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Latest Brunch Trend: Sangria

While mimosas and Bloodys are great, after years of brunching, we welcome a new beverage at the brunch table. The latest trend we’ve picked up on? Sangria, mi amor. We’re seeing restaurants, both Spanish and not, bring on the carafes, pitchers, and coupes of gorgeous, bright sangria. Here’s where we recommend sipping sangria in the District this weekend.

Boqueria
This New York-based Spanish chain serves up a delicious, bottomless brunch that begins with pitchers of strong sangria, and ends with delicious chocolate-filled churros. In between lay delicious plates of jamon serrano, manchego, pan con tomate, and much more.

Verdict: 5 champagne flutes. Read the review here.

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Boqueria serves brunch Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10:30 a.m . 1837 M Street N.W., Washington, D.C., (202) 558-9545.

Del Mar
Chef Fabio Trabocchi is the well-respected chef behind fancy pants Italian spots Fiola and Fiola Mare, which are go-tos for special occasions. Del Mar is the newest restaurant from the group, located at the Wharf, the newest big box development brought to Washington by big box developers. That said, the Spanish coastal-inspired Del Mar is a breathtaking restaurant, and the dining experience is spectacular from start to finish. The sangria comes in a pitcher, poured into gorgeous, vintage crystal goblets and garnished with edible flowers.

Verdict: 5 champagne flutes. Read the review here.

Del Mar, 791 Wharf St. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024

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Jaleo

It’s not a list of sangria spots without input from Chef José Andrés. D.C.’s adopted native son reigns king of the sangrias tintas. Stop by the OG Penn Quarter spot at sangria happy hour for tapas specials and to sip on that sweet stuff.

The Bitches give brunch 4 flutes. Read the review here.

Jaleo serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 480 7th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20004. (202) 628-7949

Joselito
We love the charming, monochromatic, and vintage vibes of Joselito, a family-owned Spanish restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue in Capitol Hill. The space is chic, the food is classically Spanish, and brunch offers a gorgeous sangria, mimosa, and Bloody Mary bar.

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Verdict: 5 champagne flutes. Read the review here.

Joselito serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 660 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003. 202-930-6955

Pamplona
It’s worth the trip to Virginia for the sangria sampler, which features a sangria rosé along with blanca, roja, sparkling white, sparkling rosé, and a cider sangria. Moreover, Pamplona offers a bottomless Spanish tapas brunch with a lively energetic vibe that borders on a brunch party.

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The Bitches give it 5 champagne flutes. Read the review here.

Pamplona serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201. (703) 685-9950.

Pisco Y Nazca
Sangria just tastes better when it comes from a spot with a little bit of Spanish flare. The Peruvian restaurant, Pisco Y Nazca, has two delicious sangrias that we would sip all day if we could—and you can if you choose the bottomless option. They have both a red sangria and a sweeter white sangria that are beautifully presented and even more delicious.

Guides

The Bitches give brunch 3 flutes.

Pisco Y Nazca serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 a.m. 1823 L Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Cori Sue

Co-Founder, Pro Bruncher

The co-founder of Bitches Who Brunch, Cori Sue loves brand strategy, social media, red wine, and pink lipstick.

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