Labor Day is almost here, and that means a three-day weekend is upon us. Nothing excites us more than three days to relax and enjoy all that Chicago has to offer in these last few summer weeks.
We have put together a list of where to brunch in Chicago this Labor Day, to help you make the most of the tail-end of summer and to celebrate the American workforce. What three-day weekend would be complete without a boozy brunch, anyway?
Mark this for the place to brunch on Labor Day, as Beatrix will be open for business. The restaurant will have its bottomless mimosa deal, as well as family-style menu options that include their specials this week—chilaquiles and praline and pecan French toast. A favorite meeting spot here in Chicago, Beatrix delivers yummy food in the restaurant while maintaining a classic coffeehouse vibe. Read our review of Beatrix here. Brunch will go from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Beatrix, 519 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 284-1377.
El Mariachi Tequila Bar
All weekend El Mariachi Tequila Bar will have its awesome bottomless brunch special, $22 for brunch and bottomless mimosas, but on Monday the restaurant keeps it up by serving brunch and offering $3 Bloody Marys and mimosas in honor of Labor Day. Head over to this fine Mexican spot to cure any weekend hangovers with a traditional Mexican Brunch. Brunch will be served Saturday through Monday starting at 10 a.m. El Mariachi Tequila Bar, 3906 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL. (773) 549-2932.
High Noon Saloon
High Noon Saloon is opening early Monday for brunch. Start with your choice of sangria or mimosa and then dive into chilaquiles or huevos rancheros for $25 per person. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. High Noon Saloon, 560 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL. We haven’t reviewed it yet, but get more information here.
If you need less guilt while brunching, this is the place to go! Uncommon Ground is known for its farm fresh, organic options, and the drink options aren’t too shabby, either. With a variety of food and drinks, what’s not to love?! Uncommon Ground is also the home to the first-ever organic brewery in the state of Illinois, Greenstar Brewery. So for all you beer snobs out there, come to Uncommon Ground and try some Greenstar. Read our full review here. Brunch is served daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Uncommon Ground, 3800 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL. (773) 929-3680.
The Winchester is back in business and serving up brunch all of this three-day weekend. Stop in for classic brunch items like French toast or eggs Benedict, or get adventurous and try its yummy braised bacon sliders, its smoked trout caesar salad, or its awesome salmon board. Read our review of The Winchester here. Brunch will be served Saturday through Monday from 10 a.m until 3 p.m. The Winchester, 1001 N. Winchester Ave., Chicago, IL. (773) 698-8703.
When a menu features three different kinds of guac, three different kinds of ceviches AND has something called “the ultimate hangover cure”, what more could a Labor Day brunching Bitch need? Mercadito is offering brunch all weekend, with an acoustic brunch on Saturday and Sunday to help soothe your hangover away. Brunch will be offered Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Read our full review here. Mercadito Chicago, 108 W Kinzie Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 329-9555.
On Monday, The Boundary will be featuring a special brunch menu in honor of Labor Day. While beer enthusiasts love this spot courtesy of their 120+ craft beer list, weekend brunch-ers also can’t resist thanks to the restaurant’s fabulous brunch menu and awesome build-your-own bloody mary and mimosa bar. Dine on brunch classics like Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, or one of the breakfast skillets offered. Review soon to come! Brunch will be served Saturday through Monday 10 a.m to 3 p.m. The Boundary, 1932 W. Division Street, Chicago, IL. (773) 278-1919.
At home: Chop Shop
Don’t want to go out? Do a barbecue or picnic, instead. Chop Shop is here to help you celebrate Labor Day the right way. Part Deli, part butcher shop, part restaurant, part bar, the spot serves all the essentials for a successful Labor day weekend. If you are planning on grilling at some point this weekend, head over to stock up on all of your grilling cuts and delicacies. With any purchase in the butcher shop, you are gifted with 10 percent off your next butcher shop purchase. Stop in for brunch and dine on lemon-blueberry pancakes, smoked pork belly hash, or take advantage of the full omelette station. Brunch will be offered both Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Read our full review here. Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL. (773) 537-4440.