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D.C. Presidents Day Brunch Guide

Happy Presidents Day, Bitches! I can’t think of a better way to spend this holiday than to brunch in homage to our Founding Fathers. We’ve rounded up all the American-themed and patriotic restaurants serving brunch on this glorious Monday off for you to enjoy. We also threw in a presidential happy hour, because that’s totally what our Founding Fathers would have wanted.

Here are our picks for a patriotic Presidents Day brunch.

Boxcar Tavern

Enjoy brunch on Barracks Row and then do some shopping at Eastern Market afterwards. Boxcar is a small and intimate restaurant with tasty and satisfying food. The eggs Benedict and omelets were quite the hit with us Bitches. Boxcar serves brunch from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Read the review here. 224 7th St. S.E.


The Chesapeake Room

Another Barracks Row addition is the beautiful and sophisticated Chesapeake Room. The Bitches love this spot for great cocktails, passionate service, and hearty brunch dishes. Chesapeake also serves Compass Coffee which is the go-to coffee for us caffeine-addicted Bitches. Brunch starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Read the review here.  501 8th St. S.E. Washington, D.C.


Founding Farmers

I have a confession: I am addicted to Founding Farmers. I have been there, dare I say, hundreds of times throughout the past four years. I am a very loyal customer. I recommend the carrot cake pancakes. The chefs actually put some of the carrot cake batter into the pancake mix. Indulgent yes, but it is a holiday. Don’t forget to order the beignets. Founding Farmers serves brunch from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Read the review here. 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C.

Liberty Tavern  

Spend your day a little outside of the hustle and bustle of the District and relax in Arlington, Virginia. Liberty Tavern will be serving brunch from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. I’ve got my eye on the thick-sliced French toast with banana and pecan maple syrup and mixed berry compote. Yum. Read the review here. 3195 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201

Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt is only serving their breakfast menu on Presidents Day, not brunch. However, their large breakfast menu is quite brunchy and they fit my theme perfectly. Therefore, they will be included. Visit the iconic D.C. landmark for a breakfast fit for a president. You can even stop by the White House afterwards for a touristy photo-op. They are serving breakfast from 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Read the review here. 675 15th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.


Scarlet Oak and Southern Hospitality

Get in touch with your southern roots and enjoy fried chicken, waffles, and $15 bottomless mimosas. Venture to Navy Yard to Scarlet Oak or head to Adams Morgan and visit Southern Hospitality. Both restaurants are serving brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bitches loved the Bellinis and Benedicts. 909 New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. | 1815 Adams Mill Road N.W. Washington, D.C.

DC Harvest

George Washington once chopped down a cherry tree, so we think he’d support you eating housemade cherry wood-smoked bacon. Our favorite farm-to-table spot on H Street is serving up healthy brunch on Presidents Day until 3 p.m. Read our review. 517 H St. N.E. Washington, D.C.



Every Monday is Bottomless Monday at Commissary, and this holiday is no different. For just $15 you can indulge in endless mimosas and bloody Marys from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read our review of the Logan Circle joint. 1443 P St N.W., Washington, D.C.

China Chilcano

If you’re craving Peruvian and Japanese food, but you can’t decide which one you want, then visit China Chilcano for Peruvian-Japanese fusion. One of José Andrés’ amazing restaurants, located in Penn Quarter, is serving brunch from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. this Presidents Day. Read the review here. 418 7th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.


El Centro D.F., Masa 14, Toro Toro, and Zengo

Four of Richard Sandoval’s restaurants are serving bottomless brunch. El Centro is serving bottomless food and drink for $35. Masa 14, Toro Toro, and Zengo offer bottomless for $39. All locations serve brunch from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., except Toro Toro which serves brunch from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.


If you’re in the mood for Spanish tapas, then look to Jaleo for some satisfying options. Another one of José Andrés’ delicious restaurants is also serving brunch in Penn Quarter from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. We recommend a couple rounds of the mimosas de frutas rojas (read: berry mimosas). Read the review here. 480 7th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.


Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

I’ve been craving oysters recently which I think is a very strange thing to crave. Thankfully, Pearl Dive offers a Presidents Day brunch option so that I can satisfy these cravings and brunch at the same time. They recently began offering a bottomless mimosa deal for $20 which is always a good option in my book. Pearl Dive serves brunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read the review here. 1612 14th Street N.W. Washington, D.C.



This lovely Italian locale boasts a “Love Drunk Brunch” this Presidents Day from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sounds like something that myself and Beyoncé can get behind. I’m very excited to try the unique bottomless option at Urbana: bottomless Bellinis. Yes, you read that correctly-Bellinis! The peachy cocktails cost $16 with the purchase of an entrée. Read the review here. 2121 P Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.


Enjoy a patriotic happy hour on Presidents Day after you’ve brunched the daylight hours away. Declaration, sister restaurants with Teddy & The Bully Bar and Lincoln, recently opened its doors in North Shaw. They are offering happy hour all day long at the bar, as well as half-priced select pizzas on Monday. 804 V. St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Eatwell DC and DC Harvest. While this article was written independently  by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from the company. 


Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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