Brunch: The socially acceptable excuse for day drinking, and the best way to get all your girls together to celebrate all the festivities to come. Maybe you've already scoured Pinterest for a creative way to ask, "Will you be my bridesmaid?" or maybe you plan on popping the question in between popping bottles. Either way, there's no better place to get together for a boozy bridesmaid brunch than Manhattan. We've put together a list of some of the most talked-about and trendy spots to celebrate.
Bagatelle NY (Above)
With locations around the world, this Meatpacking District hotspot draws its ambiance inspiration from soirées in the south of France. With dim lights and sparklers surrounded by unique and colorful art, Bagatelle oozes European flair with a Manhattan party vibe. With menu options including homemade gnocchi, raw bar options, and Bagatelle Pancakes (a scrumptious option of buttermilk pancakes with bananas foster), Bagatelle's contemporary French cuisine pairs perfectly with a bottle (or two...) of bubbly.
Located at 450 Park Ave South, PS450 is a go-to location for day-party attendees to mingle, dine, and dance. Offering a $45 endless-brunch prix-fixe every Saturday and Sunday, PS450 serves new-American style cuisine and fine cocktails housed in a lounge-style space (dance floor included!). Guests can enjoy many different brunch options including caramel-apple French toast, "hangover fries," or classic egg sandwiches while sipping and dancing the night (or day) away.
Beauty & Essex
At first glance, Beauty & Essex appears to be a quaint pawnshop nestled within the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Don't be fooled—beyond the shop doors lies a modern dining experience that makes this hotspot a favorite amongst avid brunch-goers. Beauty & Essex offers a unique "sharing menu" that can be enjoyed while listening to pumping dance and hit music in a gorgeous and modern lounge-like atmosphere. From lemon blackberry pancakes and lobster tacos to imported beers and sparkling rosé, you will be well on your way to a successful (and glam) bridesmaid brunch.
If you're really looking to celebrate, Libations is the spot. Featuring premiere DJs from across the country spinning hit music on each of its three floors, Libations not only serves up unlimited mimosas and bloody marys on weekends but also one heck of a party (you can even host your own private brunch with your own dance floor!). Amongst its upscale ambiance, this Lower Eastside location offers a traditional brunch menu including eggs benedict, French toast, burgers, and pasta—making it a perfect location for bridesmaids who brunch.
Whether you're glue-gun-impaired or a DIY queen, there's one brunch spot in the West Village that serves a DIY experience we're pretty certain everyone can handle. For a more laid-back-yet-still-boozy-brunch experience, Sotto 13 is your best option. This airy and skylit venue is housed in a brownstone, and it serves up not only a variety of handcrafted pizzas and pasta but also a DIY prosecco bar! Yes, you heard that correctly. Diners can transform into mixologists with a bottle of prosecco, toss-ins, fresh juices, liqueurs, and other mixers. Follow a recipe card or get creative with your girls while you toast to fun and friendship—and of course, the bride to be.