19 Best Boozy Brunches in Los Angeles By Neighborhood

March 11, 2016 6:59 PM

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Regardless of the part of town you’re in, you’re likely to find a multitude of breakfast spots offering bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys with breakfast items like pancakes, eggs or French toast. But, some restaurants go above and beyond for brunch, and offer amazing spreads and menu items paired with boozy drinks for brunch. These are the best of the best, categorized by neighborhood.

Beverly Hills
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(credit: Four Seasons Los Angeles)


Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills
300 S Doheny Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 273-2222
www.fourseasons.com

Prepared by Executive Chef Cyrille Pannier, the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills offers the most extensive Sunday brunch in town. The brunch buffet is displayed over two full rooms of Windows Lounge with seating in Culina restaurant and the Windows Lounge patio. The buffet consists of a variety of culinary stations, including sushi, dim sum, a raw seafood bar, a Farmers Market Salad Station, a quesadilla station, an actual donut machine, an omelet station, a carving station and a huge pastry display. They also have a gluten free station and a wellness station with acai bowls and wellness shots. Guests can order popular cocktails including: bloody marys, mimosas, a CÎROC™ Green Apple Martini or pineapple mimosa, as well as Champagne, wine and more.

Brentwood
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(credit: Jakob Layman)


Farmshop
The Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th St
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 566-2400
www.farmshopca.com

Located in the Brentwood Country Mart, Farmshop is a buzzing eatery mixed with an artisan market. Their market sells everything from produce to cheese, chocolate and artisanal goods, while their chic interior and casual restaurant makes it ideal for brunch. Along with classic eggs and other brunch dishes like French toast, brunch favorites include their Crown Maple sticky bun and the Mike & Sons Frittata. Their locally sourced menu can be paired with delicious bakery items and classic brunch drinks or diners can switch it up a bit, as the restaurants focus is on California wine and beer

Burbank
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(credit: Tony’s Darts Away)


Tony’s Darts Away
1710 W Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 253-1710
www.tonysda.com

On Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm, guests can enjoy a boozy brunch on the sunny patio and challenge your friends to a selection of board games. The menu includes brunch classics like chilaquiles, a traditional diner breakfast, breakfast burritos and rolled oats – everything available vegan or non-vegan. New to the menu are “Beermosas for the People,” a collaborative beer mimosa featuring Manifesto from Eagle Rock Brewing. And if OJ isn’t your thing, their experienced beertenders will help you choose just the right craft pairing from their 38 rotating taps of California brews.

Culver City
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Culver Hotel
9400 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-9400
www.culverhotel.com

The historic Culver Hotel located in Downtown Culver City serves a delicious Sunday brunch with a variety of a la carte options including most popular items: North African shakshuka, avocado toast, and the fried chicken sandwich. Guests can enjoy coffee, tea, juice and breakfast breads with a choice of a brunch item for $26, or with bottomless mimosas on Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Diners can choose to be seated and served in their beautiful Grand Lobby, outdoors in their ‘French Garden,’ or at their large communal table in the Crystal Dining Room, guests.

Downtown Los Angeles
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(credit: Tom’s Urban)


Tom’s Urban
1011 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 746-8667
www.tomsurban.com

Tom’s Urban at LA Live in Downtown LA has weekend brunch available Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests can enjoy sweet and savory hangover favorites including the URBAN Breakfast Platter, 3 Little Pigs Omelets, and Salted Caramel Skilled French Toast, to name a few. In addition, guests are invited to compliment their brunch-inspired fare with boozy breakfast cocktails including bottomless mimosas, an urban bloody mary, a bacon Bourbon mary or a Tom’s Party Starter.

Echo Park
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(credit: Mohawk Bend)


Mohawk Bend
2141 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 483-2337
www.mohawk.la

Mohawk Bend’s brunch menu truly has something for everyone. The expansive menu includes brunch classics with a twist including Elvis French Toast, Tofu Scramble, Biscuits and Gravy – all available vegan or non-vegan. And if you are looking for a great atmosphere to eat your eggs benedict, guests can enjoy Mohawk’s Ramona Room, a beautiful dining room set in a 100-year-old Vaudeville theatre featuring a high ceiling, skylights and a cozy fireplace. And to the booze, they have a fully stocked bar with California-only wine, spirits and 72 taps of craft beer plus brunch specials including Bloody Mary’s.

