It’s a great weekend for drinking, and we’re looking forward to a cocktail-filled night on Saturday at Spirited Republic – A National Archives Museum After Hours! It doesn’t start until 8 p.m., so don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of time to recover from some drinks at brunch. After all, what goes better with breakfast dishes than a delicious cocktail or two?
Satellite Room recently added a brunch menu for Saturdays and Sundays, and it’s emphasis on drinks make it the perfect place for some mid-day drinking (and eating). They offer breakfast classics like eggs benedict and eggs floretine, but the real showstoppers are the breakfast cereal boozy milkshakes. It’s your favorite childhood morning staple, but with alcohol and ice cream. If you’re a lucky charms fan, then try out the Drunken Leprechun shake that combines the cereal with vanilla ice cream and irish whiskey. Also check out the Bamm-bamm shake, which includes fruitty pebbles cereal and Bacardi rum. And if you’re lactose intolerant, no worries, because eye openers such as the bottomless wu-tangmosa ($15) are also available.
If any place would be ideal for brunch drinking, it would be Libertine. The Adams Morgan establishment known for its cocktails and impressive absinthe list also has a long brunch menu with something for everyone. Stop by to fill up on steak and eggs, and indulge in some sweet cocktails while you eat. Brunch-specific cocktails include classics like House-Kegged Hurricanes and Strawberry Pimms Cup, but you can also indulge in drinks from their regular cocktail beverage. Specials worth checking out are Singing in the Rain, which consists of blueberry vodka and clockwork orange, and Bad Hombre, which includes tequila and St. Germain.
DGS offers an awesome and delicious brunch. This is a well-known fact. But, past the challah french toast and breakfast club, the brunch menu also includes drinks that will compliment whatever food you choose to order. DGS prides itself on being a speciality bar, and with drinks such as the Le Marais with Cava and St Germain, you won’t be left empty handed. Any fan of sour whiskeys will love the New York Sour. Not only is it a beautiful drink, but it also tastes great, and trust us, you’ll be asking for another soon enough. Check out their $27 bottomless brunch offer (appetizer and entree with endless mimosas, screwdrivers or bloody mary’s) for a drink deal.
Your first thought for a brunch destination may not be a bar, but Bar Charley has a weekend brunch menu that emphasizes food just as much as the drinks. Hearty dishes such as the Hangover Burger and Chicken and Waffles will balance out the speciality cocktails to leave you full and happy. Also make sure to check out their homemade beignets while you’re at it, because everyone loves beignets. When it comes to the drinks, Bar Charley has enough cocktails to keep you occupied, since it is, after all, a bar. Must-try drinks include the Corpse Reviver, with Gin, Cointreau, Cocchi Americano and Absinthe, as well as the Suffering Bastard, which is a nice combination of Bourbon, Gin and Angostura. You can get normal brunch drinks such as bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s as part of Bar Charley’s $23.95 bottomless brunch deal, which also includes biscuits and a choice of entree.
Ambar, the Capitol Hill restaurant known for its bottomless Balkan cuisine meals, has everything you could want in a brunch. It’s bottomless brunch menu ($39) includes an endless supply of drinks AND plates, which is extra helpful for recovering from a hangover from the night before. Their brunch drinks menu features a wide variety of mimosas, including Pear and Mango options, that provide a fresh twist of the classic drink. All the food is great, and must-order plates include the Cheese Pie and Strawberry Waffle. Plus, Ambar also has a regular drinks menu with a healthy offering of cocktails in case mimosas aren’t your favorite. Check out the Skoplje, which has pear rakia, mezcal and spiced pear puree, as well as the Spicy Mango Margarita, which has serrano infused tequila.