Bottomless brunches to celebrate Commencement

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Faiting Goat customers can pair their bottomless mimosas and bloody marys with dishes like cheese fondue or steak and eggs.

To celebrate Commencement, get your vaccinated friends together for a boozy brunch with bottomless cocktails.

Most restaurants around D.C. have brunch menus, but not all restaurants offer bottomless cocktail options. Without much of the usual excitement that is packed into senior year, you deserve to take full advantage of an endless stream of mimosas. 

So if plenty of good food and alcohol sounds like your ideal celebratory brunch, here are a few places to book a reservation:

Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat is a new-American fare restaurant with a short and straightforward brunch menu with a $22 option of bottomless mimosas, bloody marys or sangria. You can personalize your mimosa with juice options of orange, white cranberry or mango. There is a 90-minute service limit on your bottomless drinks with a required purchase of one entree. It might be hard to choose which dish to pair with your drinks with options like goat cheese fondue ($14) with fresno peppers and grilled bread, steak and eggs ($29) with chimichurri and crispy potatoes or a waffle ($15) with whipped mascarpone and orange zest. 

1330 U St. NW. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Duke’s Grocery
As a campus favorite, Duke’s Grocery is a convenient option for your celebratory brunch. For $24 you can sip on mimosas or house-spiced bloody marys for 90 minutes. Meanwhile, you can munch on dishes from its English-inspired menu. If you’re in a breakfast mood, try the “proper English brekkie” ($20) which comes with all of the traditional fixings like banger sausages and beans. There’s also a vegetarian version of the full English breakfast for $18. Other options include truffle mac and cheese ($13), smoked salmon ($9) or the “brunchie burger” ($14) with charred red onion and a sweet chili sauce.

Foggy Bottom location at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Kitsuen
This Japanese restaurant only offers mimosas for their $25 bottomless option but you get the benefit of choosing among a fusion of classic American brunch favorites and Japanese flavors for your celebratory brunch. During your 90 minutes of bottomless mimosas, try dishes like its kara-age biscuit sandwich ($12) with chili fried chicken, house pickles and spicy mayo, french toast sticks ($8) with matcha tea syrup, pork belly buns ($12) with house pickles and fried garlic chili or the omurice runny egg omelette ($15) with spiced fried rice.

1362 H St. NE. Brunch runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Ambar
Ambar is a Balkan restaurant that offers an all-inclusive bottomless brunch for $39 per person. The restaurant requires the whole table to participate in this option to enjoy and there is a two-hour limit, but with an extensive food and cocktail menu, it’s definitely worth the fee. As far as drinks go you can choose from traditional, peach lavender, mango hibiscus or mixed berry mimosas as well as the house bloody mary. The bottomless menu includes charcuterie, sliders, egg dishes, spreads, flatbreads, soups, salads and sweets with standout dishes like beef prosciutto benedict and fried walnut-crusted chicken slider with pickled fresno peppers and apple-wasabi slaw. 

523 8th St. SE. Brunch runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Agora
This Greek restaurant has two bottomless brunch options to choose from, depending on whether you’re more in the mood for food or drinks. For $40 you can enjoy both bottomless drinks and food, or for $20 you can opt for just bottomless drinks. For both options diners have a two-hour limit and can choose from mimosas, bloody marys or liquor mixed drinks. Agora’s brunch food menu includes items like baklava french toast ($10 a la carte), smoked salmon ($10 a la carte) with labneh and cucumbers and truffled eggs ($8 a la carte). If you opt for the all-inclusive choice, its selection of dips and cheeses are a great option to graze on while sipping your cocktail. 

1527 17th St. NW. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Mission
Mission is a Tex-Mex staple in D.C., and its bottomless brunch won’t disappoint. For $26.99 you can enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless margaritas, mimosas, Bud Lights or bloody marys. To avoid drink sharing, the restaurant requires everyone at the table to participate and order a food item.  You can choose from the menu’s selection of starters like beef empanadas ($11), brunch items like the chicken tinga brunch bowl ($14) and lunch items like Mexican Chile wings ($13). And for those with a sweet tooth, you can end your meal with churro bites or tres leches, both $10.

1606 20th St. NW. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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