Food & Drink

The 20 Best Boozy Brunch Deals in Philly

Published On 12/30/2015 Published On 12/30/2015

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.

Garces Trading Co

Center City

Jones Restaurant

Address 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 Company

Address 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 Pub

Address 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 Pub

Address 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 Grill

Fairmount

London Grill

Address 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.

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Manayunk

Lucky’s Last Chance

Address 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 Company

Address 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.

The Abbaye

Northern Liberties & Fishtown

Abbaye

Address 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 Ferdinand

Address 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 City

Address 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 Libre

Old City

Cuba Libre

Address 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.

Farmicia

Address 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 Tavern

Address 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.

Copabanana

South Street

Copabanana

Address 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 Pub

Address 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.

Palladinos

South Philly

Devil's Den

Address 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 Sake

Address and Info

900 S Front St.

$6 bacon bloody marys from 11am-4:30pm, all weekend... need we say more?

Palladino's

Address 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 East

Address 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 Cafe

University City

White Dog Cafe

Address 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.

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Dan McKay is of the mindset that nothing good happens before noon on the weekends, unless it involves brunch. You can follow him on Twitter or Instagram @dannypageviews.

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1. Bar Ferdinand 1030 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (Nolibs)

This Spanish tapas eatery serves up killer small plates like baked goat cheese raciones, as well as a slew of brunch options.

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2. The Abbaye 673 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (Nolibs)

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.

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3. Jones Restaurant 700 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Market East)

Though known for their brunch, this eatery runs the gamut with its cuisine, serving up everything from chicken tandoori kebabs to chicken and waffles.

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4. Mac's Tavern 226 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Old City)

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.

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5. FARMiCiA 15 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (West Phillyu City)

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.

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6. Devil's Den 1148 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (South Philadelphia)

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).

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7. For Pete's Sake 900 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (South Philadelphia)

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.

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8. White Dog Cafe 3420 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (West Phillyu City)

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 vibrant Den is ostensibly a gallery of canine portraits (the pups all look down with big, sad eyes at the food they’re missing), while the casual, bright Porch boasts reclaimed wood and delicate birdhouses. Most importantly, though, White Dog sources its ingredients from farms within 50 miles, and though the food program changes monthly, you can trust that certain staples will endure: a local artisan cheese board -- which you’ll curate yourself, -- a seasonal hummus trio with soft pita, Kennett Square mushroom soup, and, of course, heated French rolls served with honey butter.

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9. Copabanana 344 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (South Philadelphia)

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.

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10. Garces Trading Company 1111 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (Market East)

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).

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11. Irish Pub 1123 Walnut Street & 2007 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (Rittenhouse)

An Irish pub with contemporary sensibilities. Fun fact: This bar made a cameo in the movie "Rocky Balboa" starring Milo Ventimiglia.

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12. Perch Pub 1345 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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.

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13. London Grill 2301 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (Fairmountart Museum)

Plating European dishes like braised veal breast, London Grill is a solid option for a memorable meal in Fairmount.

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14. Lucky's Last Chance 4421 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127 (Manayunk)

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.

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15. Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant 4120 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127 (Manayunk)

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.

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16. Silk City Beer Garden 435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (Nolibs)

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.

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17. Cuba Libre 10 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Old City)

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.

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18. O'Neals 611 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Society Hillqueen Village)

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.

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19. Palladino’s on Passyunk 1934 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148

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.

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20. P.O.P.E. 1501 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (South Philadelphia)

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.

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