If everybody is working for the weekend, why not spend the weekend enjoying delicious menu items and plenty of adult beverages? Brunch is the perfect time to indulge in both. Check out one of these best boozy brunches in D.C. and enjoy an early afternoon buzz.
3418 11th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
Enjoy Italian-inspired cuisine and spirits at this charming, farm-to-table restaurant and bar. The brunch menu, available on Sundays, features tasty items like house-marinated olives, poached eggs with spinach and egg and fontina panini. For drinks, Maple offers traditional cocktails, such as the mimosa, bellini and bloody mary, as well as the Venetian spritz, which contains Aperol, Prosecco, soda and an orange slice and the Sloe cider, which contains Sloe gin, St. Germain liqueur, muddled orange and grenadine-soaked cherries and hard cider. Maple also offers a wide selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks, a delicious dinner menu and happy hour specials.
1527 17th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Featuring a plentiful, Turkish and Greek-inspired small plate menu, Agora is the perfect place to go if you’re in the mood to sample a little bit of everything. Nosh on tasty treats like the dairy-free, gluten-free hummus, grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts, tomatoes, parsley and mint or the feta cheese and spinach omelet. Choose the unlimited prix fixe brunch and enjoy as many brunch items you can eat including a bottomless supply of mimosas, bloody marys and champagne, or make your own drink with unlimited vodka, gin, rum and tequila drinks. Available Saturday and Sunday, the prix fixe menu is limited to two hours. Agora also offers an ample lunch and dinner menu.
Nopa Kitchen + Bar
800 F St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Named after its location in the District, just north of Pennsylvania Avenue, Nopa Kitchen + Bar offers traditional American cuisine with French and Asian influences. Start off with a delicious appetizer, like the grapefruit and tangerine brûlée or the granola parfait. Main brunch items include a lobster and paprika egg salad sandwich, slow-cooked salmon and French toast. Nopa Kitchen and Bar also features a raw bar and tasty side items. For drinks, enjoy bloody marys or specialty cocktails including the Barstow to Vegas, which consists of cilantro-infused Milagro tequila, agave nectar, lime and jalapeño, or the Cafe Negroni, which features coffee-scented Campari, Plymouth gin, Dolin rouge vermouth and orange. The brunch menu is available on Sundays.
1825 14th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
There is no shortage of boozy drinks to choose from at Masa 14, a hip, happening restaurant and bar by acclaimed chefs Richard Sandoval and Kaz Okochi. The Latin and Asian-inspired brunch menu features drool-worthy selections including the mushroom escabeche omelet, veggie Benedict and the Masa breakfast pizza. Enjoy a variety of adult beverages, like the bacon bloody mary, lemon lager, mojito especial or the sangria. Masa 14 also offers light cocktails, such as the margarita modesta and the mojito modesto. After your meal, head on up to the rooftop bar and dance to the tunes of a local DJ, plus enjoy food and drink specials from 3 to 7 p.m. The brunch menu is available on Saturdays and Sundays.
Poste Moderne Brasserie and Bar
555 8th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
For a brunch experience that features an eclectic menu, fresh ingredients and delicious drinks, head over to Poste Moderne Brasserie and Bar. The popular restaurant and bar maintains its own courtyard garden with all of its bounty featured in the restaurant’s dishes. Brunch menu items include the award-winning duck fat doughnuts, eggs Florentine, chorizo and eggs and chilled oysters. Enjoy a boozy drink with your meal, like the French 75, which features Plymouth gin, lemon and champagne, or the M&M, which features 10 Cane rum, mango, mint and lime. Poste Moderne Brasserie and Bar also offers unlimited mimosas and a bloody mary bar.
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