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Boston’s Best Boozy Brunches

April 10, 2014 7:00 AM

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(Photo from 75 Chestnut/Facebook)

(Photo from 75 Chestnut/Facebook)

For anyone who likes to mix in some booze with brunch, there are plenty of delicious options here in Boston that offer everything from breakfast Bloody Marys to morning beers with that early-day meal, ensuring that brunch will indeed be a memorable affair. Here are five of the best boozy brunch options in the city.
(Photo from West End Johnnies/Facebook)

(Photo from West End Johnnies/Facebook)

West End Johnnies
138 Portland St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 227-1588
www.johnniesontheside.com

For many Bostonians, the brunch meal isn’t so much an early morning ritual as it is a late night staple, something that usually comes at the extreme tail-end of one great evening out. West End Johnnies makes the most for these folks, specializing in a Sunday morning Reggae Brunch that combines smooth reggae music and a delicious, boozy brunch menu to give a little “hair of the dog” to revelers attempting to nurse a hangover. This boozy cure-all plates up traditional Jamaican cuisine and potent Bloody Marys for that special sort of authenticity.

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Tremont 647  (Credit: Tremont 647)

Tremont 647 (Credit: Tremont 647)

Tremont 647
647 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 266-4600
www.tremont647.com

This South End staple offers yet another themed brunch special, the “Pajama Brunch,” where the Tremont 647 staff encourages patrons to attend the delicious brunch service in their comfortable PJs. It doesn’t matter whether you’re just waking up or winding down, the Tremont 647 brunch is memorable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is its specialty comfort food classics like breakfast burgers and croissant sandwiches, while delicious rum drinks makes this a boozy brunch to remember.

(Photo from 75 Chestnut/Facebook)

(Photo from 75 Chestnut/Facebook)

75 Chestnut
75 Chestnut St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-2175
www.75chestnut.com

Seeking a brunch that’s “easy like Sunday morning?” Look no further than 75 Chestnut, located between Charles St. and Cedar Lane Way in the city’s historic Beacon Hill district. This aptly-titled spot specializes in a chilled and relaxed “Jazz Brunch” on Sundays, complete with smooth live music that serves as the perfect way to groove away all troubles or turmoils of the boozy night before with, what else, more booze. The Bloody Mary Bar here is key, while 75 Chestnut’s high-end yet approachable brunch fare makes this a must-stop spot.

(Photo Credit: Sonsie/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Sonsie/Facebook)

Sonsie
327 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 351-2500
www.sonsieboston.com

Comfort is the name of the game at Sonsie, located on Newbury St. in between Mass Ave. and Hereford St. in the city’s Back Bay area. The decor here allows for both indoor and outdoor dining, perfect for people watching in the spring and summer, while Sonsie’s eclectic, delicious and affordable brunch menu includes a spicy Bloody Mary recipe to go along with its scrumptious egg dishes. Sonsie’s friendly and accommodating staff also makes this brunch experience a welcome, quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the day.

(Photo from East Coast Grill/Facebook)

(Photo from East Coast Grill/Facebook)

East Coast Grill
1271 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 491-6568
www.eastcoastgrill.net

While this Cambridge diner may be infamous for its legendary “Hell Night” specials of hot, spicy dinner plates and appetizers, the East Coast Grill has also earned a particular name for itself with its equally delicious weekend brunch specials, which come complete with an extravagant “Bloody Mary Bar” to satiate all of the weekend booze hounds. This, combined with East Coast Grill’s cutting-edge comfort cuisine, makes this Inman Square district hot spot a recommended stop next time you’re on the hunt for brunch.

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George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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