New Yorkers love the weekends for a few reasons: 1. Wall Street is closed 2. There's no rush hour and 3. Boozy Brunches. Every Saturday and Sunday from around 11am to 4pm, several restaurants offer great deals on brunch with your choice of bottomless mimosas, bloody mary, etc. Its your opportunity to meet up with friends, forget about whoever cut you off in line wherever you were during the week and spend a couple of hours enjoying unlimited food and drinks. Just keep in mind most places require reservations and have a time limit on your fun, usually 1.5 to 2 hours. Here are 5 boozy brunch spots to spend your weekend:
Located just a few blocks from Times Square, Yotel is always packed to capacity with people enjoying all they can eat and drink for $45. With a live DJ, performances and people dressed in drag at times, you can be sure to be entertained while getting tapas to split with your table. If you plan to check out Yotel, reservations are highly recommended.
Yotel New York , 570 10th Ave @42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
2. Calle Ocho
Do you love sangria? How about Latin food? What if I told you, you could have both at the same time? Imagine 7 different sangrias in 20 oz glasses accompanied by Gallitos (trust me its good), Yuca fries, a chic atmosphere and a great location. You can find all this and more at Calle Ocho. You receive complimentary sangria throughout the course of your brunch meal. My favorite is the Spanish Harlem!
Calle Ocho, 45 West 81st Street in the Excelsior Hotel, New York, NY 10024
3. Poco Bar
During the summer, you can have brunch 3 times a week at Poco Bar. Serving brunch on Fridays from 11:30am to 4:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 5:00pm, its the perfect spot for people who have off Fridays and those of us who don't get out of the bed until after 12 noon on the weekends. Located in Alphabet City, the bartenders and servers at Poco like to see their guests smile. Mucho.
Poco NYC, 33 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009
This French restaurant has one of the best selections on their brunch menu. From Steak Tartare to Fluffy French toast with fresh berries and whip cream, you can't go wrong. Choose an entree and enjoy unlimited champagne cocktails for $29. Located in the Meat Packing District, you can find plenty to do in the area after enjoying brunch.
Paradou, 8 Little West 12th St, New York, NY 10014
5. Corner Social
The Corner Social offers a menu with food from all parts of the world. Made with a home-cooked, comfort food feel, this restaurant will have you sitting back and relaxing for hours after trying their buttermilk fried chicken and pancakes or shrimp and grits. Your meal is served with just one complimentary drink but for $15 you can enjoy unlimited mimosas while chowing down.
Corner Social, 321 Lenox Ave @ 126th Street, New York, NY 10027