It is that time of the year again – Lollapalooza 2016 is here Bitches and we are ready to give you the scoop on the hottest spots for the best Lolla promotions and events. So whether you are a regular Lolla-er, going for the first time, or just enjoying the shows from afar – we are here to give you the low down on how to brunch your way through this three day festival. Sneaking in booze at Lolla is difficult! Save your money and get boozey beforehand, with out suggest BYOB or bottomless spots, or get the party started early at a prty brnch with your friends.
Lollapalooza is happening this weekend July 28th – July 21st in Grant Park. There will be headliners Lana Del Rey, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Third Eye Blind, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and so many others.
BYOB and Bottomless Brunches
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lollapalooza Brunch Specials
Mercadito at River North is offering a pre-festival brunch with free chilaquiles to share with the table. They want you to get in the Lolla spirit so they are giving out Mercadito-branded bandana’s and temporary tattoos at the brunch. Fill up on some amazing food, or try the “Ultimate Hangover Cure Brunch” that gets you 3 items off the menu and a cocktail of your choice for only $22.50. This brunch is a definite must. Mercadito 108 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL
Kanela Breakfast Club
Stop by Kanela Break Club in Wicker Park to try their special “Lollapaloma” cocktail. This special drink is $8 and features Red Hot Chili Pepper infused tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, soda and lime to finish it off. It is the perfect way to get refreshed during Lolla, and can be enjoyed outside on Kanela’s sidewalk patio. Click here to get more information on deals and Kanela’s full menu.
Kanela Breakfast Club, 1408 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL
Try Forno Rosso’s “Red Hot Chili Pepper Pizza” in honor of Saturday’s headliners. Come to the west loop to fill up on this spicy $15 special. You can sit on the patio or cool off at the bar with Italian handcrafted cocktails and crisp summer wine. This italian cafe is the perfect stop to make your Lolla experience unforgettable. Forno Rosso 3719 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL.
Castaway’s Bar and Grill
Cool down at Castaway’s with a “Frozen Lolla Lemonade” featuring Absolut vodka to keep your buzz going.. $9 drink specials are served everyday during the festival, so come grab lunch or dinner with your friends as you take a break from dancing. Castaway is open from 11AM to 11PM everyday, and has an amazing patio view! For a full menu and more information click here. Castaways 1603 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL.
Not a brunch, but definitely worth noting is IV ME. If you are worried about the heat during this summer’s hottest event, IVme Wellness and Performance in Old Town is offering 10- percent off IVs and B12 shots. This popular new hydration method will make you feel like a celeb as you tackle the toughest hangovers or worst cases of dehydration. Just show the center your Lolla ticket and you can get in on the deals. And for those who are really suffering check out their Hangover Package, to make sure you don’t miss a sinlge day of the festival. IV Me, 1347 N Wells St, Chicago, IL.
Head over to Fremont for not only one of the best brunch experiences, but a Lolla celebration that will cool you down. Grab some brunch or come for the Lolla deals. Friday to Sunday Freemont is offering $8 Graffiti and Tie Dye Popsicles and $10 Absolut Tie Dye Bombs. Sponsored by Absolut vodka, these delicious popsicles and drinks are the best way to keep the party going even away from the stages. Fremont Chicago, 15 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL.
The Brunch is a delicious and boozy weekend brunch at Benchmark. Cme party it up pre-Lolla with a buffet offering a carving station, omelet station, Doughnut Vault tower, seafood tower, Bloody Mary bar and the delectable dessert bar. It’s also available with an optional bottomless champagne package. Benchmark, 1510 N Wells St, Chicago, IL.
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.