Everyone knows that people in Philly love brunch almost as much as they love cheesesteaks, and enjoy adult beverages so much that people here actually order picklebacks. So obviously, the ideal meal involves both of them at the same time, and hopefully doesn't cost that much -- hence our 'hood-by-'hood breakdown of Philly's booziest morning (or afternoon!) eats deals.
Jones RestaurantAddress and Info
700 Chestnut St.
Bottomless bellinis -- the mimosa’s Italian Prosecco-based cousin -- are the draw here, but if you’re hungry, Jone's has a bunch of egg dishes and breakfast sandwiches, and even Honey Nut Cheerios (for the adult that thinks it’s acceptable to eat cereal in public) to soak up the endless cocktails.
Garces Trading CompanyAddress and Info
1111 Locust St.
Drinks are a little on the pricey side at Garces, but we love their seasonal sangria (available by the glass or pitcher) and the $22 two-course brunch special.
Irish PubAddress and Info
2007 Walnut St. / 1123 Walnut St.
At both Irish Pub locations (Market East and Rittenhouse), there are $5 bloodies and mimosas from 1-2pm. If traditional brunch cocktails aren't your thing (who are you?), there are other all-day drink specials, including $3.50 Miller Lite pints, $5 Sam Adams seasonal pints, and $5 Orange Crushes.
Perch PubAddress and Info
1345 Locust St.
Perch Pub has your standard (yet reliable) brunch fare, with $5 mimosas, bloody marys, and bellinis from 11:30am to 3pm.
London GrillAddress and Info
2303 Fairmount Ave.
Build your own bloody mary at London Grill for $9. Mixer options: bacon, celery, wasabi Tex-Mex pepper, horseradish, and alternate liquor choices for your boozy base.
Lucky’s Last ChanceAddress and Info
4421 Main St.
As Matt Cummins of Luna Café explains about his favorite brunch spot, the bartenders at Lucky's aren't “afraid to serve big portions” when it comes to drinks. We’ll trust the chef on this one.
Manayunk Brewing CompanyAddress and Info
4120 Main St
Come hungry at Manayunk Brewery for the $21.99 all-you-can-eat jazz brunch and $4 bloody marys and mimosas.
Northern Liberties & Fishtown
AbbayeAddress and Info
637 N 3rd St.
The Abbaye is the spot to knock out that pesky hangover in Northern Liberties. The menu, after all, has a section dedicated to “hangover cures” like huevos rancheros, breakfast burritos, and three kinds of eggs Benedict. For hair of the dog, bloody marys and mimosas are $3 from 10am-3pm.
Bar FerdinandAddress and Info
1030 N 2nd St.
Pair your eggs (they're "huevos" here) or tapas with a selection of $5 bebidas especiales ("special drinks," for the confused) that include cava-based mimosas and Sol de Cadiz, a pilsner mixed with freshly-squeezed OJ.
Silk CityAddress and Info
435 Spring Garden St.
Silk City has an impressive spread of drinks, all around $8. Try the Pimm’s Cups, Good Day Sunshine (Aperol, Beefeater's, and grapefruit juice and bitters), and Elderflower Sparkler pitcher.
Cuba LibreAddress and Info
10 S. 2nd St.
At the Latin-themed Cuba Libre, wash down those unlimited tapas (at $28 per person) with a selection of $5 mimosas, sangrias, and caipirinhas.
FarmiciaAddress and Info
15 S. 3rd St.
While not bottomless, all beer, cocktails, and glasses of wine are half priced from 11am-2pm on Friday and Saturdays. At that price, maybe the drinks are bottomless.
Mac’s TavernAddress and Info
226 Market St.
There aren’t any food specials at Mac's, so come thirsty on the weekends for $5 bloody marys and mimosas, and the always-available $3 Coors Light and Yuengling drafts.
CopabananaAddress and Info
344 South St.
At the tongue-twisting Copabanana, you can snag $4 bloody mary pints until 2pm, or head to their University City location for the same deal, but with mimosas.
