Almost as important as where you go on New Year's Eve is where you recover on January 1. And while there's nothing wrong with binging on bagels in bed, there are plenty of New Year's Day brunches worth the trip into the sunlight.
Percy Street Barbecue
If chef Erin O'Shea's Southern-inspired "hangover plate" special can't get you on track, we're not sure what will — the skillet includes sunny-side up eggs with smoked pork belly, buttered toast and cheesy grits. If you're in the market for a little hair of the dog, wash it down with a "Hillbilly Gatorade," which would be Miller High Life, pickle juice and barbecue sauce.
900 S. Second St., 11:30 a.m.
Located on South Broad with wrap-around windows in their lounge, Tashan might be the best thing to happen to the Mummers Parade since glitter. Grab a table for brunch, order up some of their addictive little spiced donuts and watch the party without having to hang out with the party.
777 S. Broad St., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Chef Mitch Prensky's New Year's tradition is one of our favorites: His "Hair of the Dog" menu benefits the SPCA, and diners are encouraged to bring their pups along for the party. In addition to treats like red velvet waffles and a cereal buffet — a cereal buffet! — there will be a complimentary house-made doggie biscuits.
926 South St., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Amada Atlantic City
Amada's AC outlet gets right down to business in 2013: Order a brunch entree, and the coffee, mimosas and Bloody Marys are on the house.
500 Boardwalk, Revel Resorts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnny Brenda's is a classic January 1 safe spot for all the right reasons: It's dark enough that you'll look fine, no one will judge you if you don't, and the DJs are loud enough that you don't have to actually talk to whoever you're eating pancakes with in 2013.
1201 N. Frankford Ave., 11:30 a.m.
Have a hangover? Check out their special Hangover Menu. Want a hangover? Check out their build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
2301 Fairmount Ave., 1 p.m.-8 p.m.