If there’s one thing San Diego does better than craft beer, it’s weekend brunching. From Oceanside to Downtown and everywhere in between, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a bar or restaurant that doesn’t participate in the joy that is brunch. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a list of San Diego’s best spots for all of the bottomless brunches your heart desires.
One of Pacific Beach’s most well-known spots for brunching encompasses the casual laid-back atmosphere of the West Coast with the modern twist of a Gastropub. Since its opening, Duck Dive has become a San Diego staple for locals and visitors alike. Most notably, their Bottomless Mimosa Brunch goes unmatched. For $17.50 get as many bottles of champagne as your body can handle and, while you’re at it, throw back a couple Bloody Buddies for $3.50 each. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, brunch isn’t limited to the weekends at Duck Dive.
With Pacific Beach being a brunch-time hot spot, a weekend brunch wouldn’t be complete without Waterbar. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Waterbar brings fresh cuisine and unique, local ingredients to a contemporary yet relaxed restaurant setting. Enjoy their seafood-inspired brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and be sure to try their Crab & Egg Biscuit. With cheddar cheese, roasted tomato, Old Bay hollandaise sauce and a poached egg, this artisan spin on a brunchy classic pairs perfectly with $14 Endless Rosé on Saturdays and Sundays!
Boasting history and eclecticism, The Rail continues to draw in customers with their lounge-style atmosphere, artisanal cocktails and extensive food menu. Every weekend from 10am to 3pm dive into The Rail’s creative brunch-time classics, like the Waffle Sandwich, a combination of scrambled eggs, bacon, provolone cheese, avocado aioli and bacon jam served on a waffle. And the perfect fusion of breakfast meets brunch wouldn’t be complete without bottomless mimosas, of course.
A colorful Mission Beach favorite, Miss B’s Coconut Club encompasses everything that a weekend brunch bender should be. With flavorful Caribbean-inspired food, extravagant cocktails, and a location just steps from the beach, Miss B’s Coconut Club creates an allure that keeps guests coming back for more. Spend your weekends at the energetic restaurant and revel in $15 champagne bottles paired with a tropical juice flight from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Make Miss B proud this weekend, get your brunch on.
Inside of the seaside town of Encinitas lies Union Kitchen & Tap, a modern yet rustic urban eatery that packs a punch. With noteworthy cuisine, an expansive local draft beer list and craft cocktails made from the best ingredients, Union Kitchen & Tap has made a name for itself with the local community. Weekends at Union Kitchen & Tap include bottomless mimosas for $13.50 and signature dishes, like the Stuffed French Toast, a taste bud-stimulating blend of bourbon peaches, candied pecans, lemon ricotta filling and micro mint. Topped with burnt honey maple syrup, this innovative spin on the traditional breakfast food is the brunch of dreams.
Taking a revolutionary spin on the simple neighborhood bar, The Smoking Gun has found a home in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. Creating an urban and comfortable setting for guests to give way to good conversation, great company and even better libations. If you’re lucky enough to stop by during brunch, try their Breakfast Sliders– with bacon, egg, cheddar cheese, cayenne aioli and served with a side of potato hash. This savory dish is best washed down with a signature Mimosa Flight of grapefruit-pomegranate, pineapple-kale and watermelon-aloe flavors.