You Can Booze for Less at Brunch Without Drinking Lousy Bubbly

Illustration by Manyun Zou.

At the Riggsby (1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW), diners can pair a lavish shellfish tower with half-price bottles of sparkling wine that range from wallet-friendly Prosecco to vintage Tattinger.

Pitchers of red-wine sangría Bellinis mixed with Cava ($35) ease groups into siesta mode along with Spanish fare at Ser (1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington).

Want to play bartender? Try the American brasserie Pennsylvania 6 (1350 I St., NW), which devotes an entire room to its unlimited mimosa-and–Bloody Mary bar ($18) with elixirs and juices for the former and, of course, bacon for the latter.

Want more breakfast ideas? Check out more than 50 of our favorite breakfast and brunch joints in DC

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.