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.

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.

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).

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.