Bottomless Brunch Philadelphia

The Best Brunch Party in Philadelphia

Everyone loves a Champagne Party Brunch. Here’s our take on a modern classic. Offering mimosas, brunch buffet, live DJs, dancing, games, karaoke, and more. Get details.

The Rec & Royal Brunch Experience

Rec & Royal Brunch is a high energy day party that infuses fresh culinary creations and music to create an unforgettable brunch experience like no other right here in Philadelphia.
If you are celebrating a special occasion be sure to let us know. We love being apart of the fun! We encourage themed items such as balloons, hats, decor, etc. Choose options from our extensive brunch buffet along with our Brunch Party Packages.

At Rec & Royal your food and mimosas are included as part of your package. If you want to turn the party up, specialty cocktails and VIP bottle service are available at an additional charge. See our brunch menu.

Champagne Party Brunch Pricing

Pricing below includes our champagne mimosa package and our delicious Brunch Buffet.

Saturday Brunch Reservations

++Not inclusive of tax (10% on alcohol, 8% on Food), auto-gratuity (18%), admin fee, and booking fee.

Management reserves the right to deny entry for any reason including lateness, dress code and over intoxication.

Why This is Not a Bottomless Brunch Philly with Bottomless Mimosas

The party brunch at Rec & Royal is not a bottomless brunch Philly for compliance with Pennsylvania state laws. You may see other venues do advertise bottomless mimosas during brunch. However, to offer unlimited alcohol is not legal in Pennsylvania.

Enjoy Philly’s Largest Mimosa

Rec & Royal’s Party Brunch Checklist:

To make your arrival and seating go faster review the checklist below and we can get you to your reservation faster, and make your experience more enjoyable.

Valid government-issued ID

At the time of the entry be prepared to present a valid government-issued ID.

For additional purchases A CREDIT (not Debit) Card for Pre-Authorization

The pre-authorization amount is equal to the number of people in your party multiplied by the cost of the brunch package you choose plus taxes and fees. (Debit Cards are highly discouraged as your bank can hold the funds for up to 10 business days.

Every bank has a different policy regarding pre-authorizations but understand that those funds will not be available during that time and it is held by your bank, not ours.).

Pre-arrange a Safe Way Home

Rec & Royal is easily accessible by Uber, Lyft, taxi, Patco, Septa, and by car with a designated driver.

Bring Your Appetite

Did you know that Rec & Royal has a ridiculous Brunch Buffet? All of our items are locally sourced and freshly prepared. Check out a sampling of the Brunch menu here.

Drink Responsibly

There no award for being the drunkest person at brunch. Champagne is made to be sipped not chugged, especially mimosas! Drink responsibly and remember a good time doesn’t mean getting carried out by your friends and having a horrible hangover the next day.

Have Patience

Rec & Royal brunch is about having a good time! Try to remember that Rec & Royal Brunch is an experience, not just a meal. You have the table the entire day so please be patient and enjoy yourselves. Just sit back and enjoy your favorite tunes and remember that brunch at Rec & Royal is a vibe, not just another meal!

Brunch Reservation & Payment Process

Step 1: Figure out the number of people in your party

Find out how many friends you will have joining you for your Brunch Reservation. Since we have a limited number of seats available for brunch, we have no-refund policy.

Step 2: Pick the Date of your Reservation & Your Extras

Use our convenient online booking application to reserve your brunch experience. Our brunch experience is inclusive of all gratuities, taxes and fees. Only if you decide to purchase additional bottles, drinks, shots, or leave an additional gratuities would there be additional funds needed. Otherwise, all you need to bring with you is your appetite and smile 🙂

Step 3: Don’t be late!

Please make every effort to arrive on time.

  • 11am seating will be released at 12:30pm

Your corresponding non-refundable reservation will be forfeited.

If you are running late, we ask you to please call to let us know. If we don’t hear from you we will release your table at the times above.

Since Rec & Royal Party Brunch is a unique experience with very limited seating, we want to make sure that we give every group the opportunity to experience the party.

Think of Rec & Royal Brunch like tickets to a concert. We want to give everyone the chance to enjoy the experience.

Upon check-in, a credit card and a valid government-issued ID is required for the table reservation if you plan to order anything additional beyond the brunch package. Brunch reservations are subject to a 18% auto gratuity added to the final bill, an admin fee, online booking fee, and sales tax (10% Philadelphia County liquor tax for alcoholic beverages and 8% for food) will be applied to all table reservations.

Debit Cards are highly discouraged as your bank will hold these funds for up to ten (10) business days. Your bank will NOT allow you access these funds during the pre-authorization hold. Every bank has their own policy regarding pre-authorizations and Rec & Royal is not in control of your bank’s policies.

Sometimes, the pre-authorization and closed check will appear as two separate charges. That means that you will not have access to the funds from the closed check and the pre-authorization until your bank releases the pre-authorization hold.

