All-you-can-drink (AYCD) specials abound in the city’s bars if you’re willing to get a party package. But if you don’t want to gather 20+ of your closest friends, there’s still plenty of AYCD specials to be had. You’ll just have to wait until Saturday and Sunday brunch. So whether you need help recovering from a hangover or are just looking for a new place to try while you get a weekend-day buzz, check out these five restaurants/pubs around the city.
Weather Mark Tavern
1503 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
This nautical-themed South Loop restaurant has specials every day of the week, but you’re going to want to go for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. That’s because for a reasonable $13.95, you can get bottomless mimosas to go with your traditional brunch items — whether you’re chowing down on a frittata, egg dish or sandwich. Even better? The mimosas come in three different flavors: regular, peach and cranberry.
Patsy’s Pub & Grill
2825 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Head to this cozy Lakeview bar on the weekend for bottomless mimosas for a reasonable $14.95 (with a two-hour limit). While sipping on your mimosas, which are generously filled right in front of you, nosh on a variety of breakfast items, many of which are egg-based — from the straight-up eggs to breakfast sandwiches and wraps. Make things even more interesting after drinking all of those mimosas by playing some of the board games on hand at Patsy’s. Brunch is served at all hours of the day, as long as Patsy’s is open.
1983 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610
The beautiful beer garden at this Lincoln Park bar and restaurant is perfect, whether you’re hanging out late at night or stopping by for brunch on Saturday or Sunday. But brunch is even better because of the stellar brunch “funday” brunch special. For $34 per person, patrons not only get to choose from the brunch buffet, but can enjoy all you want to drink — including bloody marys, mimosas, Coors Lights and Miller Lites, making it one of the most expansive all-you-can-drink brunch specials in the city. This bottomless special is available through 3 p.m. on Sundays.
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LOKaL Restaurant & Lounge
1904 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Among a plethora of other restaurants and bars on North Avenue, why go to LOKaL? Because it offers classic and gourmet comfort food, such as duck confit benedict and watercress bella omelet, from early to late night. LOKaL also has a stellar bottomless brunch come Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The best part of this brunch are the bottomless mimosas for just $7, as long as you have food on the table. All-you-can-drink bloody marys and champagne, for $10 and $14 respectively, are also available.
Act One Pub
1330 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
This Rogers Park pub may be known as the restaurant attached to Mayne Stage, but it’s worth a visit even if you’re not going for a show (or trivia). The $20 bottomless brunch at Act One has changed to a running $3 bunch cocktail special all day on Saturdays and Sundays. While the drink special lasts all day, entrees are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Elizabeth SanFilippo is a freelance writer, who enjoys trying new foods from all over the world. But her favorite city for culinary treats will always be Chicago. When not writing about food, she’s scribbling novels, and TV show reviews and recaps. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.