New Year's: Eat. Drink. Do.

Parties, brunches and more to keep you busy on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

  • The Epic Bloody Mary at Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ
The Epic Bloody Mary at Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ (Dragon Ranch Moonshine…)
December 28, 2012|By Samantha Nelson | For RedEye

EAT

Pajama Party

Nana

3267 S. Halsted St. 312-929-2486

Roll out of bed and head to the Bridgeport restaurant's pajama brunch, where chef Ricardo Pineda is serving a menu of foods meant to bring you luck in the New Year, including black-eyed pea soup ($6-$12) and grilled pork and pineapple omelets ($15). The restaurant's staffers will be posting photos of diners in their sleepwear on Facebook, where fans will vote for the best dressed to win a $50 gift card. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

DRINK

Party for Procrastinators

Small Bar Division

2049 W. Division St. 773-772-2727

No reservations for New Year's Eve? No problem. The Wicker Park bar's annual Git Down is first come, first served. DJs Intel and Pickel spin. No cover. 10 p.m. Monday.

Hair of the Dog

Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ

441 N. Clark St. 312-955-1900

Why bother with a hangover cure when you can just keep the buzz going with the Epic Bloody Mary? The massive 64-ounce cocktail ($28) mixed with moonshine, vodka and Guinness is practically a meal, garnished with beef jerky, a pork belly steam bun, a spare rib, a fried pickle, salami, pepperoni, artichoke heart, pepperoncini and okra. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday.

DO

Running Start

Lincoln Park

1600 Stockton Drive 773-868-3010

If you've resolved to exercise more in 2013, get started at the 28th annual New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk, which benefits the Lake View Citizens Council. Your discipline will be rewarded with an after party at O'Brien's including a cocktail and a raffle for museum passes and restaurant gift certificates. $30-$40. 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Hot Stuff

Bikram Yoga South Loop

47 W. Polk St. 312-922-9642

Looking for a healthier way to ring in the New Year? Grab your yoga mat, a water bottle and a towel and take a 90-minute Bikram yoga class in a heated room, which should feel pretty good given the temperature outside. You can cool off after the lesson with some refreshments. The same class is also available at the studio's Lincoln Park location (2736A N. Clark St.) $17. 10 p.m.-midnight Monday.

REDEYE TIP OF THE DAY

Navy Pier will set off fireworks at 7 p.m. and midnight New Year's Eve.


Samantha Nelson is a RedEye special contributor.

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