Going Bottomless: The Big Business of Brunch Boozing
One mimosa, two mimosas, three mimosas, four.
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For us serious drinkers, brunch is the carrot that lures us out of bed before noon on a weekend and the cure for whatever ails from the previous night’s festivities. It’s also another excuse to drink.
What began in 19th-century England as a Sunday meal for “Saturday-night carousers” has recently upped its game. No longer is a simple blend of OJ and cheap champagne satisfactory refreshment. To appease L.A.’s dedicated carousers, more and more local restaurants are offering a bottomless alcohol option—and it’s not just the bubbly that’s flowing freely. We found three spots that allow you to binge-drink with class.
For a vegan-friendly, globally inspired feast, there’s Susan Feniger’s Street (742 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, eatatstreet.com), where $25 buys you all the small plates you can consume to accompany the endless supply of sparkling cocktails for $15. Sunny Spot (822 Washington Blvd., Venice, sunnyspotvenice.com) features a choice of four drinks (cava, mimosa, Bloody Mary, rum punch) that, for $12, you can mix and match to your liver’s discontent. But why limit the fun to Sundays? The Churchill (8384 W. 3rd St., Beverly Grove, the-churchill.com) is one of the only places in town that opens the mimosa floodgates seven days a week to the tune of $15.
Average Refill Wait Times at Four of our Favorites
1 minute, 30 seconds
The Mercantile (Hollywood)
2 minutes, 30 seconds
Sunny Spot (Venice)
Never saw the bottom of the glass
Hyperion Public (Silver Lake)
Never saw the middle of the glass
The Hudson (West Hollywood)