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    LIT Brunch Spots You NEED To Visit In NYC x Mel Bae

    If there’s anything that I’ve been amazed about in NYC it’s the rise of the Brunch lifestyle. And honestly I’m just thankful. Breakfast/lunch entrees, bottomless drinks, good music AND I get to pass out drunkingly in bed before 9pm? It’s honestly the perfect balance of adulting while being irresponsible. And I’m here for it.

    So I’ve compiled a list of 10 of my favorite brunch spots in NYC. Now personally my favorite type of brunches have the music blasting, drinks flowing & me forgetting about any of my worries while turning up with my crew. Basically what I’m trying to say is, if you like a boring, quiet brunch that won’t have you twerking to the latest Drake hits… this post isn’t for you. But if that’s what you’re looking for, as always I GOT YOU! Let’s begin:

    PS 450

    450 Park Ave S – New York, NY

    PS 450 isn’t the cheapest brunch spot on the list. But sometimes you’ve got to pay for the price of litness. Brunch is $50 before the included gratuity and taxes (which will probably lead to about $70 total) but i mean… they legit hand you the bottles of champagne. That’s the type of energy I’m on. The DJ plays hip hop, RnB, reggae & Top 40s hits. To me it’s kind of the Woodland (see below) of the city but less ratchet. Basically to summarize your experience, you’ll definitely be leaving the PS 450 happy & turnt.


    33 Avenue B – New York, NY

    Poco is a brunch spot gem located in the LES, that you’ll DEFINITELY need to make reservations for! The venue itself is small compared to the other brunch places on my list but it’s just as lively as the rest, you will actually hear the music lasting outside! With brunch costing about $35 plus tax & tip, you get unlimited mimosas, sangrias & your choice entree.  Just make sure to bring cash, because their bottomless brunch is cash only.

    Beauty & Essex

    146 Essex Street – New York, NY

    Beauty & Essex is what I would consider to be one of the more popular brunch spots on this list. I don’t think there’s anyone in NYC who hasn’t seen this place on their Insta feed! You walk into a speakeasy kind of entrance & then inside you find a glamorous interior! It gives you total “I think I might be too broke to be in here” vibes. So if you’re looking to turn up while looking classy af, this is the spot for you! Now the major downside Beauty & Essex is it does NOT have a bottomless brunch option, so don’t expect a server to be bringing you unlimited drinks back to back, unfortunately it doesn’t work like that here. You get one glass of champagne & then have to order any additional drinks… and yes you guessed it, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny. Minimum cost at this brunch will cost you $70! The pro, it’s lit af – you won’t ever leave here not having a good time. Just remember it’ll cost ya!


    140 7th Avenue S – New York, NY

    Let me warn yall right now it get’s PACKED in here! Why? Because Agave is just that good. Back on the bottomless brunch energy with this venue, you get – an entree + two hours of unlimited mimosas, margaritas, frozen margaritas & wine for about $35/45 (depending on your group # & not including tax + tip). The drinks are amazing, now I don’t want to brag… not that this should be something to brag Continue Reading