Food & Drink

Where to Boozy Brunch in Atlanta: A Hood-by-Hood Guide

Published On 03/12/2014 Published On 03/12/2014

Sorry, limited edition Marshmallow Crispy and Cookie Dough Oreos, but nothing is better than boozed-up brunch. That's why we decided to track down FORTY-THREE places in the ATL where you can both eat brunch and down seriously cheap and/or all-you-can-drink drinks, and then organized them all by neighborhood, so you don't accidentally end up in (shudder) Alpharetta.

Gordon Biersch

Gordon Biersch
848 Peachtree St NE
The Deal: Those giant tanks of beer are going to have to take a backseat to a $5 Bloody Mary bar with plenty o’ “fixins”.

Publik Draft House 
654 Peachtree St NE
The Deal: Publik Draft is good for way more than getting a chard before a show at the Fox, namely $12 bottomless Bloodys and mimosas.

Escorpion
800 Peachtree St NE
The Deal: Midtown’s evilest-sounding restaurant and bar does something quite good for you on Sundays ($15 bottomless mimosas!), and it goes great with also villainous-sounding “barbacoa” made w/ grilled goat, jalapeno, and onion on corn tortillas.

Marlow’s Tavern
950 West Peachtree St NW #215
$15 bottomless mimosas
Get a table, one of their chili-slathered grilled cheeses, and settle in to watch hungover yuppies walk their yorkies down West Peachtree.

Einstein’s
1077 Juniper St NE
The Deal: Pair their $7.50 Bloody Mary bar with their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Benedict. Yes, that’s a thing now.

Article 14
1180 Peachtree Street
$14 bottomless bloody marys and mimosas
The Deal: The trickiest part is getting inside (use the valet on the 14th street side!), but once you do, it's all endless Bloody Marys and mimosas for $14.

ONE. Midtown Kitchen
559 Dutch Valley Rd NE
$32 bottomless glass of wine
The Deal: More on the “classy” tip, they give you... um, ONE. glass of wine for $32, but also give you endless refills.

The Lawrence
905 Juniper St NE
The Deal: $15 bottomless (surprise!) mimosas, but if you're still around for dinner, you can also get ½-off on your first three beers with a double cheeseburger featuring shiitake jam.

The Nook
1144 Piedmont Ave NE
The Deal: Their 32oz Bloody is very tempting, but for the more fiscally-conservative boozer, the $2 individual mimosa is the wallet-friendly move.

RiRa
1080 Peachtree St NE #1
The Deal: RiRa proves it’s good for much more than just drowning you in Guinness goodness with a $5 build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, though they’re still down to pour it in there, too.

Red Pepper Tacqueria

Red Pepper Taqueria
3135 Piedmont Rd NE, multiple location
The Deal: $12 bottomless mimosas and their crab benedict w/ candied bacon are a perfect way to break in their patio this Spring.

Buckhead Saloon
3227 Roswell Rd NE
The Deal: At just $10, their mimosas hook-up is the least-expensive of the area’s bottomless deals, and means you’ll have plenty of scratch left over for their by-the-pound wing feast.

The Ivy 
3717 Roswell Rd
$12 bottomless mimosas
The Deal: If you struck out on Saturday night, The Ivy provides Buckhead’s best brunch eye-candy, and unlimited mimosas for $12.

Infusion Bistro
2520 Piedmont Rd NE
The Deal: Infusion doesn’t even pretend that waffles aren’t really “breakfast cakes” (cookies & cream, Georgia peach pie, etc.), but they do offer $15 bottomless sangria and mimosas.

Eclipse di Luna
764 Miami Cir NE
The Deal: Pair their “small bites” with $3 sangria glasses or $15 sangria pitchers, and your brunch experience will be “perfecto”.

Dantanna’s
3400 Around Lenox Rd NE #304
The Deal: Best known as a sports bar, the Dantanna’s Buckhead location has a $6 Bloody Mary bar and shares a parking lot with a Lululemon store. Think about it...

