6 New Brunches and Brunch Menus to Try This Weekend

Bottomless cocktails, oyster po’ boys and other specials to get out of bed for.

El Chucho's brunch menu draws the Columbia Heights crowd. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

We hope you’re mapping out delicious brunch plans for the weekend with our newly released guide to 50 Great Breakfast and Brunch spots around Washington. If you haven’t settled on your first choice, here are six new deals and menus to consider—from unlimited eats to daytime dancing and eggs Benedict at all hours of the day.

Burlesque and Bloodies

If you’re in the mood for something over the top, try Sax’s new Social Sunday special. Grab a group of friends for $20 bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys (with your choice of bacon-infused or chili-spiced vodka); new menu items such as egg-topped lobster hash; and lots of live burlesque accompanying deejay Heather Femia.

Wake up for it: Sunday, noon to 3 (small plates continue until 8).

Endless Eats

While plenty of spots offer all-you-can-drink deals, unlimited food is less common. If you’re looking for both, head to Zengo for bottomless brunch cocktails like sake sangria and four types of mimosas, and Latin-Asian small plates such as shrimp potstickers and bacon-and-egg steamed buns with salsa verde ($35 per person).

Wake up for it: Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 to 2:30.

Micheladas in Columbia Heights

One of our favorite new Mexican spots, El Chucho, launched weekend brunch in early September (too late for our guide). Elbow your way to a table for breakfast burritos, torta French toast, huevos rancheros, and a rousing morning margarita.

Wake up for it: Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 to 2:30.

More Menudo

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria just opened earlier this month, but chef Jeff Tunks has already rolled out an extensive brunch menu, including the classic Mexican hangover cure: menudo (spicy tripe soup), made over-the-top with a fried egg. For tamer appetites, there are lots of egg options, as well as tacos made with freshly made tortillas.

Wake up for it: The new Arlington hotspot opens at 11:30 on weekends.

Oyster Po’ Boys in Adams Morgan

We’re fans of Cashion’s classics at brunch, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t test out the just-debuted weekend menu. Think homey items like the po’ boy, a pork burger, and a fresh pastry basket.

Wake up for it: Sunday, 10:30 to 2:30.

Tuesday Afternoon Brunch

Chefs enjoying their Sunday on Tuesday and those who crave eggs Benedict at all hours can head to the recently opened Coupe from the owners of Tryst, the Diner, and Open City. The massive Columbia Heights space is a little like all three rolled into one, and there’s a better chance of snagging a seat.

Wake up for it: Anytime. This place is open around the clock.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.