5 Tips for Being a Good Bottomless Bruncher
June 28, 2022
Brunching may seem easy — hey, it's just overpriced breakfast, right? — but if you're not prepared, you might find yourself making some rookie mistakes. Fortunately, you've arrived at the internet's number one resource for bottomless brunch advice, and we're happy to pass along five essential tips for getting the most out of your day:
You should always be punctual — respect your friends' time! — but with many restaurants starting the two-hour bottomless limit from the time of your reservation, the stakes are higher at brunch. Don't cut yourself short, or leave your tablemates' glasses empty as they hem and haw about whether to order without you (they should order without you).
We're sure you have many friends — but only invite five of them to brunch. Despite your best efforts, once you expand a table beyond six, conversation is bound to break in two. Your table can't obsessively debate an Instagram caption
as one if you've got multiple sets of stupid inside jokes.
Don't make plans for afterward
As we've extensively documented
, DC doesn't lack for brunch spots with generous pours and lenient time limits. If you're reading this website, you probably don't need us to tell you where that'll leave you by two (or three, or even four) o'clock. So, trust us, save the nice dinner reservation for another night.
All-you-can-eat brunches can be the best deals in D.C., but beware their carb traps. You don't want to drop $50 on an all-inclusive deal only to fill up on the bread baskets
and fries they won't hesitate to throw your way.
Never order a Bloody Mary
Even if you put aside the terrible taste, it's just rude! Mimosa refills are simple -- a server comes around with a pitcher, empties it into six willing glasses, and repeats the process a redacted number of times -- while a Bloody Mary disrupts this seamless flow. You don't want to be stuck waiting for your server to rummage through the back for a celery stick while the rest of your table enjoys full flutes of champagne.