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Where to Find the Best Breakfast Cocktails

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Chicago has great breakfast and brunch options, but sometimes you just need a little extra incentive to roll out of bed after a long night. Don't worry, we have you covered. Check out the Eater breakfast cocktail map, filled with spots that offer an array of morning libations beyond your typical bloodies and mimosas.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sola

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3868 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 327-3868
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Take one look at the cocktails listed on Sola's brunch menu and you'll instantly wish you were on the beach in Hawaii. Check out the Rising Sun Martini with sake, mango vodka, blood orange & pomegranate juice for a tropical start to the day.

2. Big Jones

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5347 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-5725
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Don't let the sweet, southern hospitality at this place fool you into thinking the drinks are weak. Had a rough night? Try the Corpse Reviver #2 with North Shore mighty gin, Cocchi Americano, Mathilde orange XO, lemon juice, and original herbsainte.

3. 2Sparrows

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553 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 234-2320
2Sparrows uses the same philosophy with its cocktails as it does with its food, and focuses on local artisans and seasonal food. Try the Earl Grey gin fizz with Journeyman distillery gin, earl grey, lemon and soda.

4. Stanley's Kitchen & Tap

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1970 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 642-0007
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If you are looking for fancy, you won't find it here. What you will find is an all-you-can eat southern brunch paired with a sizable build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Perfect for nursing any hangover.

5. Hash House A Go Go

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1212 N State Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 202-0994
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Everything is big at this west coast import, including their mimosa menu. Pomegranate, lemonade, tangerine are just a few of the choices available to top your bubbly with.

6. The Publican

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837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-9555
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The Publican deserves accolades for a lot of reasons, breakfast cocktails included. Don't miss the bloody mary, made with Publican mix, topped with house-made celery bitters and served with one of three craft beer backs.

7. Bongo Room

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5022 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-7900
Their breakfast options may be decadent, but they keep it simple in the drink department. Your choice of four Bloody Mary varieties, or mimosas with interesting combinations like raspberry pear are available for your sipping pleasure.

8. Mercadito

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108 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 329-9555
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The Tippling Brothers created this fun brunch cocktail list. Check out el pirata with el jimador blanco, pineapple, spices, chiles and beer.

9. Nightwood Restaurant

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2119 S Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 526-3385
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It's worth a trip to Pilsen to try the rotating brunch menu at Nightwood. Pair your food with a classic mimomsa or bloody or try something more creative like the pink whippet with vodka, campari, st. germain, lemon and grapefruit.

10. The Bristol

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2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 862-5555
Hand crafted cocktails have always been a highlight at the Bristol, including those specific to brunch. Try the poire & elderflower with grey goose la poire, white grape juice and lemon sour.

11. Flo

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1434 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 243-0477
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This Latin American restaurant doesn't mess around when it comes to brunch cocktails. They even have a breakfast shot made with bacon infused bourbon, butterscotch schnapps, and orange juice.

12. SUSHISAMBA rio

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504 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 595-2300
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A restaurant focused on Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese food wouldn't be the obvious choice for brunch or breakfast cocktails, but here it works. Try one of their bubbletails or one of the brunch signatures like La Playa, with mango and lime juices, white wine, vodka, cucumber, ginger and tabasco.

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1. Sola

3868 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Take one look at the cocktails listed on Sola's brunch menu and you'll instantly wish you were on the beach in Hawaii. Check out the Rising Sun Martini with sake, mango vodka, blood orange & pomegranate juice for a tropical start to the day.
3868 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

2. Big Jones

5347 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
Don't let the sweet, southern hospitality at this place fool you into thinking the drinks are weak. Had a rough night? Try the Corpse Reviver #2 with North Shore mighty gin, Cocchi Americano, Mathilde orange XO, lemon juice, and original herbsainte.
5347 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

3. 2Sparrows

553 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
2Sparrows uses the same philosophy with its cocktails as it does with its food, and focuses on local artisans and seasonal food. Try the Earl Grey gin fizz with Journeyman distillery gin, earl grey, lemon and soda.
553 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614

4. Stanley's Kitchen & Tap

1970 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
If you are looking for fancy, you won't find it here. What you will find is an all-you-can eat southern brunch paired with a sizable build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Perfect for nursing any hangover.
1970 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

5. Hash House A Go Go

1212 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610
Everything is big at this west coast import, including their mimosa menu. Pomegranate, lemonade, tangerine are just a few of the choices available to top your bubbly with.
1212 N State Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610

6. The Publican

837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
The Publican deserves accolades for a lot of reasons, breakfast cocktails included. Don't miss the bloody mary, made with Publican mix, topped with house-made celery bitters and served with one of three craft beer backs.
837 W Fulton Market
Chicago, IL 60607

7. Bongo Room

5022 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Their breakfast options may be decadent, but they keep it simple in the drink department. Your choice of four Bloody Mary varieties, or mimosas with interesting combinations like raspberry pear are available for your sipping pleasure.
5022 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640

8. Mercadito

108 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60610
The Tippling Brothers created this fun brunch cocktail list. Check out el pirata with el jimador blanco, pineapple, spices, chiles and beer.
108 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60610

9. Nightwood Restaurant

2119 S Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60608
It's worth a trip to Pilsen to try the rotating brunch menu at Nightwood. Pair your food with a classic mimomsa or bloody or try something more creative like the pink whippet with vodka, campari, st. germain, lemon and grapefruit.
2119 S Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608

10. The Bristol

2152 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Hand crafted cocktails have always been a highlight at the Bristol, including those specific to brunch. Try the poire & elderflower with grey goose la poire, white grape juice and lemon sour.
2152 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

11. Flo

1434 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
This Latin American restaurant doesn't mess around when it comes to brunch cocktails. They even have a breakfast shot made with bacon infused bourbon, butterscotch schnapps, and orange juice.
1434 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

12. SUSHISAMBA rio

504 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
A restaurant focused on Brazilian, Peruvian and Japanese food wouldn't be the obvious choice for brunch or breakfast cocktails, but here it works. Try one of their bubbletails or one of the brunch signatures like La Playa, with mango and lime juices, white wine, vodka, cucumber, ginger and tabasco.
504 N Wells St
Chicago, IL 60654

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