Grab your sunnies and a friend! The Bitches have pulled together the best patios and rooftops for brunching this season. The great thing about Washington is you can find patios in all shapes, sizes, neighborhoods and price points. Some are small and intimate, while others are extravagant and crowded. No matter your mood or party size, you’ll be sure to find an outdoor brunch, below!
Adams Morgan/U Street
Head to Policy for the upstairs patio with plush and cushy furniture and string lights. Oh, and the delicious food and $15 bottomless drinks. Bitches loved the Bloodys and mimosas, fruit plate, beignets, Benedicts, and candied bacon. You can also choose from the seasonal pancakes, steak & eggs, sliders, and much more. Policy serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 1904 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Venture to Adams Morgan for brunch under the covered patio at Southern Hospitality. We recommend the shrimp & grits, the chicken & waffles, the fried chicken Benedict, and the mac & cheese. Basically all the delicious, hearty Southern goodness. Plus, Southern Hospitality also offers fried green tomatoes, waffles, French toast, smoked salmon BLT, and bottomless mimosas for $15. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read more about our experience, here. 1815 Adams Mill Road N.W., Washington, D.C.
Vinoteca has not just one great patio, but two. The front patio comes with string lights and a view of dynamic, bustling U Street and the back patio is our favorite secluded oasis for happy hour drinks and bocce. Choose from granola and fruit, Huevos Rancheros, steak & eggs poutine, French toast, pan con tomate with sunny-side up eggs (our favorite), bottomless mimosas, and much more. Bitches loved the lamb sausage frittata, and the duck confit Benedict. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read our thoughts here. 1940 11th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
American Tap Room
American Tap Room offers a huge menu and satisfying, no-frills food. Bitches enjoyed the pretzels, the doughnuts, and the omelets. You can also order French toast, Benedicts, and plenty of brunchy booze. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Sit underneath some shady trees and enjoy Bethesda, brunch, and your Bitches. Read what the Bitches thought here. 7278 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD.
You won’t want to miss brunch at Silver or their patio. Bitches love just about everything here, but we especially enjoy the omelets, the huevos rancheros, the chicken pot pie, the goat cheese bruschetta, and the mimosas. Don’t forget to leave room for a delicious milk shake. Brunch is served all-day–we’re sold. Read the review here. 9710 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD.
Art & Soul
Art & Soul offers a great breakfast and beautiful patio with an unobstructed view of the Capitol building. Bitches loved the pimento cheese, the scones, the burgers, and the shrimp & grits. Choose from the chicken & waffles, lemon pancakes, BLT Benedict, and more. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. There’s even a “pooch patio” menu. Read what the Bitches thought here. 415 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Spend time on Barracks Row at the Garrison for an A+ fancy-pants brunch. Don’t miss the buttermilk and ricotta pancakes, the steak & eggs, or the bison tartar toast. Bitches recommend the Eggs Hussard and the beef and pork sausage. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Read our review here. 524 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Enjoy a delicious and dependable brunch from Lavagna on the intimate, dog-friendly patio. You can’t beat the locally sourced and freshly made fare from this Barracks Row staple. Choose from mascarpone pancakes, eggs Florentine, or $12 bottomless mimosas. We love the fruit plate, the omelets, the chicken & waffles, and the bottomless mimosas. Obviously. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. See the review here. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.
Spend your day shopping around Chinatown and enjoy brunch on the newly restored rooftop at Bar Deco. Bitches recommend ordering the chicken & waffles, the Deco Benedict, the B.D. sliders, and the chocolate cake. You can also choose from steak & eggs, lobster soufflé, French toast, endless boozy options, and more. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 717 6th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
If you like Benedicts, then Poste is for you. In addition to the 11 Benedicts, there are also waffles, omelets, steak & eggs, and more. Bitches were big fans of the Benedicts, the truffle frites, and the glazed doughnuts. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Read what the Bitches had to say here. 555 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. [Note: Visit while you can; Poste will be closing April 25th.]
Floriana has mastered the ultimate brunch balance–chill but homey. Bitches love the arugula salad, the Prosciutto Benedict, the breakfast bowl, and tiramisu. Floriana also serves pumpkin jalapeño beignets, frittata, French toast, bottomless mimosas and Bloodys, and much more. Brunch is served on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Read the Bitches A+ review here. 1602 17th St. NW., Washington, D.C.
