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D.C. Labor Day Brunch Guide

Let’s all pay tribute to the contributions of the American worker (read: all of us hard-working Bitches) by relaxing on a gorgeous restaurant patio, Bloody Mary in hand. The city might feel empty, but for those of us still in town on this beautiful long weekend, a boozy brunch is most certainly in order. Gather your Bitches–those who didn’t flee the District–and book a table at one of these spots, all of which have confirmed they’re serving brunch.

The trendy Balkan restaurant in Barracks Row is serving up a $35 unlimited brunch, which includes an endless section of shared plates, plus bottomless brunch drinks. Can’t beat that. Click here to read the review.

Our fave local spot on P Street is serving up its classic no-frills bottomless brunch all day long. Head there for a patio brunch, or sit inside and watch the sports on their TVs or giant projector screen. Read the review here.


Copperwood Tavern
In Arlington? Shirlington Village’s Copperwood Tavern is the perfect spot if you’re bringing your pup to brunch. The restaurant is right in the middle of the super dog-friendly neighborhood, and the patio is perfect for a holiday brunch. Read the review here.

El Centro
If a little tequila is in order (and why not?), head to El Centro for a bottomless and endless Mexican brunch, including a selection of tequila cocktails. The brunch is so epic, you’ll be heading to the rooftop patio for a little after-party, too, I’m sure. Read the review here.


Founding Farmers
If you’re an early bird on Monday (perhaps you forgot to turn off your alarm, silly), head to Founding Farmers for brunch. The restaurant is opening at a shocking 7 a.m. and serving its awesome brunch until 2 p.m. Read the review here.

The Gibson
This isn’t brunch, per se, but a fun Labor Day activity we think you should try, no less. U Street’s favorite speakeasy is turning up the lights for a Labor Day celebration. From noon to 8 p.m., head there for a “family reunion” cookout on the back patio, featuring music, craft cocktails, boozy popsicles, and barbecue. Tickets are $10 and include barbecue until it runs out. Get them here.

Gibson Patio1

I brunched at Grillfish recently (review to come!) and was delighted by the selection of oysters, cocktails, and classic brunch dishes. If you’re in the West End or Georgetown, it’s an easy nip to Grillfish for brunch. Often overlooked, I was pleasantly surprised by the great food and service.

The Heights
Last night we hosted a Bubbles, Barbecue & Bluegrass party on the patio at this Columbia Heights neighborhood spot, but we might be back Monday for brunch, as well. The restaurant has an epic brunch menu, plus plenty of fun cocktails to choose from, and everything is sourced locally from the EatWell farms. Read the review here.

The Heights Pig Roast Brunch

Lavagna is one of our very favorite places in Washington, and Labor Day brunch will be no different. The Barracks Row Italian restaurant will be serving up its classic brunch with gourmet cuisine and bottomless mimosas from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read the review here.

All of the Richard Sandoval restaurants in town (read: Masa 14, El Centro, Toro Toro) are serving up their infamous bottomless-endless brunch deals on Labor Day. And the holiday might be a nice excuse to try their Chinatown outpost, Zengo. Read the review here.


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