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The Best Spots for a Boozy Bottomless Brunch in Brisbane

Say cheers to turning your first meal of the day into quite the occasion.
By Sarah Ward
December 03, 2020

The Best Spots for a Boozy Bottomless Brunch in Brisbane

Say cheers to turning your first meal of the day into quite the occasion.
By Sarah Ward
December 03, 2020


Say cheers to turning your first meal of the day into quite the occasion.

At some point in human history, some clever person found a way to improve eggs, bacon, waffles, pancakes, fruit platters and croissants. They're all breakfast go-tos, and they're all delicious. But they taste better when paired with a stiff drink — especially if it's a weekend morning, and you're either recovering from the night before or starting your day as you mean to go on.

Yes, we all owe whoever discovered boozy brunches a big debt. The person who decided that those beverages should be bottomless deserves all of our gratitude as well. Why pair your brekkie burger, sardines on toast or mid-morning yum cha with just one drink when you can keep the sipping going? If you're looking for somewhere in Brisbane to do just that, we've picked six standout spots for a bottomless boozy brunch.

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    Beirne Brunch Club

    Make your next boozy brunch a lamb cutlet, wagyu skewer, chilli tofu and miso cauliflower-filled brunch. They’ll soak up yesterday’s ills and line your stomach for a few morning tipples, all as part of 24-hour bar Beirne Lane‘s Saturday offering. Happening from 11.45am–3pm each week, Beirne Brunch Club has other things on the menu, too, so you can tuck into fruit, pastries, croissants, cheese and antipasto and dips as well. Need more? Try salads, arancini and croquettes, plus brownies, pavlova and pistachio cake for dessert.

    It’s an all-you-can-eat affair and, drinks-wise, there are three choices available. The standard $49 package gets you oh-so-much food plus a glass of bubbly on arrival, while $79 will set you up with three hours of bottomless prosecco, wine, tap beer, spritzes and Pimm’s cups. And the ultra-decadent $109 option includes unlimited champers, beer and spirits as well.

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    Pourboy's Boozy Brunch

    If your weekend plans involve tucking into the best meal of the day — brunch, obviously — then congrats, you’re human. Fancy adding unlimited mimosas and bloody marys to the mix? Of course you do. That’s what Pourboy serves up every Saturday and Sunday, with the venue’s Boozy Brunch running for two-hour sittings between 10am–2pm. It’s the drinks that won’t stop — well, at least within your allocated time slot. Food-wise, you can choose one thing from the brunch menu, from a daily-changing lineup that could include sardines on toast, banana pancakes and a spin on eggs benedict that also features carrot.

    Seeing your morning slide into the afternoon with a drink in hand will set you back an affordable $60 per person. Unsurprisingly, bookings via email or phone are highly recommended, so gather the gang and plan ahead.

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    Bottomless Gin Brunches

    When you’re deciding how to spend your next brunch — and where — perhaps it’s a case of what you’d like to drink. Really love gin? Then make a beeline to West End’s Covent Garden, which has been in the boozy bottomless brunch game for a while now and shows no signs of stopping. Here, gin tap cocktails flow freely. You can drink as much of the monthly cocktail special as you like for two hours, or you can tuck into a few Pimm’s cups (and then a few more). Pimm’s is based on gin, after all.

    For $49 per person, you’ll also sip red or white wine sangria, and enjoy a shareboard spread — choosing between charcuterie, remoulade, chutney and mustard, or feta, pickled vegetables, hummus and olives. Both come with that breakfast and brunch staple, aka bread, too. It all goes down between 11am–3pm each week.

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    Yum Cha Sundays

    Howard Smith Wharves go-to Stanley is serving up mid-morning Cantonese banquets with cracking river views. One of the precinct’s top spots, it’s doing yum cha every Sunday from 11am–4pm, complete with XO seafood dumplings, barbecue pork buns with chilli jam, spicy chicken feet, salt and pepper squid, and stir-fried egg noodles. For $49 per person, you’ll also tuck into prawn har gow, scallop siu mai, duck and mushroom dumplings, and steamed broccoli with oyster sauce — and Cantonese egg tarts for dessert.

    Here for the booze? There’s a $129 option, too, which includes two hours of bottomless champagne. And, you can pick and choose other add-ons for an extra cost, should you be hankering for peking duck pancakes, barbecue pork char siu, steamed toothfish or five-spice roast duck.

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    Brunch With Bite

    Any venue can serve up a brunch that goes on for hours. Cloudland’s Brunch With Bite fits that mould, offering plenty of food as well as bottomless booze. But, it also adds something a little different to the menu. Fancy getting a bit of camp drag comedy with your meal? Watching an uproarious game show? Belting out a tune while brunch rolls on? They’re all on the bill at this banquet, with the lineup changing weekly.

    Food-wise, you’ll tuck into an Italian-inspired spread and nab a drink on arrival, all as part of your $75 ticket. The event kicks off at 11am, with two hours of bottomless spritzes, mimosas, bloody marys, select beers and sangria on offer between 11.15am–1.15pm.

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    Block House Brunch

    Orange juice is a tried and tested breakfast staple. Orange juice mixed with champagne? Yes, we’re talking about mimosas. Yes, they’re on the menu at Block House’s brunch offering, which is particularly great news for northside residents. Head to the Nundah spot and you can spend 90 minutes sipping bottomless drinks, including brews as well.

    Food-wise, you’ll eat your way through four or five share courses, again within that hour-and-a-half window. The $79 deal is a regular part of the cafe’s menu, so it is available daily. You’ll need to take a least one mate with you, because there’s a two-person minimum. And if you rock up with a group, everyone at your table must partake in the boozy brunch special (not that they should need much convincing).


Top image: Covent Garden by Anwyn Howarth.

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