Hank’s Oyster Bar
Spend the day at Hank’s Oyster Bar and enjoy $15 bottomless mimosas, Bloodys, or sparkling wine. Bitches enjoyed the Benedicts, the ceviche, and the fruit plate. You will have many options to choose from such as fish & chips, a bagel platter, Benedicts, lobster roll, and more. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 1624 Q St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Iron Gate has one of the best and most beautiful ivy-covered patios in Washington. Bitches loved their steak & eggs, phyllo doughnuts, and baked hen eggs. The lemon-ricotta pancakes and wood-fired burger caught our eyes as well. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Read our review here. 1734 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Go to Occidental on Pennsylvania Avenue and enjoy brunch on their expansive and quiet, blue patio. Bitches were fans of the crab omelet, the bread basket, and the salmon tartar appetizer. There are also Belgium waffles, shrimp & grits, and a frittata skillet. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Read what the Bitches thought here. 1475 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Teddy & The Bully Bar
Get presidential on the patio at Teddy & The Bully Bar. Bitches enjoyed the Bloody Mary bar, the flapjacks station, and the farm fresh omelets. You can also choose from crunchy Brussels sprouts, lemon ricotta pancakes, Benedicts, and chicken & waffles. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Sundays. Read what the Bitches had to say here. 1200 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Head downtown to Central for a prix fixe Sunday brunch. The pancrepes are decadent, the goat cheese Caesar is tasty, the chicken & waffles are juicy, and the frittata is refreshing. There is also French onion soup, croque madame, chocolate mousse, and much more. It’s a great spot to relax before or after a day exploring the National Mall. Read the Bitches review here–we gave it an A. 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Chez Billy Sud
Enjoy brunch in Georgetown on the hidden patio of Chez Billy Sud. The Bitches loved the brunch cocktails, the muffins, the Benedict, and the brunch burger. Chez Billy also offers French toast, a salmon tartine, an herb omelet, and more. Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Read our thoughts here. 1039 31st St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Farmers Fishers Bakers
Head down to the Georgetown waterfront for a lovely brunch at Farmers Fishers Bakers next to the Potomac River and gurgling fountain. The cinnamon rolls are out of this world. Bitches also loved the egg station, guacamole, grapefruit, and eggs Benedict. There are also so many more salads, dips, carving board, and French toast station to choose from. Brunch is served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the weekends. Read the Bitches review here. 3000 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Join Pinstripes for a bottomless brunch along the C&O Canal on the lovely patio. Enjoy a custom waffle station, carved prime rib, and even a chocolate fountain. Bitches loved the omelets and waffles. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at $30 per person. Don’t pass up on a game of bowling or bocce. See what we had to say about Pinstripes here. 1064 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Venture to the furthest point of H Street for brunch at The Argonaut–an affordable dive-bar with a cheap bottomless option, no-frills food, and cute patio. Bitches liked the cheese grits, fish tacos, and bottomless mimosas. There are also steak & eggs, Benedicts, omelets, French toast, and more. The Argonaut is open for brunch Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read what the Bitches thought here. 1433 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Ten 01 is a great spot to get a healthy meal with a touch of quirk. We Bitches liked the granola and fruit and omelets. There is also a Benedict, steak & eggs, salmon hash, salads, and more. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the weekends. Read the Bitches review here. 1001 H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Barcelona Wine Bar
Barcelona is a chic hot-spot on 14th Street with great Spanish tapas and sangria. Bitches loved the lobster eggs Benedict, steak & eggs, and pancakes. Choose from many tapas options such as tortilla and croquetas and more brunch options such as French toast. Enjoy the gorgeous patio and delicious food on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. We love it so much, we hosted our 5th birthday party there! Read the Bitches review here–we gave them an A. 1622 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Commissary has delicious food, fun events, a cute patio, a great happy hour, and a dependable, bottomless brunch. Perfect. There are eggs and scrambles, omelets, sandwiches, small plates to share, Benedicts, even pizza and burgers. Bitches loved the Benedicts, the omelets, and the quesadilla. Brunch is served everyday until 4 p.m. Read the Bitches review here. 1443 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Head to Logan Circle for a very yellow patio brunch at Le Diplomate. Try the steak & eggs, the moules frites, or French toast with vanilla poached pineapple. The bread basket, French toast, multiple omelets, Benedicts, and cheese selections are all top notch–you can’t go wrong. Make sure to save room for dessert! Brunch is served from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read what the Bitches had to say here. 1601 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Glen’s Garden Market
Shop around Glen’s Garden Market while you wait for your breakfast sammies. We are big fans of the steak sandwich, the BELT (basically a BLT), and the sausage, egg, and cheese on a biscuit. There are a handful of different sandwiches every week to choose from, as well as grits. Sit on the picnic tables outside and enjoy your brunch sandwiches, which are served from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the weekends. Read the Bitches review here. 1924 8th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Right Proper Brewing Company
Frequent Right Proper Brewing Company when you’re in the mood for a good beer and a good patio. Bitches loved the apps, the Nutella pancakes, the bacon cheeseburger, and the salads. Choose from breakfast tacos, fried chicken sandwiches, Oreo cookie mousse, and more. Right Proper’s lunchy brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11:30 a.m. Read the Bitches thoughts’ here. 624 T St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
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