The Ritz Carlton
181 Peachtree St NE
The Deal: They've got an endless $15 build-your-own Champagne bar with mimosas, bellinis, and more... provided you spring for a $59 brunch.
 

Bantam & Biddy

Bantam & Biddy 
1544 Piedmont Ave NE, #301
The Deal: They're known for their chicken, and their duck fat-fried poutine w/ chicken gravy, but your'e going for $10 bottomless mimosas.

HOBNOB
1551 Piedmont Ave NE
The Deal: You don’t have to look any further down the menu than the “Hangover Helper” at the very top. And the $15 bottomless mimosas, wherever that is on the menu.

Smith’s Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave NE
It’s time for this legendary local music venue to get the brunch cred it deserves, mostly thanks to their fried pickle burger, but also their $3 mimosas and $5 Bloody Marys.

Elder Tree Public House

The Elder Tree Public House
469 Flat Shoals Ave SE
The Deal: If the thought of Champagne or tomato juice is too much for you this time, all their draft beers are $3.50.

The Shed
475 Bill Kennedy Way SE
The Deal: Mix and match your way through The Shed’s slider menu, from white truffle chicken salad to fried green tomato and goat cheese, while swilling $15 bottomless... waitforit!... Bloodys or mimosas.

Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub

Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub
1410 Dresden Dr #100
The Deal: Whether it’s the three-pig biscuit or the bacon mayonnaise, Kaleidoscope knows how to do a porky Atlanta brunch, and ply you with $12 bottomless mimosas.

There
305 Brookhaven Ave #1200
The menu will change every week, but know that it will be fresh, and the ($12) mimosas will be bottomless.

57th Fighter Group
3829 Clairmont Rd
The Deal: With $2 Champagne, and $1 mimosas, several different carving stations, and a made-to-order bananas foster station, this is the Sunday gorging you deserve.

Cafe Lily
308 W Ponce De Leon Ave
The Deal: This Decatur standout basically lets you do whatever you want to a glass of Champagne ($12 bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, bellinis, Kir Royals, and sparkling wine), and thanks you for the opportunity.

Ziba's Bistro

Ziba’s Bistro
560 Blvd SE
The Deal: For $15 you get bottomless... Bloody Marys? Sangria? Nope, it's mimosas.

Six Feet Under
437 Memorial Drive SE, multiple locations
The Deal: Grab a seat on the rooftop patio, and then cram so much meat, veggies, and meat into your drink form their $6 Bloody Mary bar, you don't even need to order off the impressive menu.

Republic Social House
437 Memorial Dr SE
The Deal: $14 bottomless Bloody Marys or screwdrivers (Champagne and OJ? Never! What are you, most of the other places on this list?) go great with the steak omelette.

Meehan's Public House

Meehan’s Public House
227 Sandy Springs Pl NE #416, multiple locations
The Deal: If only they could figure out a way to make green OJ, then the $15 bottomless mimosas would really make this the Irishiest of brunches.

Food 101
4969 Roswell Rd #200
The Deal: Welcome to boozy brunches 101 -- $15 bottomless mimosas.

Front Page News
351 Moreland Ave NE
Make it a New Orleans-themed affair with Louisiana hot sauce in your $6 Bloody Mary bar... um, mary, and some shrimp & biscuits, which of course are piled over andouille sausage.

Noche

Noche 
1000 Virginia Ave NE, multiple locations
The Deal: If $3 sangria, $2 Dos Equis drafts are too Espanol for you, the trailer park tacos, full of Georgia fried chicken, should make you feel right at home.

Hand-in-Hand
752 North Highland Ave NE
The Deal: It’s not your fault you couldn’t get out of the house until 3pm. Hand-in-Hand is here to help with $1 PBR and $1 fish tacos all day Sunday, not judge.

Urban Pl8

Bone Lick BBQ
1133 Huff Rd NW
The Deal: Bask in the romance of their “Sexy Ass French Toast”, made with bread pudding, Nutella, and plenty of other sexiness, while downing the usual, but still pretty sweet, $10 bottomless mimosas.

