The summer is quickly approaching and rooftop bars and weekend brunches beckon us to soak in the sun (and a few drinks) until winter is just a distant memory. Due to the popularity of our brunch spots from 2012 post, we’ve decided to update the list for 2014 with some new boozy destinations. A few of our tried and true favorites made the list again for their consistency in providing New Yorkers with a place to call their own on the weekends (if only for an hour and a half). Make the most of the warm weather, enjoy endless drinks and good food with great company, and let us know what you think of our list!
Read on to see who made the list…
- Poco [East Village] – This Spanish tapas bar is well-known for their “Legendary Brunch” offering that goes for $28. Sip on mimosas, bloody Marys, and sangria while enjoying a menu of brunch regulars with a Spanish twist.
- Calle Ocho [Upper West Side] – Latin fusion cuisine and bottomless sangria in a variety of flavors earns Calle Ocho some serious brunch cred. Menu items range from $15 to $28 and remain true to their reputation with offerings like the Latin Benedict and Vaca Frita on the menu.
- Agave [West Village] – Mexican food for brunch? I just sounds right. Agave’s pre-fixe brunch comes in at $27.95 and offers two hours of mimosas, wine, or Agave margaritas. Paired with Huevos Rancheros or a Sunrise Fiesta Burrito, it won’t take long to get to your happy place.
- Sotto 13 [West Village] – What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine when it comes to Sotto 13′s tapas style brunch menu. The $29 Boozy Brunch includes unlimited brunch cocktails with menu options that are determined by the size of your party. For instance, a party of two to three people includes one pizza, two brunch plates, and one side. Everyone shares family-style and everyone drinks. Sounds like a no-brainer!
- Kittichai [South Village] – For a Thai twist on brunch, Kittichai’s brunch ($25) includes unlimited specialty mimosas/bellinis. The menu features typical brunch items infused with the flavors of Thailand. The Asian five spice French toast with Thai basil and fruit compote sounds like it would pair well with endless bellinis, no?
- Tre [Lower East Side] – It’s cash only, but Tre’s champagne brunch comes in at $22.95 – the lowest price on this list for a bottomless brunch. Keep the champagne and mimosas flowing and choose an item from the Napoli-inspired menu. The options may seem limited, but if you like to keep things simple, Tre is right up your alley!
- Pig and Khao [Lower East Side] – Southeast Asian inspired brunch? Yes, please! Bottomless mimosas or self-serve bottomless Pabst Blue Ribbon beer will cost you $15. From the brioche French toast to the Khao Soi (red curry, coconut milk, chicken, egg noodles, pickled mustard greens and shallots), the options here will satiate tastebuds of traditional and adventurous brunchers.
- Punch [Flat Iron] – Bottomless brunch at Punch! If it rhymes, it must be good! The Mediterranean plate (hummus, Tabbouleh, cucumber yogurt and lentils) is a popular item. “Brunch Forever” is $34.95 and includes any item on the menu and unlimited cocktails, tap beer, bread, and homemade mini muffins with jelly.
- Guilty Goose [Chelsea] – Located on the ground floor of The Inn on 23rd Street, the Guilty Goose is a family business with a delectable brunch menu. For $35, any large plate comes with your choice of bottomless mimosas, micheladas, or select draft beers.
- Paradou [Meatpacking] – If you’re looking for a menu with a certain je ne sais quoi, Paradou is the brunch spot of your dreams. The menu offers the usual items you’d expect (poached eggs, Andouille sausage, Brioche rolls…) along with a variety of regional dishes inspired by Provence. Unlimited champagne cocktails and any brunch entrée starts at $30. Oui, oui.