No matter the season or the state of the world, one thing can bring us all together with more vigor and enthusiasm than a holiday dinner: brunch.

Caught between indulging in your favorite caffeine or embracing Dame Judi Dench’s lifetime commitment to champagne? Order the coffee AND the mimosa--we’re brunching here.

Southern Indiana is bursting with indulgent selections, offering brunch so classy, you belong in an English rose garden with the dame. Or you can whet your Southern palate with classic country selections even if you choose not to rise with the roosters.

Classy, Boozy Brunch

Brunch cocktails from Brooklyn & the Butcher

Banana Fosters French Toast from Brooklyn & the Butcher Brunch

Brooklyn & The Butcher (Sundays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
With an impressive post-COVID brunch reinvention, Chef Ming Pu and Beverage Director Emily Sigo whipped up an incredible selection for the classy, bougie bruncher. With three steak & eggs options, a beautiful assortment of omelets, and a cocktail menu to tantalize all the senses, Brooklyn & The Butcher should be added to your rotation ASAP.

 

Exterior of the front entrance at Red Yeti

Mimosa and omelet from Red Yeti during brunch

Red Yeti (Sundays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Though many miss the epic Sunday brunch buffet, Red Yeti is still serving their favorite classic takes on brunch, like the biscuits & gravy, cornbread pancakes, and their classic steak frites & eggs. You may want to walk off your brunch on the Big 4 Bridge or along the downtown Jeffersonville waterfront!

 

Brunch on the Fab Side

Bloody Mary from Board and You Brunch

Board and You Brunch French Toast

Board & You Bistro: Drag Brunch (check availability on their website/social media)
Does anything say ‘classy brunch’ more than a wine bar? Board & You Bistro’s limited brunch menu checks all the boxes, but you cannot take me away from that gruyere bacon quiche. With the perfect selection of cocktails, I recommend ordering everything on the food menu, get a bottle of champs with orange juice and share a feast with the group! Though they currently don’t offer a consistent weekly brunch, they do offer occasional drag brunches to throw some sass in that class!

 

To-go container with a bagel, meats and cheese from Pride Bar Brunch

Drag brunch at Pride Bar

PRIDE bar + lounge (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Nothing elevates brunch more than a drag brunch! PRIDE provides brunch and a show for $15, as well as $5 bloody marys and $3 mimosas. Check PRIDE bar's Facebook page for upcoming schedule so you don’t miss out on the perfect drag brunch weekend!

 

The Classic (and a Little Country) Brunch

Scramble topped with a sunny side up egg from Wild Eggs

Breakfast sandwich from Wild Eggs

Wild Eggs (7 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
This Louisville-based brunch anchor of the region brings consistency to their extensive menu of sweet stacks (pancakes or waffles -- you can’t go wrong), omelets, and every Eggs Benny option imaginable. Wild Eggs offers a classic diner feel with basic brunch cocktails, and this staple in Jeffersonville is often bursting with a line out the door.

 

Continental breakfast with muffins and fruit on a table from Joe Huber's Brunch

Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant (Sundays, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
For the full brunch-on-the-farm experience, Joe Huber’s family-style breakfast offers the classic country fixin’s and cocktails. Served buffet-style at the table, family brunch seems bottomless, with $15 per adult and $8 per child.

 

First Watch

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First Watch Clarksville (7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
If you like to brunch with the family or with fewer dietary distractions, First Watch offers an incredible amount of healthy orindulgent brunch options. From power bowls to waffles and an incredible selection of omelets and frittatas, plus a friendly family atmosphere, this place has something for everyone. Additionally, its selection of fresh-pressed juices and commitment to support women-owned coffee growers will make you ready to own the weekend!

Whether your brunch persona is a little bougie, a little drag, or little classic, the options are endless for you indulge! If you’re stuck in indecision, consider this strategy: order a savory and split a sweet! After all, you are sustaining yourself until dinner...right?