Washington, DC has a fantastic food scene – and when it comes to brunch in particular, DC never disappoints. If you’re looking for that winning combo of delicious food and unlimited drinks, you’re in luck: we’ve pulled together some of the very best bottomless brunch spots in the nation’s capital! (And rest assured, we’ve double-checked […]
Washington, DC has a fantastic food scene – and when it comes to brunch in particular, DC never disappoints. If you’re looking for that winning combo of delicious food and unlimited drinks, you’re in luck: we’ve pulled together some of the very best bottomless brunch spots in the nation’s capital! (And rest assured, we’ve double-checked that they all serve unlimited drinks.)
From laidback neighborhood joints to swanky restaurants, this list covers a wide range of tastes and budgets. Whether you’re out celebrating a special occasion or simply catching up with friends, here are eight bottomless brunches you must try in Washington, DC.
1. Swingers Crazy Golf – Dupont Circle and Navy Yard, Washington DC
Price: $75 per person for unlimited cocktails for two hours, unlimited crazy golf for 2 hours,, $20 street food voucher, and 2 hour table reservation
Highlights: Loaded tater tot nachos, soft serve ice cream served in waffle bowls, and rotating cocktails of the month
Do things differently at Swingers and build your own brunch! With your weekend table reservation, you’ll get two hours of unlimited crazy golf and bottomless cocktails – and we’re not just talking run-of-the-mill mimosas. From frozen margaritas to a huge range of Bellinis, the drinks at both Swingers Dupont Circle and Swingers Navy Yard are sure to delight you and your party. Bellini flavors alone include fresh white peach, strawberry rose, passionfruit, raspberry and morello cherry – can you say “yummy”?
With your reservation, you’ll even receive $20 food vouchers (one voucher per person) to explore gourmet street food options from some of DC’s most exciting vendors. In other words, you won’t be limited to just scrambled eggs and avocado toast here. Try Kneadza’s Casper pizza with kale-almond pesto, Succotash’s crispy catfish sandwich or TuTaco’s steak-and-chorizo quesadilla, then finish things off with an indulgent brownie sundae from Mah-Ze-Dahr.
2. Brine – H Street Corridor
Price: $120, plus individually priced ala carte options
Highlights: Extensive raw bar, New England-inspired brunch dishes
Looking for a tasty brunch option reminiscent of a seaside vacation? Check out Brine Oyster Bar – a highlight even among the many excellent restaurants and bars of H Street Corridor. You’ll find this brunch spot on the ground floor of an early 20th century townhouse, a space featuring scrumptious seafood scents and fun nautical decor; in other words, it’s the ideal place to kick back and relax over the weekend.
Brine specializes in locally sourced oysters and shrimp, all which can be enjoyed on their brunch menu. Available on Saturdays and Sundays, this brunch offers dishes and drinks both a la carte or at a fixed price. For $120, their bottomless Brunch & Bubbles option includes two hours of unlimited oysters and drinks. Whether you’re a fan of mimosas, Bloody Marys, rum punch or beer, you’ll love the drinks menu at Brine – and of course, if you’re a fish lover, there’s no better spot to enjoy a fresh seafood brunch in DC!
Ambar offers “Balkan dining without limits,” which sounds pretty exciting to us. And we’re feeling hungry, so let’s see what’s on offer: plenty of rich and savory flavors originating from the Balkan Peninsula. Indeed, Ambar balances hearty, comforting food with flavorful twists to produce the perfect menu to sample with friends or family. We’ve been eyeing up Sudzuk beef flatbread, which comes with sheep cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil. We’ll pair ours with a glass of sangria, please!
Guests can enjoy the Ambar bottomless brunch option with unlimited small plates and cocktails for two hours. For the price, this is a fantastic deal! Take your choice of Bloody Marys, red sangria and a variety of mimosa flavors, including peach lavender and mango hibiscus. Sit out on the patio or enjoy their rooftop seating and share good times galore over good food!
