No matter what kind of a night you had on New Year’s Eve (you party animal, you), here are five places that are rallying on New Year's Day to serve you a hangover-helpin’ brunch. Tip big, drink more water, and don’t forget your Excedrin.
Some of the city's best hangover-fixing cocktails will be on deck here, along with a couple special menu additions, like spicy red chili pork stew with hard-boiled egg, black bean purée, pickled onions, shaved radish, cotija cheese, and tortilla chips, and a braised beef short rib sandwich with green chili aïoli, aged cheddar cheese, avocado, and pickled red cabbage on a torpedo roll. Mmmm. Reservations recommended. 398 Hayes. St., 415-551-1590.
Just in case you have some relatives in town or feel like starting the year with your pinkie up, the genteel Campton Place is putting on a New Year’s Day brunch with an Indian accent; expect dishes like local Dungeness crab naan with pullet egg, potatoes, and fines herbes relish ($28), and some classics dishes too (hello, crab Benedict). All diners receive a complimentary glass of bubbles, cheers to that! Reservations available. 11:30am–2:45pm. 340 Stockton St., 415-955-5555.
The weather continues to be sunny and gorgeous, so odds are good you’ll be able to hang out poolside while dining hitting up the recovery brunch at Chambers from 10:30am-3pm. On the menu: Hangover Hash with dry-aged short rib pastrami, red bliss potato, cabbage, giardiniera, horseradish, rye toast, and two eggs sunnyside up, and the Eggs Royale with two sous vide eggs, crispy hash browns, cold-smoked salmon, mandarin hollandaise, caviar, chive, and dill. Three full bars will help keep any of your thirst-related needs at bay. 601 Eddy St., 415-829-2316.
For a down-home brunch, the Front Porch will be slinging chicken and waffles (yes!), po’boys, their stoner stack (think fried chicken, bacon, cheddar, and sausage gravy on a biscuit), burgers, and other fave brunch items from 11am–3pm. Cocktails, check. 65 29th St., 415-695-7800.
This Mission spot (conveniently kitty corner to Dolores Park) will be open from 10:30am–4pm, serving their street food menu (gamja fries, okonomiyaki, stonepot) plus brunch dishes like a Hangtown Benedict on a housemade biscuit, an egg sandwich with kimchee relish, bourbon-challah French toast, and soju Bloody Marys and Micheladas. 499 Dolores St., 415-431-6268.