If you live in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin or Edinburgh, let’s become best friends immediately, ’cause a brand-new Friends themed brunch is coming to your city in the coming weeks.
And before any cynical, painfully annoying Ross types start winging about brunch culture and watered-down mimosas, don’t, ’cause at this brunch you can opt in to dive into 90 minutes of bottomless bubbles, gin, wine, beer or vodka. If I’m being brutally honest, I’m not really a massive Friends fan (don’t come for me), but for bottomless gin, I’m there in Janice drag.
How you doing’? DRUNK, Joey. F**king DRUNK.
The brunch organisers are also encouraging Friends-inspired fancy dress, so now’s the time to dust off that holiday armadillo costume you thought was funny 15 years ago. Or just nick any clothes your nan wore in the ’80s, grab some cheap lipstick and go as Estelle.
I’m not going to recommend you going anywhere with a giant raw turkey on your head. Not again.
The brunch will also feature quizzes, charades and obviously, yummy brunch food.
The one-off brunches are taking place in secret locations at specific dates across across March and April this year, so get organised now, friends and brunch babes.
“A Friends themed brunch is coming to a Central Location near you and your ‘FRIENDS’ are invited to relive the nostalgia of your favourite episodes.
“You can now join us in The One Where They All Went For Brunch.
“Don’t worry there won’t be any of Rachel’s shepherd pie trifle on offer, but maybe a few moist-maker sandwiches of Ross’s, just make sure you put your name on them. If anyone spots Joey remember he doesn’t share food.
“Who will be the Monica to your Rachel? The Joey to your Chandler? The 4th wife to Ross?
“Included in your 90 Minute session will be delicious food and the option to upgrade to 1 hour of bottomless drinks. There will a Friends themed Quiz. Friends themed Charades, projectors showing friends episodes and a costume competition with prizes for the best dressed. So, bring along a turkey as a headpiece? Dress up as an armadillo and humidify that hair ready to join us. We will be there for you.”
Dates are as follows:
And, just think, then you can spend the following Sunday binging Friends in bed while hanging out your a**e, dreading the very thought of Monday.
What a weekend.
In other Friends news, a reunion is officially on the cards, as HBO Max intend to bring all of the main cast back together to launch their streaming app.
The special was announced by Deadline, who insist that it will set HBO back a reported $20 million. The whole main cast would be returning, with Jennifer Aniston (Rachel), Courteney Cox (Monica), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe), Matt LeBlanc (Joey), Matthew Perry (Chandler), and David Schwimmer (Ross) joined by series creators David Crane and Mara Kauffman.
Read more about the upcoming Friends reunion here.
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Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow