What better way to round out a well-deserved weekend than to enjoy a Saturday morning brunch feast or engage in a last ditch Sunday Funday in Chicago. Here are five Windy City brunch spots where you can nosh on breakfast favorites while enjoying your favorite libation to push the responsibilities of Monday even further from your mind.
El Mariachi Tequila Bar
Chips and salsa and house margaritas line the tables during the week at this Lakeview establishment, but on the weekends, a bottomless mimosa brunch leaves patrons craving even more Latin heat. Entrees to go alongside endless mimosas include Mexican brunch items like chilaquiles and traditional items with a Mexican twist like piña colada French toast.
To the owners of Trenchermen, the best way to begin a weekend morning is to enjoy good music, a stiff drink and a delicious spread of food. They don’t disappoint, especially with their focus on cold brunch coffee meticulously brewed through a 24-hour process that brings out the aromas of the coffee beans. You can enjoy a cold brew with fresh options like eggs florentine, a pretzel bagel or a delectable flight of pastries.
Kitsch’n On Roscoe
A staple of the Chicago brunch scene, Kitsch’n On Roscoe serves up comfort food with bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. The diner packs a vintage vibe, which sets the perfect ambiance to select a dish off the eclectic menu, including fried chicken and waffles or huevos locos (spicy crazy eggs).
It’s five o’clock somewhere when you dine at Bar Pastoral, a relaxed neighborhood bistro. The brunch menu includes an array of cocktails designed specifically for brunch with a focus on local spirits and seasonal ingredients. Try the Easy Like a Sunday Morning, made with gin and lemonade, or Tea Time, made with vodka and chamomile tea-infused honey syrup.
The long communal table at the Publican is one of the best places to toast to a great weekend with your friends and family. With a view into the partially open kitchen, you can see expert chefs fix chicken liver pâté and charcuterie next to a crab scramble, and pro bartenders concoct specialty brunch libations like a Smokin’ Mary made with whiskey or Freddie’s Morning Joe, a cold-brew coffee laced with bourbon and rum.