It’s a three day weekend, which means you have the special opportunity to hit three different brunch spots this weekend. Some places are doing special menus, some places aren’t changing anything at all, but we can promise you that no matter what, they’re all going to be delicious. Whether you’re nursing a hangover or you’re a bright and peppy morning person (or both) we have a brunch for you.
Fill up on doffles, waffles, mussels and more at this Logan Circle Belgian joint. Whether you’re more in the mood for classic brunch fare, or your want to breakout of your box and try something new, they’ll definitely have something on the menu for you. -K.D.
Did you hear that The Bird has a new sangria bar? If that’s not reason enough to check out Labor Day brunch at The Bird this Monday, let’s go over some of the tasty dishes you can enjoy there too. Check out their deliciously unique take on a fried chicken sandwich, complete with a sunny side up egg, green grapes, Thai mayo, and pickles. Also be sure to check out the fried green tomato benedict with chipotle hollandaise sauce and perfectly crispy tomatoes. The Bird is now opening early for brunch at 9:00am, so stop on in and grab some grub. -A.D.
This old standby serves breakfast every Monday through Friday until 11 a.m., so if you’re looking for something a little on the simple side and you’re an early rise, you just might be in luck. Grab one of their big old coffees, sit down and relax. It’s a great spot for lounging. -K.D.
A Capitol Hill go-to, Cava Mezze will be serving brunch until 3 p.m., so you have a little more time if you’re looking to sleep in. For $35, their brunch is all you can eat and mimosas are 25 cents. In my experience, the people there will keep your glass filled up. I have definitely accidentally gotten drunk here on more than one occasion, so if you’re looking to be productive after brunch, steer clear, but if you’re looking to party, this is perfect. -K.D.
Who says you can’t bring the beach to the city? On Labor Day, City Tap will be turning their patio into a beach (complete with sand, inflatable palm trees, frozen drinks, and more) and cooking up tons of Maryland blue crabs. For $50 per person, guests can enjoy unlimited crab, hush puppies, and jambalaya rice. Oskar Blues Brewery will be serving up plenty of cold beer to go along with the extravaganza. Limited brunch menu options and brunch drinks will also be available during the crab cookout. Make your reservation for the Labor Day Crabfest which is happening from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. -A.D.
Does the idea of heading back to work on Tuesday have you bummed? Drink away the pain with $15 bottomless bloody marys, sangria, and mimosas at Commissary. Brunch starts at 8:00 a.m., meaning that early risers can grab some delicious brunch foods too and skip the bagel from Starbucks. Try a huge stack of their heavenly buttermilk blueberry pancakes, or check out their breakfast tacos with chorizo, feta, pico de gallo, and lots of home fries. Get ready for a food coma and some drunk brunching at Commissary this Labor Day. -A.D.
From 11 a.m. to the very specific time of 3:15 p.m., DC Harvest will be seating people for their Labor Day brunch. Of course, there’s unlimited coffee, but $20 nets you all the mimosas you can drink, while $25 gets you all those sweet and spicy bloody mary’s. DC Harvest is also mixing it up this year and unveiling two new brunch items, the lamb sausage tacos with eggs and the watermelon mimosas. Sounds like a damn good way to end the summer. -K.D.
El Centro is a great choice if you’re looking for an endless brunch. They’ve got Micheladas and aqua fresca cocktails, as well as delicious sounding brunch dishes like chilaquiles, shrimp ceviche, a breakfast enchilada and much more. Brunch will run you $35, which isn’t so bad considering it comes with drinks. -K.D.
Mexican food and brunch just go together, especially on your day off. El Sol is serving up a special Labor Day menu complete with roasted poblano peppers stuffed to the brim with rice, beans, and Oaxaca cheese plus a decadent chorizo and egg dish piled high with cheese and avocado. The regular brunch menu will also be available on Labor Day, so settle in with some margaritas, and get to eating! Brunch is served from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Monday. -A.D.
Want to go to brunch three days in a row this weekend? Than Farmers & Distillers has got you back. They’ll be serving brunch Saturday – Monday, so you have plenty of time to swing by and get your fill of coffee, donuts and brunch drinks made with their very own booze. -K.D.
