Chill Spots in Denver for a Boozy Brunch – Bottomless Mimosas Anyone?

Historians Brunch Spots In Denver
Though we do not know the national statistics, we imagine Denver ranks high for heavy brunching with booze and bottomless mimosas. Because of our city's passion for orange bubbly and day-drinking shenanigans, there is an endless supply of restaurants to choose from.  To simplify this process and get you drinking quicker, we hand-picked a few of our favorite local brunch spots in Denver for a boozy brunch
 
These joints hit on all levels of what we look for in a boozy brunch: chill atmosphere, great food, plenty of booze, and a prime example of the local scene.

The District Bistro

(Good For: Self-serve mimosas, tasty eats, mix & match bottomless special)

(Cap Hill/Colfax - Humboldt St. & 17th) - Swipe for more pics

If you are looking for one of the brunch spots in Denver that pairs a great bottomless mimosa deal (including bottomless sangria, beermosas, and screwdrivers) with super grub food, The District is your best option.

They have the most complete menu on this list and would be considered the best brunch spot for a foodie (on this list of course).  But that is not the only reason to visit the District.  Self-Serve Mimosas.  That’s right, they have a self-serve mimosa station available when the bottomless special is ordered.

Though The District has a bit calmer environment, it is still absolutely a place you and your crew can kickstart a day of drinking. Respect the mimosas rules, and you will be fine!

TIP: Brunch is only available on the weekend and ends at 3:00pm.

Tip: The bottomless special includes beermosas, sangria, and screwdrivers. You can mix and match whichever you like. You can see their menu here


Tip 2: There is a 2.5-hour time limit to the bottomless special. Drink up.


Perks: Outside patio, long happy hour, great daily drink specials, self-serve mimosa bar (multiple flavors), great food menu.


Happy Hour: Mon-Friday 11am-6pm and 10pm-2am with great food specials as well. Happy hour menu. 


Style: Upscale Bar & Grill, mixed groups (young crowd, families, groups etc...)


Price: $$$

Historians Ale House

(Good For: Summer rooftop patio vibe, bottomless mimosas)

(South Broadway - Broadway & 1st)

Historians Ale House is one of my favorite brunch spots in Denver for a boozy brunch when mimosas are on the agenda.

Personally, I feel a solid brunch destination is more about the environment, culture, patio/rooftop accessibility, atmosphere, and obviously booze. If you are looking for a spot that closely resembles the Colorado culture and attitude, Historians is your place.

TIP: It should be noted that brunching at Historians should happen during Spring & Summer.  It is the upstairs rooftop that really brings out its character.  The downstairs area is dark, and you will not experience what I am speaking of.

Tip: The rooftop patio is what makes Historians great. I would not recommend brunching here in the winter months.


Tip 2: Rino Beer Garden is their sister bar where you can get all the same deals and specials, but with a much larger patio.


Perks: Rooftop patio, great happy hour, large portions, super chill staff, draft beer selection, $5.95 burger, fries & drink special Mon-Friday. Brunch runs 10:00am-2:00pm.


Happy Hour: Mon-Friday 11am-7pm. Happy Hour Special.


Style: Alehouse, local, day drinking brunch vibe, younger crowd.


Menu: Great daily food specials. Historians Ale House Menu.


Price: $$

Denver Biscuit Company

(Good For: Hearty comfort food brunch, biscuit lovers, local culture, best food, family friendly)

(Colfax- Colfax Ave. & Steele St.)

Though the Denver Biscuit Company does not offer bottomless mimosas, it would be criminal to not mention the DBC as one of the better brunch spots in Denver for a boozy brunch (or any brunch for that matter).  The food here is just ridiculous and needs to be tasted by everyone. If you like a hearty biscuit influenced menu, then The Denver Biscuit Company (a classic Colorado success story) is for you.

TIP: The DBC can be less ideal for larger groups as they usually have a decent wait for brunch. But if you are with a small group and want to sip down a cocktail while waiting, the DBC has a very chill atmosphere and is a great place to get a feel for the local Denver vibe.

Tip: The DBC stops serving brunch at 2:00pm and there will likely be a wait.  (Make sure to try the Strawberry Shortcake).


Tip 2: We are referencing the location on Colfax, but they have others as well. View the link here for all locations and menus.


Perks: Large portions, comfort food, self-serve coffee, multiple locations, full bar.


Happy Hour (DBC partners with Atomic Cowboy after 2pm): Sun-Thurs  3 to 6 p.m. and again from 10 p.m-close Sun-Thursday. $2 PBRs, $3 well drinks, $4 for all other beers, and $5 for Hornitos and Jim Beam drinks.


Style: Casual, social, mixed crowd, bar and brunch collaboration.


Menu: Denver Biscuit Company Menu


Price: $$

The Lobby

(Good For: Bottomless-mimosa towers, Sunday Funday, strong cocktails)

The Lobby-Brunch in Denver

The Lobby holds a soft place in my heart for many reasons.  It is the sister restaurant to a personal favorite dive, Whiskey Bar, and it is one of the first places I got down with bottomless mimosas.

My opinion aside, The Lobby is an absolute steal when you have a group of friends with a hankering for one of the better brunch spots in Denver for a boozy brunch.  In addition to southern style comfort food, strong cocktails and drink specials, ordering bottomless mimosas will present you with a “self-pour” tower of orange champagne goodness.

If a Sunday-Funday style brunch is calling your name, visit The Lobby and drink up... Everyone else will be doing the same.

Tip: It is a smaller place and quite popular for brunch. Not your relaxing, sit-down fine dining brunch. Expect a lively bustling crowd.


Tip 2: To qualify for the mimosa tower, you need a group of 6 or more.


Perks: Late happy hour, great cocktails, bottomless mimosa towers,  reasonably priced, shaded patio,


Happy Hour: Tues-Saturday 3-6:30pm, Fri-Saturday 9pm-close, Sunday 3pm-close. Happy Hour Menu.


Style: Lively, social, sunday-funday.


Menu: The Lobby Menu


Price: $$

Honorable Mentions

(Other great brunch spots in Denver for a morning of drinking).

  1. Old Major: Great food, another local favorite, should be on the list. Old Major's Site.
  2. Ophelias: Bottomless mimosas with Brunch Bingo, Live Music and other events on the weekends. Opehilia's Site.
  3. Ignite Kitchen & Cocktails: Great cocktails, specialty drinks, rooftop patio and "Man Candy" (many locals favorite bacon). Great for the summer vibes. Ignite's Site.
  4. Root Down: Chiller vibe, Outdoor patio, great cocktails. Root Down's Site.
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