured in a photo: perfectly crispy chicken, perfectly buttery waffles, and it’s all topped with sausage gravy, served with a little cup of syrup on the side.

Le P’tit Paris Bistro (256 Prospect Park West, South Slope)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4:30pm

There’s something comforting about generic French bistros in Brooklyn. They are ever increasing in number and dwindling in originality, but the food remains a strong selling point for brunch. I mean, come on: hollandaise, anyone? $16.99 at the very cute Le P’tit gets you unlimited mimosa, bellini, sangria or house wine in a relaxed, well-lit joint. Fare is just what you’d expect from a French spot: egg omelettes, goat cheese croquettes and salade niçoise all the way.

Maria’s Bistro Mexicano (886 5th Ave., Sunset Park)
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm

Just a bit south of j’eatjet? and nestled between Sunset Park itself and Green-Wood Cemetery, this cozy spot serves up Mexican brunch fare and includes bottomless mimosas or bloody marys with every menu item for an hour (so drink quickly), most of which are $13.95. Since the place isn’t huge, it’s a great place to make sure your server isn’t too far away when you’ve gone dry. Once you’re sufficiently fed and inebriated, head to nearby Sunset Park and take in the great view of Manhattan.

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the kettle black brunch

Get the breakfast skillet at the Kettle Black and you’ll have plenty of food to sop up the booze. via Facebook

Kettle Black (8622 3rd Avenue, Bay Ridge)
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 11:30am-3pm

This neighborhood staple has been around for a long time, so if you wanted to stop in and eat with some native South Brooklynites, Kettle Black will do you right. Their brunch special is a $10 addition to menu items (around $15 each) for all the mimosas, bloody marys, or domestic draught beer you can handle in 60 minutes. Fun, no-frills food like flapjacks and a country skillet will harken you back to diner days of yore! But seriously, have the breakfast skillet. It comes with home fries, chili, scrambled eggs, cheese and sour cream. You’ll need all that delicious grease to help soak up the extra alcohol. No bottomless seatings after 2pm, though, so get there before then in order to keep drinking.

Greenhouse Café (7177 3rd Avenue, Bay Ridge)
Sundays, 11am-3pm

If you find yourself in Bay Ridge on a Sunday and you think to yourself, “I would like to get drunk in a suburban hotel’s ballroom,” then Greenhouse Café is the place for you. For $26, you get your unlimited beverage (bloody mary, mimosa, screwdriver, straight champagne or a motherfruggin’ piña colada), then an appetizer, an entrée and a dessert! Fare options include all kinds of tasty permutations of meat, eggs and dough. Forewarning: not so vegetarian-friendly. This restaurant/bar is very welcoming to heavy drinkers, though — they offer 12-hour “happy day” drink specials Monday-Thursday.

Red Oak (8305 3rd Avenue, Bay Ridge)
Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm

Red Oak can’t really get away from the whole whole hookah bar vibe they’ve got going at night, so brunch here might feel a little weird. But if you’re into the “Bay Ridge leisure scene,” as they call it, then it’s a decently cheap option for the unlimited drinks. $22 gets you all the mimosas or bellinis, and an entrée of your choice. The selection is limited to a smattering of egg variations and some griddle cakes.

Additional reporting by Sam Corbin.