Best Boozy Brunch in Scottsdale
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Bloody Marys, mimosas, coffee drinks… You don’t need an excuse to start drinking at 10:30 AM, but if pressed for one, you need only say one word. BRUNCH. Brunch hasn’t always been around and I wonder how civilization survived in the pre-brunch world. If anything, brunch has become almost too popular as the wait at certain hotspots can be unbearable. And there is nothing worse than a disappointing experience after a long wait. What places are worth the wait or have no wait at all? We’re here to help sort that out. These are some of the best spots to enjoy a boozy brunch in Scottsdale.
It would take weeks to try all the different creative breakfast dishes that The Hash Kitchen on Scottsdale Road in the Shops at Gainey Village has to offer. Luckily, The Hash Kitchen is open seven days a week from 7am – 3pm, so you can go every day and try something different. Their “Build Your Own Bloody” bar is a major attraction. It is situated near the center of the restaurant and features all the popular – and some of the crazy – ingredients that people throw in their Bloody Mary. They have a DJ spinning tunes on the weekends, which adds to the already-hip vibe. The Hash Kitchen will be opening their second location at Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd and Thompson Peak Parkway on November 2nd. Check out our Hash Kitchen Video Review
Booze to buy: The Original Hash Kitchen Bloody Mary
Grub to get: Herb Fried Chicken & Waffles
Market Street Kitchen
There’s a word that, for brunch fans, makes almost any destination worth a visit. That word, my friends, is bottomless. For only $12, Market Street Kitchen in DC Ranch features bottomless mimosas and bottomless bloody marys from 10am – 3pm on Saturday and Sunday. This is a great deal, but on its own isn’t enough to land on this esteemed list. Add fresh, from-scratch food and excellent service and BOOM. Here you are. The atmosphere at Market Street Kitchen also needs to be mentioned. Floor-to-ceiling walls along the south side and a comfortable patio make it easy to stay for awhile and enjoy a leisurely brunch.
Booze to buy: Creamsicle specialty cocktail
Grub to get: Green Chile Pork Stew
If your mouth starts watering when you think about what your favorite brunch dish is at a spot, it’s a good indication that spot should be on your “best of” list. K O’Donnell’s brunch runs from 9am – 2pm on Saturday and Sunday and can get quite busy in the bar and on the patio. Even if you don’t get a prime spot, there are over 50 HDTVs playing all the football games in every part of the restaurant so you won’t be disappointed wherever you end up. They offer a sweet “Build your own Bloody” checklist and have tableside mimosas. “KO’s” has also recently started serving Phoenix-favorite Press Coffee’s Nitro and Cold Brew so you can get your caffeine fix and your alcohol fix in the same beverage. Bonus coverage: Check out our K O’Donnell’s Dinner Video Review
Booze to buy: Rise & Shine (champagne, elderflower liqueur and grapefruit juice)
Grub to get (flip a coin): Breakfast burger or the oven cakes with peanut butter and chocolate
After a long night of partying in Old Town Scottsdale, it’s not always wise to return to the scene of the crime, so to speak. One exception is if you’re heading back to Bevvy the morning after for their Weekend Brunch. Bevvy is a home for Michigan and Arizona football fans on Saturdays and the Patriots on Sundays. You’ll make some new friends if you’re a fan of those teams and go to Bevvy for the game. Depending on the day, Bevvy has a couple different options for getting your drink on throughout the early part of your day. $15 personal bottles of Prosecco or Rose, a $20 bottomless Build your own Sangria bar and $25 unlimited mimosas and bloody marys which goes down to $15 with the purchase of an entree. Check out our Bevvy Brunch Video Review
Booze to buy: “A Strawberry & Lemon Walked Into a Bar” – Absolut Citron & Smirnoff Sourced Strawberry Vodka, lemons, strawberries and agave nectar
Grub to get: Croissan’wich
EVO knows a couple things about brunch. They know there is never a bad time for brunch. They also know there isn’t enough brunch available at Midnight. Their solution was to serve Brunch After Dark on Sundays from 4pm – 1:30 AM. ONE-THIRTY AM. The gents from ScottsdaleRestaurants.com recently decided to pay a return visit to EVO to give the Brunch After Dark experience a test run. They did not leave disappointed. They also did not leave with any room left in their stomachs. If you woke up too late to participate in the other brunches on this list, or if you feel like “running it back”, you would be wise to check out EVO. For the best booze and grub selections, make sure to go check out our EVO Brunch After Dark Video Review!
These are some of the best spots to enjoy brunch in Scottsdale in our opinion, but what about yours? Let us know in the comments where else we need to visit.
Tony Pontecorvo can be found online at @disguyyy