Sorry, weekend warriors. Bottomless mimosas aren’t allowed in North Carolina, but we found some boozy deals that should help fill that void.
Context: In North Carolina, it’s illegal to charge a set price for an alcoholic beverage when the quantity sold is unknown, which is why bottomless brunches are a no-go.
- It’s one of many strict alcohol laws in the state, especially in comparison to neighboring South Carolina and Georgia.
- In addition to unlimited drink restrictions, N.C. only allows state-owned liquor stores, and they’re closed on Sunday. Plus, restaurants, bars and beer/wine sellers can’t sell alcohol until 10 a.m. on Sunday (it used to be noon pre-brunch bill).
Flashback: Remember at the beginning of the pandemic when restaurant owners advocated for the ability to sell to-go drinks? It took seven months to make it happen, and still only one to-go drink per customer is allowed.
Yes, but: The restrictive alcohol laws haven’t stopped North Carolinians from having a good time. Restaurant and bar owners have found ways to keep customers happy at Saturday and Sunday brunches without breaking the law.
Here are Charlotte’s cheapest mimosa deals, ordered by price.
Whiskey Warehouse: Plaza Midwood’s neighborhood bar has mimosas for two bucks and Bloody Mary’s for $4 on Saturday and Sunday.
Brazwell: The pub also has $2 mimosas and $4 Bloody Mary’s on Saturday and Sunday.
Ink N Ivy: The popular Uptown party spot has a $3 mimosa deal on Saturday and Sunday, and $5 Bloody Mary’s
JackBeagle’s: The tavern’s three locations have $3 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s on Saturday and Sunday.
5Church: The Uptown restaurant led by Top Chef star Jamie Lynch offers mimosas and sangria for $3 each, and $15 mimosa carafes.
Angry Ales: Have a $3 mimosa on Sunday or get a whole bottle of champagne for $12 on Saturday or Sunday.
Bistro La Bon: Mimosas are $4 and Bloody Mary’s are $5 on Saturday and Sunday.
Leroy Fox: The Cotswold location offers $4 mimosas and $5 Bloody Mary’s on Sunday.
The big stuff
Ed’s Tavern: Try the $60 mimosa tower, which includes three bottles of champagne and one bottle of orange juice. You have to have at least three people in your party to order the monster mimosa.
Heist Brewery: Mimosa carafes are $15 with a choice of orange, pink grapefruit, pineapple or cranberry juice.
The Exchange at 36th: Mimosa flights are $15, and come with four half-size mimosas in different flavors like mango and strawberry.