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New Year’s Day Brunch Guide: Chicago

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As the Bitches descend on Chicago in early 2015, we couldn’t help but scope out brunch for the first day of the New Year. Whether you splurged on expensive NYE tickets or opted for a casual night in with friends and board games, brunch on New Year’s Day is a must. Recap the night together over tapas, unlimited small plates and of course, plenty of Bloody Marys at our picks for the best Chicago New Year’s Day Brunch. Make your reservations now and get excited for more Chicago brunch reviews from the Bitches soon!

Diner Brunch

Head to Nookies in Lincoln Park for a greasy and no fuss diner brunch. Don’t forget to BYO champagne (if you haven’t had your share yet) for the mimosas! We recommend the hash browns, they are delish! Read the Bitches’ review.

1746 N Wells St.
Chicago, IL
(312) 337-2454

nookies Brunch
Fancy-Pants Downtown Brunch

Get an early start downtown Chicago with Brunch at Luxe Bar, beginning at 8 a.m. Featuring classic brunch dishes and plenty of carbs to soak up your NYE champagne. Sip on cocktails and plan for an impromptu Michigan Ave. shopping trip for your 2015 wardrobe afterwards!

18 E. Bellevue
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 642 3400

Cozy Fireplace Brunch

Dress in your coziest sweater and head to Uncommon Ground on Clark for a warm lodge feel and a delicious brunch. The wooded restaurant is the perfect spot on a chilly January morning. Get here at 9 a.m. sharp to avoid the long waits we endured on our last visit! Read the Bitches’ review.

3800 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 929-368

uncommon Ground Brunch
Farm-to-Table Gourmet Brunch

Treat yourself in 2015 starting with a girlfriends gourmet brunch at Lincoln Park restaurant Perennial Virant. Chef Paul Virant will be featuring fresh local ingredients in his brunch dishes. After you fill up, head to a sports bar on Wells to catch the New Year’s Day bowl games with the guys!

1800 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 981-7070

perennial Virant Brunch

New Year’s Eve Brunch

Planning an epic NYE party? Fuel up on the morning of 31st at Kanela Breakfast Club’s locations across the city. Dine at their Lakeview, Old Town or Wicker Park spots and enjoy a special menu featuring eggnog pancakes. Read the Bitches’ review.

1552 N. Wells
Chicago, IL
(312) 255-1206

kanela Brunch

Pajama Party Brunches

Feel like staying in your pajamas all day? That’s A-OK at Mindy’s Hot Chocolate. Don’t miss this Wicker Park restaurant tradition of the annual New Year’s Day pajama party! All of the usual delicious treats & eats will be available on the menu. Top off your brunch with a warm cup of hot chocolate, then get directly back in bed to nurse that hangover!

1747 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-1747

mindy's Hot Chocoate Brunch

Live on the North Side and don’t want to stray far from your abode? Head to Cafe Ba Ba Reeba’s 10th annual Pajama brunch! Share tapas with your friends & sip on the build your own Bloody Bar. If you needed another reason to indulge here, all guests who dine in their pajamas will receive a gift certificate equal to the price of their meal (minus tax and gratuity) for a future visit! Win-Win? We think so.

2024 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 935-5000

Stuff Your Face Brunch

Go a little overboard on the champagne? Howells & Hood’s ‘Hangover Brunch’ features the perfect amount of grease, cheese & carbs! The special menu features Doritos Chilaquiles, Doughnut French Toast, Cheeseburger Strata and more. For $29 per person (not including cocktails), you can indulge in as much food as you’d like without judgement. Cheers to that!

435 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 262-5310

Country Comfort Brunch

Enjoy New Year’s Day Brunch with a country twist at Bub City in River North. Enjoy their famous bacon and sweet corn waffles or an unlimited buffet starting at 10am. Warning, the country music may have you yearning for sweet summertime!

435 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 610-4200

bub City Brunch

BYO Brunch

If you spent NYE on the couch in efforts to save some dough after Christmas, the BYO brunch at Birchwood Kitchen is totally in line with your resolutions! Feast on a special menu of sweet and savory cuisine while you toast to being frugal in the new year with your BYO booze!

2211 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-2100

Vitamin D Brunch

We hear Vitamin D can help cure a hangover. Get your daily dose under the skylights at Summer House Santa Monica in Lincoln Park. Take note, a mimosa also counts as a dose of Vitamin C so dining here is basically like taking your multi-vitamin for the day! The restaurant will be featuring a special brunch and dinner menu to ring in 2015, starting at 11 a.m.

1954 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 634-4100

Brunch with a View

Ring in the New Year with class and sass! Cozy in with your crew by the blazing fireplace at the IO Urban Roofscape Godfrey Hotel’s rooftop lounge. Take in the skyline view while you feast on small plate brunch dishes and champagne bottle service.

127 W. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 649-2000

Party Brunch

Keep last night’s fun going all day long at Frontier in West Town. Get your fill (and more) of the hair of the dog with $6 bathtub gin punch, beermosas, and pomegranate mimosas. Pair it with a hearty meat and potatoes special menu. Don’t forget the guys, they’ll love this spot!

1072 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60642
(773) 772-4322

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