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Memorial Day aka the reason for your favorite three day weekend is upon us. The best part about Memorial Day is if you ask anyone what it is, they don’t even really know? It’s of course super important despite the fun reputation it has acquired. But one thing’s for sure, D.C. has got you covered for Memorial Day brunch so cheers to the long freaking weekend and enjoy that day off. I’m sure you need it.

Memorial Day Brunch

Ambar D.C.

523 8th St, SE

$39 per person

Unlimited, all-you-can-eat, you never have to stop brunch. Mezze, soups, salad, egg dishes, sandwiches, crepes, and five brunch cocktails. Go for the fried chicken sandwich, or treat yourself to steak and eggs. Also, so many flavors of mimosas. Get them all. Test what unlimited means for you.

Ambar Clarendon

2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

$34 per person

Another all-you-can-eat but with breakfast sliders, egg dishes, flatbreads, sweets, and SEVEN brunch cocktails. Mimosas, Bellinis, Bloody Marys, Brunch Aperitivos. The cherry mimosa with sparkling wine and and mint infused cherry puree sounds downright amazing.


2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA

$29 per person

$14 for children 7-12

With a name like FUNBrunching what’s not to love? Pastries, salad, spreads, and sandwiches served buffet style. I must say, buffets are quite fun. But the fun doesn’t stop there because they also have Lamb sandwiches, a roasted pumpkin sandwich (vegetarian options ARE fun), and smoked salmon crepes. Fun fun fun.

The Bird

4219, 1337 11th St NW, Washington, DC

Don’t commit a Memorial Day fowl, just head to The Bird and treat yourself and others to a fried chicken sandwich with a sunny egg, Thai chili mayo, pickles and American cheese.


5247 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC

Pros: complimentary hotdog and beer to active or retired military members, some proceeds going to Pets for Vets, $15 bottomless mimosas, $5 a la carte Bloody Marys, smoked salmon bagels, eggs Benedict, close to great shopping and the metro. Cons: I got nothing.

City Tap House Dupont

1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Spend Memorial Day at City Tap in Dupont with Kona Brewing Co. and revel in the pig roast and dope beach decorations. Can’t forget the piña coladas. A little escape in case your beach plans didn’t work out this year.

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City Tap House Penn Quarter

901 9th St NW, Washington, DC

Shuck yeah, it’s time for Shuckfest at City Tap. Lawn games, check. Union Craft Brewing takeover, check. Awesome oyster specials, check. Seriously, fried, raw, you name it. Try not to be too shell-shocked.Spe


1443 P St NW, Washington, DC

Bottomless Mondays at Commissary means all the mimosas, bloody marys, and sangria your booze loving heart wants. There are other things on the menu, but it wouldn’t be Bottomless Mondays if it wasn’t about the drinks.

DNV Rooftop

1155 14th St NW, Washington, DC

It’s open, it’s open! DNV Rooftop at the top of Kimpton Donovan Hotel is now open for 2018 shenanigans and brunch delights. Live DJ, summer cocktails, brunch, and their Sunday pool parties. Take it all in.


3911 Georgia Ave NW

Petworth has you covered whether you’re a meat lover or avoider with Homestead’s brunch of lamb bacon (okay, what), tons of cocktails and beer, and a black bean burger that sounds absolutely great.

Logan Tavern

1423 P St NW, Washington, DC

Bottomless mimosas are out, and bottomless fair trade coffee is in. $3 bottomless fair trade coffee to be exact. Top off your caffeine surge with burgers, sandwiches, and brunch options at Logan Tavern.

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1201 F St NW, Washington, DC

One. Dollar. Oysters. Sunday and Monday. Sounds like a real happy meal kinda deal. If you desire an elevation in your experience, go for the $70 three-course meal for two. You know what they say about Memorial Day being the second Valentine’s Day! No one says this, this is absolutely not true. But the meal is real.

The Pig

1320 14th St NW, Washington, DC


Prix-fixe for Memorial Day at The Pig. One starter, one entree, one dessert or a Pig Bloody or mimosa. They also have an extensive “meat board” that is precisely what it sounds like.

Sloppy Mama’s

1942 11th St NW, Washington, DC

If you want to kick back at your own digs and leave the grub to the professionals, Sloppy Mama’s is offering Memorial Day Party Packs with a rack of ribs, 12 jumbo wings, 2 pounds of pulled pork, and a quart of coleslaw, baked beans, and mac and cheese. That’s not all as you cannot forget the cornbread, BBQ sauce, and hot sweet pickles. Can you make hot sweet pickles? I didn’t think so. Put in that order, buddy.

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1324 H Street NE, Washington, DC

Just because it’s an American holiday doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with the Swiss. Because guess what they have…Schnapsicles. Yes, that is a popsicle made with schnaps. They come in different flavors like Apricot Plum (wow), Pear (yes please), and Raspberry (nice). They launch this weekend and they’ll be dropping new flavors all summer. Sounds cool!

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