Edgewood Corner Tavern

Edgewood Corner Tavern
464 Edgewood Ave SE, multiple locations
The Deal: We’re all sorry that the Little Five Corner Tavern had that fire, but dropping a little more than a 10-spot on bottomless mimosas at one of their multiple locations will make you feel all better.

Poor Calvin’s
510 Piedmont Ave
The Deal: Whether you’re getting fried chicken or Pad Thai, this Downtown spot makes fusion easy to take by endlessly fusing Champagne and OJ for $15.

Cruzado Restaurant

Cruzado Restaurant
366 5th St NE
The Deal: $15 bottomless mimosas, $20 sangria pitchers, the latter of which pairs perfectly with their chorizo hash made w/ sausage, plantains, yuca, and two fried eggs, hombre.

Jack’s Pizza & Wings
676 Highland Ave NE
The Deal: Jack’s bloody Sundays feature one of Atlanta’s deepest $4 Mary lineups, including the mary-nary-mary with pizza marinara sauce.

Padriac’s
2460 Cumberland Pkwy SE
The Deal: Sure, it's OTP, but they do have $5 Absolute Bloody Marys, $4 big-ass beers, and $4 Tuaca bombs. And you might as well get to know the neighborhood, since the Braves will be here in a few years.

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1. Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub 1410 Dresden Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30319 (Brookhaven)

With a great beer selection, global eats offerings, and a killer brunch menu, Kaleidoscope is definitely worth a trip.

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2. La Mongerie 265 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

Started by Next Food Network Star contestant Brianna Jenkins & partner Jene Traore, La Mongerie’s a French bistro/bakery/cafe with a cushy couch patterned with French newspaper & black/white/blue camo, as well as gold/crystal chandeliers, and mo' gold-framed stuff including two flatscreens, a tall mirror behind the black granite bar, and a b&w print of the Eiffel Tower's bottom, because with so much French stuff around, you get the point.

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3. Publik Draft House 654 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

With head-on-the-table 11% “Blithering Idiot Barley Wine” and many other unique libations, it's easy to see how Publik Draft House has poured its way into the Atlanta craft beer scene.

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4. Marlow's Tavern 950 West Peachtree St NW #215, Atlanta, GA 30097 (Midtown)

Marlow's has got reasonably priced gourmet tavern fare (Southwestern Grouper w/ jalapeno corn grits; "Serious" Filet w/ three fried eggs & béarnaise), a solid beer list (from regionals like SweetWater Hummer to int'ls like Peroni Nastro Azzurro), and cocktails both reassuringly classic (Gimlets, Manhattans) and blessedly not (the Flighty White Chocolate Martini).

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5. ONE. Midtown Kitchen 599 Dutch Valley Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Midtown)

Located in a renovated warehouse, ONE Kitchen's cooking up gourmet American eats (wood grilled seafood, handmade pasta, and pecan smoked bacon burgers) that no doubt pair perfectly with their extensive wine collection. ONE offers a vast selection of affordably priced red and white varietals from Europe and the Americas, but if cocktails are more your thing, don't worry: ONE's also known for their refreshing, fruity spiked punches.

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6. The Lawrence 905 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

The gang behind Sound Table and Top Flr has taken over the old Lupe space to open a minimalist, subway-tiled, primer-painted supper-house-meets-train-station. At The Lawrence, you'll find several creations made with house infusions (lavender mint tea vodka, cinnamon-chipotle-infused añejo tequila, lemongrass-infused rye) and other ass-kicking drinks like the Armagnac-mixed Brooklyn Social Scene.

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7. The Nook 1144 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

A neighborhood tavern with tasty bar eats that're actually affordable -- they've got a whole 10-10 menu stocked with 10 items for $10 or less. We're pretty sure Charlie Sheen would call that winning.

