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Bottomless brunches may be a time-tested method for forestalling a weekend’s inevitable hangover via the ingestion of rubbery eggs Benedict and watery mimosas. Luckily, a handful of local brunch haunts offer all-you-can-eat or -drink menus that are both palatable and reasonably priced. This weekend, skip the $40-plus food-as-an-afterthought spots, and get a decent midday buzz on a budget.

Alba Osteria

425 I St. NW

Price: $29.95

Hours: Saturday/Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: All-you-can-eat Italian dishes such as breakfast pizzas, egg white frittatas, pancakes, and fried eggs and meatballs

What You’ll Drink: This not-quite-bottomless deal includes four brunch cocktails, with your choice of mimosas, white peach Bellini, prosciutto-infused vodka bloody marys, or house-made beermosas.


Agora Restaurant

1527 17th Street NW

Price: $32.99

Hours: Saturday/Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: Unlimited Turkish entrees such as grape leaves and lamb-topped flat breads, as well as more traditional brunch staples like French toast

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, Champagne, and house gin and vodka martinis

The Catch: The restaurant cuts you off after two hours.


Medium Rare

3500 Connecticut Ave. NW; 515 8th St. SE

Price: $23

Hours: Sunday 11 a.m.  to 2:30 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: A yogurt parfait, fruit salad, or mixed greens as a starter, followed by steak frites, steak and eggs, or another brunch entrée

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless bloody marys, mimosas, screwdrivers, coffee, and

orange juice


DGS Delicatessen

1317 Connecticut Ave. NW

Price: $27

Hours: Saturday/Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: An entrée with an appetizer or dessert. Choose from done-up deli classics such as pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, a whitefish platter, and bagel with shmear

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless mimosas, screwdrivers, or bloody marys


Ardeo + Bardeo

3311 Connecticut Ave. NW

Price: $27

Hours: Saturday/Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: One appetizer and one entrée from bistro options such as huevos rancheros, pork and grits, and pan-roasted Arctic char

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless mimosas or bottomless Champagne


Local 16

1602 U St. NW

Price: $20

Hours: Saturday/Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What You’ll Eat: A pizza or entrée from a selection that includes Belgian waffles, eggs and chorizo, and smoked salmon pizza

What You’ll Drink: Bottomless mimosas, Bellini, bloody marys, PBR, Miller High Life, Tecate, or coffee

UPDATE: This story originally stated the Alba Osteria’s bottomless brunch deal had to be ordered by the entire table, but that is no longer the case.

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