Best Boozy & Bottomless Brunch Spots in Detroit

Cheap cocktails are the star of the show at these Detroit brunch spots.

As the largest city in Michigan, it’s no surprise Detroit is full of things to do, see, and try. Between locals and tourists alike, there’s plenty of people exploring the town, so it makes sense that the restaurant scene is buzzing.

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Believe it or not, this city has so many amazing restaurants to try, many of which serve brunch. I don’t know about you, but I often have a hard time trying new restaurants as you never know what you’ll run into. So, I’ve put together a list of my favorite brunch spots in town so you can make a quick and easy decision. With information about the menu, service hours, and atmosphere, you’ll know everything there is to know about each place on my list. And, they all offer great deals on drinks like nearly-bottomless carafes of mimosa and bloody mary. Keep reading to learn a bit more about each location!

Keep reading to learn more about each of these boozy brunch spots!

Central Kitchen + Bar

660 Woodward Ave #4A, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 963-9000
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When you’re craving some comfort food, be sure to check out Central Kitchen + Bar. This local restaurant serves American comfort food as well as handcrafted drinks. With an industrial yet chic interior, this spot works for any occasion. Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Kitchen + Bar. The brunch menu is very short but just as tasty as any other spot. Be sure to grab a bottle of champagne and a carafe of juice for only $22!

Bobcat Bonnie’s

1800 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Phone: (313) 962-1383
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Hoping to try some new flavors? Head over to Bobcat Bonnie’s the next time you’re in Detroit. This laid-back gastropub serves New American cuisine inspired by flavors from all over the world. And with the build-your-own mimosa and bloody Mary deal, you’ll have everything you need here. There’s plenty of delicious things to try on the menu at Bobcat Bonnie’s. Be sure to try the blueberry danish waffle, smothered potatoes, lucky unicorns french toast, or 24k gold wings. Don’t forget to check out the bloody mary and mimosa bar!

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Woodbridge Pub

5169 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48208
Phone: (313) 462-4754
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Another great pub spot for brunch is Woodbridge Pub. This local bar serves American cuisine and plenty of beer and wine. And with a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere, you’ll feel right at home at this spot. Brunch is served exclusively on Sunday at Woodbridge Pub, so plan accordingly. Try out the avocado toast deluxe, Southwest scramble, french toast, power bowl, or eggs benedict. Make sure to order a carafe of mimosas to complete your meal!

The Block

3919 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 832-0892
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Another unique spot for an amazing brunch in Detroit is The Block. Serving globally-inspired cuisine for lunch and dinner as well as brunch on the weekend, this place is great for any meal or celebration. The Block offers brunch on Sundays, so make sure to leave an open schedule. We recommend the mac n’ cheese, shrimp and grits, wings, or chicken and waffles. Be sure to try out the “almost bottomless” mimosas to complete your meal!

The Fountain Detroit

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 209-5301
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If you’re feeling French, swing by The Fountain Detroit for your next brunch. This local bistro serves amazing French cuisine and plenty of high-end wine. With an open-air, gorgeous patio, you’ll be able to enjoy your surroundings too. Brunch is served on Sundays at The Fountain Detroit. Be sure to try the smoked salmon hash, bacon and egg sandwich, or berries and custard pancakes. Don’t forget to grab some bottomless mimosas along with your meal!

Honest John’s

488 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 832-5646
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With over 2,400 reviews about the food, it’s no wonder Honest John’s is well-known for brunch. This local restaurant serves a classic American breakfast and brunch all day. With a laid-back setting and a jukebox for music, the atmosphere is vibrant and fun. Honest John’s is open from early morning to late night, so whenever you’re craving brunch, you can stop by. Try out the Fruity Pebble french toast, monte cristo, breakfast Johnny, or chicken and waffles. Make sure to sip on some mimosas or bloody marys, too!

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McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar

1460 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216
Phone: (313) 961-1960
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If you’re more into pub-like settings, McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar serves one of the tastiest brunches in Detroit. This sports bar serves pub food in addition plenty of drinks, of course. And with TVs to watch the game, you’ll never have to leave. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar. We recommend the cookie monster pancakes, grilled cheese french toast, the hangover, or my blue heaven pancakes. Be sure to check out the bloody mary and mimosa bar or order bottomless mimosas for $5 (with .75 refills)!

Cliff Bell’s

2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 961-2543
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Trying to find a spot with live music? Look no further than Cliff Bell’s. This local club serves creative and eclectic food in a sleek interior. And with live jazz offered nightly, there’s so much to enjoy here. Cliff Bell’s offers brunch on Sundays, so make sure to stop by. Be sure to try the chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, french toast, or steak and eggs. Don’t forget to grab a few mimosas, the first one is $10 with $1 refills!

Traffic Jam & Snug

511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 831-9470
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Established in 1965, Traffic Jam & Snug has been serving the community brunch for decades now. This bar and grill serves classic bar food made with globally inspired flavors and ingredients. With an in-house brewery and multi-floor building, there’s so much to explore. Brunch is served on Sundays and offers a fairly short menu at Traffic Jam & Snug. Try out the cinnamon swirl french toast, quiche du jour, or B.E.L.T. Make sure to wash it down with a bloody mary or mimosa for $5.50!

The Apparatus Room

250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 800-5600
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Located in Detroit Foundation Hotel, The Apparatus Room is a great brunch destination. This restaurant serves New American cuisine and craft cocktails. With a industrial yet chic and swanky interior, this is the perfect place for a nice meal. There’s plenty of tasty dishes to enjoy at The Apparatus Room. We recommend the lemon curd blueberry pancakes, duck and sweet potato hash, mushroom omelette, or sourdough pancakes. Be sure to complete your meal with a mimosa or two!

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Le Petit Dejeuner

6470 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: (313) 725-0257
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Looking for a great spot for the family? Check out Le Petit Dejeuner. This local Detroit restaurant serves elevated, classic breakfast dishes throughout the day. With a laid-back yet refined atmosphere, this place will work for any occasion. Le Petit Dejeuner is open from early morning to mid-afternoon, so brunch is on your time. Be sure to try the German chocolate waffles, shrimp and grits, carrot cake pancakes, or ever so flaky croissant french toast. Don’t forget to order a bottle of mimosas for $22!

Dime Store

719 Griswold St #180, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 962-9106
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Completing our list of brunch spots in Detroit is Dime Store. This spot is dedicated to serving up brunch classics in addition to beer and cocktails. With a large and airy space, there’s room for everyone at this place. Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dime Store will serve you brunch whenever works for you. Try out the cheesesteak benny, brioche french toast, duck bop hash, or malted Belgian waffle. Make sure to check out the cocktail menu!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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