Where were you when you first decided it was socially acceptable to have five mimosas before 12:30pm? Probably at a bottomless brunch. And if you still can’t get over the fact that one can wake up on a Sunday morning, put on nice clothes, and spend the next two hours drinking champagne and eating pancakes, well, you’re going to like this guide. Here are seven spots for you and your friends to sit down and swirl a mimosa with the comfort of knowing that you can have as many as you want.
The Deal: $25 for 90 minutes of unlimited sangria, corona cans, and mimosas
The Mexican restaurant in North Beach is fun and loud, and the sangria and margaritas are dangerously strong. Free chips are great and the huevos rancheros are extra great. Also great - this place takes reservations. Because once you mention bottomless brunch on the group text, you’re probably going to get a lot of takers.
The Deal: $22 for 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas.
Mimosas await at this cute corner spot in the Castro, once you get past the inevitable line. The deep-fried, mascarpone stuffed french toast is hearty and wonderful at the same time, or if you’d prefer a lighter brunch wakeup, the sandwiches and benedicts will also do you right.
The Deal: $22 (weekend) or $24 (weekday) for 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas
The main draw of Sweet Maple is the “Millionaire’s bacon.” It’s sweet and spicy, and, yes, if we were millionaires, we would have an entire room in our mansion dedicated to this bacon. Everything else here is pretty standard breakfast food, but the brunch drinks include beermosas and grapefruit mimosas and for that we are very grateful.
The Deal: $25 for two hours of unlimited mimosas
Since you may want to eat a lot of hearty things while you drink your bottomless mimosas, The Sycamore’s got your back. Go for the absurd but tasty chicken and waffles, which are stuffed with cheese and prosciutto - you’re going to love them, especially when you’re three mimosas in.
The Deal: Champagne by the bottle (with choice of juices). The more bottles you buy, the cheaper they get: $40 for 1st bottle, $30 for 2nd, $25 for 3rd, $20 for 4th.
If you’d like to feel swank while drinking more champagne than you thought possible, The Dorian is your place. There are high ceilings, plush chairs, and the bottles of champagne get cheaper the more you order. You should probably make a reservation, and come with a group - you aren’t going to get to that fourth bottle for $20 without a bit of help. Don’t forget to eat too: the burger is one of the best in the neighborhood.
The Deal: $19 for 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas
This old-school diner is full of delicious omelets, free homemade scones you will devour, and very good salmon bagels. They also happen to have one of the best bottomless brunch deals in town.
The Deal: $22 for 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas
There’s always a line for brunch at Blackwood. Possibly because they don’t take reservations, and because bottomless brunch is definitely a thing here. The menu at this American Thai spot in the Marina also has lots of options, from basic scrambles to surprisingly good salads to pad thai.
The Deal: $49 for 90 minutes and your choice of 10 brunch items (served family-style) and three brunch drinks
If you’re teeing up a Saturday full of day drinking, make a reservation for the bottomless brunch at Chubby Noodle. The North Beach spot has a weekend dim sum brunch special featuring options like the excellent spicy garlic noodles, mushu pork tacos, spicy wontons, and other dishes that will hopefully satisfy everyone in your brunch crew.
The Deal: $50 for 90 minutes for bottomless drinks and food
The wine bar in Pacific Heights looks like a cozy cigar bar thanks to red walls and deep-cushioned chairs. And aside from the comfortable seats, this place also has live music - and serves bottomless brunch featuring mimosas, Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, and, of course, brunch food like chicken and waffles, fried catfish benedicts, and crawfish mac and cheese. And the best part: Scopo Divino takes brunch reservations, so you can plan your weekend morning with confidence.