Looking to get lit or celebrate a birthday in rare form? Get rowdy at these bottomless brunch spots designed with imbibing in mind.
You’ve got plenty of options to choose from for a drag brunch in D.C. Most don’t boast incredible food, but let’s be real — you’re there for the show. Be it Nellie’s, Perry’s, DC Drag Brunch, or Taqueria del Barrio, be sure to bring singles and tip your performers.
Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U Street NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 332-6355
Perry’s, 1811 Columbia Road NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 234-6218
DC Drag Brunch at Dirty Martini, 1223 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington D.C. No phone
Taqueria del Barrio, 821 Upshur Street, NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 723-0200
The D.C. classic has moved to a new location since we reviewed it, but the party must go on. Indeed, La Boum has had several venues but never ceases to be the craziest party brunch in the District. The brunch buffet isn’t much to look at, but that’s just the precursor to a wild afternoon of drinks, dancing, and debauchery. Read our full review, here.
La Boum at Abigail, 1730 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. No phone
Sir Sundays at Sax
Make Sundays sexy again with a trip to this all-male burlesque show. From shirtless waiters to incredible dance combos, it’s basically your own personal Magic Mike experience. Read our full brunch review, here.
SAX Lounge, 734 11th Street NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 737-0101
When people ask for my favorite birthday brunch spot, 801 always comes to mind. They’re super accommodating for groups and the location sets you up for a day of bar hopping on U Street. Read our full brunch review, here.
801 Restaurant and Bar, 801 Florida Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 332-0207
If your group is brunching on a budget, Ambar has one of the best deals for bottomless food and drinks in the District. There’s something for everyone on the menu (and two locations in the DMV!). Read the full review, here.
Ambar, 523 8th Street SE, Washington, D.C. (202) 813-3039
Ambar Clarendon, 2901 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (703) 875-9663
Baba’s #FunBrunching experience combines beats and burek with a buffet brunch. A DJ is usually spinning in this edgy basement bar. Read our full brunch review, here.
Baba, 2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, (703) 312-7978
With its free-flowing brunch punch, and delicious French toast, Dirty Habit is a solid pick for couples and small groups. We love brunching in the courtyard on a sunny day. Read the Bitches full brunch review, here.
Dirty Habit in Hotel Monaco, 555 8th St NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 449-7095
District Distilling Co.
District Distilling Co., 1414 U St NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 629-3787
A rooftop escape AND bottomless brunch? Sign us up. We’re obsessed with the Mexican brunch menu and great brunch deal here. Read our full brunch review of the Selva (winter) menu, here, and the summer menu, here. Just be warned, things get pretty rowdy late afternoon.
El Techo, 606 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. (202) 836-4270
If Spanish food and sangria are on your mind, try this Clarendon spot. The atmosphere is lively and the patio is lovely in good weather. Read the full brunch review, here.
Pamplona, 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington VA (703) 685-9950