Whether you’re starting off the weekend with a bang or easing the effects of one too many glasses of wine the night before, seeking out a boozy brunch doesn’t mean you have to compromise your palate and settle for mediocre food. For our delve into Raleigh’s greatest brunch spots, “boozy” just means there’s a deal; a bottomless mimosa special, say, or a DIY Bloody Mary Bar. Let’s face it, a meal that combines breakfast and lunch may be hard to beat, but, for some of us, a weekend drink special comes out on top as the best part of brunch.
Famous for its do-it-yourself Bloody Mary Bar and the skewer, with a hard boiled egg, orange slice, cucumber, cheese and a big strip of perfectly crispy bacon that’s almost a meal in itself. cloudsbrewing.com, 126 N West St, Raleigh, (919) 307-8335, Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
$2 Mimosa. coquetteraleigh.com, 4351 The Cir at N Hills St., (919) 789-0606, Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
La Stella Wood Fired
$2 Mimosa, $3 Bloody Mary, $2 Domestic Drafts. lastellawoodfired.com, 2420 Hillsborough St., (919) 504-1002, Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pizza La Stella
$2 Mimosa, $3 Bloody Mary, $2 Domestic Drafts, $4 Mystery Craft Beer, $3 Rosé with Grapefruit pizzalastella.com, 219 Fayetteville St., (984) 200-2441, Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
$12 Bottomless Mimosas miafrancescaraleigh.com, 4100 Main at North Hills St., (919) 278-1525, Sunday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Plates Neighborhood Kitchen
$3 Mimosa plateskitchen.com, 301 Glenwood Ave #100, (919) 828-0018, Saturday & Sunday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
$5.50 Mimosa & Bloody Mary tazzakitchen.com, 432 Woodburn Rd., (919) 835-9463, Sunday 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.
$3 Mimosa vivaceraleigh.com, 4209 Lassiter Mill Rd, (919) 787-7747, Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.