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30 Places to Find the Best Philadelphia Brunch Cocktails

30 Places to Find the Best Philadelphia Brunch Cocktails

In Philadelphia, brunch isn’t just a portmanteau, it’s a religion. Observant brunchers never miss a seating. Others go when they can, or when the parents come to town. Whichever type of bruncher you are, you agree it’s a good way to spend a late morning/early afternoon on the weekend, and that eating yourself into a food coma and day-drinking a liquid brunch should be followed by a nap. Check-out the 30 places we’ve rounded-up for you. Brunch times and exceptions are noted.

Art Museum/Fairmount:

London Grill (2301 Fairmount St.; 215-978-4545)
Make your own Bloody Mary Bar. Choose your base spirit: Home infusions $9 (bacon celery, wasabi, beef jerky, tex mex pepper, horseradish, chipotle mezcal); Other base spirits available. 10 AM–2:30 PM

Rembrandt’s (741 N. 23rd St.; 215-763-2228)
Bloody Marys $6.50: Bloody Wasabi, Bloody Bay, Bloody Maria; Sparkling Cocktails $6: Blushing Mimosa, Seasbreeze, Bellini. 10:30 AM–3 PM.

Center City:

Green Eggs Cafe (212 S. 13th St.; 267-861-0314)
Boozy Milkshakes: S’mores $10, Chocolate Covered Cherry $9, Butterscotch Bourbon Barrel $10; Raspberry Popsicle: $8 (frozen raspberry popsicle served over champagne); Bacon Bloody Mary: $9 (smoked vodka, house bloody mary mix, tomato juice, bacon). 8 AM–4 PM

Perch Pub (1345 Locust St.; 215-546-4090)
$5 Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Pear Bellinis. 11:30 AM–3 PM

Pub & Kitchen (1946 Lombard St.; 215-545-0350)
Wrangler: $8 (Pub & Kitchen’s spicy bloody mary); Bloody Rooster: $9 (vodka, bloody mary mix, sitacha, fresh lime); Bellini: $9. Sat: 11 AM–3 PM; Sun: 10 AM–3 PM

Rosa Blanca (707 Chestnut St.; 215-925-5555)
Mojitos: $9; Mojito Temporado: $11; La Tormenta: $11 (Demerara rum, lime, cardamom, ginger, mint); Daiquiri Cubano: $11 (white rum, lime, sugar); Juana Rodriquez: $11 (white rum, raspberry, cava, lemon); Ah Fuego: $11 (silver tequila, passion fruit, chile, lemon); Mielada Fresca: $11 (basil infused gin, honeydew, lime); La Granja Urbana: $11 (vodka, watermelon, cucumber, lime).

The Bards (2013 Walnust St.; 215-569-9585)
$5 Bloody Irishmen, $3 Mimosas. 10 AM–3 PM

Graduate Hospital:

The Cambridge (1508 South St.; 267-455-0647)
Bloody Mary: $10; Le Fleur: $13 (St. Germain, prosecco, white wine, lemon twitst); Sophia Coppola Mimosa: $12 (Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine and orange juice); Mattina Spritz: $11 (Aperol, blood orange puree, honey, lemon, club soda). 10AM

Northern Liberties:

The Abbaye (637 N 3rd St.; 215-627-6711)
$4 Bloody Marys and Mimosas; $2 off all drafts. 10 AM–3 PM

Bar Ferdinand (1030 N 2nd St.; 215-923-1313)
Bloody Mary: $5 (Tomato Gazpacho, vodka); Mimosa: $5 (Cava, fresh orange); Mimosa Sangrada: $6 (Cava, blood orange); Mimosa La Paz: $6 (Cava, grapefruit, sugar rim); Sol de Cadíz: $6 (Pilsner, orange); Palomino: $10 (Hornitos Tequila, grapefruit, cucumber, honey); Red Sangría: $7.50 glass/$24 pitcher, Clericot: $7.50 glass/$24 pitcher (white wine, mixed fruit). 11 AM–3 PM

