Champagne is great for toasting the new year, but it can cause a wicked hangover. If you know you'll be the feeling the pain of celebrating, here are D.C.'s best hangover-busting brunches hit up on January 1.
Where: Jack Rose, 2007 18th St. NW
When: 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
The deal: Jack Rose will be hosting a hog roast on their heated rooftop. The event isn't ticketed, but you can get in on the bottomless plates of pulled pork plus collard greens and poblano cornbread for $15. If you looking for a hair of the dog cure, there will also be a free whiskey tasting from WhistlePig or $5 draft beers from The Bruery.
Where: Dirty Habit, 555 8th Street NW
When: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The deal: Although there's no deal on the food or drinks, every brunch attendee will receive a fortune cookie, which have prizes that range between a free glass of bubbly to a $100 gift card for Dirty Habit. Plus you can peek into the rest of your year with a free tarot card reading or a lipsology reading - a.ka. having your fortune told with a lip print, between 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Make a reservation by calling them 202-449-7095
Where: Radiator, 1430 Rhode Island Ave NW
When: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The deal: If you're not thrilled about the future, Radiator's "I Wanna Brunch with Somebody” is a 1980s throwback. The brunch will have a 80s themed playlist and you can load your plate with hangover-banishing dishes like crab beignets, huevos rancheros and ratatouille omelets. Radiator will also extend its happy hour deals until 10:00 p.m. Make reservations by calling them at 202-742-3150
Where: The Alex Speakeasy, 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
When: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The deal: If you haven't had your share of bubbly, The Alex Speakeasy at The Graham Georgetown will be offering up bottles of bubbly paired with their brunch dishes. Make reservations on OpenTable or call them at 202-337-0900.
Where: America Eats Tavern, 3139 M Street NW
The deal: Although New Year's Day is on a Tuesday, America Eats Tavern will be offering up their usual brunch fare for the day. Some dishes, like their brisket chile hash or the Hangtown fry, are bound to be a worthy adversary to even the most brutal hangovers.