Cocktails and Brunch: Metro Detroit's Perfect Combination
By: Ryan O'Bleness
April 6, 2016
Breakfast foods, lunch dishes and cocktails – what a concept. Perhaps you weren’t daydreaming about a brunch and beverage combo before, but now that I’ve brought it up, you may be intrigued. Well, it turns out that several establishments in the metro Detroit area offer all of the above. Here is where to find them:
Is anybody interested in bottomless mimosas or bloody marys? Of course, and that is exactly what you get at La Dolce Vita in the Palmer Park District. Whenever the weather finally warms up, La Dolce Vita has one of the best patios in Detroit. The restaurant offers a full bar, countless brunch options from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and also a brunch banquet menu option. There is a second location Shelby Township.
Located at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, 5ive Restaurant offers quite the selection of brunch cocktails. The Breakfast Margarita sounds awfully enticing with Grand Marnier, Jim Beam, tequila, and berry, lime and lemon flavors. Other options include Bourbon Berry Tea, Traditional Bloody Mary and an Italian Mimosa. The menu is full of favorites such as Steak and Eggs and Huevos Rancheros.
This Birmingham establishment offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The cocktail options are varied with the Mad Mimosa (bubbles and pomegranate liqueur), bloody mary variations, Drink Me Potion (bubbles, peach Schnapps, fresh strawberry puree) and many others. The menu boasts Mini Chicken – N- Waffles, skillets and more. Patrons can even mix and match bottomless mimosas and bloody marys!
Other places offering the perfect combination of brunch foods and cocktails include: Dime Store (Detroit), Cliff Bell’s (Detroit), The Sardine Room (Plymouth) D’Amato’s (Royal Oak) and Toast (Ferndale, Birmingham).
Basically, you can find your drink of choice with your desired menu around peak brunch hours in the metro Detroit area. With several establishments, countless meals and, of course, delicious cocktails, there are no bad options.