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Sunday Brunch Worth Getting Out of Bed For!

Whiskey Girl is one of the longest running venues in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, and it’s also been listed in Nightclub & Bar’s “Top 100”. We all know that if you’re looking for a great night out drinking, dancing, and apparently singing too (they have a new karaoke booth), you can depend on Whiskey Girl. Turns out, if you’re looking for delicious dishes and entertainment the morning after, Whiskey Girl delivers on that, too.

For this visit, despite it being the Sunday after a long night of Halloween partying, Whiskey Girl was packed with people eating, drinking, watching football and enjoying DJ Romeo’s halftime entertainment. I guess with an atmosphere that promises to satisfy with both food and service, and has menu items with names like “The Wonka Wheel,” “The Birthday Suit,” and “The Pink Lady,” people are willing to get out of bed.

Hot Mama Sliders

We started out with The Hot Mama Sliders, one of their most popular dishes, made with fried egg, avocado, pepper jack  cheese, chipotle aioli and roasted jalapeño. The chipotle aioli is the perfect addition as it makes for an unexpected twist of flavor.

Next up, was the Warm Apple Pie Stuffed French Toast. Made with vanilla and cinnamon batter and topped with candied walnuts, Granny Smith apples, and whipped cream cheese, the result is a warm, sweet, and delicious plate.

And, of course with all of this food, we needed some cocktails to go with it, so we opted for the Bottomless Pink Mimosas. We learned pretty quickly that here at Whiskey Girl, the glasses are always half full, or make that brimming over.

Our next savory plate is another favorite among the customers. The Chilaquiles are made with housemade tortillas chips, grilled chicken, fried eggs, and salsa. They are a crunchy, flavorful meal, and I highly recommend trying them.

Want Dessert for Breakfast? Order “The Pink Lady”

Originally from the East Coast, Chef Brad called The Pink Lady his “breakfast ode to the Ocean City Maryland Funnel Cake.” As an East Coaster myself, I could appreciate this description. However, Brad doesn’t give himself enough credit. This dish is much tastier and way more fun to eat than a boardwalk funnel cake. OCMD should call Brad and ask for some tips. The Pink Lady includes vanilla bean ice cream served over hot sugar and cinnamon fried waffles with strawberry sauce and cream. It is a decadent and delicious excuse to get out of bed on a Sunday.

If you’re looking for a brunch spot that has high energy, entertainment, and fantastic food and service, look no further than 702 5th Avenue.

Whiskey Girl is owned by partners, David Schiffman, Robert Lane, and Vania Raitano who also own The Range Kitchen and Cocktails in Hillcrest. Other projects of Schiffman include The Tipsy Crown, Double Deuce in Gaslamp Quarter and 1st Street Bar in Encinitas.

Want to eat like a food critic? Get the opportunity to try a few dishes all at once for only $30.00 at the link below.

Chef Brad’s Tasting Menu:


About Natalie Susi (@eatwritedrink)

Natalie (@EatWriteDrink on Twitter) has always loved writing, and is excited to bring you the latest from local food spots. She invented Bare Mixers, a unique cocktail mixer that you can find at superb venues in San Diego. Visit for details.

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