Brunch Bill impact on restaurants
If you are a fan of a boozy brunch, you can start drinking mimosas and bloody marys a little earlier than usual starting Sunday in Savannah.
Soon-to-be former Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed the “Brunch Bill” — Senate Bill 17 in May. The bill gave local municipalities that already have Sunday alcohol sales the option to roll back sale hours from 12:30 p.m. to 11 a.m, according to the Savannah Morning News.
That rollback ended up on Georgia voters’ ballots Nov. 6, and voters agreed they wanted to drink their mimosas a little bit earlier, reported WTOC.
The new rules start on Sunday.
Georgia isn’t the only Southern state to change its mind about when people can have their choice of alcoholic beverages with their food.
Last year, North Carolina decided to change the start time for alcoholic brunch options from noon to 10 a.m.
Now that you can raise your glass before 11 a.m., try one of these Savannah brunch hotspots one weekend (in no particular order):
This authentic French bakery has the classic $9-$11 mimosas (depending on what flavor you’re in the mood for) along with a variety of wines to try.
You can find seafood and a delicious array of Southern comfort food options here. Try one of the restaurant’s white or red wines, or craft beer with your order of eggs benedict.
Fox & Fig
Wine and mimosas are key at this plant-based restaurant if you want to eat healthy with a nice alcoholic drink on the side.
Lilli’s Restaurant & Bar
Get your bottomless mimosas a tad earlier this weekend here. You can sit out on the patio or dine in the restaurant’s cozy, Southern atmosphere inside.
The Funky Brunch Cafe
Get an eggs benedict sandwich with collard greens to go with your adult beverage. This restaurant not only has mimosas and bloody marys but a few signature drinks you might want to try.