Hair of the Dog

Four brunch spots where it’s acceptable to hit the bottle before noon

The banquettes on the back patio make for an oh-so-civilized start to your day. How it ends depends on how many of the fancy morning cocktails you sample. Try the Hemingway Daiquiri or the Morning Glory Fizz with scotch and absinthe. 

The Hungry Cat
Tomatoes are roasted in-house before finding their way into the peerless Bloody Mary. Something seasonal, fresh, and fruity usually inspires the rotating daytime drink list. Think persimmon rum punch in fall and kumquat martinis in winter. 

For $35, not only can you nosh on an unlimited amount of chef Richard Sandoval’s Asian-Latin small plates, but you can sip on libations such as a lychee bellini or sake sangria to your liver’s content while gazing at the Pacific.

The Hudson
Last night’s exploits still waft through the air at West Hollywood’s most debauched brunch destination. The $15 bottomless mimosas are a little weak, but you won’t notice come number six. Budmosa? (A Bud Light splashed with OJ.) Oh, my. 

Photograph by Misha Gravenor