Cheers to the Brunch Bill — 20 Triangle Spots to Booze Before Noon +570 fire icon
Wednesday, Aug 09 2017

Forget the old "5 o'clock somewhere" adage — the Triangle has officially gotten with the times, letting you good citizens enjoy a drink before noon. Thanks to the Brunch Bill, early rising booze-hounds can now cheers as early as 10am. Do your civic duty and exercise this new right: set your alarm, gather your squad, and head to one of our favorite boozy brunch spots.

Raleigh
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Beasley's Chicken & Honey

Earliest you can get your fix: 11am
Fried chicken, collards, pimento mac 'n' cheese and honey are just a few of the delicious things we love about southern cooking and Beasley's knocks every single one of them out of the park.

Beasley's Chicken & Honey
$   .  Beasley's Chicken and Honey   .  Raleigh
+ 291 interested
Photo by @bukuraleigh
Bu•ku

Earliest you can get your fix: 10am
Head to Bu•ku for Sunday brunch to fill your plate high with global cuisine. Here, armed with a custom omelette in one hand and mimosa in the other, you'll travel the world with just one taste.



Bu•ku
$   .  bu•ku   .  Raleigh
+ 160 interested
Photo by @bauerke
Capital Club 16

Earliest you can get your fix: 11am
Savor American cuisine with a German twist at Capital Club 16. Enjoy the decor that pays homage to Raleigh's great past while chowing down on schnitzel, Bavarian sausages or other traditional favorites. And where else can you order mimosas by the tray-full?

Capital Club 16
$   .  Capital Club 16   .  Raleigh
+ 292 interested
Photo by @dianamight
Irregardless Cafe & Catering

Earliest you can get your fix: 10am
Offering farm-to-table food sourced from their community garden, Irregardless Cafe serves up a little smidgen of heaven with every dish. Suitable for all your friends — from vegans to die-hard carnivores — Irregardless is consistently fresh, delicious and never disappointing.

Irregardless Cafe & Catering
$   .  Irregardless Cafe & Catering   .  Raleigh
+ 258 interested
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Jose and Sons

Earliest you can get your fix: 11am
Jose and Sons serves comfort food that celebrates Mexican heritage and the culinary traditions of the American South. But it's not only the food that's inspired —they're also slinging their own brand of brunch cocktails, including guava mimosas and micheladas (a to-die for beer-meets-bloody-mary cocktail you don't want to miss)

Jose and Sons
$$   .  Jose and Sons Bar and Kitchen   .  Raleigh
+ 454 interested
Photo by @furbishstudio
Mandolin

Earliest you can get your fix: 10:30am
In the mood for a classy bunch? Look no further than Mandolin, who doles out southern-style cuisine with an air of panache. Pinkies up on those mimosa glasses!

Mandolin
$$   .  Mandolin   .  Raleigh
+ 289 interested
Photo by @theraleighsocial
NOFO @ The Pig

Earliest you can get your fix: 10am
Nofo @ the Pig, an eccentric general store meets cafe concept, serves up a hearty brunch, including fried green tomato benedicts, french toast breakfast sandwiches, and yes, plenty of insta-worthy bloody marys.

NOFO @ The Pig
$   .  NOFO at the Pig   .  Raleigh
+ 241 interested
Photo by @lindshanson
Poole's Diner

Earliest you can get your fix: 11am
Poole's Diner is the restaurant that started the Ashley Christensen craze. It's a perennial Raleighite favorite with honest, fresh and delicious comfort cuisine. The menu changes weekly (sometimes even daily) so what dish will best complement your bloody mary is TBD.

Poole's Diner
$   .  Poole's   .  Raleigh
+ 263 interested
Photo by @every_last_bite
Remedy Diner

Earliest you can get your fix: 11am
This small, vegan and vegetarian-focused restaurant and bar in downtown Raleigh offers up a delicious, casual brunch on weekends. Stop by for sausage-less biscuts & gravy, "No Huevos” Rancheros and more.