Cantina Dos Segundos (931 N 2nd St.; 215-629-0500)
Bloody Marys and Bloody Marias: $5 Mimosas: $6.50 (traditional, blood orange, passion fruit, mango, melon, guava, raspberry, strawberry, prickly pear, pineapple, seasonal). 11 AM–4 PM

Darling’s Diner (1033 N. 2nd St.; 267-239-5775)
Served by the glass or pitcher ($10/$36): Darling’s Cocktail (rum, vodka, and fruit juice), Bloody Marys, Red or White Sangria. 8 AM–4 PM

El Camino Real (1040 N. 2nd St.; 215-925-1110)
Mimosas and Bloody Marys: $3 glass/$12 pitcher. 11 AM–3 PM

Green Eggs Cafe (719 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-3447)
Boozy Milkshakes: S’mores $10, Chocolate Covered Cherry $9, Butterscotch Bourbon Barrel $10; Raspberry Popsicle: $8 (frozen raspberry popsicle served over champagne); Bacon Bloody Mary: $9 (smoked vodka, house bloody mary mix, tomato juice, bacon). 8 AM–4 PM

Silk City (435 Spring Garden St.; 215-592-8838)
Bloody Marys and Bloody Marias: $8; Mimosas: $7; The Silk 75: $8 (mission fig infused Bombay Sapphire gin, lemon, sparkling wine); The Painkiller: $8 (An old Silk favorite: Sailor Jerry spiced rum, pineapple, coconut, Malibu Black swizzle, nutmeg) Elderflower Sparkler (Serves 4): $35 (Sparkling Cava, St. Germain, cranberry juice, soda, orange zest & mint); Glass O’ Breakfast: $6 (Mama Walkers Maple Bacon Liqueur, OJ, splash of Cava). 10 AM–3:45 PM

Standard Tap (901 N. 2nd St,; 215-238-0630)
Selection of 20 rotating locally brewed drafts. 11 AM–3 PM

Old City:

FARMiCiA (15 S. 3rd St.; 215-627-6274)
Half off all alcoholic drinks including draught beer, specialty cocktails, tonics, glasses of wine. Try FARMiCiA’s own Bloody Mary, the Barn Burner. 10 AM–3 PM

Gaslight (120 Market St.; 215-925-7691)
Elephant in my Pajamas (white wine, watermelon, thai basil); 10 Cent Glamour Girl (vodka, blueberry shrub, lemon, soda); Storm in a Teacup (Pimm’s No. 1, ginger, lemon, cucumber, mint); Sunset and Camden (blanco tequila, orange curacao, grenadine, lemon). 11 AM–3 PM

Khyber Pass Pub (56 S. 2nd St.; 215-238-5888)
Mimosas: $8; Death In The Afternoon: $10 (sparkling wine, absinthe ); French 75: $10 (sparkling wine, gin, lemon); Corpse Reviver #1: $10 (cognac, apple brandy, sweet vermouth); Corpse Reviver #2: $10 (gin, cointreau, lillet blanc, lemon, herbsaint); Bourbon or Brandy Milk Punch: $7 (bourbon or brandy, sugar, whole milk, nutmeg); Creole Bloody Mary: $7 (vodka, Khyber bloody mary mix, pickled okra). 11 AM–4 PM

Revolution House (200 Market St.; 215-625-4566)
Bloody Marys, Bloody Marias, and Bloody Mollys (Jameson with a stout floater): $8; Hair of the Dog: $10 (muddled blueberries topped with Stoli blueberry, lemon, sprite, and prosecco); A Little Pick Me Up: $7 (coffee infused Hennessey VO, Kahlua, Madeira, and bitters); The Morning After: $10 (Bombay Sapphire Gin, Lillet, Grand Marnier, and lemon. Strained in an Absinthe-washed glass); The Struggle is Real: $7 (muddled raspberries and blackberries, lemon, Creme de Cassis, Chambord, and Sprite). 10 AM–3:30 PM

