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What's the worst part of Jan. 1 (besides untagging yourself from unflattering photos from the previous night's revelry)? Yep, it's the hangover. Fortunately, the four finalists of RedEye's 2013 Best Bartender competition have a few tried-and-true-tricks for banishing the morning-after blech.
Dusek's Board & Beer and Punch House
"A hangover is nothing a trip to the movies can't fix. Fountain pop, buttery fresh popcorn with a side of jalapenos and turning your brain off for a bit is the perfect combo."
"My latest hangover cure is a Coco Cafe drink or coconut water and a shot of Angostura bitters. Those sailors had it right all along—bitters cures all!"
Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar
"Wake up feeling like a million bucks! I can sum up a hangover cure in one word: hydration. Have a glass of water or two during your night of debauchery; you'll thank me in the morning."
Old Town Social and Prost
"My hangover cure would be an amazing spicy breakfast—chilaquiles preferably—and then my little secret of a multivitamin or B-vitamin complex, an antacid and a couple good old ibuprofens. It helps with your vitamin B and C, your stomach and that fun little headache that comes along with a fun night out. If all else fails ... just sleep."