Quarter & Glory (2017 14th Street NW, D.C.) is a swanky cocktail bar in the U Street corridor with impressive décor and an extensive whiskey catalog. I love happy hour at Quarter & Glory since their Old Fashioned is the best on the block. But I was surprised to learn that they offer a brunch menu on Sundays. If you live in D.C. you know that brunch is a staple, especially if bottomless mimosas are involved.
Q&G doesn’t have a bottomless option currently (boo!) but their saving grace is the Q&G Mimosa Bowl. Made of triple sec, orange juice, San Pellegrino orange soda and sparkling wine, the bowl is big enough to share amongst 4 adults. The bartenders at Q&G really make drinks with a consistency that I haven’t seen in many establishments.
Along with the mimosa and rum punch bowl, you can also order the "Call Me" (gin, Giffard pamplemousse Rose, honey, champagne) or the "Affogato Mr. Roboto" (vanilla gelato, nonino amaro, sweet vermouth, cold brew, amaro averna).
If you’re brunching properly, you’ll stick around long enough in time for happy hour to at 4 pm, with more cocktails to choose from like the Moscow Mule and the Whiskey Sour. You read that right. On Sundays, they have happy hour from 4 pm to 12 am. What did we do to deserve such good treatment? Bottom line, the cocktails get an A+. Now on to the food.
I’m not a bacon fanatic but Chef Brittany Todd’s PBB&J (grilled slab bacon, peanut butter honey sauce and jalapeño) was the highlight of brunch. The peanut butter honey sauce is made in-house and pairs great with the savory bacon. Other highlights include the Avocado Toast and the Walnut Raisin French Toast.
Chef Todd also wowed us with her Fried Chicken Sandwich (bacon, lettuce, tomato, on a cheddar jalapeño waffle). She does fried chicken well, which I know firsthand having sampled the sliders and chicken tenders at happy hour.
Whether it’s happy hour, brunch or dinner, it’s evident that Cheff Todd and the staff at Quarter & Glory ensure their patrons have a great experience. They also have patio seats open now! Visit Quarter & Glory at quarterandglory.com or on 14th Street between U and V streets, and tell them we sent you!
- Nyasha Chikowore