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8. Rí Rá Irish Pub 1080 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

Constructed with rescued 19th century artifacts in south-of-Dublin County Wicklow, then shipped in pieces to Midtown for re-assembly, Ri Ra's an Irish pub with parquet flooring from the same Belfast shipyard that built the Titanic, Dungarvan crystal chandeliers, turn-of-the-century double doors leading to a reclaimed 1800's-era bar, and a private room called Rí Rá Beag.

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9. Buckhead Saloon 3227 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327 (Buckhead)

Saloon's got a hunting lodge-styled spread with dark leather couches, a mounted deer's head, and a patio periodically filled with plastic swimming pools, serving up tasty bar food like mozz sticks and their signature Saloon nachos.

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10. The Ivy 3717 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 (Buckhead)

Ivy's provides a guy-livable, tavern-ish environment thanks to clean-lined dark wood walls/floors, and their signature eats like roasted jalapeno honey wings or house-cut fries/chips toppable w/ melted Brie, Applewood bacon, chicken, steak, chili, etc, then 'wiches like the "Moose & Man" (fried/buffalo-tossed chicken hoagie w/ gorgonzola).

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11. Eclipse di Luna 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Buckhead)

With tapas that run the gamut from vegan to gluten-free to Sunday brunch, plus live Latin music, Eclipse di Luna is a go-to for groups and dates. A trip to this Mexican eatery is an energizing experience -- even the colorful decor, with pops of red in the curtains, napkins, and wall art add to the vibrancy. With a cocktail in your hand (maybe a tangerine margarita or a Spanish-style gin & tonic?), Eclipse di Luna will keep your foot tapping for hours.

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12. Red Pepper Taqueria Buckhead 3133 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)

Red Pepper's Executive Chef Mimmo Alboumeh's plating ceviche, grilled oysters, and tacos at this Buckhead Mex-taurant that's open 'til 2a... So now you can sate those 2a ceviche cravings (!!).

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13. Dantanna's 3400 Around Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Atlanta)

With plenty of flat screens, all-American beers, and locally sourced dishes that, while upscale, are reminiscent of tailgating eats, Dantanna's has you covered for the big game. A couple house specialities: beer-battered shrimp and heirloom Berkshire pork rib chop. If the game's got you fired up and you're feeling a bit more adventurous, go for the Heart Attack burger (ground beef topped with a sunny-side-up egg, a double order of thick-sliced hickory-smoked bacon & fried onions, served between two grilled cheese sandwiches).

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14. Bantam & Biddy 1544 Piedmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30325 (Atlanta)

Bantam & Biddy is here to serve you premium bird and pig in a casually cool corner of Ansley Mall with a heated/ covered courtyard patio, a hickory bar sitting on stacked window frames, and orange banquettes with rooster-embellished cushion pins.

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15. HOBNOB Tavern 1551 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, 30324 (Atlanta)

Hobnob's a modestly sized neighborhood tavern with orange/yellow walls, candelabra chandeliers, a stone-ringed fireplace, and a heated patio, founded by the bros who gave you Gilbert's in Midtown, and offering blessedly inexpensive comfort food, craft beers, and even alcoholic milkshakes -- made with the real stuff, as they firmly refuse to bring all the soys to the yard.

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16. Smith's Olde Bar 1578 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA 30324 (Morningside)

Smith's has a grip of Steelers memorabilia donated by the owner of McTighe's (who hosted the Steel City Mafia for 20yrs before moving), and offers a complimentary "Steelers Buffet" with wings, boiled peanuts, and kettle chips with Big Mom's Dip, something you wish she wouldn't do whenever they play Freak Nasty at the club.

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17. The Shed at Glenwood 475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 (Grant Park)

An American resto cooking up tasty eats -- like mascarpone ravioli, roasted Peking duck, smoked pork belly hash -- that also hosts wine classes and events like a speakeasy wine dinner.

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18. Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House, Westside 685 11th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Home Park)

A rooftop bar with greenery and awesome views, SFU's got all the brews, 'tails, and seafood you need for a perfectly chill & boozy day.

