A three-day brunch weekend? Sold.
2015 will be remembered as the year the calendars were forever in our favor. First, we earn ourselves a three-day workweek with Christmas falling on a Friday. Then, a four-day week commences with New Year’s Day coming this Friday (or a second three-day blitz for the incredibly lucky).
Whatever Thursday night may bring, there is one cure for Friday morning: a boozy brunch. We love our bottomless mimosas in this city, and this week you can raise your champagne class to the Brunch Trifecta. To guide you through the bacon and pancakes goodness of the District, we’ve lined up our top picks for New Year’s Day Brunch.
Footy pajamas, optional.
The Black Squirrel Adams Morgan
The well-known bar in AdMo is opening at 11 am New Years’ Day for their Lucky Brunch. Each item on the themed menu falls in line with lucky forklore, including black-eyed peas, cornbread, and even doughnuts (hey, they never said it was a New Year’s resolution brunch, did they?).
Medium Rare Cleveland Park and Capitol Hill
Medium Rare is the hidden gem of bottomless brunch—for just $25, you get unlimited beverages, a starter, and an entrée. Who knew that kind of deal still existed in DC? Both locations are offering a pajama-party style brunch, so break out that onesie and book a reservation.
Ri Ra, Georgetown Georgetown
Start your 2016 off with the luck of the Irish by stopping at Ri Ra in Georgetown. The pub is offering a free mimosa bucket to all patrons who bring in their receipt from the night before.
Satellite Room U Street Corridor
While mimosas and Bloody Marys are the go-to morning cure, Satellite Room has blessed us all with their boozy milkshakes. Stop by at 1 p.m. to for their Recovery Brunch, and wash it down with your favorite adult dessert.
Bus Boys and Poets Multiple locations
Bus Boys and Poets’ breakfast menu is delicious any day of the week, but it’s rare you get to enjoy it in your pajamas. Go to any of their locations for their Pajama Brunch on Friday and try one of their many eggs Benedicts or omelets.
Shaw Tavern Shaw
Shaw is opening early at 10:30 Friday morning to offer their gastropub breakfast fare to its customers. Stop by for cornbread chicken and waffles, Bailey’s battered French toast, or shrimp and grits to start the New Year off right.
Where will you be heading for New Year’s Day brunch on Friday? Tell us in the comments!
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