For many New Yorkers, brunch is a sacred thing. A weekend ritual loaded with symbolism and eggs, the event helps nurse hangovers and gets friends together to rehash the week's events.
And what goes better with brunch than an adult beverage? Unlimited adult beverages, of course.
Here are some of the best bottomless brunches in the city.
The deal: $47 gets you unlimited small plates and unlimited mimosas, sangrias or Bloody Maria cocktails for two hours.
The food: This comfortable Mexican restaurant is loved by locals for its creative take on classics. Try the wild mushroom queso fundido (pictured), a tostada topped with caramelized pork belly, and chicken empanadas.
Address: 301 Church St., Manhattan, anejotribeca.com)
The deal: For $29, get an entrée plus drink refills for one hour (mix or match with margaritas, mimosas, Bloody Marys, beers, coffee and tea).
The food: At this inviting Prospect Heights restaurant, chef Akhtar Nawab puts his spin on Mexican classics (the name means "high quality" in Spanish). The guacamole is wake-you-up spicy and the entrees, from the steak and egg breakfast tacos to the vegetarian enchiladas, pictured, satisfying. Don't pass on sides such as poached eggs or papas bravas for an even heartier brunch.
Address: 552 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, altacalidadbk.com
The deal: Add $25 to your $20 brunch buffet and you can treat the bar as your own -- for 90 minutes -- and choose from a long list cocktails including lychee- and guava-inspired mimosas, mezcal-based drinks (one with pineapple and agave syrup) and the Rude Cosmo (Bulleit, lemon and honey).
The food: Again, may we stress the buffet aspect of this rooftop brunch, where you can satisfy your sweet tooth with tres leches French toast sticks and ricotta fritters and get savory with seven options from chorizo breakfast burritos to tomatillo breakfast enchiladas. Sides include bacon, fruit and home fries.
Address: 605 W. 48th St., Hell's Kitchen, cantinarooftop.com
Pig & Khao
The deal: Order as many mimosas as you like during a two-hour window for $15. They come in orange, mango, lychee and white peach varieties. If beer is your preference, you can pour yourself as much draft Narragansett as you can handle for the same price. You'll be cut off from the booze at 4 p.m.
The food: As for the food at this stylish Lower East Side spot, it's former "Top Chef" contestant Leah Cohen's Thai- and Filipino-accented take on Southeast Asian cuisine. Get anything with pork, including the banh xeo, a crepe with shrimp and bacon (pictured), or the sizzling sisig, pork head with chili and egg. Your sweet tooth might like the chocolate rice pudding served with ... you guessed it ... bacon bits.
Address: 68 Clinton St., Manhattan, pigandkhao.com
Hill & Dale
The deal: For $40, your brunch plate comes with unlimited mimosas or Bloody Marys.
The food:Brunch plates include fried chicken cutlets with biscuits made from scratch and buttermilk sausage gravy (pictured), as well as buttermilk pancakes served with berries, maple butter and syrup. Those come with sides like house-smoked bacon, cheesy grits with leeks, and yogurt parfait.
Address:115 Allen St., Lower East Side Manhattan, hillanddalenyc.com
Vida Verde Margarita Market
The deal: For $40, you get a brunch entree and 90 minutes of bottomless Bloody Marys, mimosas, beer and cava (sparkling Spanish wine). For $50, upgrade your brunch cocktails to margaritas, micheladas and palomas.
The food: This new rooftop extension of the Vida Verde, a midtown West cocktail bar and Mexican restaurant, rolls out a South-of-the-Border-themed brunch called "Brunchacha" on the weekends. Menu highlights include: Mexican poutine with fried yucca chips, salsa verde and two kinds of cheese, a chicken pozole salad (pictured); and Aztec pancakes, covered in banana-brown sugar marmalade, cocoa nibs and whipped cream. Look out for party favors, like pinatas, too.
Address: 248 W. 55th St., midtown, vidaverdeny.com
Crave Fishbar Upper West Side
The deal: For an $18 add-on to your brunch entrée, you get 90 minutes of unlimited mimosas, margaritas or Bloody Marys, which are prepared with a 16-ingredient house mix.
The food: Popular brunch dishes at this eco-conscious seafood spot on the Upper West Side (a second Fishbar is in midtown east) include: fried fish and waffles (pictured); the Crave breakfast sandwich, a scooped-out bagel loaded with bacon, over-easy eggs and cheddar; and lobster cavatelli pasta and cheese. We recommend ordering the croissant sticky bun with whiskey vanilla bean icing to get the party started.
Address: 428 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan, cravefishbar.com
The deal: With an entrée purchase, you get bottomless mimosas for two hours for an extra $16. Last call is 3:30 p.m.
The food: Lido's hearty brunch menu includes braised short rib hash with eggs Benedict; white polenta with poached eggs, truffle oil and mushroom ragu; a hanger steak panini; and steamed mussels.
