There’s a time and place for everything — even day drinking. So on those what-the-hell-happened-Friday? Saturdays and lazy Sundays, swap your coffee for a cocktail at one of these five boozy brunch spots.
15 Romolo’s Punch Drunk Brunch
This neighborhood bar really knows its liquid stuff. Wash down Romolo’s home skillet with the Bloody Hammer (the harder version of Mary’s infamous drink, made with white whiskey) or try the tofu scramble with Ferdinand’s Famous Fizz (like a strawberry daiquiri but with absinthe).
Brunch Drunk Love at Bruno’s
Top Chef’s Ryan Scott serves some seriously intoxicating grub: bourbon-glazed bananas top maple and bacon pancakes, Budweiser-braised brisket, and sourdough pancakes with Anchor Steam maple syrup.
Weekends at Nopa
Though you may have started here the night before, don’t hesitate to return the next morning. Reminisce with the aptly named Sparkly Wallbanger (herbed liqueur, orange juice, sparkling wine) and custard French toast with roasted strawberries.
Dosa’s Bollywood Brunch
Kick back in the Valencia outpost’s recently renoed dining room for DJ tunes and spice route cocktails. Sample the watermelon and paneer salad as you sip on the Kharbooza, made with Dosa Blade Gin (an exclusive spirit made from curry leaves), cantaloupe juice, riesling reduction, lemon, and ginger beer.
Southern Sweets at Pican
Satisfy your sugar craving and your thirst with doughy beignets and Cafe Brulot: fresh-brewed coffee kicked up with brandy, Benedictine, candied brown sugar, and orange zest. Enjoy it all on the restaurant’s (usually) sunny patio.
Now that’s a good morning.
Photo: Valter Fabiano Balthazar / Courtesy of 15 Romolo