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Where to Find D.C. Brunch Spots With Live Music

Jazz, gospel, piano music and a dance party to go with brunch.

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Weekend brunch is one of the hottest meals in D.C., and it's about more than just the food. Restaurants roll out plenty of promotions to get customers in the door, from bottomless cocktails to all-you-can eat buffets and tapas.

Some restaurants also accent their offerings by providing live music. It provides a perfect backdrop for an afternoon of eating, relaxing and lingering among friends.

There are options for most any taste, from jazz ensembles to a live DJ. Whatever the occasion, here are some of the best brunches that go beyond bottomless cocktails and all-you-can eat menus.

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Acadiana

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Make a Sunday reservation for this Louisiana-inspired jazz brunch. The prix-fixe menu is $29 and grants access to $3 Cajun Mary cocktails or blood orange mimosas. Entrees include options like shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict and charbroiled oysters.

Bombay Club

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A live pianist classes up the Sunday brunch at this elegant Indian restaurant, which includes a selection of curries and rotating dishes. The meal is $22 for food, or $32 with bottomless champagne.

Boss Shepherd's

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Sunday brunch runs from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and is accompanied by live music. In addition to the a la carte options, the $35 Libation Brunch menu includes unlimited coffee or tea, two cocktails and an appetizer and entree.

Fireflies

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Live bluegrass music gives this Alexandria brunch spot a kick of energy. The menu includes standards like Belgian waffles and an assortment of eggs Benedict.

Georgia Brown's

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The Sunday jazz brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the restaurant suggests reservations. The $41.95 price includes a comfort food buffet as well as an additional entree. Drinks are not included.

L'Enfant Café

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The La Boum brunch party at this Adams Morgan bar is not a leisurely affair. It's essentially a dance party in the afternoon, with a live DJ and plenty of food and drink. Reservations are required, as space books up weeks in advance.

M Street Bar & Grill

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This Dupont Circle restaurant hosts a three-course Sunday jazz brunch for $29.95. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m for classic dishes like omelets, pancakes and French toast. [Photo: Yelp]

The Hamilton

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This downtown restaurant holds a gospel brunch around major holidays, and it includes southern-inspired breakfast items like fried chicken, shrimp and grits and sausage gravy. Enjoy the food while listening to a live Gospel music performance. Prices and times vary. The next gospel brunch dates are on Easter and Mother's Day, priced at $45 a person with three available seatings on each day.

The Howard Theatre

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This Shaw theater hosts a Southern style all-you-can-eat gospel brunch on most Sundays. Check online for dates. Tickets are generally $45. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $15.

Acadiana

Make a Sunday reservation for this Louisiana-inspired jazz brunch. The prix-fixe menu is $29 and grants access to $3 Cajun Mary cocktails or blood orange mimosas. Entrees include options like shrimp and grits, eggs Benedict and charbroiled oysters.

Bombay Club

A live pianist classes up the Sunday brunch at this elegant Indian restaurant, which includes a selection of curries and rotating dishes. The meal is $22 for food, or $32 with bottomless champagne.

Boss Shepherd's

Sunday brunch runs from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. and is accompanied by live music. In addition to the a la carte options, the $35 Libation Brunch menu includes unlimited coffee or tea, two cocktails and an appetizer and entree.

Fireflies

Live bluegrass music gives this Alexandria brunch spot a kick of energy. The menu includes standards like Belgian waffles and an assortment of eggs Benedict.

Georgia Brown's

The Sunday jazz brunch runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the restaurant suggests reservations. The $41.95 price includes a comfort food buffet as well as an additional entree. Drinks are not included.

L'Enfant Café

The La Boum brunch party at this Adams Morgan bar is not a leisurely affair. It's essentially a dance party in the afternoon, with a live DJ and plenty of food and drink. Reservations are required, as space books up weeks in advance.

M Street Bar & Grill

This Dupont Circle restaurant hosts a three-course Sunday jazz brunch for $29.95. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m for classic dishes like omelets, pancakes and French toast. [Photo: Yelp]

The Hamilton

This downtown restaurant holds a gospel brunch around major holidays, and it includes southern-inspired breakfast items like fried chicken, shrimp and grits and sausage gravy. Enjoy the food while listening to a live Gospel music performance. Prices and times vary. The next gospel brunch dates are on Easter and Mother's Day, priced at $45 a person with three available seatings on each day.

The Howard Theatre

This Shaw theater hosts a Southern style all-you-can-eat gospel brunch on most Sundays. Check online for dates. Tickets are generally $45. Bottomless mimosas are an additional $15.

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