After spending a long night at either Yorktown Countdown, The Mansion Ball, Charleston Wonderland or the Snyder Grand Ball, anyone is going to be in need of a New Year’s Day hangover cure in Charleston. Luck for you, we have listed events and activities to do this New Year’s Day that will get you feeling good as new.
Wake up and plunge into the ocean!
Wake yourself up from a long New Year’s Eve night by jumping into the oceans freezing water on Folly Beach or Sullivans island! Proceeds from these events go to local charities allowing you to start the year off by giving back. One check of your New Year’s Resolution list? After attendees and guests can recover at participating Folly Beach or Sullivan Islands restaurants with New Year’s day cocktail specials.
Or… begin your day with Hydration at Vida-flo: IV Hydration
Its New Year’s Day in Charleston and you find that you have overindulged in your alcohol consumption. The perfect fix to this terrible hangover is Vida-Flo for IV hydration located right off King Street near all your New Year’s Day plans. Vida-flo is a direct delivery of hydration, vitamins and energy agents to the bloodstream means your body absorbs 100% of the benefits of the targeted treatments. When drinking fluids, taking oral medications and vitamins the body might only absorb as little as 30%. To get quickly back up on your feet after a long night, Vida-Flo offers relief in as little as 45 minutes. The overwhelming reason hangovers feel awful is dehydration. Your aches, pains, nausea, heartburn and general fatigue can be drawn directly to a lack of fluids and vitamin deficiencies. Their combination of IV hydration, vitamins, anti-oxidants, medications for pain, heartburn and nausea eliminate all side-effects of alcohol overindulgence in less than an hour so you can make the most of your day.
Follow your polar plunge or hydration with these delicious brunch spots for New Year’s day in Charleston
Cure your hangover by indulging in a nice bowl of shrimp and grits, bacon egg and cheeses, or good ol’ southern chicken and waffles with these restaurants opened New Year’s Day.
Butcher and Bee
Butcher and Bee has healthy yet mouth-watering options for New Year’s Day brunch if you are disappointed in your previous nights choices. For a healthier detox option, they provide cold press juices, avocado toast, smoked salmon toast, brown rice bowls with poached eggs, veggies and almond butter, and “morning hummus.” A variety of pastries, such as a pistachio croissant (a favorite of many), grits, stuffed french toast, bacon wrapped dates and double cheeseburgers are offered to those of you looking for a greasier hangover cure!
For a traditional southern brunch New Year’s Day we recommend Poogan’s Porch. Their chicken & waffles on a sweet potato waffle is out of this world and is a must have!
Virginias on King
If you’re looking for a “bang for your buck,” Virginias on King is the perfect brunch spot. Every traditional southern meal offered gives you a hefty plate of food. The biscuit side that comes with your meal might as well be its own meal. It’s huge! This place absolutely will be leaving you well fed.
Blu Restaurant & Bar
1p-4p on New Year’s day they have an all you can eat Oyster Roast & Buffet.
Where to find the best hangover drinks
Reverse that New Year’s Day hangover with an alcoholic drink.
Best Bloody Marys
Voted one of the best bloody marys in America by Men’s Journal. Garnishes include prosciutto, green tomatoes and country ham. The ingredients used are always rotating but delicious!
Has the best bacon bloody mary in Charleston. They use house bacon infused bacon vodka and adorn with a lemon wedge, celery stick, okra and more bacon!
The Darling Oyster Bar
For an extraordinary bloody mary, the Darling offers a Captain Bloody Mary. If you’re wondering what’s in a Captain Bloody Mary.. let us tell you. A king crab leg, lobster claw, pickled shrimp, olives, lemon slice, and a hush puppy! A meal of its own!
Refreshing brunch cocktails
The Grocery offers a mix on your standard mimosa and adds house-made orange-cello.
Red’s Ice House
Red’s has a long list of fruity refreshing drinks and for those of you who are planning to continue the partying until the next day, these drinks are also offered in pitchers. Some of them include:
Low Country Breeze
Cruzan Coconut Rum & Southern Comfort blended with mango mix, pineapple juice, OJ, lime juice & grenadine.
Cruzan Coconut Rum, pineapple juice with a splash of grenadine.
Cruzan Dark Rum, OJ, pineapple juice and grenadine.
Firefly Vodka, water and pink lemonade, Black Raspberry Schnapps, OJ & cranberry juice.
This Caribbean style restaurant offers guava mojitos and cucumber cocktails. If you are looking for something a little extra, they have a pain killer which is their version of a piña colada. It includes Gosling’s dark rum, crème de coconut, pineapple juice, splash of OJ, and topped with fresh nutmeg
If you like a good screwdriver, Taco Boy offers a twist with their creation of a frozen screwdriver. They also have a variety of fresh fruit margaritas.
Family activities for a New Year’s Day prior to your brunch
Charleston City Market
Open to hundreds of local vendors daily spanning 4 blocks. This is a beautiful area surrounded with shops and restaurants you can make a day out of!
Stroll the battery or even bike for one of the most scenic walks downtown and maybe cross out one of those New Year’s resolutions. Get a look out to the where The Cooper River and Ashley River meet, while enjoying the sight of some of the most magnificent historic homes in the area.
A great place to bring the family and your dogs, this park stretches over 1,000 feet along the coast. With views of the Charleston harbor, sitting on a bench, picnicking, playing on the grassy lawns is a perfect way to spend New Year’s Day. This park is also home to the famous pineapple fountain that is a must see. Waterfront park is also in walking distance from all the popular shops and restaurants.