Cheers to the Brunch Bill — 20 Triangle Spots to Booze Before Noon
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.

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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.

Enjoy Home Cookin' Just Like Grandma Made It at Beasley's
$   .  Beasley's Chicken and Honey   .  Raleigh
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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.



Experience a Melting Pot of Global Cuisine at Buku
$   .  bu•ku   .  Raleigh
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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?

Savor American Cuisine with a German Twist
$   .  Capital Club 16   .  Raleigh
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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.

Raleigh's Original Farm to Table Establishment
$   .  Irregardless Cafe & Catering   .  Raleigh
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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)

Experience Mexican Soul Food at Jose and Sons
$$   .  Jose and Sons Bar and Kitchen   .  Raleigh
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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!

Experience Southern Comfort Food with Elegance at Mandolin
$$   .  Mandolin   .  Raleigh
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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.

Try Shrimp & Grits at NOFO at the Pig
$   .  NOFO @ the Pig   .  Raleigh
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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.

Get Your High-Class Comfort Food Fix at Poole's
$   .  Poole's   .  Raleigh
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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.

Brunch at the Remedy Diner
$   .  The Remedy Diner   .  Raleigh
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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?

Grub on Tacos, Tots & Brews at Trophy Tap & Table
$   .  Trophy Tap & Table   .  Raleigh
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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.

Brunch & Graze with the Locals
$   .  Bull Street Gourmet & Market   .  Durham
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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.

Grab Good Eats at Elmo’s Diner
$   .  Elmo's Diner   .  Durham
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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.

Sip Sangria in the Garden
$   .  Geer Street Garden   .  Durham
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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.

Demolish a Dessert Fondue at the Little Dipper
$   .  The Little Dipper: Fondue on Main   .  Durham
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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.

Pedal Your Way to Monuts Donuts
$   .  Monuts Donuts   .  Durham
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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?

Taste Foodie Delights with a Caveman Twist
$$   .  Primal Food & Spirits   .  Durham
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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.

Savor the Beignets at Rue Cler
$$   .  Rue Cler   .  Durham
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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!

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Dine & Bounce at Disco Brunch
$$   .  The Durham Hotel   .  Durham
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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!

Have Yourself a Gourmet Brunch at Nasher Cafe
-   .  Nasher Cafe   .  Durham
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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.

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Enjoy a French Brunch at Vin Rouge
$$   .  Vin Rouge   .  Durham
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