Summer’s over, so say goodbye to those relaxing, outdoor brunches in the sun . No need for the sad face though – weekend afternoons can be even more fun in the fall. ‘Tis is the season to live a little, deck yourself out in your club attire in broad daylight, and head inside to experience the brunch party!
DJs, delish delicacies, table dancing and designated drivers! Here are my picks for the hottest disco brunches in America!
DAY AND NIGHT: Highline Ballroom, NY (Saturdays)
Brothers Derek and Daniel Koch bring their French-themed, seasonal brunch blowout Day & Night back to New York. The popular party is in its fifth season after taking over a number of city hotspots including Merkato 55, Oak Room and Ajna Bar. This time the Koch’s have supersized their order to a much bigger space – the Highline Ballroom. Models, celebrities and socialites rock out to DJs such as Junior Sanchez and Chris Lake as they down food, sip on glasses of rosé and rack up impressive brunch tabs. WARNING: Thanks to overindulgent patrons you can expect to be thoroughly doused in champagne by the end of the day. Bring an umbrella!
LE BRUNCH: Bagatelle, LA and NY (Saturdays)
Can’t make it to St. Tropez for brunch on Pampelonne Beach? Stars like Kim Kardashian head to the next best place…Bagatelle. The Mediterranean-inspired menu includes specialties such as French tots with homemade brioche, raspberries and vanilla Nutella pastry cream, as well as classics like Eggs Benedict with steak au poivre. It’s smart to arrive early to get settled and relax for a second before things really start poppin’. By 4 p.m. it’s time to dim the lights, turn up the volume, light the sparklers and bring on the bottles. Ain’t no party like a daytime party, that’s for sure!
LAVO CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH: Lavo, Las Vegas and NY (Saturdays)
Visiting Sin City? Stay in Friday night so you can party all day at Lavo’s Saturday champagne soiree. The sexy restaurant/club, located at the Palazzo, offers tasty brunch-time treats, including lemon ricotta waffles, polenta pancakes and salmon pizza – yum! Resident DJ Jason Lema holds down the tunes that have the ladies table dancing in no time. Confetti showers (a little less messy than Day & Night’s champagne ones), cocktail staff in tutus, and dancers in body paint all add to the ambiance that keeps the party rockin’ all the way to 6 pm! You’ll have no idea it’s daylight outside.
WORLD FAMOUS SUNDAY BRUNCH: Nikki Beach, Miami (Sundays)
Still desire some fun in the sun? Well book your ticket to Miami for one of the best brunch party spots the country has to offer. Spoil yourself and indulge in brunch on the beach. Nikki Beach keeps the menu simple, yet offers all the food you could wish for – omelets, sushi, crepes, salads, pasta and a whole variety of meats. After you’ve stuffed yourself silly, work up a sweat and work off those calories as you dance on the sand. Frequented by the world’s most beautiful jetsetters, make sure you also take the time to appreciate the abundance of eye candy while you’re relaxing in the sun.