It may look as if you have been charged twice but the bank releases the hold on the initial preauthorization within 10 business days. Again, we have no control over your bank’s hold time on pre-authorizations. Save yourself a headache and use a credit card!

Step 4: Make Friends & Dance
(MOST IMPORTANT)

Make friends with your neighbor and dance the day away. This isn’t grandma’s house! We encourage you to dance on our couches.

Step 5: Closing Out Your Bill

Since you already purchased your food and drink package, closing out is easy! However if you ordered additional items not included in your package, you are able to pay the following way:

  • Credit card
  • Pay cash
  • Split your check up to 2 ways (Venmo or Cash App your friends!)

**Brunch reservations are subject to a 18% auto gratuity for your convenience. Brunch prices do not include taxes (10% for alcoholic beverages, 8% for food purchases) service charge, admin fee, or online booking fee.

Our Brunch Party FAQs

What is the dress code?
We encourage you to come as you are, but at Rec & Royal, it’s always more fun to dress up than dress down. We do ask that gentlemen refrain from wearing sweatpants, steel-toed or work boots, sleeveless t-shirts, or undershirts. For ladies, we ask that you refrain from wearing ugg boots, flip-flops, or sandals.
Does everyone need to be 21?
Yes, due to our lively brunch atmosphere with alcohol, everyone must be 21.
What is the cost to do the Rec & Royal Mimosa Package?

The Brunch Buffet and Mimosa Package costs $49 per person plus taxes, fees, and gratuity. The package includes 1 bottle of House champagne per person. Additional bottles are available for purchase.

Why is the champagne not bottomless like other places?
At Rec & Royal, we abide by the law! Section 13.102 of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s Regulations prohibit retail licensees from engaging in selling or serving an unlimited or indefinite amount of alcohol for a set price. 40 Pa. Code § 13.102(b)(1), 40 Pa. Code § 13.102(a)(1)-(4).
What time does the brunch party start?
On Saturday and Sunday, Rec & Royal brunch starts at 11am, The brunch buffet ends at 1:30pm
Does everyone have to do the Mimosa package to sit in the Party room?
Yes. Due to our limited seating and buffet-style menu, we ask that everyone at the table participate in the Party Brunch package.
What time does the brunch party end?
Typically the DJ plays until the party ends, usually around 4pm – 5pm. The brunch buffet is available until 1:30pm.
What time does the DJ start?
There is always music to enjoy at Rec & Royal. We start brunch with vibey music that leads into a high energy live DJ that comes on after guests have had a chance to enjoy the brunch buffet.
Is food included with the Mimosa Packages?
Yes, the brunch buffet is included.
Why do I have to put a credit card down for brunch?
Unfortunately, dealing with payment after a few mimosas makes things a little more difficult than buying a burrito at Chipotle. We prefer to get the business out of the way in the beginning so you can focus on having fun, not chasing down your friend that ghosts when you get the bill (you know we all have that one “friend”).
Is auto gratuity added to all brunch parties?
Yes. An eighteen percent (18%) auto gratuity is all brunch reservations. However, if you feel like your service was subpar, please speak to a manager and we will make it right. Suggested gratuity is 20% however, we encourage to give your server more for exceptional service.
Do I have to Prepay for my reservation?
No. You can always walk-up based on availability. However, reservations are highly recommended.
What if I show up with more people than my reservation was originally for?
We will accommodate as much as possible, but please be aware that because of the high-demand and limited availability of Rec & Royal Brunch, this may not always be possible.
What if fewer people than the reservation was originally made for shows up?
If your party size decreases, you will be held to your reservation size. Due to the limited capacity and demand, the brunch tickets are non-refundable. You will be able to use the additional champagne bottle for your party.

If your party size increases, we will do our best to accommodate your entire party, but cannot guarantee seating area or table size.

Any additional guests will be reflected your new party size if we are able to accommodate.

Does my entire party need to arrive at the same time?
No, the entire party does not have to show up at the same time.
Do we need to show proof of Vaccination?
During Brunch only, since patrons have assigned seating, we do not require proof of vaccination for entry. Unvaccinated individuals should consider wearing two masks while indoors. Indoor dining can still happen in businesses that do not require proof of vaccination, but masks must be worn by staff and patrons the entire time while not seated and eating or drinking. To find out where you can get your FREE COVID-19 vaccine, visit www.phila.gov/vaccine.
Do you have any Vegetarian options?
Yes, we do offer limited vegetarian options to select from in our buffet. Please make sure to inform your server of any dietary restrictions beforehand.
Can I bring a birthday cake?
Yes, You Can! We can present the cake with sparklers and signs, but we do not serve the cake. Unfortunately, some guests have taken advantage of our cake policy and made a mess of our venue so we no longer allow the cake to be served to patrons. We’re Sorry!

Champagne + Cake + Drunken Decisions = Cake Fights!