O’Neals PubAddress and Info
611 S. 3rd St.
Come for $3.50 Spoonie’s famous bloody marys and mimosas, $3 Miller Lite pints, and stay for Sunday night football (or karaoke if you hate sports). The Sunday special runs from 9am-6:30pm.
Devil's DenAddress and Info
1148 S 11th St.
The choice is yours at Devil's Den, with a lengthy selection of breakfast and lunch options (mmm, duck fat fries). Get your $3 Bloody Marys and mimosas from 10:30am-3pm.
For Pete’s SakeAddress and Info
900 S Front St.
$6 bacon bloody marys from 11am-4:30pm, all weekend... need we say more?
Palladino'sAddress and Info
1934 E Passyunk Ave.
Palladino’s might be better-known for its steak, but at brunch, you can find upscale versions of classic breakfast staples, $5 cocktails, and a $12 bloody mary trio featuring tomatillo, parsnip/celery root, and more traditional versions of the vinegary tonic.
Pub on Passyunk EastAddress and Info
1501 Passyunk Ave.
From 11am-2pm on Saturdays and Sundays, you can get $5 speciality cocktails, as well as half-priced beer from POPE’S 14-line draft system.
White Dog CafeAddress and Info
3420 Sansom St.
Dog lovers rejoice: this is a haven of dog portraits and $4 bloody marys, mimosas, sangria, and canine-themed cocktails. White Dog Cafe is also a great place for your vegetarian and organically minded friends to tag along to.
1. Bar Ferdinand1030 N 2nd St, Philadelphia
2. The Abbaye673 N 3rd St, Philadelphia
3. Jones Restaurant700 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
4. Mac's Tavern226 Market St, Philadelphia
5. FARMiCiA15 S 3rd St, Philadelphia
6. Devil's Den1148 S 11th St, Philadelphia
7. For Pete's Sake900 S Front St, Philadelphia
8. White Dog Cafe3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia
9. Copabanana344 South St, Philadelphia
10. Garces Trading Company1111 Locust St, Philadelphia
11. Irish Pub1123 Walnut Street & 2007 Walnut St, Philadelphia
12. Perch Pub1345 Locust St, Philadelphia
13. London Grill2301 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia
14. Lucky's Last Chance4421 Main St, Philadelphia
15. Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant4120 Main St, Philadelphia
16. Silk City Beer Garden435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia
17. Cuba Libre10 S 2nd St, Philadelphia
18. O'Neals611 S 3rd St, Philadelphia
19. Palladino’s on Passyunk1934 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
20. P.O.P.E.1501 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
This Spanish tapas eatery serves up killer small plates like baked goat cheese raciones, as well as a slew of brunch options.
The Abbaye’s a sadly waffle-free nod to Belgium, complete with dart boards, plus chalk ones listing offerings like hanger steak frites plus Euro drafts and big bottles like Delirium Tremens, all sorts of Chimay, and Ommegang 3 Philosophers.
Though known for their brunch, this eatery runs the gamut with its cuisine, serving up everything from chicken tandoori kebabs to chicken and waffles.
TV hangouts always make your local spots feel like a letdown; there's never any Aniston-level hot chicks in your coffee shop, no cheery Nat at your burger place, and sometimes Kirstie Alley comes to your bar. Delivering a more authentic TV-based hangout, Mac's Tavern.
This 122-seater serves locally grown, sustainable eats straight from the farm for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the handmade gnocchi or one of their many savory brunch dishes for a weekend treat.
South Philly's the Devil's Den has been luring in impish drinkers since 2008 with local and imported craft beers, as well as some rare wood-aged suds that are sipped as hell's flames roar in the rustic fireplace. The food that comes out of the kitchen in herculean portions can be divided into two wings: gluttonous beer-sponge (bacon-wrapped hot dog with scrambled eggs) and surprisingly elevated (duck breast with sautéed kale and cherry-red wine sauce).
