10 places to go for brunch on New Year’s Day in Kansas City

It’s New Year’s Day. The office is closed, you have a hangover, and you must eat. But it’s Tuesday. Thankfully, there are heroic individuals in the service industry who, despite hangovers of their own, will be there to help. Here are 10 solid, (mostly) boozy options this year for a New Year’s Brunch in KC. Tip nicely.

Our favorite spot to hit up on New Year’s Day is forever and always going to be the Brick (1727 McGee Street), which is celebrating its “Hair of the Dog Day” for a remarkable 20th straight year. Beginning at 9 a.m., you can load up on the biscuits and gravy bar, $1 Bloody Marys, and food specials, some with black-eyed peas, or items from its regular, tried-and-true “Brickfast” menu. 

Happy Gillis Cafe and Hangout (549 Gillis Street) will be also serving its brunch menu all day (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.), including its much-loved biscuits and gravy and smoked salmon toast. 

You can opt for a brunch buffet at Ollie’s Local (3044 Gillham Road). Here you can build your own mimosa and/or Bloody Mary and stop at the waffle bar. Eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, potatoes O’Brien, and more will also be available..

Also on Martini Corner, Brick House (400 East 31st Street) is serving bottomless mimosas as well as its regular brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Port Fonda (4141 Pennsylvania Avenue) will be serving brunch all day (yes and yes to those chilaquiles). They also have a build-your-own Bloody Maria bar.

If you’re out in Lawrence, stop by Lawrence Beer Company (826 Pennsylvania Street), which, remarkably, is serving its first-ever brunch. On the menu: a Breakfast Cubano, Santa Fe-style huevos rancheros, and its amazing burger, among other dishes. Beers are all $3, and mimosas will be $5.

Up north, you can opt for a brunch service at Chicken N Pickle (1761 Burlington Road). Bottomless “Muddy” Marys will be available.

Get a free Bloody Mary or mimosa if you wear your pajama onesies to the Pressed Penny Tavern (1511 Westport Road). They’re calling their brunch service, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Triage Tuesday.” 

The Peanut on Santa Fe (7938 Santa Fe Drive) will be showing football, serving brunch and pouring cocktails from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Louie’s Wine Dive and Kitchen (6701 West 119th Street) also has bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas, and will be serving its full brunch menu from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.