Brunch is Always a Good Idea

Written By: Jasmín Nelson Best Brunch Cocktails in San Diego

While there is always work to be done and errands to be run, it’s important to make time for everyone’s favorite weekend meal that falls between breakfast and lunch. Whether you enjoy brunch on both Saturday and Sunday of every weekend, or only occasionally,  there are some go-to sweet spots in town that will meet your breakfast wishes and champagne dreams. Seeing as it’s socially acceptable to wet your whistle before noon, you’re encouraged to dig in and drink up at barleymash, Breakfast Republic, Et Voilà, Fig Tree Café and Park 101. Make your brunch anything but basic by skipping the mimosas and checking out any of these equally cool cocktails to pair with your Benedict or breakfast burger!



barleymash, in the heart of the Gaslamp District, is a top choice for brunch with bubbles, Bloody Mary’s and booze on the menu. A must-have drink to tickle your taste buds is the delightful St. Germain champagne carafe; a cocktail made with St. Germain liqueur, house champagne, white wine, peach liqueur, fresh fruit and hibiscus flower. For the more adventurous, try the Skyy Vodka Bloody Bar where you can build your own Bloody Mary.

600 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101


Breakfast Republic

Grab a seat at any one of the five Breakfast Republic locations, with a sixth set to open soon in Carmel Valley, and hold on to summer just a little bit longer with cheers-worthy, specialty drinks. They offer the flavorful Summer Breeze, which consists of vodka, a tropical detox antioxidant shot, muddled blueberries and raspberries, lemon squeeze, a splash of soda water and orgeat. To kick it up a notch, try the Jal-Apeñ-O Business, a mix of vodka, soda water, jalapeño, mint, fresh lime and strawberries, not a drink created for the those with faint taste buds. Other options include a Beermosa, Chelada and their Jurassic Pork Bloody Mary.

North Park
2730 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
Liberty Station
2865 Sims Rd, Ste 106
San Diego, CA 92106
251 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
East Village
707 G St
San Diego, CA 92101
Ocean Beach
4839 Newport Ave
San Diego, CA 92107

]Et Voilà!

The French bistro, Et Voilà on Adams Ave, features the Spiked Verbena Lemonade. The tango of flavors is a mix of Skyy Vodka, lemon juice, verbena syrup, muddled lemon, and Peychaud’s bitters. Or try the lively and delicious Penny cocktail, made with El Jimador Blue Agave Blanco Tequila, serrano infused Xicaru Mezcal, Giffard ginger liqueur and agave.

3015 Adams Ave, Ste 103
San Diego, CA 92116


Fig Tree Café

A popular drink for serious brunch champions is the Blackberry Bliss at the Fig Tree Café. The drink not only looks tasty, but the blend of sparkling wine, vodka, muddled fresh blackberries and mint will leave you feeling refreshed. Daddy’s Spicy Strawberry Margarita is also a local favorite with its roasted red and green jalapeño infused tequila! Yum!

Liberty Station
2400 Historic Decatur Rd, Ste 103
San Diego, CA 92106
Pacific Beach
5119 Cass St
Pacific Beach, CA 92109
416 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92103


Park 101

Park 101 in Carlsbad offers some brunch bang for your buck with its array of brews, including their popular Frosé. The specialty cocktail is made with Cupcake Rosé, fresh strawberry, lemon and strawberry syrup. There’s also the Tamarack Sunsetter, with Lillet Rouge, blackberry, lemon and pomegranate kombucha. Your brunch beverage options just got a whole lot better, so come sip at any of these happening places.

3040 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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