iquid brunches aren’t anything new, but lately a crop of bottomless brunches — meaning you can drink an infinite amount of mimosas and bloody marys for a flat fee — have been surfacing throughout the city. Most places don’t take the time to freshly squeeze the orange juice used in their mimosas, but a lot of places do make their own bloody mixes. And if you’re going to spend the morning and afternoon imbibing sugary cocktails, it’s recommended to also eat something, which is why some bottomless deals come with an entrée (smart thinking, establishments).
Bottomless brunch is a trend we’re happy to see and would like to see more of, especially places using fresher ingredients and twists on the standard brunch cocktail (how about blood orange, strawberry and mango mimosas?).
If, for some reason, you don’t want bottomless drinks, most places offer theses drinks à la carte. Spend a Saturday and/or Sunday Funday visiting these places, then go home and take a nap until supper time.
If all-u-can-drink brunch wasn’t enough of an incentive to wake up early on the weekend, Greyhound Tavern’s insane Saturday breakfast deal (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) should solidify your plans: $7 Southern bloody marys (served in a mason jar with bacon and blue cheese olives), $7 sangria and $6 mimosas (OJ, sparkling wine, Grand Marnier). That’s $7 unlimited, not per beverage. How is that legal? We don’t know, but we aren’t asking too many questions. 2500 Dixie Highway, Fort Mitchell, Ky., 859-331-3767, greyhoundtavern.com.
The latest restaurant to open on Short Vine, Ladder 19’s Sunday bottomless mimosas and bloodys cost $19 and come with an entrée. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., enjoy mimosas inside the old firehouse. Besides the Sunday deal, on Saturdays they offer
$6 breakfast burritos, and every day
they make a drink called a Hunch Punch Hydrant, which is 64-ounces of booze. They’re dog friendly, so bring your pooch (you’ll need him/her to drive you home). 2701 Vine St., Corryville, facebook.com/ladder19.
M Wood Fired Oven
This Hyde Park restaurant has got you covered with their fancy-yet-affordable Sunday brunch. For $16, you get bottomless mimosas, made with cava. To mix things up, try their $10 housemade bloodys, which are only $5 per refill. An entrée isn’t included in the bottomless deal, but you shouldn’t subsist on cava alone. Their brunch menu sounds pretty great: a breakfast burger (burger with hash browns and an egg), a stone bowl (shredded potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, salsa verde) and pork and donuts. 3514 Erie Ave., Hyde Park, 513-386-7783, m-woodfiredoven.com.
Nation Kitchen & Bar
On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (two days, not one, to Leaving Las Vegas yourself), $25 gets you bottomless mimosas, bloodys, screwdrivers and an entrée of your choice at this just-opened joint in Pendleton. Their brunch menu consists of a handful of items, including a breakfast burrito and breakfast tots. Mimosas are made with regular OJ and Tott’s champagne and are served in a glass cup. No, you can’t split the deal with a friend. Avoid the calorie and cash splurge and get a Bloody Carrie ($7; made with a in-house pepper vodka mix) or mimosa ($6) à la carte. “Do people wear pants to this?” reads a comment on Nation’s Facebook page about the bottomless brunch. Nation’s response: “If you have to.”
1200 Broadway St., Pendleton, 513-381-3794, nationkitchenandbar.com.
Head up to Mount Adams for Next Chapter’s $13 bottomless mimosas on Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fill your belly with some sustenance via their breakfast tacos or goetta and eggs. Sometimes the brunch is accompanied by a live band, which helps keep the buzz going.
940 Pavilion St., Mount Adams, 513-381-1905, mtadamschapter.com.
Revolution Rotisserie & Bar
If you haven’t stopped by the new chicken place in OTR that’s not The Eagle, then Revolution’s Sunday unlimited mimosa deal should reel you in. For $15, you get bottomless mimosas (served in a wine glass with an orange wedge), made with OJ and sparkling brut. In order for the $15 to be worth it, you need to down at least three drinks. The deal doesn’t include food, but be sure to pair your mimosas with their free-roaming Amish chicken, which comes in quarter, half and full birds; they also have pita sandwiches, sides, salads and tots. Also on Sunday — every day, actually — you can order a glass or an entire copper pitcher of Moscow Mules, Kentucky Mules (bourbon plus ginger beer), draft beer or sangria. The best part: Brunch runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — five full hours. 1106 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-0009, revolutionrotisserie.com. ©