A Guide To 2019 New Year's Day Brunches In And Around Chicago

Shannon Blum
December 13, 2018 - 12:25 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Who said the party has to end when the clock strikes midnight? Why not keep it going with brunch at one of your favorite spots in and around Chicago?

And you know what is even better than just regular brunch? Pajama brunch! That's right, roll right out of bed and head out to have some delicious brunch staples complete with mimosas and Bloody Mary's to cure the hangover. Plus, many places in the city offer incentives for showing up in your pjs.

But, don't worry though, if going out in public in your jammies completely terrifies you, there are tons of other brunch venues ready to help you kick off the new year with a full stomach! 

Check out our list of New Year's Day brunches in and around Chicago. And remember, reservations are highly recommended, as NYD is a popular brunch day.


Multiple locations (River North, Streeterville & Fulton Market)

Brunch from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There’s no better way to start the new year other than with a Beatrix brunch! Order up a Spicy Bloody Mary or Boozy Banana Joe, and put those resolutions aside and enjoy brunch favorites like Green Chili Enchiladas, House-Made Belgian Style Waffles, the Mushroom & Quinoa Burger and a side of Brown Sugar Bacon. Reservations accepted at all locations. 

Broken Barrel Bar

2548 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Roll out of bed and into 2019 with Broken Barrel Bar's pajama brunch. Chef Bryant Anderson’s in-house smoked meats pile on a hangover sandwich and homemade pickled vegetables will be the stars of the Bloody Mary Bar, sure to cure any morning-aftermath. Other items on the list include Smoked Lamb Benedict, Hangover Breakfast Sandwich, and Croissant French Toast!  Broken Barrel Bar’s weekend brunch menu will be available! 

Bub City

Multiple locations (435 N. Clark St., Chicago & Parkway Bank Park 5441 Park Place, Rosemont)

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking to recover from New Year’s Eve shenanigans? Dive into any number of Bub City’s classic Southern brunch options alongside the famous build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar while taking in live music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The city location keeps the party going with wing specials and $15 pitchers of Modelo and Bud Light all day. Plus, keep the New Year party going into the late-night hours with Industry Karaoke starting at 10 p.m.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba

2024 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614

Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.​

Start your 2019 in Pajamas at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! with a Build-Your-Own-Bloody Mary Bar! Plus, guest who arrive in their pjs will receive a Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! gift card equal to the price of their meal (minus tax and gratuity) to use on a future visit. Fill up on sweet and savory brunch selections and Ba-Ba-Reeba staples like our Sausage-Fried Paella Rice with Poached Egg or Buttermilk Waffle with Marcona Almond Nutella & Bananas.


2075 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lincoln Park's classic and intimate ambiance is perfect for kicking off the new year. As are their delicious brunch options and specialty cocktails! 

Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort

3500 Midwest Rd., Oak Brook, IL 60523

Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

After a night of celebration nothing is better than a hearty brunch and a bloody Mary. Price per adult $42.75 (includes 9% tax and 18% gratuity)

Haymarket Pub & Brewery 

737 W Randolph St., Chicago, Illinois 60661

Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Had a late night for New year's Eve? Roll out of bed and come as you are...in your jammies! The pub will be rocking their awesome brunch menu, as well as a few fun specials. Plus an amazing Bloody Mary bar awaits! And some killer 90's tunes from Uncle Jesse and The Rippers.

Hub 51

51 W Hubbard, Chicago, IL 60654

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Recoup from the New Year’s festivities with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet at Hub 51! There will be brunch classics (think Brioche French Toast), more modern takes like Chilaquiles, as well as a Sushi Station. Opt for a trip to the Craft Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar for $8 per trip. Brunch is $36 per person ($15 for children 12 and under), plus tax (gratuity not included). 

Kitsch'n on Roscoe

2005 W. Roscoe St., Chicago, IL 60618

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One of most popular annual "morning after" events in Chicago, Kitsch’n’s original Hangover Brunch (started January 1st 1999) will again feature a full bar (hair of the dog that bit ya’ anyone?), great retro music, New Year's Day football coverage, pajama door prizes, plus kitschy/fun awards and 70’s-style gifts handed out while they last (ice packs too if you’re really in bad shape).

Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap

41 E. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611

Brunch from 9 a.m. to noon

Roll out of bed and head over to Jake Melnick's Corner Tap for their New Year's Day Hangover Pajama Brunch, featuring deep fried french toast, biscuits & gravy, sausage links, cinnamon rolls and more. Plus, $7 bloody marys and build-your-own skewers, classic board games, giant Jenga & bags! Brunch is $10 per person.

Mindy's Hot Chocolate

1747 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Roll into Mindy' Hot Chocolate on NYD and feast on cinnamon brioche French toast, Mexican hot chocolate streusel, brisket scramble or a burger. And don't worry, hot chocolate is not the only drink on the menu. Try a mimosa, bellini, or bloody mary - or if you had too much the drink the night before, there is a variety of fresh-squeezed juices, coffees and teas.

Monnie Burke's 

1163 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL 60608

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monnie Burke's is kicking off their first annual New Year's Day Pajama Brunch buffet! If wearing PJs wasn't an incentive enough, they'll also give you 10% off your bill! Buffet $32.95, Ages 4-12  $17.95, Kids 3 & under eat free

Rack House

222 E Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rack House is inviting New Year’s revelers of all ages to roll out of bed and start 2019 with a Pajamas Brunch! There’s no better time than New Year’s Day for the whole family to dress in their most comfortable, silly or favorite bedtime attire and fill their bellies with hearty brunch and drink specials. For the restaurant’s 3rd annual Pajamas Brunch, adults can sit back and relax as they “cheers” to 2019 with $4 Mimosas and $4 Bloody Mary's. Guests can order from Chef Bryant Anderson’s one-day-only New Year’s Day menu that includes Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Waffle Breakfast Nachos, and a Hangover Breakfast Special. Rack House’s weekend brunch menu will also be available during Pajamas Brunch. Make your reservation by calling the restaurant at 847-640-7225.

R.J. Grunts

2056 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Dig into a groovy New Year’s Day brunch at R.J. Grunts. Enjoy“All-U-Can-Eat Weekend Brunch”, with items ranging from Pecan Bread Pudding French Toast and Mini Belgian Waffles to Grunts’ Thick-Cut Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, and Yogurt & Granola for just $16.95 per person plus tax (gratuity not included). The world famous salad bar will be available (and is included in the price!).

Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

21 E. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60611

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Welcome in the new year with Shaw’s Brunch!  All brunch diners will receive a gift card for $20.19 to be used towards a future visit. Plus, nurse your New Year’s Eve hangover with $6 Bloody Mary’s (normally priced at $15).  Brunch reservations are available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is priced at $75 for adults, $20 for children, and free for children 6 and younger (prices exclude tax and gratuity).

Shaw's Crab House  - Schaumburg - New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch

1900 E.Higgins Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173

Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

After a long, late New Year’s Eve, Shaw’s Crab House is the spot for your New Year’s Day brunch. We are keeping things casual to start off the new year with pajama encouraged attire! Join the restaurant for a delicious brunch featuring all of your Shaw’s breakfast and seafood favorites. All guests who wear pajamas will receive a $20.19 gift certificate to use towards their next Shaw’s visit! Brunch costs $65 per person for adults (exclusive of tax & gratuity), $15 for kids 7-12, and is free for kids 6 and younger. 

Stella Barra

1954 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

Brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Don your favorite pair of cozy pajamas and saddle up for a delicious New Year’s Day brunch buffet you won’t want to miss! Guests who arrive in pajamas will receive a gift card equal to the price of their meal (minus tax and gratuity) to use on a future visit. It’s the best way to start 2019: Endless Egg Enchiladas, Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding, Smokey Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Short Rib Hash and more are yours for the taking, along with $5 Bloody Mary's, Mimosas and Bellinis. Check out the brunch menu here. 

Summer House Santa Monica 

1954 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614

Brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recover from New Year’s Eve celebrations with brunch at Summer House! Enjoy delectable dishes from the brunch menu such as the Santa Monica Egg White Omelet with shaved turkey breast and tomato–avocado salsa or a stack of large and fluffy Buttermilk and Blueberry Pancakes. Looking for lunch instead? Selections of handcrafted sandwiches, pastas and a variety of tacos will be available as well.


110 W. Illinois, Chicago, IL 60654

Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join us for a special New Year’s Day Brunch features a special brunch menu with new items as well as Sunda Signature favorites, a gourmet “build your own” Bloody Mary bar, asian-inspired mimosa-kits and more!