Fun in theory for the participants, but not fun for our staff that has to clean.

Sample Party Brunch Buffet Menu

Subject to change based on seasonality and ingredient availability. All items are in limited supply and served on a first come, first serve basis.

Omelet Station

Eggs, Egg Whites
Assorted Cheese
Assorted Breakfast Meat
Assorted Vegetables

Chicken & Waffle Bar

Waffles
Fried Chicken
Strawberries
Whipped Butter
Nutella
Whipped Cream
Maple Syrup

Carving Station
Roast Beef
Hot Turkey
Build Your Own Donut Bar
Plain Donuts
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Nutella
Chocolate Frosting
Vanilla Frosting
Sprinkles
Fruity Pebbles
Crushed Oreos
Hot Stations

Tator Tots
Mac & Cheese or Mashed Potatoes
Bacon
Turkey Bacon (Additional Charge $5 per order 2 pieces per order)
Sausage

Bagel Bar

Assorted Bagels
Cream Cheese

Dessert & Pastries

Assorted Fruits
Mini Coffee Cakes
Mini Cheesecake
Assorted Cookies
Brownies

Seafood

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Directions to Our Brunch Party

You’ll find Rec & Royal one block from Rittenhouse Square, placing you in an urban hub of delicious culinary treasures, coveted high-end stores, corporate high rises, and hotels. The artsy neighborhood also puts academics near the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, and sports fans close to the city‘s stadium complex.

Rec & Royal Gaming Parlour, Karaoke Lounge, & Nightclub

111 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Public Transportation Directions

From South Jersey- PATCO

  1. Patco Line to 15th/16th Street and Locust.
  2. Rec & Royal is located less than a five (5) minute walk from PATCO speed line.

Ride Petco

From Philadelphia Suburbs- SEPTA Regional Rail

  1. Regional Rail to Suburban Station.
  2. Rec & Royal is located a five (5) minute walk from Suburban Station. Please use the 17th Street exit.

Ride SEPTA Regional Rail

From South Philadelphia and Temple University

  1. Broad Street Line to City Hall Station.
  2. Rec & Royal is located a 3 blocks City Hall.

Ride SEPTA Temple

From West Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of the Sciences) and Northern Liberties/Fishtown

  1. Market/Frankford Line to 15th Street Station
  2. Rec & Royal is located three blocks from the 15th Street Station.

Ride SEPTA from West Philly

From New York, Delaware, Baltimore, Washington DC

  1. Amtrak to 30th Street Station

Rec & Royal is located approximately 1 mile from 30th Street Station. You either take an Uber, Lyft or taxi to Rec & Royal. Otherwise, transfer to the Septa Market/Frankford line and get off at the 15th Street station.

Ride Amtrak

Driving Directions

From the City Hall

  1. Head south on 15th Street toward Market St
  2. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  3. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  4. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From Benjamin Franklin Bridge

  1. Continue on I-676 W/US-30 W, follow signs for Central Phila
  2. Take the exit toward PA 611/Broad St/Central Phila
  3. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  4. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  5. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From Walt Whitman Bridge

  1. Continue west on I-76 W
  2. Take exit 351 for Interstate 95/Front Street toward Trenton-Chester
  3. Keep left, follow signs for I-95 N/Trenton and merge onto I-95 N
  4. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 22 toward US-30 W/Central Phila
  5. Use the right lane to merge onto I-676 W/US-30 W
  6. Take the exit toward PA 611/Broad St/Central Phila
  7. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  8. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  9. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From 30th Street Station

  1. Head east on Market St
  2. Turn right onto South 17th Street
  3. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From South Jersey/Atlantic City

  1. Head northwest on Atlantic City Expressway
  2. Continue onto NJ-42 N
  3. Continue onto I-76 (signs for W Whitman Bridge/Philadelphia)
  4. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-676 N, follow signs for Camden/B Franklin Bridge
  5. Continue on I-676 W/US-30 W, follow signs for Central Phila
  6. Take the exit toward PA 611/Broad St/Central Phila
  7. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  8. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  9. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From Delaware

  1. Continue onto DE-1 N/US-13 N
  2. Follow signs for I-95 N/I-495/Wilmington/Philadelphia and merge onto I-95 N
  3. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 22 toward US-30 W/Central Philadelphia
  4. Use the right lane to merge onto I-676 W/US-30 W
  5. Take the exit toward PA 611/Broad Street/Central Philadelphia
  6. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  7. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  8. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

From Manayunk

  1. Continue on I-76 E to Philadelphia
  2. Take exit 344 for I-676 E toward Central Phila
  3. Use the right lane to take the exit toward Central Phila
  4. Turn right on to John F. Kennedy Blvd.
  5. Turn left onto 17th Street.
  6. Rec & Royal is located on 111 South 17th Street. (in between Chestnut and Sansom Streets)

Get Brunch Party Reservations

Currently, reservations are only available on
Saturdays and Sunday.