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November 29, 2020

Some of the better and cheaper boozy brunch options in Baltimore

By SABRINA ABRAMS | November 6, 2020

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COURTESY OF SABRINA ABRAMS

The crabby tots at the Point in Fells were a cheesy delight to have alongside pitchers of mimosas. 

Brunch can be served up in many forms, but one of the most appealing facets of a decent boozy brunch is the deals. Drinks at restaurants can get expensive, so if you’re a student doing some balling on a budget, here’s a list of some of the best brunch deals in Baltimore... provided you’re 21+.

1. The Point in Fells

The Point in Fells serves up tremendous food — do not sleep on the crabby tater tots, which were fantastic and served in a skillet — and $8 pitchers of mimosas or Bloody Mary’s, the equivalent of about four drinks (they are not offering bottomless brunch at the moment). Feel free to randomly decide to order an extra pitcher for your group midway through the brunch; everyone will definitely thank you for it.

2. Little Havana

The last time I was in Little Havana was this January during Intersession, but I still look back on that day fondly. Located on the water, their Sunday brunch deal consists of $25 for an entree and bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary’s or a non-alcoholic beverage for 90 minutes. I’m really not sure who orders a Bloody Mary at these places besides my mother, but you do you. Chilaquiles and mimosas: I personally couldn’t name a better duo. 

3. Avenue Kitchen & Bar 

Whenever my brain starts thinking about bottomless, Avenue tends to be my go-to. Their all-you-can-drink tends to be a bit on the pricier side at $20, but they’re very conveniently located in Hampden which makes for a lovely walk back and forth (take note of the respective highs of 73 and 71 degrees this coming Saturday and Sunday). Plus, if you’re that kinda person, their bottomless features sangria in addition to the standard mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. Order the breakfast burrito, and you won’t be disappointed by their brisket.

4. Nepenthe Brewing Company

I found out Nepenthe serves brunch last Wednesday when I went for Trivia Night, and it looks fantastic. $15 for bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary’s on Sundays, and you can also grab a Bellini or mimosa 32-ounce Crowler made with an entire bottle of champagne (and a “splash” of juice) to-go for $20. I can also attest to the overall quality of their food, having devoured their grilled cheese just the other night, and I am sure the brunch menu featuring their hangover burger and breakfast chimichanga proves no exception.

5. Smaltimore

Not for the faint of heart, if you want to head to Smaltimore in Canton for boozy brunch, feel free to get up early because they start serving at 9 a.m. The $14 bottomless deal at this burger and sushi restaurant allows you to choose from mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and every Hopkins fraternity member’s favorite beverage: National Bohemian. Just make sure you’re done with your morning boozing by noon.

Bonus mention: Barcocina

I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to put Barcocina on this list because of its pre-existing capacity living on every single Hopkins student’s Instagram story, but I think it’s worth noting that this Fells Point classic (beautifully located right next to the Inner Harbor) offers $13 bottomless every single day of the week. That’s something to be celebrated. 

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