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It's hard to think of brunch foods without mimosas and Bloody Marys, and why should you? When it comes to pre-celebratory wedding festivities with your best girlfriends, look no further than this unique assortment of some of Houston's best boozy brunch hotspots.
The hub of all things delicious, Batanga has been serving up bottomless mimosas and sangria pitchers every weekend since its transformation from an 1880s saloon storefront to a modern tapas bar. Featuring a range of Latin American dishes covering all the way from Peru to Argentina, it's no surprise that this downtown Houston restaurant's extensive cocktail list is as exotic as the dishes it accompanies.
Ninfa's on Navigation
Claiming the title to creating the original fajita, this legendary monument has been making its mark on Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine for years. Under renowned chef Alex Padilla, this tortilla factory-turned-local-landmark famously serves a brunch-style margarita, rightfully named the "Ninfarita," every weekend during brunch.
Cook & Collins
This traditional neighborhood eatery features an assortment of unique and inviting menu items. Creating an environment that surrounds a trendy approach to American comfort food, Chef Jared Estes has conquered the task of pairing "from-scratch" recipes with a variety of cocktails from the restaurant's extended full bar. Unlimited mimosas and bellinis are considered a routine menu item on weekends when dining in this tasty local hub.
Gaining its name from obtaining a culinary trifecta of sweet meals, savory dishes, and mixed spirits, this museum district classic has no doubt made its impact on local Houstonians and tourists from around the world. The menu boasts American food with a focus on Gulf Coast specialties — as well as global ingredients — and is paired with some of the best cocktails in the city. Along with unlimited mimosas, guests can enjoy a five-course brunch tasting menu along with the option of À la carte boozy pitchers.
With two Houston locations located in Upper Washington and Rice Village, it's no surprise that this hip local eatery serves a range of modern American cooking with delicous cocktails. Options like white peach or blood orange mimosas rival menu favorites like the "Champagne Mojito," which includes Austin's Treaty Oak rum, sparkling wine, and mint, and the "Porch Pounder," consisting of Old Forester whiskey, Paula's Texas orange liqueur, blueberries, and a splash of lemon.