Return of the DayDrink!


Spring is in the air this weekend! Not sure if the same applies to areas outside NYC,  but up here we’re sooooo ready for the spring/summer season 🙂

I’m feeling like this weekend will be the one we all look back on as the first nice weather weekend of 2009.  Rooftops, patios & daydrinks will be a great way to spend your days & nights.

Check out this list created by (& SP sent it to me)

(i haven’t been to most of them, but *** means I have, and its a good look***)

All-You-Can-Drink (AYCD) Brunch Spots


Il Bastardo Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4pm. Add $15 for AYCD, unlimited champagne, mimosas, screwdrivers or bloody mary’s. Prices have gone up a bit and the place has been a bit more crowded lately since it was featured on The Hills and The City…hasn’t stopped us, though.

***ParadouSaturdays and Sundays 11am-4pm. We’d describe it for you since we’ve been a few times, but they do a better job — “Belinis, Mimosas, Kir Royales, and more!!! All you can drink!!! Your choice of Entree. The amazing Really Big Burger!!! The fan-tabulous Wake ‘n’ Bake!!! The luscious Quiches!!! The mysterious Shakshuka!!! How much you ask? All yours for $29!!” Here’s the brunch menu

The Sunburnt Cow – Widely known to be the biggest Sunday party in town, arrive early if you want to take advantage of the $15 Endless Brunch

Yerba Buena – Recently named one of NYC’s best new restaurants in NYMag’s “Best of New York” issue, here you can get unlimited bellinis, mimosas and jalapeno bloody mary’s for just $12 (menu says there’s a 1-hour limit, but we were there recently and they let us go quite a bit longer). Recommend making a reservation, but we had a great time sitting at the bar.

Roberto PassonA mere $8 addition to your bill gets you unlimited Champagne, Mimosa, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary, Strawberry, Kiwi or Peach Bellini.

Maracas Mexican – The party starts at noon here on Saturdays and Sundays where $14.95 gets you a brunch food item + unlimited frozen margaritas, bloody mary’s and mimosas. Commenter Steve says, “Half a block from BLP is Maracas, serving a Mexican AYCD brunch for just $15. ($10 w/o drinks.) Entrees are pretty good-haad a good breakfast burrito and huevos rancheros. They also have the bloodies, mimosas, and frozen margs (regular or strawberry). The bloodies were not that good when I tried them, other drinks are fine.”

Double Crown: Brunch item + All You Care to Drink DIY Bloody Mary’s for $32. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3:30pm

***Waterstone GrillFor $10 extra, add unlimited bloody mary’s, mimosas and champagne to your $10.95 prix-fixe brunch

Philip Marie Unlimited mimosas with your meal on Saturdays (11am-4pm) for $16.95 and unlimited bloody mary’s with your meal on Sundays (11am-4pm) for $16.95

BeaconSundays from 10:30am-2:30pm, get bottomless wood-roasted bloody mary’s for $11

Bondi Road – Soho sister of E. Village’s Sunburnt Cow. Same great $15 AYCD Sunday Brunch special.

Cafe 50 West – $15 Bottomless Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm

Regate Bistro – Thanks to commenter lesider who informed us that you can get  any brunch item + unlimited drink for $16

***Steak Frites –  Saturday and Sunday between 11:30am-4:30pm. $15.95 for brunch item + unlimited mimosa and bloody mary’s

Tre – For $17 (cash only) you get any brunch item + unlimited champagne, mimosas or bellinis

Tapeo 29 – Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm. Unlimited bloody marys, screwdrivers and mimosas (website doesn’t give prices)

***H.K. Cafe – Offers unlimited bloody marys, mimosas, screwdrivers, Bellinis, or Champagne, for $12.95 with any entrée, Sat.—Sun., 9 a.m.—5 p.m.  Cash only. Check out our review here.

Calle Ocho Saturday and Sunday brunches include AYCD Sangria…and there are about 6-7 varieties offered

Blockheads $10.95 gets you a brunch item + unlimited champagne or mimosas

Bone Lick Park –  Thanks to commenter Steve for the following: “AYCD brunch from about $13-16. Entrees include delicious beef ribs, turkey sausage on a muffin, pulled pork, fried oysters, plus a few omelet/waffle choices. Most of these come with very tasty eggs, au gratin potatoes or cheese grits, and some nice mini blueberry muffins. They also offer a big burger or fried chicken! Drinks include bloodies, mimosas, and frozen margs. ($1 extra for a strawberry or mango marg.) This place has become popular, and also has sidewalk seating. On Greenwich Ave at 7th Ave (by 11th St.), next to 2 Boots pizza. Brunch served on Sat and Sun.”

La Palette – AYCD brunch for $13.95

Nero – $24.95 gets you a brunch item + unlimited champagne, bellinis, mimosas, bloody’s or screwdrivers.

Film Center Cafe – All brunch menu items are $11.95. Add just $8 for unlimited champagne, mimosas, bellinis, bloody mary’s, sangria, screwdrivers and frozen margs, oh my.

Intermezzo – Same deal as Il Bastardo. Add $15 for unlimited champagne, mimosas and bloody mary’s.

Sotto Voce (Blyn) – Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m.; $12.95 prix-fixe brunch includes unlimited mimosas, champagne or bloody mary’s.

Artepasta (W. Village) – Noon til 4pm on Sundays, all brunch items are $10 and for $5 more you get unlimited mimosas and champagne

Garage – Jazzy Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm. Choice of $15.95 for brunch item + 1 drink or add $6 for unlimited mimosas, screwdrivers and bloody mary’s

Lasagna Ristorante (3 locations) – $12.95 for brunch items and add $7 for unlimited drinks

****Puttanesca Brunch food items are $12 and for another $12 you get unlimited champagne, mimosa, screwdriver, bloody mary, strawberry or peach bellini

***Harry’s Cafe & Steak – Unlimited Champagne Brunch from 12-4pm. 4 different kinds of champagne cocktails served, including kir royale, blood orange mimosa and bellini.

El Azteca – $11.95 includes brunch item + unlimited sangria or regular frozen margaritas

The Sixth Ward – Unlimited mimosas and brunch item for $13.95

Dolce Vita$20 gets you unlimited Mimosas or Bellinis at Brunch with a choice of entree and side dish.

Jarnac $10 gets you unlimited mimosas or bloody mary’s from noon-3pm on Sundays.

So many places to daydrink, not enough days of the weekend…. so get started ASaP!

Recession friendly brunches are the new black.  Get involved!




3 thoughts on “Return of the DayDrink!

  1. OMG YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!! This is going to be my go-to for all things brunch all summer! You have done the leg work to find the best deals in town! GREATLY appreciated 🙂

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