Remedy Diner
$   .  The Remedy Diner   .  Raleigh
+ 186 interested
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Trophy Tap + Table

Earliest you can get your fix: 11am
Yes, Tap + Table is cooking up a mean brunch but let's cut to chase here: they've got a make your own mimosa bar that they bring right to your table, along with a magnum bottle of champs! Need we say more?

Trophy Tap + Table
$   .  Trophy Tap & Table   .  Raleigh
+ 200 interested
Durham
Photo by @feliciaperryphotography
Bull Street Gourmet & Market

Earliest you can get your fix: 10am
The weekends are made for brunching, and that's exactly Bull Street's specialty. It's a hidden gem that sources from local farms, ensuring you get the best of everything. Enjoy everything from vegan to hangover conscious options.

Bull Street Gourmet & Market
$   .  Bull Street Gourmet & Market   .  Durham
+ 277 interested
Photo by @rachpalmer7
Elmo’s Diner

Earliest you can get your fix: 10am
Head to Elmo's for ultimate diner comfort food. There's always rotating brunch specials if you're feeling adventurous, but no judgment if you're a traditionalist — they do the classics better than anyone.

Elmo’s Diner
$   .  Elmo's Diner   .  Durham
+ 98 interested
Photo by @chocolatehippos
Geer Street Garden

Earliest you can get your fix: 11am
Want to take brunch into your own hands? Geer Street Garden sets up an epic buffet spread so you can circle back for as many helpings of bacon as you'd like (no judgment). They've also got a Bloody Mary bar so you can customize your cocktail to your heart's content.

Geer Street Garden
$   .  Geer Street Garden   .  Durham
+ 235 interested
Photo by @thepomprince
The Little Dipper

Earliest you can get your fix: 11:30am
Careful with this one — The Little Dipper is pairing the fun of fondue with bottomless mimosas. Grab your friends, a DD and get ready to dunk away.

The Little Dipper
$   .  The Little Dipper: Fondue on Main   .  Durham
+ 291 interested
Photo by @carolinaeatsss
Monuts Donuts

Earliest you can get your fix: 10:00am
Start your Sunday off right with a donut in one hand and a mimosa in the other. And Monuts cranks out more than just expertly crafted donuts — they've got a full Sunday brunch menu that varies from week to week.

Monuts Donuts
$   .  Monuts Donuts   .  Durham
+ 261 interested
Photo by @repollock
Primal

Earliest you can get your fix: 10:00am
Primal, the Triangle's first gluten-free restaurant, offers up bottomless mimosas crafted with house made purees. Beet-ginger-tumeric mimosa to go with those eggs, anyone?

Primal
$$   .  Primal Food & Spirits   .  Durham
+ 191 interested
Photo by @lc_steele
Rue Cler

Earliest you can get your fix: 10:00am
Rue Cler has an indulgent brunch menu and an award-winning wine list so you know your mimosa is going to be top-notch. Add in some of their killer beignets and you've got yourself an A+ brunch.

Rue Cler
$$   .  Rue Cler   .  Durham
+ 127 interested
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The Durham

Earliest you can get your fix: 11:00am
Every third Sunday it's time to up your brunch game with a live DJ set and punch bowls at a gorgeous hotel—it's Disco Brunch!

Monthly
The Durham
$$   .  The Durham Hotel   .  Durham
+ 169 interested
Photo by @nashercafe
The Nasher Cafe

Earliest you can get your fix: Sat, 11:00am // Sun, 12:00pm
Top notch brunch in an inimitable setting—and booze? Hell yes, ma'am!

The Nasher Cafe
-   .  Nasher Cafe   .  Durham
+ 91 interested
Photo by @vinrougedurham
Vin Rouge

Earliest you can get your fix: 10:30am
Vin Rouge is an authentic French Bistro consistently ranked in Durham's top tier and their brunch is no exception. Order yourself a French 75 and something with gruyère for a totally decadent meal.

Weekly
Vin Rouge
$$   .  Vin Rouge   .  Durham
+ 121 interested
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