9 D.C. Bottomless Brunches That Cost $40 Or Less

There isn’t an official GMU Bucket List, but going to brunch in neighboring D.C. should be added in the list. After extensive Google searching and Yelp review analysis, I found nine places in the nation’s capital where a girl on a college budget can still enjoy a day of brunch with her girlfriends. From Georgetown to Chinatown, these restaurants and bars offer great deals. So text the squad and set up a reservation, cheers!


1.     Agora

You can get a bottomless brunch in Dupont Circle, with alcoholic beverages included, that rings up to $34.99 per person. They’re not messing around with their mimosas here because each table gets their own pitcher; no need to call over the waiter for a refill!

What to get: A gooey Sourdough and Swiss grilled cheese with a warm side of tomato soup.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 11a.m.-3p.m.

Where: 1527 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036


2.     Bar Charley

Here’s another affordable option offered in Dupont. Technically, this isn’t a true bottomless brunch deal, but for $23.95 you can get an entrée and bottomless drinks. Now that’s a deal worth taking the metro ride for.

What to get: For an extra $3, try out the southern staple of chicken and waffles. The combination of sweet and savory is perfect for any dreadful hangover.

When: Saturdays and Sundays 10a.m.-?

Where: 1825 18th ST NW Washington, DC 20009


3.     Cava Mezze

This Mediterranean joint in Capitol Hill has all you can eat brunch for just $30. For the drinks, mimosas are just a penny each and Bloody Marys are $2.

What to get: Order the nutella waffle. The massive and fluffy waffle is covered in cream, bananas and yes, the beloved hazelnut spread.

When: Saturdays 10a.m.-3:30p.m. and Sundays 10a.m.-4p.m.

Where: 527 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003


4.     El Centro D.F.

If you’re craving Mexican, head over to one of El Centro’s two locations in Northwest D.C. and Georgetown. You can have bottomless small plates and drinks for $35.

What to get: The light-as-air churros coated in sugar and served with chocolate and caramel sauce.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 10a.m.-3p.m.

Where: 1218 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20007 and 1819 14th ST NW, Washington, D.C. 20009


5.     Johnny Pistolas

Here’s another restaurant to answer your taco cravings, but this one has a West Coast flair. Bottomless food is $24.99 and endless drinks are $14.99.

What to get: The Huevos Rancheros with a fried runny egg, black beans, red salsa, avocado and radishes.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m.-3p.m.

Where: 2333 18th ST NW Washington, DC 20009


6.     Masa 14

This Latin/Asian fusion spot has bottomless brunch (drinks included!) at $39. The small plates include plenty of egg dishes, salads, sandwiches and sweets.

What to get: The crispy smoked brisket buns with BBQ sauce, pickled onion, toasted sesame seeds and cilantro. Each order includes four small sandwiches.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 10a.m.-3p.m.

Where: 1825 14th ST NW Washington, DC 20009-4425


7.     Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown

Mr. Smith’s is a brunch favorite for Washingtonians. Bottomless champagne is $15 a person and all of the entrees are affordable, with the priciest costing $15.

What to get: Embrace the local flavor with an order of Eggs Chesapeake: poached eggs on top crab cakes and an English muffin.

When: Saturdays and Sundays 11a.m.-3p.m.

Where: 3205 K ST NW Washington, D.C. 20007


8.     Piola

For $20, you can have unlimited amounts of pizza. Yes you read that right, pizza for brunch. You can also have bottomless sangria and sparkling drinks for another $20.

What to get: There are about 10 pizzas to choose from, but the mac and cheese is considered a must-taste.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 11a.m.-3p.m.

Where: 2208 14th ST NW Washington, DC 20009


9.     Zengo

Head over to Chinatown for another option of Latin/Asian fusion bottomless brunch. The small plates and drinks keep coming for $39.

What to get: Bacon and scrambled eggs dim sum (steamed buns) with cheese and spicy salsa verde.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 10a.m.-3p.m.

Where: 781 7th ST NW Washington, DC 20001


Photo Credit: Joe Shlabotnik