13 spots to have bubbly for breakfast: best mimosas in Charlotte

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A mimosa is a little celebration to start the day. It makes drinking in the morning socially acceptable — and it gives you some extra Vitamin C.

What better partner to your Benedict is there than a glass of Champagne and orange juice? Mimosas and brunch go together almost as well as — well, Champagne and orange juice.

[Related: 20 of the best Sunday Funday spots in Charlotte, whether you prefer mimosa flights or a Bloody Mary bar]

In fact, the mimosa has been named the most popular cocktail in North Carolina. It ranks as the fifth most popular drink in the country, behind Whiskey Sours, Long Island Iced Teas, Moscow mules and Tequila Sunrises, according to a study by Versus Reviews reported in the News & Observer.

Thirsty yet? Check out one of these spots in Charlotte for your next mimosa:

5Church

127 N Tryon St. #8
Price: $15/flight, $3/glass, $15/carafe
When to go: Saturday and Sunday
Tip: Order the flight and enjoy four flavors of mimosas with their avocado toast ($8). Grab the Queens Breakfast ($13) if you want something more sizeable. Expect a lively atmosphere in this trendy setting.

All American Pub

200 E. Bland St.
Price: $2
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays
Tip: Bloody marys are $4 on Saturdays and Sundays if you want to mix it up. Expect a rowdy crowd at this high-energy South End spot, particularly when the Panthers are playing.

Angry Ale’s

1518 Montford Dr.
Price: $12/bottles of Champagne
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays
Tip: Angry Ale’s offers $12 bottles of Champagne and $2.50 Miller Lites on Sundays. On Saturdays, they also have $15 buckets of Bud Lights. If the weather isn’t too cold, have your mimosas with some food on their huge, dog-friendly porch.

Bistro La Bon

1322 Central Ave. and 274 S Sharon Amity Road
Price: $3
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays
Tip: Bellinis are $3 as well. On Sundays, Bistro La Bon serves a buffet brunch, which is $22 for adults and $11 for children (ages 5-12). There are always plenty of dishes to choose from, such as Curried Cauliflower, Swedish Meatballs and Crab Mac & Cheese. There are also made-to-order items, including Eggs Benedict and Brioche French Toast. On Saturdays, try the Pyttipanna ($13). It includes brisket, kielbasa, onions, potatoes, Swedish sauce and a sunny-side-up egg.

Brazwell’s

 

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1627 Montford Dr.
Price: $2
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays
Tip: Brazwell’s also offers a $4 bloody mary bar on Sundays. There are loads of TVs surrounding the bar, so you just might find yourself taking advantage of the drink specials and staying a while.

Duckworth’s

Multiple locations
Price: $4
When to go: Sundays
Tip: Because there are TVs everywhere you look, Duckworth’s clearly makes for a good game spot. Grab one of their burgers or enjoy some Fajitas, which are on special on Sundays. After a few mimosas, head downstairs to The Cellar at Duckworth’s.

Graham Street Pub & Patio

 

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400 S. Graham St.
Price: $3/glass, $15/carafe
When to go: Sundays
Tip: Since Graham Street Pub has prosecco on tap, it is an ideal spot to visit whenever you have a hankering for your favorite sparkling beverage. On Sundays along with $3 mimosas, they offer $4 bloody marys. Because the pub is positioned between BB&T Ballpark and Bank of America Stadium with an impressive view of Uptown, it is usually packed.

Heist

2909 N Davidson St.
Price: $6/glass, $15/carafe
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays
Tip: Each mimosa is served with your choice of orange, pink grapefruit, cranberry or pineapple juice and draft sparkling wine. Sunday brunch is all you can eat buffet for $19, and includes one entrée ordered from the server. Kids 10 and under can enjoy the buffet for $6. On Saturday, try the Brunch Burger ($12), which includes a blend of porterhouse tail, brisket and chuck, hash browns, fried egg, bacon, cheddar, ham, sriracha mustard, brioche and one side. If you are feeling extra brave, try the Man-mosa ($9). It has vodka, orange juice, “Hive” Fives Honey Blonde Ale.

[Related: 15 Charlotte breakfasts and brunches to cure your next hangover]

Ink N Ivy

222 S. Church St.
Price: $3
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays
Tip: Make sure your group takes advantage of $15 House Brut Bottles on Sundays and $4 bloody mary bar on both Saturdays and Sundays. Adjacent to Romare Bearden Park, Ink N Ivy also has brunch, lunch and dinner.

Mimosa Grill

327 South Tryon St.
Price: $3
When to go: Sundays
Tip: Mimosas and Bellinis are both $3 on Sundays. Mimosa Grill has a brunch buffet on Sundays that is $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids 12 and under, so come hungry. Mimosa Grill has Plank Roasted Salmon, Biscuits and Gravy, pastries, omelets, desserts and countless other offerings.

Seoul Food Meat Co.

 

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1400 S. Church St.
Price: $6
When to go: Saturday and Sunday
Tip: They have mimosa and bloody mary bars filled with mixers and garnishes to keep everyone happy. Sip your drink of choice while enjoying their Korean-inspired Southern BBQ. Channel your competitive spirit with one of their games — you can even sing in their karaoke rooms if you gain some liquid courage.

Vivace

 

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1100 Metropolitan Ave.
Price: $2
When to go: Saturday and Sunday
Tip: Mimosas and bloody marys are $2 until 3:45. Expect large portions and never forget to order the Brussels Sprouts ($8). They make a great item to share (if you are willing) with the table. They have crispy potatoes, bacon and Parmesan cheese.

Whiskey Warehouse

1221 The Plaza
Price: $2
When to go: Saturdays and Sundays
Tip: This Plaza Midwood staple is steadily packed. On Sundays, they offer $4 bloody mary Bar, $5 Tito’s and $2.50 Bud Lights on top of their mimosa special. On Saturdays they also have $4 bloody mary Bar, $2.50 Miller Lites and $3.50 Dos Equis drafts. While you’re there, check out the view of the Queen City.

 

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