If you're like us and are inclined to have more than just one or two mimosas with your brunch, you probably know it's a safe bet to go with bottomless brunches. This, of course, means you pay one pre-determined price for the privilege of having as many mimosas or Bloody Marys with your meal as you'd like. Whether you drink one, two or 10, the drink price stays the same and your wallet won't make you feel bad about yourself. Here are just a few locales that feature this modern-day wonder known as bottomless brunch.
This family-owned Mid-City spot has been a local favorite ever since it first opened as a small lunch restaurant in 1984. Katie's has been under management from two different families. The Leininger family sold their restaurant to the Craig family, whom they rightfully trusted to uphold their legacy, and they did … even reopening in the wake of Katrina, better than ever. Katie's food menu is vast, with a rich New Orleans theme apparent in their dishes like crawfish beignets, chargrilled oysters and po-boys, but the real gem is their bottomless brunch. For $15, you can order as many mimosas, Bloody Marys and sangrias as you could possibly want. Drink up! 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582
Located in the Bywater, this restaurant really is a true country club. Even if you've never set foot in a country club before now, based on knowledge from movies and TV, you'll agree this is definitely a country club-style restaurant. With the pool and hot tub in the back, separated from the calmer atmosphere of the restaurant, you could spend your entire day at this place—swimming, drinking and eating. And drinking. They have a great menu with a large selection of dishes, but more importantly, bottomless mimosas for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays! Don't forget, you must be 21 and up with a valid ID to enter. 634 Louisa St., (504) 945-0742
Before we describe the following work of art to you, please don't get it twisted. This is not, we repeat NOT included in their bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary brunch special. However, we couldn't live with ourselves if we didn't tell you about Apolline's Deluxe Bloody Mary. Along with the vodka and house-made Bloody Mary mix, the drink (or small meal) contains bacon, a biscuit, shrimp, beans, okra, olives, celery, lemon and lime. It really is essentially a meal with vodka in it. If you aren't feeling quite that adventurous, they do have the unlimited (normal) Bloody Mary and mimosa brunch special from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and we wish you well on your search for the bottom of the glass! 4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8881
Located in the French Quarter, Broussard's has been an iconic New Orleans restaurant ever since it opened in 1920. It's located in a mansion that was built in 1834 and is more on the fancy side of things. The atmosphere is elegant yet friendly; that is to say, the fanciness is not intimidating and the staff are all very helpful, nice, and very good at serving up completely delectable classic New Orleans dishes as well as—you guessed it—unlimited, bottomless mimosas! 819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866
The food at Cane and Table is self-proclaimed as "rustic" and "colonial". But were bottomless brunch cocktails a thing during colonial times? Maybe, maybe not. This locale, located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter, has both great food and great drinks, but their bottomless brunch might just take the (pan)cake. A lot of places that have a bottomless brunch only serve mimosas and/or Bloody Marys. But Cane and Table offers a wider variety of bottomless drinks to choose from, including "La Paloma"—which is a mix of tequila, lime, grapefruit soda and salt, along with a couple other concoctions as well as the classic mimosa and Bloody Mary. 1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112
This Magazine Street venue sprouted up after a fisherman accidentally made the best ceviche he or his friends had ever tasted. He caught a snapper in the Mississippi and made it into this delicious dish, and from that ceviche was born Basin Seafood & Spirits—a local spot to get brunch, lunch, dinner, and not to mention great drinks (hence the latter part of their name). On Saturdays and Sundays, they offer bottomless mimosas during brunch. So make your way over to the Basin to try out their delicious food—which ranges beyond just seafood—and more importantly, to enjoy their endless mimosa brunch! 3222 Magazine St., (504) 302-7391
Located on the southern border of City Park, this upscale restaurant has a number of options to choose from in terms of food and drink. They have menus for lunch, dinner, Weekend brunch, dessert, wine, cocktails and even just a menu for bar snacks. They also have a number of specials to choose from, like their two-course lunch special or "Pre-Theater Dinner" with three courses for $35. But our all-time favorite is, of course, their bubbly brunch menu, which includes bottomless mimosas and champagne for $14 and $12 respectively. 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000
