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Five NOLA restaurants that serve boozy brunch

Curtis Macken

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NEW ORLEANS, LA — Craving for brunch with alcohol to quench the thirst?

Well, NOLA’s got you covered. Known for classic cocktails and Southern breakfasts, it’s a necessity for the city to have a boozy brunch. Here are five places that can fulfill your need, everywhere from Uptown to the Bywater.

Uptown Brunch

  • Atchafalaya Restaurant

Brunch at Atchafalaya is fantastic for a variety of reasons. The food is delectable and caters to a wide range of tastes. Think of everything from low country shrimp & grits to classic quiche Lorraine. Not to mention the boozy brunch cocktails, including their Bloody Mary, which is a must-try. In addition, Atchafalaya is one of the few restaurants that serve brunch on weekdays as well. Enjoy their brunch menu Thursday-Monday from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Mid-City Brunch

  • Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar

Brown Butter’s warm ambiance and traditional Southern menu are great for sampling a variety of interesting delicacies, such as the brunch burger with brie on a brioche bun or the brunch salad with cornmeal croutons, boiled egg, and candied bacon. Make it boozy with limitless mimosas or Bloody Marys for $15 at the restaurant. The laid-back hangout is a terrific way to end your weekend getaway.

Downtown/Central Business District Brunch

  • Willa Jean

Kelly Fields, the winner of the 2019 James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef, creates out-of-this-world cakes and pastries, making her an obvious pick. The brunch meal is also not to be missed. Consider fried chicken and honey biscuits with tabasco, BBQ shrimp toast, and monkey bread. Their drink menu is also interesting, with boozy coffees, frosé and aperol spritz.

French Quarter Brunch

  • Cane and Table

Cane and Table restaurant is known for its cocktails, so it’s no surprise that they’re perfect for a boozy brunch. Cocktails with a Caribbean theme are usually inventive and refreshing. For brunch, try sweet plantains, empanadas or a Cuban sandwich. Whether you sit inside or outside, you’ll get a sense of being in the historic French Quarter.

Marigny & Bywater Brunch

  • Elizabeth’s

For a variety of reasons, Elizabeth’s is a standout for boozy brunch. The restaurant’s walls are decorated with Dr. Bob’s trademark artwork, creating a happy and colorful ambiance. The menu is sumptuous and filled with homemade foods. The daily rotating specialties at Elizabeth’s change daily, but the praline bacon is a must-try. Treat yourself to a cocktail to go with your sugar-coated bacon, so order one of the drinks or specialty cocktails from the full bar.

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