El Segundo
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(credit: True Food Kitchen)


True Food Kitchen
860 S Sepulveda Blvd #100
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 469-7725
www.truefoodkitchen.com

On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm, True Food Kitchen in El Segundo offers a hearty and healthy brunch and gives you a decent reason to drink before noon. Founded by restaurateur Sam Fox and inspired by the principles of Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet True Food Kitchen’s brunch menu includes favorites such as the: tofu burrito, a smoked salmon breakfast pizza and a market scramble. Behind the bar, the restaurant mixes up a variety of cocktails including a Cucumber-Citrus Skinny Margarita, Vegan Pina Colada, a Farmer’s Market Sangria and of course a Scratch Bloody Mary.

Hermosa Beach
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(credit: the Hook & Plow)


The Hook & Plow
425 Pier Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 937-5909
www.thehookandplow.com

Known for their commitment to farm to table and ocean to plate, the Hook & Plow brunch menu includes organic Mary’s fried chicken and waffles, a smoked salmon frittata, and their Loco Moco Burger with a hand pressed patty, caramelized onions, gravy, and a fried egg on a brioche bun. Guests can imbibe on the Champagne Juice Flight which includes a bottle of Prosecco and four freshly squeezed juices in all colors of the rainbow, served on a butcher block in the shape of California. There is also10 beers on tap, featuring breweries located within 20 miles of the restaurant with the invitation to “Tour the South Bay” with a beer flight of 4 draught beers for $12 and a wine selection.

Hollywood
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(credit: Magnolia Hollywood)


Magnolia
6266 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 467-0660
www.magnoliala.com

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 3pm head over to Magnolia and enjoy Hollywood’s best boozy brunch! In addition to offering delicious menu items such as blueberry stuffed french toast and The “Elivs” Belgian waffle made with peanut butter, bananas foster, whipped cream and a honey drizzle, Magnolia’s brunch offers $15 bottomless mimosas and a $18 Bottomless make-your-own Bloody Mary Bar!

Manhattan Beach
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(credit: Love & Salt)


Love & Salt
317 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5252
www.loveandsaltla.com

Chef Michael Fiorelli’s brunch menu at the Cal-Italian hot spot just steps from the beach is pure soul and comfort. Start with the housemade English muffins, and warm nutella and lemon curd-stuffed Italian donuts from Pastry Chef Rebecca Merhej, and split a stack of the Ricotta Pancakes with blueberries and lemon curd. Or indulge in savory hits including the Long Island breakfast sandwich, steak and eggs, and duck egg pizza. Pair your meal with brunch with cocktails like the #INEEDCOFFEE, Morning After Mary or order a $18 bottomless brunch cocktail to enjoy throughout the duration of their meal.

North Hollywood
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(credit: Idle Hour)


Idle Hour
4824 Vineland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91601
(818) 980-5604
www.idlehourbar.com

Idle Hour’s sprawling outdoor patio sets an ideal stage for al fresco dining, imbibing and bottomless mimosa brunch. On Sundays, in addition to regular brunch fare, guests can enjoy smoke-out bbq dishes, rotating craft beer and live music from Mike Bray. The Kyle Gass Band member teams up with local musicians every week to cover 60s-90s songs, requests and select current jams. Favorite dishes include Shorty & Polenta Grits, Chilaquiles and a variety of BBQ items; while cocktails such as Death in Raleigh and Jalisco Hangman pair wonderfully.

Palms
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(credit: Overland Cafe)


Overland Cafe
3601 Overland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 559-9999
www.overlandcafe.com

The Overland Cafe has been operating in the same location for 42 years and has been serving unlimited champagne brunch on Saturdays, Sunday and holidays since 1985. Guests can choose from entree items ranging between $10-19, with favorites being the Maryland Crab cakes, Chilaquiles or any of their Benedict or Florentine dishes, and add the unlimited Champagne for $6.99.

Santa Monica
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(credit: John Konkal)


Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
1736 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-9007
www.localkitchenandwinebar.com

Local Kitchen & Wine Bar offers a market driven, seasonally prepared menu, with a unique spin on classic brunch options. Favorite dishes include the pistachio cinnamon roll, bacon and egg brunch pizza and ricotta and heirloom squash pancakes. With a wood burning pizza oven as the main focal point, guests can also enjoy handcrafted pizzas with exceptional wines and small batch cocktails.

