It’s safe to say that Connecticut takes brunch culture very seriously. For us, a good boozy brunch is a well-loved ritual that we love to indulge in. When the opportunity for a boozy mid-day meal presents itself, it’s hard to resist the temptation!
With a little help from our new Fairfield University Intern, Hannah, we’ve rounded up a list of brunch spots in Connecticut that are not to be missed. Because, when you’re nursing a hangover over eggs and a bloody….You’ll need to find a place with a strong brunch game.
Whether you’re looking for a classic day-drinking escapade, or a more casual brunch spot to catch up with your besties — we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite boozy brunches in Connecticut. Because let’s be honest, every good brunch session is made complete with a cocktail… or two.
All of these locations are totally Instagramable because we all know…. “Phone eats first”!
The Lila Rose, Stamford CT
Starting off with a personal fave, it’s nearly impossible not to have a blast at Lila Rose. Tucked into the Harbor Point area of Stamford, CT Lila Rose is a unique and vibey brunch spot with an ambiance you can't help but fall in love with. The pink walls, gold trees, a colorful floor, and pumping music make for an Instagram-worthy brunch spot. Lila Rose, it’s all about the tapas and cocktails. We love their funky-shaped cocktail glasses and their food is next level. Pro Tip– Don't miss their $5 mimosas!
The Lila Rose's Instagram: @tacodaddyandthelilarose
The Lila Rose's Website: The Lila Rose
The Sinclair: Fairfield, CT
The lively ambiance, killer food, and bottomless drink options at The Sinclair make this spot one of our go-to picks for brunch. This is a great option for a group of friends and doubles as the perfect place for a casual date. We love the feel-good vibe and that their patio is an option all year round. At The Sinclair, they offer an American menu with a unique twist on meals. One of our fave dishes is the "Breakfast Pasta”— cacio & pepe spaghetti w/ cheese, black pepper, onions & bacon… topped with a sunny-side-up egg! Pro Tip- Can’t make it for brunch? They have a killer happy hour as well.
T’s Wine Bar and Kitchen: Stamford, CT
Let’s just say… this charming Italian restaurant knows how to let its hair down and get funky for brunch on the weekends. If you’re looking for a wild and rowdy brunch experience, look no further. T’s tented patio swerves up a brunch experience like no other— Complete with live DJs, bottomless drinks, and yes... dancing on the tables. This is the perfect spot for a birthday celebration or a rambunctious day with your besties. At T’s they boast about being the best boozy brunch in Stamford, but we’ll let you be the judge!
T's Wine Bar Instagram: @tswinebarkitchen
T's Wine Bar Website: T’s Kitchen and Bar
The Place 2 Be: Hartford, CT
Go bottomless or go home. At The Place 2 Be, they take brunch very very seriously… and we are here for it. Each of their 3 trendy locations is more insane than the next and with a brunch game this strong— none of them will disappoint. According to their website, The Place 2 Be is inspired by a true love for brunch, Instagram, and their customers. The menu is a balance of comfort and innovation, celebrating food that appeals to both novice and extreme foodies with a twist.
The Place 2 Be's Instagram: @place2bect
The Place 2 Be's Website: The Place 2 Be
Taco Daddy: Stamford, CT
The sister restaurant of Lila Rose is another one of our top picks! This trendy taco joint serves up delicious food and is open 7 days a week. Of course, we love that they offer bottomless brunch and we can't get enough of their crunch wraps. This is the place to go if you’re looking for an early tequila and taco combo!
Taco Daddy's Instagram: @tacodaddyandthelilarose
Taco Daddy's Website: Taco Daddy
Barracuda Bistro & Bar: New Haven, CT
Cozy yet lively, this spot has the kind of atmosphere that will keep you coming back. This small restaurant is exploding with energy and the food is entirely over the top. This Latin American Gastro Bar serves fusion cuisine in a lively pub atmosphere. They are known for their mojitos & margaritas… but you will be blown away by their phenomenal service
Barracuda's Instagram: @barracudanewhaven
Barracuda's Website: Barracuda Bistro and Bar
Malibu Taco: Fairfield, CT
The atmosphere at Malibu Taco transports you right to Cali and will give you that feel-good vacay vibe from the moment you arrive. This California-style taco bar takes a spin on traditional Mexican food with a coastal California-inspired menu. We love their organic menu and that they offer plenty of healthy options! Did we mention they have a bottomless brunch option?!
Malibu Taco's Instagram: @malibutaco
Malibu Taco's Website: Malibu Taco
Lugano: Old Greenwich, CT
The perfect place for an upscale brunch without breaking the bank. Fantastic food, a bustling vibe and bottomless drinks (may we suggest the aperol sprits?). We recently dined here for a surprise b-day brunch for our Dad’s 60th. We enjoyed it so much that we stayed for 4 hours… and they didn’t even kick us out! Everyone in the group (ages ranged from 25 to 65) had a blast and we will absolutely be back.
Lugano's Instagram: @luganogreenwichct
Lugano's Website: Lugano