Want to slip into that vacation state of mind, even if only for just a day? The lively Brunch Remix served every Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach combines three things we love into one: brunch, the beach and live music.
After making the easy 1-hour drive from Orlando, arrive to dine on the oceanfront deck, where your worries will be carried away with the gentle ocean breeze and live musicians set the vibe for a laid back brunch worth lingering over.
Check out the full scoop below detailing our recent beach brunch experience.
BRUNCH REMIX DRINKS + FOOD
Breakfast burgers, four varieties of Eggs Benedict, classic breakfast fare and more comprise the diverse brunch menu.
We started off with some chicken wings glazed in a spicy Asian BBQ sauce that had us licking our fingers in between mimosa sips. The Blue Cheese Glazed Tater Tots and Crab Cakes are other noteworthy starters.
For the main brunch course, we gobbled up every bite of the Avocado Toast + Egg and Spicy Chicken and Waffles. The former comes topped with a hearty smear of mashed avocado, heirloom tomato, a poached or fried egg, and balsamic reduction. Make it vegan-friendly by swapping the egg for a vegan egg patty. The latter gets a spicy twist with Sriracha maple syrup for drizzling.
Bottomless mimosas ($25) were tempting, but I couldn't resist the Daytona Sunset Mimosa. This spin on a classic mimosa is made with Stoli Pineapple Crush, pineapple juice, grenadine and a splash of Prosecco.
Other brunch libations include sangria, Bloody Marys, and a French 75. Mimosa Duets allow you to select a bottle of bubbly to enjoy with the juice of your choice.
Music is a key component of the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach experience. From memorabilia on the walls and album covers adorning the room entrances, to music-inspired spa treatments and the inclusion of a favorite artist on the name badge of each member of the hotel staff, musical touches are everywhere. So, naturally, live music is to be expected.
Brunch Remix specifically offers two distinct vibes. On Saturdays, enjoy upbeat tunes from a live DJ. On Sundays, the spotlight is on local acoustic performers. During our visit, we were dancing in our chairs to acoustic covers of 80s songs performed by The Transfers, a local duo from Central Florida.
The musical lineup for Brunch Remix is available here.
One major perk of the strip of sand in front of Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is that it's a traffic-free zone. This lends a more low-key Daytona Beach experience. Pack your swimsuit and beach gear and stake out a spot on the beach to continue the daycation. You're welcomed to leave your car parked at the hotel and stay as long as you'd like after brunching.
Several staircases surrounding the restaurant and pool offer direct beach access. However, reentry via these staircases requires a room key. So if you're not staying the night, you can use the public beach access and parking area next to the hotel instead.
Got your eyes on the oceanfront pool? The hotel's pool is only for overnight guests. But, beginning around September, the hotel usually offers seasonal day passes available for purchase.
Don't feel like hanging at the beach all day? Continue the fun by booking a couples spa treatment at the Rock Spa, or return for dinner (and more live music) in the early evening. Or, just go all out and book a room for the night so you can wake up for a sunrise stroll together.
Get more local tips in our guide to Three Perfect Days in Daytona Beach.
DETAILS + RESERVATIONS
Brunch Remix is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am – 3pm at Sessions Restaurant (located within Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach).
Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling (386) 947-7300.
Parking is validated when dining at the restaurant (including valet).
Disclosure: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is one of our valued advertising partners. The hotel provided us with an overnight stay at no cost.