Whether you’re a seasoned Lolla attendee or it’s your first time, trust us when we say you’ll need plenty of mimosas and greasy brunch food to fuel three long days of crazy festival fun. Grab your flower headbands and read our guide on the best BYOB and Bottomless brunch spots to indulge before heading to the fest.
Lollapalooza takes place this weekend in Grant Park and features headliners Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Alabama Shakes, Kygo, Of Monsters and Men, Alesso, Walk The Moon, Kid Cudi, and many more.
Grab a few bottles of champagne and head to WHISK in Ukrainian Village. We suggest you arrive early to snag a table, they fill up fast. We highly recommend indulging in their salted caramel or pumpkin cinnamon roll pancakes. Read our full review here. Brunch served daily from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. WHISK, 2018 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL. (773) 252 – 9060.
Nookies is a classic breakfast diner, nothing more, nothing less. Their greasy hashbrowns and BYOB policy make for a solid meeting spot before heading to Lolla. Read our full review here. Breakfast starts early at 6:30 a.m. Nookies, 1746 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 337 – 2454. (Nookies – Too and Nookies – Tree are also BYOB).
Yolk’s South Loop location is the perfect spot for BYOB brunch followed by a short walk to Grant Park. Our favorites on their huge brunch menu are the Nutella crepes, egg scramblers, and bacon waffle. Brunch is served from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Yolk, 1120 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. (312) 789 – 9655.
Local produce, organic ingredients, and BYOB are a few words we’d use to describe our time at m.henry. Although the location is pretty far north, the healthy options are worth the trip before you make your way South. Read our full review here. Brunch starts at 8 a.m. m.henry, 5707 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL. (773) 561 – 1600.
El Mariachi Tequila Bar
Who doesn’t love the amazing hangover cure that is Mexican brunch? Sip on bottomless mimosas with an entree included. A few of our favorites at El Mariachi include the pina colada french toast, crepes de chocolate, and chilaquiles. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. El Mariachi , 3906 North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL. (773) 549 – 2932.
We’re crazy about Tippling Hall’s amazing brunch deal, only $27 for bottomless mimosas, a pastry, and one brunch entree (under $15). Plus, their build-your-own Benedict bar is worth the visit. Read our full review here. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 a.m. Tippling Hall, 646 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 448 – 9922.
The perfect spot for a larger group is LOKal, Euro-inspired comfort cuisine in Wicker Park. We love their mimosa, Bloody and champagne brunch packages. Make a reservation soon, this popular BYOB brunch spot fills up fast. Brunch drink packages are available from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (limit 7). LOKal, 1904 West North Ave, Chicago, IL. (773) 904 – 8113.
We love love love Broadway Cellars, and not just because of their $10 bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary deal. Their food is delicious and the menu items have fun names like The Grump, Personal Trainer, and The Bill Clinton. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Broadway Cellars, 5900 North Broadway Ave, Chicago, IL. (773) 944 – 1208.
Although Studio Paris doesn’t offer bottomless or BYOB brunch, this party is worth a mention. Rolling Stone’s annual Live: Chicago Party will take place here from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday featuring free gourmet brunch, cocktails, and live performances from the festival’s most talked about artists. Studio Paris, 59 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL. (312) 377 – 9944.
Enjoy Lolla 2015, Bitches!