10 Best Bets for New Year's Day Brunches in Metro Denver

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After one of the biggest drinking days of the year, ringing in the new year with a hearty meal at one of Denver's finest brunch spots is a must. Whether you're rolling out of bed with a raging hangover or raring to get a head start on those resolutions, usher in the new year at one of your favorite old haunts or make it the first meal to check off on your 2015 dining list. Reservations highly recommended at all of these.

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10) Los Chingones 2463 Larimer Street 303-295-0686

What a better way to start the new year than with a brand-new brunch option? A popular happy-hour spot in RiNo, Los Chingones will offer brunch for the first time with items like churro French toast, chicken and waffle tacos, and roasted pork shoulder pibil set to serve four. Be the first to try what's sure to be a neighborhood go-to. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

9) Wazee Supper Club 1600 15th Street 303-623-9518

Guaranteed to cure a mean hangover, the breakfast pizzas at Wazee Supper Club feature scrambled eggs, sausage, tomatoes, potatoes and green chile -- a Mile High meal fit for even President Obama. Not done celebrating? Enjoy $3 Bloody Marys and $3 mimosas all day long. Open at 11 a.m.

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8) The Corner Office 1401 Curtis Street 303-825-6500

While there's disco only on Sundays, the Corner Office will still be offering its acclaimed brunch menu on New Year's Day, but maybe what the mod eatery is better known for is the DIY Bloody Mary Bar. With everything from fried pork belly to pickled eggplant, it's all but the kitchen sink in a glass. Open from 8 a.m.to 3 p.m.

7) Lola 1575 Boulder Street 720-570-8686

A Highland favorite, Lola will offer its standard brunch menu with favorites like chicken and waffles, chicharron Bennies made with pork-belly biscuits, apple tomatillo and chipotle Hollandaise, and lobster-green chile omelets for south-of-the-border flair. Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

6) Jimmy's Urban Bar & Grill 1530 Blake Street 303-298-5000

Billed as a recovery brunch with $10 bottomless mimosas, the mid-morning meal at Jimmy's is a must if you somehow haven't gotten your fill of drinking the night before. Jimmy's had us at "bread-pudding pancakes with whiskey syrup." Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5) Argyll Whisky Beer 1035 East 17th Avenue 303-847-0850

If you want to start your year the British way, enjoy elevated pub food like a traditional English breakfast and corned beef hash coupled with an extensive worldly whiskey selection from one of Denver's hottest kitchens. Open at 10 a.m.

4) Tamayo and Zengo Tamayo: 1400 Larimer Street, 720-946-1433 Zengo: 1610 Little Raven Street, 720-904-0965

Absolutely famished? Richard Sandoval's Zengo (Asian fusion) and Tamayo (Mexican fusion) are offering signature all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-imbibe small-plate brunches for $35 (or $25 without drinks). The a la carte menu's also available, but that's not nearly as fun...because why not start the year with a little gluttony? Both are open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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3) The Lobby 2191 Arapahoe Street 303-997-9911

Since they're calling the night before "New Beers Eve," it's a safe bet that the masterminds behind the Lobby can cure a morning hangover that they likely caused. Don't worry, the Lobby was also on our best bottomless-mimosas list and serve bacon -- just bacon. (We're dieting, right?) Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2) Second Home 150 Clayton Lane 303-253-3000

If you think Cherry Creek is all buttoned up and prissy, think again. Second Home's pajama brunch is an old-school jammy jam. The best part? Kids under eight eat free if they're partaking in the festivities. Still not sold? The brunch menu includes banana pancakes topped with bacon, peanut butter and whipped cream -- enough said. Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1) Linger 2030 W. 30th Ave., Denver, CO 80211 303-993-3120

Having just updated its winter brunch offerings, Linger's worldly flavors will tempt and ease you into the new year with breakfast dosas, hangover ramen, kettle-corn waffles, and nutella and dulce de leche doughnuts. A sweet, sweet way to welcome 2015. Open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Not enough? Here are a few more great places where you can settle in for brunch on New Year's Day: Sugarmill: Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. TAG Burger Bar - Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. La Biblioteca: Open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Edge: Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. P17: Open at 11 a.m.

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