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19. Republic Social House 437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park)

Enjoy food (think creative sandwiches, appetizers, and classic brunch options ) and drinks alongside carnival-style games. Grab a pint and play ring toss, Jenga, and beer pong at this Grant Park favorite, which also boasts weekly menu specials and relaxing rooftop patio.

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20. Ziba's Bistro 560 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (East Atlanta)

Set in the former Solstice Cafe, Ziba's is a rustic bistro of Mediterranean meals, vinos, and hookahs, with casual hallway seating enclosed by brick and red stucco walls, plus a main dining area with a dark wood communal table.

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21. Meehan's Public House 232 19th St NW, Ste 7165, Atlanta, GA 30363 (Midtown)

Meehan's is your one stop shop for true Irish pubbiness, boasting knockout burgers and pints, right in the heart of Midtown. Check out their patio'd outdoor space for a brew and a bite. We think that Meehan's is the best Irish pub in Atlanta, but you'll have to stop by and see for yourself.

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22. Food 101 4969 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342 (Sandy Springs)

Food 101's got a casual Southern feel accented by butcher block tables. More importantly, it added the Barrel Bar, which complements the resto with its own selection of plates like duck fat fries, plus a cocktail menu built on the framework of two dozen bourbons.

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23. Front Page News 351 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (Little 5 Points)

Bringing some NOLA flavor to the ATL, FPN's cooking up good eats like gumbo, po' boys, Cajun Cuban sammies & jambalaya.

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24. Hand in Hand 752 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Virginia Highland)

With black and gold trim and a Victorian-style interior, Atkins Park's Hand In Hand is the closest thing you'll find to an actual English pub in Atlanta. Daily specials send prices through the floor so you won't break the bank if you venture outside the fried mushroom and deviled egg snacks and head straight for the classic bangers and mash or a New York strip. There's usually a few tables available on the wrap-around patio, and they've got plenty of space for your whole group, their plates, and their frosty imported pints.

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25. Noche. Tequila & Tapas Bar 1000 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Margaritas and tapas like blackened shrimp with tomatoes and onions in a lemon-cream sauce abound in this Spanish-themed tequilaria.

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26. urban pL8 1082 Huff Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Midtown)

Urban pL8's a loft-styled sandwich/health-food sanctum headed by the former sous chef of Bacchanalia and Floataway Cafe bringing you affordable sustainable-ingredient eats, in a 82-seat space with glass garage door front walls, a large open kitchen, and a patio garden.

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27. Bone Lick BBQ 1133 Huff Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318 (West Atlanta)

Bone Lick's a saucy meat mecca with a recycled wood bar and skee-ball pointed out by a gigantic lit-up carnival arrow.

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28. Jack's Pizza & Wings 676 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Old 4th Ward)

The folks at Jack's fashion the place as a dive bar and they aren't wrong. But with some of the cheapest beer and tastiest pizza and wings around the Old Fourth Ward, labels don't matter much in this joint.

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29. Cruzado 368 5th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

Cruzado's a Pan-Caribbean/Latin reincarnation of Cuban cafe Las Palmeras, and includes reworked faves like adobo-rubbed, overnight-mojo-marinated half-birds, sautéed shrimp, and a brunch with arepas, chorizo w/ eggs, and wine cocktails like the sangria-esque Mosquido.

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30. West Midtown Corner Tavern 1133 Huff Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318 (Midtown)

Now open beneath the Apex Midtown apartments, CT's new satellite's sporting a similar dark stained wood interior, three pool tables, darts, and a spacious 30-seat patio. Imibing's handled by 31 drafts including heavy hitters like St Bernardus and Piraat,

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31. Poor Calvin's 510 Piedmont Ave, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Downtown)

Poor Calvin's serves Asian fusion food with Thai and American influences. Check 'em out for their killer brunch, and some of the best chicken and waffles Atlanta has to offer.

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32. Article 14 1180 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

A restaurant and lounge, Article 14 is sleekly designed with an old-school finish. Named for its 14 items that rotate daily on its menu, pairing its indulgent dishes with a large glass of wine makes for a fine evening.

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