Brisbane’s best boozy brunch spots

Let’s face it, if you’ve been microwaving oats all week, you want your blowout weekend breakfast to be a good one, and lately your staple eggs benny just hasn’t been enough. You know what it’s missing? Booze.

It doesn’t matter if it’s hair of the dog from a big Friday night, or a simple upgrade from your latte to an espresso martini, you deserve a boozey breakfast every once in a while. Luckily for your indecisive-Saturday-morning-self, we’ve put together a list of our favourite breakfast cocktail venues. Treat yo’self.

Chester Street | Newstead

Just when you thought the best thing to come out of Chester Street was the doughnuts, they announce that their already delicious fresh juices and smoothies are susceptible to a good spiking. Your fresh-pressed vodka watermelon, apple, ginger and mint juice awaits, anytime from 9:30am on weekends.

Malt Pier | Newstead

Anyone with a specific ‘breakfast cocktails’ menu has our vote. Choose from three refreshing beverages, or order all three and select a designated driver! Enjoy the citrus-y Breakfast @ Pier, the classic Bloody Mary, or a rich and sweet Espresso Martini for an extra morning kick.

Statler and Waldorf | Petrie Terrace

If there’s one way to make your breakfast more tropical, it’s enjoying a Sunday morning Bloody Mary in a coconut. Tomato juice for breakfast isn’t that unorthodox is it? Oh right, the vodka. Hot tip: You can add bacon to ANYTHING. Even vodka.

Nana & Da’s | Kedron

Ever taking care of their patrons, Nana & Da proclaim their hot breakfast and Bloody Mary combination to be the best hangover cure in Brisbane. Celery and tomato sound restorative enough to us, just combine it with the fried chicken waffles and you’ll be nausea free in no time.

Summer House | Kangaroo Point

If it’s simplicity you’re after, the Summer House mimosa will not fail you, but if you’re looking for something stronger, there is no wrong choice between the Bloody Mary and their pharmaceutically proven Espresso Martini. Pair either with the savory mince with poached eggs and you’ll be ready to take on the day!

breakfast cocktails brisbane riverbarRiverbar & Kitchen | CBD

When you require more than one glass of boozy breakfast beverages (it happens), look no further than the Riverbar. After a jug of the Pimms Bling, Bloody Mary or Lychee Mojito, you’ll be just about ready to jump into the river nearby.

Alfred & Constance | Fortitude Valley

Oh A&C, is there anything you can’t do? After a big night, head right on back to Alfred & Constance for some good old hair of the dog – Tiki style! Our rule is – if it’s served with fruit, you can have it for breakfast! Note: they’re non-alcoholic but holy moly, the Doughnut Time thickshakes can scratch an itch you never knew you had.

Harvey’s Bar and Bistro | Fortitude Valley

Specializing in the art of breakfast, is it really a surprise that Harvey’s knows exactly how to perfect a Saturday morning meal? Start the weekend with a spiked Louisiana Sweet Tea or a Semifreddo Bellini fizzing with peach sorbet – you know you want to.

Mondo Organics | West End

Prepare for all your dreams to come true at once when you come upon Mondo Organics ‘Adults Only’ section of the drinks menu and realise they serve a raspberry and rose vodka slushie after 10am. Hardcore bruncher? Go straight to the Screwdriver and you’ll be swilling rum with your free-range bacon.

Kettle and Tin | Paddington

With three varieties of Bloody Marys to choose from, prepare to see red.

While the Goddamn Mary is concocted with smoked vodka, tomato and mustard and served with a picklehead pickle, the Swine Mary stars prosciutto-infused Stolichnaya, and pairs perfectly with your bacon waffles. If you’re not a tomato fan, cold brewed T2 tea can be infused with a shot of rum, vodka or gin.

With this list in hand, start your Brisbane breakfast the right way: with a fork in one hand and an alcoholic beverage in the other.

Words by Rebecca Grady

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