by Lauren Sloat - 260 Reviews - 86 List
That extra shot of tequila seemed like a good idea--maybe it was the disco ball or perhaps the foreign correspondent with a sexy British accent? Either way, you're paying for your love of D.C.'s bar and club scene with an urgent need for greasy, alcohol-absorbing comfort food. When a glass of water and an aspirin just won't do the trick, turn to these tried-and-true hangover helpers in Washington, D.C. (Pictured: the French toast at Birch & Barley)
Updated: October 06, 2010
Leave it to the heartland to deliver a satisfying morning cure for late-night good times. Citysearch Insider Lisa M. recommends the Pennsylvania Avenue restaurant's farm-inspired, made-from-scratch Hangover Special. She says: "It's meaty, greasy, hearty goodness--eggs, pimento cheese, and chili with chunks of beef and onions and more cheese served with English muffins to help soak it up. And it's actually really good even if you're not hungover.?
Citysearch fan Krista L. turns to Whitlow's on Wilson for 'the best cure for the weekend hangover. The restaurant's savory brunch buffet has everything from eggs Benedict to crab legs. Top off the buffet with a bloody mary or mimosa and you're ready to start the day." The brunch buffet is available every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm for an economical $16.95.
Citysearch fan Amber M. has figured out that it's not just what you eat after a night of too much fun--but also how easily you can get it. She says: "I can get an embarrassingly large vegan pizza delivered almost directly to my couch by Duccini's. To minimize the number of people with whom I must interact in my dire state, they even offer online ordering. If only they could leave my pizza on my doorstep while I slip cash underneath ?"
Live near Woodley Park? Heed this advice from local Citysearch contributor Matt D.: "Two words: Open City (if you're willing to brave the line on a weekend morning). Bacon and cheddar omelet, hash browns and a bloody mary? Yes please." Afterwards, walk it off on a free stroll through the National Zoo, just down the street.
Sometimes the only way to cure a hangover is with more booze--and that's when Birch and Barley's "boozy brunch" comes in handy. The Sunday special includes an entree, a trio of freshly fried donut holes, bottomless coffee and two brunch cocktails. If an apricot-cava mimosa and the Jim Beam-spiked Brunch Punch don't do the trick, then something from the restaurant's selection of 555 beers might.
This U Street bar and restaurant has long been a Saturday night drinking destination, and with the addition of brunch on Sundays from 11am to 4pm, it can provide your hangover cure now as well. The staff--who are known to come in for brunch on Sundays even when they're not working--rave about the French toast, but you can also get fresh, alcohol-absorbing wood fired pizza, too.