Bottomless Cocktails Invite Locals to Drink on a Dime

Lately, we've been hearing some buzz about the trend of bottomless cocktails. No, we're not talking about downing a cosmo in your leopard-print thong -- though that could happen after you indulge in one too many of these cocktail specials.

Bottomless cocktails are specialty drinks with unlimited refills that have become especially popular when folks are strapped for cash. Chicago, Atlanta and New York jumped on this trend in recent years, and Phoenix wasn't far behind.

Bottomless mimosas with brunch are perhaps the most common of these specials. Why? Well, it's a lot harder to get trashed on a fruity champagne cocktail than on shots of tequila. Trust us.

While restaurants that offer bottomless drinks will cut someone off as required by law, so far (*cross fingers*) that hasn't happened at Parc Central, where bottomless sangria is a summer special.

"As far as we can tell, people have been pretty responsible," says publicity rep Melissa Rein. "Most people report that they get a nice buzz from sangria but it's a little hard to get truly rip-roaring drunk unless you really try to."

Find out where else to get your drink on (and on, and on, and on) after the jump...  


Parc Central's lineup includes white or red sangria with red apple, muddled basil, peach liquor, citrus rum, and other flavors for $18 all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

Local Bistro in North Scottsdale dishes up endless Bloody Marys and Mimosas on weekends between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Score a bottomless drink to wash down your fontina and cotto scrambled eggs, breakfast calzone or steak frites for just $12. You can also chug down never-ending bellinis or mimosas at Caffe Boa on Mill Avenue in Tempe for $18 on Saturday and Sunday, or enjoy bottomless mimosas at Roka Akor from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.

Not surprisingly, Caffe Boa owner Jay Wisniewski says the bottomless bellini bar has helped to boost brunch attendance. "As with our food and cocktails and wine, if you stay stagnant people get bored," he explains. "We try to always learn and grow to stay vibrant."

What do you think of bottomless cocktails? Is this a great money-saving idea for responsible adults, or a gateway to waking up in a puddle of vomit every weekend?

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