Brunch without booze is just breakfast. Here are 17 spots that serve up the best in brunch – from beignets and Bloody Marys, to meatballs and mimosas.
Petite Chou Bistro and Champagne Bar
This Broad Ripple bistro and champagne bar is Patachou's reinvention of the iconic French neighborhood restaurant. Saunter in and order a "Tequila Mockingbird."
The downtown outpost of the popular gastropub makes sure you're enjoying the freshest, locally-sourced meals at any time of day, but what really makes the brunches here special is the variety of inventive cocktails, handcrafted Belgian-inspired beers, and wines to pair with your food.
They had us at hello "Dreamsicle Mimosa." Also on the menu? A "Stumbling Seaman" and "Mad Dog Margarita." Brunch at this Indy staple is a must.
Let's talk mimosas ('cause this South Broad Ripple joint has a lot of them). Not your thing? Not to worry. There's coffee and crepes for every palette.
This healthy eatery and juicery has two locations. There are plenty of beer options on the menu, but the cocktails are made from fresh, cold-pressed juice.
This 1950s-themed hotspot was a gas station in a former life. Today, the menu is aces, and there are mimosas and Bloody Marys, to boot.
Chorizo omelets? Breakfast tacos? How we will ever choose? Better order some sangria and think it over. (And maybe a "Botanico Sour," too.)
This literal farm-to-table restaurant is divine. The sparkling grapefruit mimosa complements sweet dishes, and the Bloody Mary, the savory ones.
Mimi Blue Meatballs
This Mass Ave, meatball-themed joint serves biscuits and gravy in ball form. Mimosas are on the menu, too, as are breakfast sausage meatballs.
Hibiscus mimosas? Yes please. Good thing Northside Kitchenette is open seven days a week. The extensive menu has everything, including the "Kitchen'ette' Sink."
Mesh on Mass
The brunch menu for this Mass Ave restaurant features Bloody Marys, mimosas, and Bellinis. Oh, and crab hash browns. Those too.
In search of a Bloody Mary more like a salad bar than a beverage? Then hit up this Near Eastside establishment.
At Festiva, food is a celebration. And with bottomless "Sunday Funday" beverages, we're not one to argue.
With two Indy locations, Rize is known for their off-the-hook avocado toast, loaded potato waffles, and many other innovative takes on comfort food brunch items. Local ingredients and sustainable practices brighten the day as you sip fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, coffee, or boozy options like the bloody Mary and kombucha mimosa with unique twists, or a solid glass of chardonnay or pinot noir.