A boozy brunch is nothing new. Folks have been enjoying mimosas and Bloody Marys with brunch for decades, but now brunchers want to get even get more creative by adding other concoctions to that meal that takes the place of breakfast and lunch. Pairing great breakfast and lunch food isn’t easy, but these Atlanta establishments take it to a whole new level. If you enjoy sangria, Champagne or a breakfast beer with your brunch, check these places out.
3434 Peachtree Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
Critics have been raving about the brunch at the Ritz-Carlton for years, but what about for a normal brunch-goer and his family? The answer to the question is a short one. It does stack up, and in a big way. It all takes place in The Cafe. With soft music playing in background courtesy of live musicians, guests can choose from more than 100 selections, buffet-style. There is also ample selections when it comes to booze. Start out with a mimosa or plain old champagne, but nothing is run-of-the-mill at a Ritz-Carlton. In the spring, summer and fall, you can sit outside to enjoy your meal. The service is attentive, but not constant, which is good. Reservations are recommended, especially around the holidays.
The Shed At Glenwood
475 Bill Kennedy Way
Atlanta, GA 30315
The Shed at Glenwood has everything you would expect from a world class brunch, plus a little more. That little more would come in the adult beverage department as it offers bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. That’s a nice touch to go along with the pastries, egg scrambles and French toast. You will get your fill of food and drink at this brunch that features weekly farm-to-table selections from local growers. It’s a brunch you sink your teeth and lips around. Come on down to the iconic Shed at Glenwood for Sunday brunch.
Holeman & Finch Public House
2277 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30309
Holeman & Finch is no longer that secret that only locals knew about for brunch. Holeman & Finch is more than just that famous hamburger it serves each night. It also has a great boozy brunch where you can enjoy a choice of unique cocktails and even a brunch beer. Start with eggs and move on oysters and shrimp. It’s a brunch that offers a little of everything, and you might even be able to try one of those famous burgers.
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The Cafe At Cakes And Ale
151 Sycamore St.
Decatur, GA 30030
Beautiful Decatur is the location of one of Atlanta’s favorite brunches. The Cafe at Cakes and Ale offers a Sunday brunch to die for. What should you expect? How about a diverse menu that includes eggs prepared in many different ways, quiche, fruits, potatoes and yummy scones. You can also expect cocktails like Pimms and the Bees Knees. You can also indulge in wines and champagne. Cakes and Ale is a lot of food and a lot of fun.
1397 N. Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30306
Good food and booze are on the menu as you begin your brunch at Rosebud. Brunch begins on Friday and goes right through the weekend at this legendary establishment. Rosebud is a neighborhood bar located right in the Highlands. Much of the food served comes from local growers and farms. A breakfast wine or a bloody are a great way to start the meal, but also take a look at the drink called an “Orange Thing.” From omelets, to fried chicken, to a burger, your choices are endless at Rosebud.
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