Daisy Dukes has a wide variety of New Orleans dishes. They have multiple locations in the French Quarter, Central Business District and Metairie. Select locations are open 24/7, so there's never a wrong time to visit, especially because of their all-day bottomless Cajun Bloody Marys that cost only $8 for as many as you can drink! You're meant to purchase food in order to get that exquisite deal, but you'll find out that that's really a blessing in disguise. All of their Cajun fare and daily specials are absolutely delicious and complement the Bloody Marys perfectly. Multiple locations, daisydukesrestaurant.com
This storefront restaurant in the Central Business District's InterContinental Hotel uses regionally farmed ingredients to complement their creative dishes. Trenasse serves oysters all day in addition to soups, salads, po-boys, desserts and wine. And if you're thinking of a mimosa (and who wouldn't?) to accompany Trenasse's Sunday brunch (served 10 a.m. til 4 p.m), that will set you back a very reasonable $8 per cocktail. But you might as well go all in because for a mere two bucks more, you can upgrade to bottomless for just $10. We repeat, who wouldn't? 444 St. Charles Ave., (504) 680-7000
This quirky Warehouse District spot offers a casual dining experience and a diverse brunch menu. From smoked salmon spread to chicken and waffles, and eggs benedict to jerk chicken, you're sure to find something that will hit the spot. Their "Wake Up Calls" include their bloody mary, their "Whacky Irishman" Irish coffee, and "The Effen Verde Mary," which consists of Effen cucumber vodka, verde bloody mary mix, and their house spice mix. Bottomless sparkling rosé and mimosas for $10. 869 Magazine St., (504) 577-2202
Lula Restaurant and Distillery is a stylish micro-distillery that serves quality food and house-distilled spirits. Their brunch menu is stacked with Southern-inspired fare, including shrimp and grits, chicken and biscuits, crawfish mac and cheese, the fried chicken sandwich, boiled seafood, and much more. Being a distillery, they also have a killer cocktail menu. This enticing brunch menu can be enjoyed on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along with their "All-You-Can Drink Vodka Bar." I'd be a bit careful with this one. 1532 St. Charles Ave., (504) 267-7624
Compère Lapin is an upscale eatery dedicated to serving playful, creative dishes. Chef Nina Compton synthesizes deeply-rooted New Orleans culinary heritage with influences of her upbringing in the Caribbean. The brunch menu consists of an interesting mix of the two cultures, such as coconut french toast with rum sauce and chilled shrimp with coconut curry and tostones. Their bottomless booze option is the "Bottom-less Brunch Punch/Dealer's Choice," which could mean anything, but I'm sure it won't disappoint. 535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 599-2119
Patrons of Le Petit Theatre, this one is for you. Consider stopping by creole restaurant Tableau before or after a performance for their all week brunch featuring classics such as shrimp and grits, eggs benedict, and seafood gumbo. With a purchase of an entree, you can also have bottomless mimosas for just $15. 616 St. Peters St., (504) 934-3463
Located in the heart of the French Quarter, this historic hotel made from five townhouses was originally the location of the first cotton press in the States. Now, it is a popular tourist destination to stay in. Their restaurant, Bistreaux offers locals and visitors alike a chance to try their Sunday Jazz Brunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. featuring bottomless mimosas, a bloody mary bar, and several New Orleans inspired dishes. 1001 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8000
Martin Wine Cellar had its start in 1946 and has been serving the New Orleans community ever since. Celebrate this New Orleans institution with brunch specials offered every weekend. You can expect to see sandwiches, quiches, a soup du jour, and a few entrees featuring some of the usual suspects: bacon, eggs, and biscuits. However, the specials vary between their four locations. In case you're starting to notice a theme, yes, Martin Wine Cellar offers bottomless mimosas for $10 along with brunch. Also, this being a Wine Cellar, might as well pick up a bottle or two on your way out. Multiple Locations.
On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm you can enjoy a short, concise, true to form New Orleans brunch menu at Mahony's Uptown. Shrimp and grits, hot sausage, bananas foster, po-boys, bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, and more. So next time you're running some errands or doing some shopping on Magazine Street, sit down for a while in the AC, enjoy some good food, and refresh yourself with a few drinks. Multiple Locations.