Picture it: it’s Sunday, you’re a bit hungover, and there’s a little (or a lot) of regret hanging over your head from the previous night. To make it worse, you work tomorrow. Yes… you have a classic case of the Sunday scaries. It’s going to be okay, there’s a simple cure… brunching while boozing! The Pittsburgh Brunch scene is popping (bottles that is). Round up your best friends and go enjoy some delicious brunch classics and sip on a few cocktails. We’ve all had a case of the Sunday scaries, so here are some of our favorite boozy brunch spots around the ‘Burgh.
The newest addition to the Fairmont downtown has caught everyone’s attention. You’ll be able to find brunch classics including a cinnamon roll to start or avocado toast. Classics are amazing but this menu has much more to offer! For example, chips and ice cream. Yes you heard it right! Honey caramel chips, vanilla ice cream and sea salt – we’re screaming for this ice cream. Oh and their french toast is massive, decadent and extremely IG-worthy! Their brunch cocktails are just as good as their brunch food options. We love their bloodys!
Muddy Waters Oyster Bar
If you’re looking for a grand ol time, we suggest you head to Muddy Waters for some amazing food, awesome adult beverages and of course oysters. If you’re a serious sea foodie, you will be on cloud 9. After some delicious food and a few cocktails, we suggest you wash it all down with a Chambong…what better way to end your weekend shenanigans?
The strip has so many options for Sunday brunch including DiAnoia’s Eatery. If you haven’t been, we highly suggest you work on getting a reservation as soon as possible. This spot is perfect for a romantic brunch for two or a large group! From sweet to savory options, you’ll be happy to be there. We suggest grabbing a seat at the bar before or after your meal to enjoy their adorable set up while they are serving up some of our favorite cocktails in the city.
Meat and Potatoes
Meat and Potatoes is a brunch staple in Pittsburgh. We don’t have to tell you about their IG-worthy bloody bar, savory pub burger, or indulgent stuffed French toast (but we will anyway). Customize your bloody with different flavored bases like kimchi vodka or taco tequila just to name a couple. If it’s been a while since you’ve had brunch at Meat and Potatoes, we suggest you pick up your phone and make a reservation ASAP.
The gang can’t decide what they’re in the mood for at brunch? Not a problem, head to Smallman Galley. Three of their incubators have Sunday brunch, including Banhmilicious, Iron Born and Home. Order your meal then head over to the bar to pick up a beer or cocktail, (or both) find a seat and wait for your delicious food to come to you!
Federal Galley is Pittsburgh’s newest food incubator. Here is where you and your best brunch buds can splurge on four different brunch menus; and a bar big enough to help cure any hangover or sunday scary case one might have. Brunch options here seem to be unlimited with menu items like chorizo and eggs, brunch pizza and croque madame. The list goes on and on. Hopefully you’re catching them on a beautiful day so you can enjoy your brunch and cocktails on their huge patio!
Located in Ace Hotel, Whitfield is always serving up unique comfort menu items which typically change seasonally. We are obsessed with the European vibes this place gives off. We suggest you order a couple house cocktails or cidars to help wash down your brunch. You will be fully prepared for your upcoming work week after a brunch sesh here.
Sundays at Bar Marco mean choosing from a drool worthy menu and a fabulous cocktail list. From a healthy-ish veggie hash to a totally worth-it baked french toast, you won’t regret your decision of what you chose to eat or drink. Next time you plan your trip to the Strip District, make sure Bar Marco is on your list! Also, Gratuity is included, so no need to do math on Sunday morning.
If you’re looking for a delicious brunch experience with a beautiful atmosphere and unique drink options, The commoner is the place for you. From toasted Challah bread to their Sunday roast, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Their bar holds over twenty taps including locally crafted beer, barrel-aged negronis and wine. Count us in!
Round Corner Cantina
When it comes to hair of the dog, Round Corner Cantina’s brunch menu has your back. They offer $4 bloody mary or bloody marias, $6 mimosas, or $25 bottle of bubbly and OJ. Not only do their drinks rock, but so does their food! Go grab a breakfast burrito or some brisket hash and wash it down with a brunch cocktail.
Walking into Kaya feels like you left Pittsburgh just for a quick get away! Here at Sunday brunch, expect a Caribbean-inspired menu. You’ll be able to choose from crispy fried fish tacos, a shrimp and black bean omelet, or a breakfast burrito. Sit back and relax while enjoying a bellini, bloody mary, or mimosa. You can thank us later.
Point Brugge Cafe
This Point Breeze staple may not have been on your radar in a while, but that should change this weekend. Their menu is big and they mean business! What’s our favorite part? Point Breeze offers a prix fixe brunch where you get to choose an entree, side dish, AND an adult beverage for just $25. (Score!) They even have a la carte options, like homemade breakfast sausage, grilled cheese with bacon and many more delicious choices.
The Cafe Carnegie
Make it a Sunday Funday when you brunch at Cafe Carnegie before strolling through the Carnegie Museum of Natural History or the Carnegie Art Museum. You can expect dishes like banana pancakes, a brunch club sandwich, jelly donuts and so much more. Wash everything down with a glass of wine or a beer from their curated list.
Carmella’s Plates & Pints
Right in the heart of The South Side, you’ll find Carmella’s. Their warm and cozy atmosphere will help you forget about your hangover, while also serving up some delicious bites and delicious beverages. You really can’t go wrong here. Their freshly squeezed orange juice makes for the perfect mimosa for a classic brunch cocktail!
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