Queen Village:

Bainbridge Street Barrel House (625-27 S. 6th St.; 267-324-3553)
Bloody Mary $8; Chesapeake Bloody Mary: $9 (Philadelphia Distilling Company spiced Vodka, celery seed, black and red pepper, old bay housemade bloody mary mix); Mimosas: $9; Prohibition Punch: $7. 10 AM–4 PM

Ela (627 S. 3rd St.; 267-687-8512)
House Bloody Mary: $8; Golden Beet Bloody Mary: $8; Bourbon-Spiked Vietnamese Iced Coffee: $8; Pear Mimosa: $8; Corpse Reviver No. 2: $12 (gin, Cointreau, Lillet, lemon, absinthe); Morning Glory Fizz: $10 (scotch, lemon, lime, absinthe, egg white); Americano: $10 (Luxardo bitter, sweet vermouth, soda, orange peel). 10:30 AM–2:30 PM. Sunday only.

Society Hill:

Talula's Garden (210 Washington Square; 215-592-7787)
The Artist: $11 (prosecco, grapefruit, and St. Germain); The Butcher: $13 (spicy bloody with house infused serrano vodka, fresh horseradish, and pickled green beans); The Winemaker: $9/glass, $42 pitcher (simply spiced Snap Dragon Wine, orchard fruit, aromatic herbs); The Optimist: $13 (citrus vodka, sweet tea, blueberry, basil, lemon).10 AM–2 PM. Sunday only.

South Philly:

Devil’s Den (1148 S 11th St.; 215-339-0855)
Bloody Marys and Mimosas: $3; Beermosas: $4.50 (Ommegang Witte, orange juice); Prosecco Bellini: $5. 10:30 AM–3 PM

Pub on Passyunk East (1501 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-755-5125)
Half off drafts: 11 AM–1 PM; Bloody Marys and Mimosas: $4. 11 AM–3 PM

Green Eggs Cafe (1306 Dickinson St.; 215-226-3447)
Boozy Milkshakes: S’mores $10, Chocolate Covered Cherry $9, Butterscotch Bourbon Barrel $10; Raspberry Popsicle: $8 (frozen raspberry popsicle served over champagne); Bacon Bloody Mary: $9 (smoked vodka, house bloody mary mix, tomato juice, bacon). 8 AM–4 PM

University City:

Distrito (3945 Chestnut St.; 215-222-1657)
$10 Kegs and Eggs Breakfast: Choice of one the following four beers (Dos Equis Amber, Dos Equis Lager, Negra Modelo, Dock Street Rye IPA) and one of four egg dishes. Bloody Marys and Bloody Marias: $9; Red Sangria and White Sangria: $8; Andale: $8 (tequila, coconut rum, orange juice, pomegranate). 11 AM–2:30 PM

Doc Magrogan’s (3432 Sansom St.; 215-382-3474)
Orange Crush (Svedka orange vodka, orange liquor, fresh squeezed orange, crushed ice); Angry Shrimp (vodka, Clamato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay rim, garnished with a peeled shrimp); Stormy Morning (St. Germaine, sparkling, Creme de Violette, lime); Torched Poma (Solerno blood orange vodka, Svedka vodka, Poma juice, sprite, orange slices, rosemary). 11 AM–3 PM

White Dog Cafe (3420 Sansom St.; 215-386-9224)
Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Sangrias, and Greyhounds: $4; Fall Bellini: $9 (concord grape or white port poached pear); Bloodhound: $10 (Absolut Peppar, heirloom tomato bloody mary mix, grated celery root, pickled green beans). 10:30 AM–2:30 PM


Memphis Taproom (2331 E. Cumberland St.; 215-425-4460) 
Try one of their rotating drafts or a Witbier Mimosa, a pint of OJ mixed with a Belgian Witbier. 11 AM–3 PM


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