Sherman Oaks
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(credit: La Frite Cafe)


La Frite Cafe
15013 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 990-1791
www.lafritecafe.com

La Frite café opened in 1972, and is still family run and operated by Chef Andre Ramillon and his daughter Celine Ramillon. La Frite has an cute outdoor patio & quaint French bistro feel overall, where brunchers can have an appetizer, entree, bottomless mimosas or coffee or juice and a fresh baked croissant. Their brunch is known for their selection of homemade croissants and jelly, smoked salmon plate, eggs Benedict, omelettes, French toast with berries or Nutella stuffed crunchy French toast. Along with their bottomless mimosas they have a wine champagne brunch and great selection of Bloody Mary’s, including a Bloody Mary flight which consists of guest’s choice of five flavors of homemade Bloody Mary’s.

Silverlake
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(credit: Edendale)


Edendale
2838 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 666-2000
www.theedendale.com

Edendale is set within a restored fire station from the 1920s that has a champagne brunch every Sunday from 11am-3pm. The full service bar, restaurant and event space serves up modern American comfort food in the heart of Silverlake. Favorite brunch items include: stacked egg sandwiches, oxtail quinoa breakfast burrito, Huevos caballeros and the serrano ham & asparagus on pimento cheese toast which can be paired with bottomless mimosas for an $15 extra on top of a brunch entree.

Venice
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(credit: The Tasting Kitchen)


The Tasting Kitchen
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-6644
www.thetastingkitchen.com

The Tasting Kitchen offers an eclectic mix of food capturing what is New American dining. The ever-changing brunch menu has a variety of staples from southern comfort food like biscuits and gravy, fried chicken and waffles to all American cuisine featuring a breakfast sandwich and a signature short rib hash. They also house made panier de patisseries with items like bombolonis and sticky buns with bacon that are made in house every morning. And speaking of booze, they offer a delicious bloody mary and a wide variety of hand crafted signature drinks like the navy sour.

Westwood
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(credit: Tanzy)


Tanzy Restaurant
10840 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 307-7004
www.tanzyrestaurant.com

Tanzy Restaurant in Westwood opened in May 2014, and premiered their bottomless brunch service four months later in September 2014. They offer bottomless strawberry mimosas for $14, or breakfast cocktails like the Maria D’Amalfi, a traditional Tanzy and a bellini with seasonal fruit. They can be enjoyed with dishes such as Tanzy’s signature “Bacon & Eggs” Ravioli, Brioche French Toast, and Crispy Chicken and Sourdough Waffles. Along with their gorgeous interior, food and drink items can be enjoyed year-round on Tanzy’s open-air patio.

West Hollywood
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Gracias Madre
8905 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 978-2170
www.graciasmadreweho.com

Chef Chandra Gilbert’s 100% organic, plant-based brunch may be egg-free, but it packs plenty of punch with offerings that include homemade biscuits with “bacon” gravy and caramelized onions; potato & “chorizo” hash with avocado and cashew nacho cheese and other options. In addition to the regular agave spirit-based cocktail offerings which include boozy snow cones to smoked cocktails to the perfect margarita, diners can enjoy brunch-specific libations like the Mexican Mimosa and Madre. Weekend Brunch Hours: 10am – 3pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Woodland Hills
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(credit: Pablo Bucio)


Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern 
6250 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #1550
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 369-0005
www.j-fa.com

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern at The Village at Westfield Topanga in Woodland Hills opened in 2015 and set out to create a social gathering place that served great food and drinks. Get boozy for Sunday brunch and enjoy one of their ‘Wake Me Up’ cocktails, the Famous Mary or Meal Mary, which doubles as meal and a cocktail with garnishes including Chilled Shrimp, Pepperoni, Jack Cheese, Pepperoncini and a Jalapeño Bedeviled Egg. Brunchers can also order ‘Bottomless Champagne’ for $15 (carafe of OJ $2.95). Signature brunch dishes include the Hangover Burger, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Malted Ale Waffles, FATwich and the Southern Comfort.

Article by Jarone Ashkenazi

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