Brunchfaced: Memorial Day Weekend Brunch Guide
It’s another 3 day weekend! That means 3 days to get Brunchfaced!!! Here’s my top picks around San Diego and North County for a full weekend of festivities!
Miss B’s Coconut Club – Mission Beach
Miss B’s Coconut Club invites you to escape to the tropics this Memorial Day Weekend by enjoying Caribbean-inspired bites and island cocktails, including a blended Pina Colada served straight from a cored pineapple. Soak up the sun all weekend long on the beach bar’s outdoor patio, where a Rum Haven pop-up bar will be setup on both Saturday and Sunday. Dance to the beat of steel drums and let loose this Memorial Day at Miss B’s!
Hundred Proof – University Heights
Imbibe this Memorial Day Weekend Stephen Kurpinksky’s cereal infused cocktails including the fruit loops Ramos fizz and Rice Tikis, not 2 but all 3 days on this long weekend! On Monday, you’ll need these breakfast cocktails to alleviate hangover symptoms fast! Soak your weekend imbibing up with their amazing fried chicken and French toast with maple pecan butter or the juicy HP burger.
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza- All Locations
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill is kicking off summertime with the launch of their summer salads and wine flight at all locations. Get your fill of fresh and seasonal flavors with their Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad, packed with arugula, basil and crispy prosciutto tossed in EVOO and finished with a balsamic glaze, or dive into a seasonal favorite with their Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad, topped with toasted almonds and drizzled in lemon-mint vinaigrette. Barbecue on the mind? Try your hand at their Sweet & Sassy BBQ Salad, prepared with grilled chicken tossed in barbecue sauce, roma tomatoes, gorgonzola, fresh corn, red onion, cilantro, ranch and crispy tortilla strips. Be sure to enjoy their Summer Sips Flight, featuring Sancerre Blanc, Pascal Jolivet Pinot Grigio, Ruffino II Ducale Rose and Jean Luc Columbo 3-oz. tasters.
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego’s only urban oasis at insideOUT in Hillcrest. Executive Chef MJ Testa will be unveiling new seasonal brunch menu items such as Strawberry Rhubarb Waffle and Baked Eggs with Lamb and Mint Meatballs. Sip on one of their many brunch cocktails such as the Pucker Up Sunshine, Flirty and Fluffy or go big with a Pansy Punch Pitcher. Brunch will be happening all 3 days; Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. On Saturday grab some brunch and then stick around for their May Wine Club Tasting featuring Bell Wine Cellars, a boutique winery out of Napa Valley, CA. Get your tickets here.
Kick off your Memorial Day celebration with karaoke at ginger's on Sunday night followed by an extra day of brunching at barleymash on Monday, May 27th. Brunch begins at 10:00 a.m. where weekend warriors can enjoy live music and indulge in a variety of barley hashes, a colossal cinnamon roll or the house made Brown Ale Biscuits and Gravy, with sausage gravy, two fried eggs and pork sausage links. barleymash’s Skyy Vodka Bloody Bar, where you can build your own Bloody Mary, will help ease the party after-effects of the long weekend.
Point Loma Fish Shop – Point Loma
This Memorial Weekend, head to Point Loma Fish Shop for the freshest fish dishes in San Diego! On Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy Fried Red Snapper, served with jasmine rice and a side salad. Pop in on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, to try the specialty Ecuadorian Ceviche, a refreshing bowl of shrimp ceviche with corn, onions, cilantro and fresh watermelon!
Waterbar – Pacific Beach
Spend Memorial Day Weekend at Waterbar in Pacific Beach and delight in prime ocean-front views, coupled with DJs spinning all weekend long, brunch available Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m (have you see the bloody mayrs)., and a special all-American menu available all weekend. Be sure to stop by on Memorial Day for live music from 7 – 10 p.m., and 20% off for active duty service members!
Park 101 - Carlsbad
If you’re looking to kick off your Memorial Weekend with some family-fun, look no further than Park 101! On Thursday, May 23rd the Carlsbad open-air dining establishment will be hosting a Summer Kick Off Luau with island-inspired food and drink specials throughout the day. The party doesn’t stop once the sun goes down, as guests can look forward to performances from Polynesian dancers and a fire show. Aloha attire is encouraged!
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend Downtown-style at Union Kitchen & Tap Gaslamp, and dust off your finest 80’s garb for the location’s Saturday Night 80’s Party. Get your brunch fix Saturday – Monday starting at 9 a.m. with bottomless mimosas, and sip drink specials all weekend long with $5 Bud Light, Pacifico and Modelo drafts. Food specials include a Half Rack of Smoked Ribs priced at $24.95 and Full Rack of Smoked Ribs priced at $31.95, served with smoked cherry barbecue sauce, grilled street corn, jalapeno cornbread, baby kale slaw and chipotle black beans. Pair this with music starting at 10 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, and acoustic music starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Head to Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas this Memorial Day Weekend and enjoy $15 bottomless mimosas and brunch Saturday – Sunday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., plus live music Friday night starting at 9:30 p.m., a DJ and lounge starting at 10 p.m. on Saturday, and Sunday karaoke at 10 p.m., featuring ½ priced drafts from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.!
Situated just outside of La Mesa, The Pioneer is the idyllic spot to slip into a summertime mindset, while also honoring those fallen service members who fought for our country this Memorial Day. The location offers a 10% military discount, as well as crave-worthy barbecue, including options such as dry-rubbed and barbecue-glazed Baby Back Ribs, Burnt Pork Belly Ends prepared with a honey glaze and mac ‘n’ cheese schmear, and their popular Double Cow, a hearty sandwich that comes loaded with flavorsome brisket, caramelized onions and cheddar cheese.
Pacific Beach dwellers can spend Memorial Day Weekend living it up at Backyard Kitchen & Tap, with bottomless brunch on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., complete with “backyard” themed games, plus $8 Ketel One & Bulleit Bourbon Frozen Lemonades available on both Saturday and Sunday! Delight in a full brunch on Monday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and receive 20% off if you’re active/retired military or a first responder.
Get hoppy this Memorial Day Weekend at Pacific Beach AleHouse, where you can grab brunch Friday – Monday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and enjoy all the bubbles with $2 mimosas from 9 – 11 a.m. Sip your way to summer with one of their new frozen cocktails, including The Jabroni and Catalina Wine Mixer, while you bump to DJs spinning all weekend long, and 20% off for active/retired military and first-responders all day on Monday.