Address: (2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Manhattan, lidoharlem.com
The deal: A $14 add-on gets you unlimited mimosas, margaritas or Bloody Marys for 90 minutes.
The food: This West Village restaurant has been serving up Spanish food for 40 years -- and its bottomless brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. is a stellar value. Enjoy entrees like a goat cheese and bacon coca (pictured), a Spanish-style flatbread topped with a sunny side up egg. Or go big with the Paella AM -- with a poached egg, fava beans and chorizo.
Address:: 168 W. Fourth St. A, Manhattan, 212-242-6480, tiopepenyc.com
The deal: With the purchase of a brunch entrée, you can tack on one and half hours of unlimited mimosas for $29 extra. Bartenders will mix your sparkling wine with your choice of orange juice, blood orange juice or peach nectar.
The food: Brunch at the Greek-inspired Mediterranean restaurant on the far West Side is served Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. Signature dishes include French toast prepared with fluffy slices of Greek Easter bread, stuffed with whipped cream cheese and served with berry-basil marmalade and "gyro" hash, a combo of paprika and sumac-seasoned beef, fingerling potatoes, beef bacon, chili aioli and poached egg.
Address: 629 W. 57th St., Manhattan, ousianyc.com
The deal: A $20 add-on gets you unlimited lychee bellinis or classic mimosas for 90 minutes.
The food: This West Village restaurant serving up Thai cuisine prepared with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients has a year-round garden where you can sip on bubbly and eat American brunch dishes with ethnic twists, such as house-made buttermilk fried chicken atop lemongrass waffles (pictured) and Thai-style pancakes with coconut and caramelized banana.
Address: 117 W. 10th St., Manhattan, pintogarden.com
The Flying Cock
The deal: A $19 add-on gets you bottomless Bloody Marys, bellinis or mimosas for a 90-minute window.
The food:This pub in Murray Hill serves up classic brunch dishes like eggs Benedict and sweet-and-savory twists like the breakfast waffle sandwich (pictured), stuffed with an egg over easy, bacon, avocado and American cheese and drizzled with maple syrup.
Address: 497 Third Ave., Manhattan, theflyingcocknyc.com
The deal: On top of your entree order, add an extra $18 for two hours' worth of frozen margaritas, Bloody Marys, mimosas, screwdrivers or sparkling wine to your entree, up until 4 p.m.
The food: The local Mexican chain's brunch entrees include chilaquiles (pictured) and a version of French toast made with rum and cajeta caramel roasted bananas.
Address: Five Manhattan locations, including 475 W. Broadway in SoHo; doscaminos.com
The deal: $19.95 gets you bottomless margaritas, Champagne cocktails, micheladas, Bloody Marys or sangria for an hour and a half.
The food: Chef and owner Julian Medina's Mexican bistro cooks up hearty brunch fare, including pozole with roasted pork and hominy and corn cake huaraches with black beans, Mexican ricotta cheese, chorizo, farm eggs and salsa.
Address: 205 Thompson St., Greenwich Village, toloachenyc.com
The deal: $45 per person gets you unlimited small plates and brunch cocktails like margaritas and mimosas for two hours -- as long as the entire table joins in.
The food: Richard Sandoval's Latin-Asian fusion restaurant features a diverse menu including ceviche, sushi rolls, chicken chilaquiles (pictured, with a fried egg, pickled onions, guajillo salsa, cotija cheese, cream and corn tortillas), Korean fried chicken, and pork belly with poblano hash.
Address: 1622 Third Ave., Yorkville, Manhattan, eatzengo.com)
The deal: The deal -- all you can drink for 90 minutes, choosing from house drinks such as the frozen hibiscus Rosalita (pictured), margarita, mimosas, Bloody Marys and beer -- varies in price by location ($35 the East Village, $37.95 in Chelsea, $29 in Park Slope).
The food: This restaurant from Mexico City native Roberto Santibañez offers all manner of huevos for brunch, including eggs with cactus and ranchero-style (with black beans, salad and chrizo). On the sweeter side: brioche soaked in banana custard and topped with nuts and bananas.
Address:40 Avenue B (East Village), 189 Ninth Ave. (Chelsea), 434 Seventh Ave. (Park Slope); fondarestaurant.com
Baby's All Right
The deal: $37.99 gets you any entree and unlimited Bloody Marys, mimosas, greyhounds or screwdrivers for 90 minutes, as long as your whole table participates. Last call is 3 p.m.
The food: This Williamsburg club serves brunch on the weekends and hits all the trendy food targets with dishes like Baby's breakfast sandwich (pictured), a breadless option with scrambled eggs, avocado, and arugula; a pork belly Benedict, with roasted tomatoes and home fries; and cheese grits with beef short rib and poached eggs.
Address: 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, babysallright.com