4. ala – Dupont Circle
Highlights: Honey nutmeg lattes, halva mousse, shakshuka omelet and lahmacun flatbread
Enjoy a Turkish take on brunch at ala in Dupont Circle. This restaurant’s name is Turkish for “mix of all the colors” – and ala certainly offers more than enough bright, vibrant dishes to live up to its name! Expect deep flavors, warming spices and sweet, sticky pastries.
Let’s talk about ala brunch specifically. For 90 minutes, you can indulge in unlimited “Build Your Own” mimosas or bottomless Levantine Bloody Marys with Mediterranean spices. And the drink options don’t stop there! ala also offers their own unique signature cocktails, such as the Kaliteli: a delectable concoction of jasmine-infused whiskey, wildflower honey and pollen. After you’re watered (hiccup), enjoy a three-course meal featuring a tasty starter, savory main and even a dessert. All this for under 50 bucks!
5. dLeña – Mount Vernon Triangle
Price: $60 for bottomless food and cocktails, $37 for bottomless food
Looking for a little spice with your brunch? Head to dLeña. This Mexican cocina, run by Chef Richard Sandoval, offers a modern approach to traditional Mexican cuisine. And it’s another DC restaurant which follows through on the promise of its name: “leña” means firewood in Spanish, and the entirety of dLeña is arranged around a large wood-burning grill.
Their two-hour brunch is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm, so you and your party have plenty of time to enjoy an indulgent Mexican meal. Guests can try unlimited (and handcrafted!) tequila Bloody Marys and a variety of margaritas to tantalize their taste buds. Then there’s unlimited (yes, unlimited) food – in other words, time to grab those stretchy pants! For those wanting a dry experience, food-only brunch is also available at dLeña.
6. Lyle’s – Dupont Circle
Price: $28 for bottomless cocktails, with purchase of an entree
Highlights: French toast with strawberries, short rib hash baked eggs, fried chicken and waffles
Discover a hidden neighborhood gem in Lyle’s DC. This inviting restaurant and bar is perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of DC, whether for some superb solo dining or spending quality time with friends.
Brunch is available from 11 am to 3 pm every weekend, making Lyle’s a stellar spot for late risers (especially if you were out on the town the night before). The first thing you’ll notice is the resident DJ setting the scene. Once you’re seated, you and your party can enjoy seasonal, contemporary American fare with elevated touches. Don’t forget to raise your glass after choosing from a vast selection of mimosas, Bloody Marys and sparkling wine.
7. La Vie – Southwest Waterfront
Price: $68 for bottomless food and $39 for drinks
Highlights: Baklava waffle, tiramisu french toast, spanakopita
Feeling fancy? Check out the upscale La Vie, which boasts not only stunning waterfront views, but also one heck of a brunch menu. Here you’ll get two hours of bottomless small plates inspired by coastal Mediterranean flavors: hummus, cheeses and fresh vegetables, all with a brunch-y twist.
And what’s brunch without mimosas? You’ll also get amazing bottomless cocktails at La Vie, jazzed up with fruity blends of orange, pineapple and cranberry juice. Don’t forget to save room for La Vie’s tempting selection of sweet treats! We’ve got an eye on the cotton candy Baked Alaska (and we’re willing to share if you ask us nicely).
8. Boqueria – Dupont Circle
Price: Classic $29 plus entree, Deluxe $45 plus entree
Highlights: Brunch paella, churros, various tapas dishes
Try a taste of Spain at Boqueria tapas bar in Dupont Circle. Needless to say, tapas brunch is a whole new level of delicious! Served on weekends from 11 am to 4 pm, Boqueria’s 90-minute bottomless feast is just the ticket for boozy catch-ups. They offer two different packages for your party: the Classic package with unlimited sangria or mimosas, or the Deluxe package for an expanded selection of drinks including Bloody Marys, Estrella and Cava.
As you’d expect, the brunch here revolves around Spanish-inspired small plates – perfect for pairing with pitchers of seasonal sangria. In the summer months, take to the outside patio and soak up the sun as you enjoy round after round of yummy croquetas! Why fly to Barcelona when you’ve got Boqueria right down the street?
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