Bottomless Brunch In NYC Is Illegal (Sob!)
Photographed by Maria Del Rio.
You know those rules that are technically part of our legal code, but everyone kind of ignores? Well, apparently, bottomless brunches fall under that category, as they've been illegal for quite some time now. And, the New York City Hospitality Alliance reports that bottomless-brunch drink deals are a big no-no, and they're going to start cracking down
. The law states that establishments are prohibited "from selling, serving, delivering, or offering to patrons an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price." You should know this doesn't apply to events like weddings (thank goodness). But seriously, brunch? Is nothing sacred
What does this mean? What are we supposed to do with our weekends now? You can still avail of cheap booze at happy hours. But, boozy bottomless brunches and New York City are something of a package deal. We suppose establishments could simply charge a very small price for each of the mimosas and Bloody Marys we order, but the point here is that the brunch landscape is about to drastically change. Can't we just treat this the same way we handle things like jaywalking and simply ignore it? (Eater