With traditional pub fare, boozy brunch specials, and a cozy, neighborhood environment, Pete's is a no-brainer for good times in South Philly. As far as Irish bars go, we think that For Pete's Sake is the best authentic Irish pub in Philly, but you'll have to stop by and see for yourself.
The first thing you’ll notice upon entering White Dog Café is its pleasant warmth and undeniable homey-ness. The University City restaurant spans a trio of Victorian brownstones, and in a show of true Philadelphia utilitarianism, White Dog maximizes its space by providing a variety of eclectic dining rooms cheek by jowl like rooms in a dollhouse. The den is ostensibly a gallery of canine portraits (the pups all look down with big, sad eyes at the food you're eating), while the porch boasts reclaimed wood and delicate birdhouses. Most importantly, though, White Dog sources its ingredients from nearby farms, and though the food program changes monthly, you can trust that certain staples will endure: artisan cheese boards, a seasonal hummus trio with soft pita, Kennett Square mushroom soup, and, of course, heated French rolls served with honey butter.
A divey Philly fave, Copabanana serves queso, guac, and beer till the wee morning hours. When you see the neon green palm trees by the door, you'll know you're at the right place.
GTC's Iron Chef Jose Garces' first foray into culinary curation: an indoor cafe and marketplace modeled after outdoor European affairs stocked with goods and ingredients featured on his menus, from hand-selected coffee roasts and pastries to imported cheeses and prepared foods, with full-service high-top butcher's block tables plus the option to uncork 200+ bottles of vino (purchased from the PLCB's first wine boutique).
An Irish pub with contemporary sensibilities. Fun fact: This bar made a cameo in the movie "Rocky Balboa" starring Milo Ventimiglia.
From the guy behind building-sharing Sotto Varalli and Upstares, Perch's thrown out Up's linens and theater crowd, stripped the walls to brick, and brought in traditionally awesome bar fixins: pool table, dart board, flatscreens, and lots of dark woods for the banquette, bar, and tables, along with a menu full of local drafts and pub fare.
Plating European dishes like braised veal breast, London Grill is a solid option for a memorable meal in Fairmount.
Lucky's brought pub-height two-tops into the former Yunkers while covering the walls with a rose-vine mosaic and sweet vintage beer posters, serving serious burgers prepped with local ingredients and a tidy roster of craft brews.
Occupying the digs of an old mill, Manayunk Brewery offers tours of their brew operations, plus comfort food like their baked mac and cheese skillet with Vermont Cheddar.
If you want your beer garden with a side of nightclub, Silk City’s beer garden is your spot. To be fair, though, it's a wonderful place to grab a classic all-American meal too. At Silk City, enjoy beers, cocktails, and even dinner at one of the outdoor, umbrella covered tables before heading inside to dance the night away to whatever DJ is spinning that night.
Get a taste of Peru this Fri night when Old City rum bar Cuba Libre celebrates National Pisco Day with a 2hr happy hour offering three $5 takes on the brandy 'tail, (including a garapa sugar cane punch), plus $5 ceviche samplers and discount beer, wine, and sangria 'til 7p. Drink it all and you'll likely have machu pee...chu.
You can grab 100 brews, 15 single malts, and a fish 'n chips-heavy menu on the "Steelers Alley" second floor at O'Neals, reminding Black & Yellow fans of another O: Ohhh crap, Kordell's under center again.
This much-anticipated South Philly spot from Chef Luke Palladino did not disappoint: it offers the one-two punch of watching his crew at work in an open kitchen and savoring the food. Your mouth may be watering while you wait. Get the prosciutto-wrapped, truffle butter-soaked, Parmesan-sprinkled homemade Truffled Grissini. Trust us. You're welcome.
Just pray that this P.O.P.E is never guarded by an impenetrable bullet-proof bubble. It doles out a copious variety of beers, savory nosh options and will never scold you for sleeping in on a Sunday.