Brunch gets the distinguishing characteristic of both being a hangover cure and a way to drink yourself back to a hangover. Some people would rather skip the stiff day drinks for eggs and toast, but, for some of us, brunch without a drink is just breakfast.
Catering to the needs of daytime drinkers, there are plenty of spots in NYC that offer bottomless deals. Not surprisingly, however, many of those places don’t exactly serve up the best food to go along with it. So rather than worrying about weak pours or cold eggs, read our guide to the bottomless brunches that are actually worth it. The food’s so good you won’t need a drink — but, with deals this cheap, you’ll probably get one.
The Deal: Unlimited sangria with your entrée.
Calle Ocho’s Miami-meets-Manhattan vibes are on full display at brunch, where any main dish comes with unlimited sangria for the entitreity of the meal. There are eight flavors to choose from, and you can mix and match as you go, though you’re limited to one glass at a time. If you’re wondering what the vibe is like, let the menu provide some hints: “If one person gets cut off, so does the rest of your table. So please ask your boyfriend to save his awesome tabletop dancing skills for another day.” The sangrias are strong and the pours are generous, so if you find yourself unable to walk in a straight line afterwards, you can always dry out a little bit at the planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History across the street.
Calle Ocho, 34 W 81st Street (in the Excelsior Hotel); 212-873-5025.
Photo: Courtesy of Calle Ocho.
Baby’s All Right
The Deal: Any entrée and unlimited brunch cocktail (bloody Mary, mimosa, or greyhound) for ninety minutes, $29.99
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