Say “so long” to summer with a delicious seafood brunch at Grillfish. Whether you’re ordering a la carte or from their $35 prix-fixe menu, you’re sure to leave satisfied. The $35 per person menu will get you your choice of a glass of champagne, bloody mary, or mimosa to start out, plus an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Try the blackened salmon cobb salad for something lighter, or the fried oysters with poached eggs and saffron cream rice for a decadent treat. Grillfish is always fresh, always sustainable, and always delicious. -A.D.
Say “so long” to summer the right way, with a seasonal brunch at Kyirisan. Try the “Daily Bread” special, featuring pastry baked in house and topped with rotating seasonal toppings, like delicious duck rillette. $16 bottomless bloody marys and mimosas will also be continuing through Labor Day. Summer is ending and that is the perfect reason to drink all day. Stop by between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Labor Day to try out some amazing summer specials (all brunch entrees are $12) from Kyirisan before they’re gone. -A.D.
Looking for some Italian food, but want to mix it up? Don’t feel like checking out the regulars? Head to Lavagna on 8th Street. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m and includes items like mascarpone pancakes, Italian sausage gravy, risotto lobster and more. -K.D.
Swing by Logan Tavern for delicious twists on classic American brunch. Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Belly up to their french toast smothered in a caramel pecan sauce and served with bacon and home fries on the side. Try any of their brunch burgers to cure your hangover, or grab some mimosas for a hair of the dog tactic. From breakfast to lunch, sweet to savory, Logan Tavern has all of your brunch needs taken care of this Labor Day. -A.D.
Maybe you live in D.C. but rally aren’t much of a brunch person. At Mezcalero, you have full access to both their brunch and regular menu during brunch hours. Try some of the savory brunch offerings, like Molletes, an open faced chorizo sandwich with cheese and pico de gallo, or try an array of their lunch street tacos (only $2.50 each). From vegetarian, to meat lover, to fish fanatic, Mezcalero is sure to satisfy your weekday brunch needs this Labor Day. -A.D.
A day off from work is a great day to indulge in some meat. Take advantage of the $27 prix-fixe menu which includes one starter, an entree or sandwich, and one dessert, mimosa, or signature Pig Bloody. Grab a group and start off with a delicious breakfast meat board, which includes three meats for $20 or five meats for $32. Head over to the 14th Street corridor between 10:30am and 3:00pm to take advantage of a meat lover’s Labor Day brunch at The Pig.
Sad about staying put for the holiday weekend? Provision has your back. They’ll be serving up favorites like huevos rancheros, Maryland crab benedicts, and biscuits and gravy. If you’re feeling adventurous, try some fresh takes on classic dishes, like fried chicken and funnel cake or french toast made from slices of thick-cut pound cake. For $18, you can get bottomless regular or basil lavender mimosas to sip on for two whole hours. Staying in the city for Labor Day has never looked better. -A.D.
Stop by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to get a taste of The Riggsby’s brunch menu. There’s avocado toast (you know you want it), breakfast burritos, brioche french toast, burgers, pork belly sandwiches and so much more. If you’re craving it, The Riggsby probably has it. -K.D.
Want to dive headfirst into a pool of bottomless mimosas and never look back? Head to Sette Osteria where the bottomless option is only $15 and brunch is served until 4 p.m. I mean, I’m sure the food is good as well, but let’s be real, it’s every alcoholics dream. -K.D.
We don’t have to explain Ted’s deal to you, because you’ve probably gotten and hungover brunch there or took your parents there when they came into the city to visit. It’s a classic spot that serves breakfast all day everyday and has very good homemade pop tarts. I don’t care what anyone says to you, I promise they’re delicious. Go get breakfast and take a few to go. You can thank me later. -K.D.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Toro Toro will be serving their usual bottomless brunch plates. For $39, you get an unlimited selection of plates and cocktails, including drinks like the seasonal spiked lemonade and the blood orange mimosa. There’s also a bloody mary bar if you feel like playing bartender. Foodwise, there’s a ton of pastries, cheese and charcuterie, latin style meats straight from the grill, an omelette station and a good amount of side dishes. What we’re saying is, go nuts. -K.D.